Found July 17, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
Patrick Corbin has been one of the more fascinating players of the 2013 season to me. He did not get much publicity coming into the 2013 campaign and was even battling Randall Delgado in Spring Training for the last spot in the DBacks rotation. Corbin’s been a bonafide ace in the first half. Corbin had an ADP of 260 in ESPN leagues and currently ranks 18th on their player rater. Very rarely do late round fliers work out this well. The elephant in the room is whether or not this performance is sustainable. I believe it is to a certain extent. Obviously not many people can sustain a 2.35 ERA for an entire season, but I’m perfectly fine with expecting Patrick Corbin to remain a top 15 or 20 fantasy starter for the rest of the season. Corbin has always had the talent to be a good major league pitcher. His minor league track record is strong. He did struggle a little in his initial phase in rookie ball and a little in AA in 2011, but he showed promise the entire time. What allowed him to...

Corbin, Goldschmit make presence felt as All-Stars

The Diamondbacks' two first-time All-Stars distinguished themselves -- for different reasons -- in the National League's 3-0 loss to the AL on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Pitcher Patrick Corbin put himself into the All-Star Game record book by being credited with the loss. He worked the fourth inning and gave up the game's first run -- which proved to be decisive. ...

Matt Davidson wins Triple-A Home Run Derby

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Answers lie in Diamondbacks’ batting orders

One of the most maddening things about the Diamondbacks’ first half of the 2013 season is the fact that every time they look like they’re about to turn a corner and make some kind of huge run or fix a big deficiency, they regress back to where they started, often within a couple games. That’s not something easily explained away. While they’ve been able to hold on to their...

What to do with Tyler Skaggs?

Tyler Skaggs is in an interesting place in his baseball career. It seems to happen to many youngsters, often times more so to pitchers. Skaggs is in a weird little spot where he’s outgrown the minor leagues, but hasn’t shown the type of performance in the majors consistently enough to justify his unconditional stay with the big league club.

Diamondbacks Roundtable: Looking at the first half

Goldschmidt and Corbin are huge reasons why the D-Backs remain in first in the NL West.

What To Do With Ian Kennedy

We are long since removed from Ian Kennedy’s breakthrough 21-4 season with a 2.88 ERA back in 2011. Since then, Kennedy had an average at best season and this year he has been downright miserable, but still he is owned in over 60% of Yahoo! leagues. It is time to dump Kennedy and there should not be much of a regret in letting him go. His strikeout rate of 19.1% is as low as it’s...

Report: Arizona in three-team Matt Garza race

We’ve been hearing the rhetoric for weeks, but as we draw closer to the July 31 trade deadline, the fact that the Diamondbacks are still being mentioned in rumors for starting pitchers like Matt Garza is good if you want the team to chase a front-of-the-rotation starter. That’s exactly what is happening, as former MLB executive Jim Bowden wrote at

Top Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley: big OU Sooners fan

As we’re just two weeks away from the MLB Trade Deadline, we’re looking at some of the biggest MILB prospect names that will be brought up by MLB GMs. Not saying any of these guys will be traded, but all of them will be talked about. Some are actually on the table; others are not. And yes, watching Low A baseball is WAY BETTER than watching the ESPYs. No question. Archie Bradley...

Getting bullpen right is D-backs' first priority

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks used a closer-by-situation approach in the final series before the All-Star break, and it worked fine. Three save opportunities, three saves, by two different finishers.But it is not an ideal solution, manager Kirk Gibson said, and his relievers echoed that sentiment. Righting a bullpen that is tied (with the Cubs) for the major-league lead with 19 failed...

Max Scherzer trade not a complete loss

It seems like every time the thought of trading one of the Diamondbacks top pitching prospects is brought up, it is immediately met with a comment remembering the trade that sent once top prospect Max Scherzer out of Arizona.

Return of the Mac: Brandon McCarthy nears recovery from shoulder inflammation

The long road back to the mound for Brandon McCarthy, appears to finally have an end in sight. The lanky right-hander will report to Triple-A Reno this weekend, to make the first of at least two projected rehab starts after being out of action since May 31st, with shoulder inflammation. After successfully completing a 65-pitch simulated game on Sunday, the next step on the agenda...

D-backs announcer arrested, suspended

The Spanish play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks is in custody for allegedly threatening his wife with a knife. Court paperwork released Wednesday show 53-year-old Miguel Perez Quintana is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage. Quintana is in his 16th year as a Diamondbacks' broadcaster. The team says he has been suspended...

D'backs Spanish Announcer Accused of Assault

And also threatening to kill his wife at their home... Miguel Perez Quintana is the Spanish-language play-by-play guy for the Arizona Diamondbacks (mugshot right, and he has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage, and intimidation... Bail is set at $10-grand raising the ire of a lot of people in the desert....

Busted Coverage spotlight shines on FOX Sports Arizona Girl Danielle

What do Patrick Corbin, Macaroni and Cheese hot dogs, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr and Super Bowl XLIII have in common? They all have a special place in the heart of FOX Sports Arizona Girl Danielle. These sentiments were shared this week with, which featured Danielle as the "FOX Sports Girl of the Week." Each week, Busted Coverage shines its...
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