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2021 Arizona Diamondbacks Top MLB Prospects

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By Nick Piecoro

2020 represented a tough year for the Diamondbacks both at the MLB level, where they finished last in the NL West at 25-35, and at the minors, where a lost year of development time was critical for a young organization teeming with upside. But Arizona has worked to infuse its system with young power pitchers, setting the stage for an intriguing 2021 season. 

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in their system entering 2021. 

We will chat D-backs prospects at 3 p.m. ET. You can submit your questions here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses. 

Catcher: Daulton Varsho (27)
First Base: Pavin Smith (28)
Second Base: Ketel Marte (30)
Third Base: Eduardo Escobar (35)
Shortstop: Geraldo Perdomo (24)
Left Field: Corbin Carroll (23)
Center Field: Alek Thomas (24)
Right Field: Kristian Robinson (23)
Designated Hitter: Christian Walker (33)

No. 1 Starter: Zac Gallen (28)
No. 2 Starter: Madison Bumgarner (34)
No. 3 Starter: Luke Weaver (30)
No. 4 Starter: Slade Cecconi (25)
No. 5 Starter: Caleb Smith (32)
Closer: Stefan Crichton (32)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Arizona's Top 10, click here

Best Hitter for Average: Corbin Carroll
Best Power Hitter: Kristian Robinson
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Pavin Smith
Fastest Baserunner: Corbin Carroll
Best Athlete: Drey Jameson
Best Fastball: Conor Grammes
Best Curveball: Luis Frias
Best Slider: Levi Kelly
Best Changeup: J.B. Bukauskas
Best Control: Tyler Holton
Best Defensive Catcher: Jose Herrera
Best Defensive Infielder: Geraldo Perdomo
Best Infield Arm: Blaze Alexander
Best Defensive Outfielder: Alek Thomas
Best Outfield Arm: Alvin Guzman




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