SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Much has been made of the pitching prospects in the Diamondbacks system, some seemingly one fallen domino from the majors.
But the arms are not alone. Infielders Matt Davidson and Chris Owings and outfielders A.J. Pollock and Adam Eaton are among the position players who appear to be building blocks for the future.
All but Eaton were part of the D-backs conspicuous 2009 draft haul that included Paul Goldschmidt and prospects Charles Brewer, Marc Krauss, Bobby Borchering and Ryan Wheeler. Tyler Skaggs and Patrick Corbin also were taken that year by the Angels. A quick riser, Eaton was a 19th-round choice in 2010.
Davidson is ranked the No. 97 prospect by industry bible Baseball America entering the season, joining Trevor Bauer (No. 9) and Skaggs (No. 13) on that list.
"They have some tools that can help us win," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said.
Gibson was speaking specifically of Pollock and Eaton, but he also has had good words for Davidson and Owings this...