Originally written May 24, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
Arizona Diamondbacks Hitters: F. The D'Backs slugged their way to an division title last season, but that hasn't been the case this season. No Arizona player has more than 5 homers. Even Justin Upton has been affected by the team-wide power outage as he currently sits with a puny .373 slugging percentage. Injuries have certainly played a role in their struggles as Stephen Drew still has not yet returned from last season's gruesome ankle injury and All-Star outfielder Chris Young missed several weeks of the season. But even considering that, Arizona has problems at several positions. They've gotten such poor production from their third basemen that Oriole castoff Josh Bell was just recalled to see if he can't plug the hole. Across the diamond, Paul Goldschmidt has been a major disappointment and started ceding playing time to Lyle Overbay. Pitchers: C. On the mound, Arizona's fortunes have only been slightly better. Ian Kennedy has failed to come close ...
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