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Diamondbacks outfielder Jake McCarthy slides into home plate at Minute Maid Park.

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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Diamondbacks farm director Josh Barfield watches during a select training camp for Diamondbacks minor-league players at Salt River Fields.

From the addition of No. 2 overall pick Druw Jones to the rapid rise of top shortstop prospect Jordan Lawlar, 2022 was another solid year for an Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system that remains widely regarded as one of the 10 best in baseball. With the minor league season officially complete, it is time to look back on what transpired. I...

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Corbin Carroll grounds out in his MLB debut with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

On the night of his long-awaited major league debut, Corbin Carroll came up to bat in arguably the biggest spot of the game: bases loaded, one out and the go-ahead run on third base. After working a 2-2 count, Carroll laced a well-placed slider into the left-center field gap for a double. It sent the crowd into a frenzy, brought home two runs and gave his team a 9-7 lead. https://twitter.com/Dbacks/status/1564460321951006720?s=20&t=uJdkzA5Tc17VvD_PWGQr6g Diamondbacks fans would tell you that moment was worth the price of admission. But their game ticket was worth even more on Monday. They saw the largest comeback in franchise history, as the Diamondbacks turned what was once a 7-0 deficit into a 13-7 victory against the Phillies. “When…

Diamondbacks second half storyline Corbin Carroll throws during minor-league mini-camp at Salt River Fields.

The All-Star break has come and gone, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ second half gets underway on Friday against the Washington Nationals. Manager Torey Lovullo knows his team has a lot of work to do. “Our record is what it is,” Lovullo said. “We know that we’ve won 40 baseball games, and for me, that’s not very satisfying.” The Diamondbacks stumbled to the halfway point, dropping four of their five series in July and losing 26 of their last 41 games since June 1. “I feel like we can improve on a lot of areas,” Lovullo said. “There [have] been some chips that we’ve left on the table, whether it’s been picking up the baseball defensively, making pitches, landing pitches at…

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