BNS - Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects for 2013


1. Tyler Skaggs, LHP
Diamondbacks newsRanked sixth on the recently released Baseball News Source Top 10 Prospects List for the 2013 campaign, the 21-year-old left-hander had an eventful 2012 season that saw him post a 2.87 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and a .246 batting average against in 22 starts between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno. He also made his Major League debut, posting a 1-3 record with a 5.83 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in six starts. The supplemental first round pick of the Angels in 2009 who was shipped to Arizona in the Dan Haren trade had three above-average pitches and has top of the rotation potential.

2. Archie Bradley, RHP

D-Backs NewsThe seventh overall pick out of high school in 2011, Bradley is a 20-year-old right-hander who has three above-average pitches. A pure athlete – he was a three-sport standout in high school – Bradley hails from the same state (Oklahoma) and the same draft as Dylan Bundy. Though Arizona is rich with pitching, Bradley has a chance to rapidly climb the organizational ladder. He was 12-6 with a 3.84 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 152 strikeouts in 136 innings over 27 starts at Single-A South Bend last season.

3. Matt Davidson, 3B

Arizona Diamondbacks newsChris Johnson is a young veteran slugger who the Diamondbacks acquired from Houston last season. He would have trade value if Arizona decides to summon the 21-year-old Davidson, who was the club’s first round pick (35th overall) in the 2009 draft. A potential middle of the order bat at the Major League level, Davidson hit .261 with 23 home runs, 76 RBI and a .836 OPS last year at Double-A Mobile.

4. Didi Gregorius, SS

Arizona Diamondbacks newsSince the Diamondbacks dealt Stephen Drew to Oakland last summer, they have seen a void at shortstop. The club acquired Cliff Pennington, and then it landed the 22-year-old Gregorius from Cincinnati in the three-team trade that send Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds and the aforementioned Bauer to Cleveland. In 2012, the athletic Curacoa native climbed from Double-A to Triple-A and then made his Major League debut with the Reds, for which he was 6-for-20 (.300) in eight games. The left-handed hitter is effective with the bat and has good range and a strong arm in the field.

5. Andrew Chafin, LHP

Arizona Diamondbacks newsA supplemental first rounder (43rd overall) in 2011 out of Kent State University, the 22-year-old Chafin is a power left-hander who will likely shift to a late-inning relief role as he climbs the Diamondbacks system. He struck out 150 batters in 122.1 innings but logged a 4.93 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP at advanced Single-A Visalia in 2012.

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