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Opening Day 2014: Arizona Diamondbacks Season Outlook

Opening Day 2014: Arizona Diamondbacks Season Outlook

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The season didn't get off to a great start for the Arizona Diamondbacks but lucky for them, they get another shot at it. Starting the season early certainly came with both its' perks and problems but at least they got a look at their club in real action. For the season to come things are looking very good for the Dbacks. Here is an overall look on their best players and a prediction for how their season will go.

Top 5 Hitters

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Top 5 Hitters

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1 – Paul Goldschmidt: In spite of the addition of no. 2 on this list, Goldschmidt remains the MVP hopeful of the bunch. They have to have his bat to be successful and they already know they'll get it.
2 – Mark Trumbo
3 – Martin Prado: Prado could be a very surprising offensive boost this season. It was only a few years ago that he ranked in MVP voting himself and he is more comfortable this season.
4 – Gerardo Parra
5 – Miguel Montero

Top 5 Pitchers

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Top 5 Pitchers

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1 – Bronson Arroyo: Whether he is active on Opening Day or not, Arroyo was a big move this offseason that was was made huge when Patrick Corbin was injured.
2 – Addison Reed
3 – Josh Collmenter: He won't be the closer but Collmenter's role on this team has grown every season. Expect much of the same this year as well.
4 – Wade Miley
5 – Trevor Cahill

Top 5 Newcomers

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Top 5 Newcomers

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1 – Mark Trumbo: This is easily the largest improvement for the offense of this team. Trumbo could be the difference on offense in a big way.
2 – Addison Reed: Some suggest that Reed could be an even bigger addition than Trumbo. He is easily the biggest addition in the bullpen.
3 – Bronson Arroyo
4 – Archie Bradley
5 – Chris Owings

Top 5 Rookies/Prospects

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Top 5 Rookies/Prospects

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1 – Chris Owings: Owings hasn't officially won the starting spot but even if we have to wait a few months for his impact, you can bet he will have one in 2014.
2 – Archie Bradley: With the injury to Corbin, Bradley has a chance to make the Opening Day roster. Whether he does or not he will likely be a big player come September.
3 – Zeke Spruill
4 – Braden Shipley
5 – Jake Barrett

Overall Season Prediction

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Overall Season Prediction

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If they can overcome the loss of Corbin for some stretch of time, this could be the year that the Diamondbacks hoped 2013 would be. They have made the necessary improvements to win it all. While they might fall short of that, they should at least be in the conversation.

Final Record and Season Prediction: 95 – 67, 1st in National League West, Will Make it Through NLCS in Postseason