Monday, February 13, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, February 13, 2023 -- "Andrew Chafin and the Diamondbacks"


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"The Diamondbacks have been bringing forward a crop of hitter prospects that should form the core of a contender through the middle of the 2020s. Corbin Carroll is already here, and with recent first-round picks Jordan Lawlar and Druw Jones he gives the Diamondbacks three of the top 20 prospects in baseball. Gabriel Moreno, acquired from the Blue Jays in December, would make it four if not for barely exhausting his rookie eligibility last year. Throw in a group of pitchers who rate a bit below the hitters, and the Diamondbacks are poised to be young and good for a while."