Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks of all-time.
As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.
This is the first revision since we put up this list after the 2018 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article. They are:
1. Randy Johnson
2. Paul Goldschmidt
3. Brandon Webb
4. Curt Schilling
5. Luis Gonzalez
We slightly altered one of our algorithms and that has led to some slight changes to past Diamondbacks. This altered the top five slightly, as Curt Schilling and Luis Gonzalez traded their fourth and fifth rank.
There were a few significant jumps. Zack Grienke, who was traded during the 2019 Season to Houston, rose from #10 to #6. Ketel Marte went from #44 to #13. This shocked us too, but again, we are reminded that a top five MVP season in a team as young as the Diamondbacks can do that. Starting Pitcher, Robbie Ray, moved from #20 to #16. Third Baseman, Jake Lamb, climbed from #30 to #26. Relief Pitcher, Archie Bradley went from #48 to #40.
We have several new entries. Nick Ahmed debuts at #20. While this seems like a seismic debut for the Shortstop, we erroneously left him off of our first list, of which he would have been on. Venezuelan Infielder, Eduardo Escobar makes his first appearance at #43. He joined the Diamondbacks during the 2018 season on a trade from Minnesota. Lefthanded Relief Pitcher, Andrew Chafin comes in at #44.
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