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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Paul Goldschmidt's annual Player Rater finishes: 2011: 545th overall, 1B51 2012: 55th, 1B7 2013: 5th, 1B2 2014: 73rd, 1B12 2015: 6th, 1B1 2016: 8th, 1B1 2017: 9th, 1B1

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Lamb is the other Diamondbacks player who moved a good amount in today's rankings update. Roughly one-third of his 2017 fantasy value came from home runs, and with his inconsistent month-over-month batted ball distribution, I worry even a .290 BABIP might be tough for him. He moved from 103rd to 133rd overall.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

After examining the humidor story even more closely, I'm moving Paul Goldschmidt down in my rankings, from No. 3 to 8 overall. I want to make the 20-plus stolen base case — more "small ball"? — but don't feel certain enough it'll happen. My new top 10: Trout, Altuve, Arenado, Betts, Harper, Turner, Blackmon, Goldy, Correa, Stanton.

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BBTN: How Trades Impact Free Agency, Tanking In The Sunshine State

Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about how Tuesday's big trade impacts remaining free agents, tanking in the state of Florida and more (9:01). Plus, Marc Topkin brings some "Inside Heat" on the Rays (27:17) and Paul Hembekides goes inside the numbers in the debut of "Hembo Knows" (34:51).

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I don't anticipate having any shares of Steven Souza Jr. He's shaping up as a potentially overvalued pick, between his remarkably good luck in the injury department in 2017, his high HR/FB% and that people might underestimate the adverse impact of the humidor on offense.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Good move by the Diamondbacks to deal Brandon Drury now, because he was one of their players I'd have most expected to suffer statistically as a result of the humidor. In New York, he'll play regularly while getting at least as much HR/FB% help, so his results should be similar.

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Trade sends Drury to Yanks, Souza to D-backs

The Yankees have added versatile infielder Brandon Drury via a three-team trade with Arizona and Tampa Bay. Steven Souza Jr. heads to the Diamondbacks, with the Rays acquiring two prospects and two players to be named.

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6d

Source: Red Sox reach deal with J.D. Martinez

The Red Sox agreed to a five-year deal with slugger J.D. Martinez, a source told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. The outfielder can opt out after two seasons. FanRag Sports reports the deal is worth $110 million, with $50 million to be paid over the first two years.

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10d

Greinke wary of humidor's effect at Chase Field

Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke wasn't ready to fully embrace the humidor and its potential effect on Arizona's home games, saying, "I've got to see" whether it'll make Chase Field less hitter-friendly.

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Hirano targeting Diamondbacks' closer role

Yoshihisa Hirano agreed in December to a $6 million, two-year contract with the Diamondbacks after 12 seasons with Orix of Japan's Pacific League, and he said Monday that he hopes to be a closer in Arizona like he was in Japan.

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18dJeff Sullivan

MLB's best up-and-coming players for 2018

Andrew Benintendi is among a group of young players who made good first impressions in 2017 but have a chance to raise their games and become stars this season.

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24d

Pitcher Miller defeats D-backs in arbitration

Pitcher Shelby Miller has won his salary arbitration case against Arizona after missing most of last season because of a torn elbow ligament, a decision that gave players a 2-0 record this year.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley talks to Josh Weinfuss about 2018 expectations, catching the Dodgers and the slow-to-develop free agent market.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs9Tied-14th
Batting Average.222Tied-20th
On Base Percentage.33713th
Slugging Percentage.36121st
Earned Run Average7.5830th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.8430th
BAA.34130th