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Drafted in 2003, Aaron Hill never experienced anything like the 2010 or 2011 seasons in his career. A career batting average of .281 in his first five years, 2010 saw a drastic drop to .205. 2011 wasnâ€™t much better when he averaged .225 before he was sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2011 Hill came off the bench, only getting 124 at bats, the good news was his batting average rose to a career high .315.... Read more
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Soon-to-be free agent second baseman Aaron Hill said he was happy living in Arizona and playing for the MLBâ€™s Diamondbacks and thatâ€™s why he recently signed a contract extension with the National League ball club. Hill was acquired by Arizona in a trade in 2011 and have been quite happy with him ever since. The mutual admirers got together and worked out a new deal that will...
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A pitcherâ€™s arsenal consists of pitches, and when month to month variance or year to year variance occurs the most natural thing to do is look at individual pitch usage and pitch success or failureÂ instead of analyzing the baseline sabermetric stats. The best tool for this is brooksbaseball.net, which I will use in all of my Pitch...
Catcher Rod Barajas has returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he started his major league career.
The team said Sunday the 37-year-old agreed to a minor league contract. He will go to spring training and compete with Wil Nieves for a backup job behind Miguel Montero.
Barajas hit .206 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 321 at-bats for Pittsburgh last year. According to STATS, he...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Catcher Rod Barajas has returned to the Diamondbacks, the team with which he started his major league career.
The D-backs announced Sunday that the 37-year-old agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, where he will compete with Wil Nieves for a backup job behind Miguel Montero.
Barajas hit .206 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 321 at...
Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was upfront about his thoughts on his former teammate Trevor Bauer when asked about his relationship with the pitcher yesterday. Montero claims that the rookie pitcher â€śnever wanted to listenâ€ť and would stick to his ownÂ preparationÂ methods to the detriment of his own performance.
It was well known before Bauer was even drafted that he had...
Arizona has some impressive depth, as well as a few high-ceiling players at the top of the system. The organization has added some solid up-the-middle talent to go with an enviable group of pitching.
#1Â Tyler Skaggs (P)
Skaggs, 21, reached the majors in his fourth professional season. The...
When the Cubs made the Scott Hairston signing official they needed to make room on the 40 man roster. Â OF Tony Campana was the casualty of the roster crunch and has been DFA. Â Campana is now in limbo, the Cubs have 10 days to place him on waivers or to release him. Â There has been some speculation that the Cubs waited this late in the off-season hoping teams didn't have room...