- Published in Top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks
31. Christian Walker
Christian Walker is currently coming off his best year where the First Baseman had a career-high 36 Home Runs, won a Gold Glove, and is Arizona’s best position player going into 2023.
The fact that Walker is on any Top 50 list at all is incredible, as he bounced around from the Orioles to Reds organizations, only playing 12 Games in the Majors before Cincinnati waived him in 2017. Arizona claimed Walker, and after two years, he emerged as the Diamondbacks lead First Baseman.
Walker had a breakout with 29 Home Runs and 137 Hits, and he played well during the COVID-shortened 2020, but missed a section of 2021 due to injury. Last year, Walker had his best year to date with 36 Home Runs, 94 RBI and he won a Gold Glove for his defensive work.
This might seem early, but this is a young franchise with high turnover, and a high rank with limited tenure can be done here.