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Anyone who watched more than a few Diamondbacks games in 2022 knows that speed was one of the team’s defining characteristics. Infield hits, stealing bases, singles stretched into doubles — all were hallmarks of the 2022 Diamondbacks. Granted, not every player on the team was fast. (Don’t be fooled by Carson Kelly’s first stolen base since he was a 19-year-old…...

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Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Daulton Varsho attempts to make a play on a fly ball at Guaranteed Rate Field.

From 2010 to 2019, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ defense was the best in baseball by a wide margin. After slipping back to near average in 2020, the 2021 Diamondbacks might have had the worst defensive season in franchise history. A year later, that seems like a distant memory. After posting a major-league worst minus-48 defensive runs saved in 2021, the Diamondbacks...

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D-backs prospect Alek Thomas at Salt River Fields

On a rainy Wednesday morning, media covering the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league mini camp huddled inside of a 20′ x 40′ party tent at Salt River Fields intended for socially-distanced team meetings to get a reprieve from the elements and to hear from one young man many consider to be the future of the franchise. D-backs No. 3 ranked prospect...

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