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Candidates for Third Base

In 2021, third base was played by eight Diamondbacks. It was a weak position in two ways:

  • Defense. Negative 6 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) ranked 22nd in the Majors.
  • Offense. Negative 0.8 Wins Above Average (WAA) ranked 21st in the Majors.

Escobar and Cabrera, whose 2021 total of innings at third base was 1256.2 innings, are gone. In 2022, who will play third base?

The decision may be made quickly (via trade or free agent signing) or slowly (via internal candidates). It will be insightful to periodically provide AZ Snake Pit readers a forum to make their preferences known.