The city of Phoenix was awarded an expansion team in 1995 and the thriving desert city would see the Arizona Diamondbacks take the field in 1998. The Diamondbacks would immediately become competitive and in 1999 they would make the playoffs by winning their division. In 2001 they again made the playoffs and on the strength of Starting Pitchers Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling they would win the 2001 World Series, which made them the youngest franchise to win the title.
The Diamondbacks would return to the playoffs the following season but would regress in the following years until they returned to the post season in 2007 and again in 2011. In recent years on the strength of superstar Paul Goldschmidt they have returned to prominence and were last in the playoffs in 2017.
As this is a new team (relatively speaking) this list will be very fluid in the years to come and with Phoenix being a vibrant sports town we can see Arizona doing well in the years to come.
Note: Baseball lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season.