The Arizona Diamondbacks made many changes this season between the roster and the teams manager. Cuban slugger Yosmany Tomas garnered much of the off season attention but Jeremy Hellickson was also brought in to help the 2015 Diamondbacks. The batting order in Arizona is loaded with fantasy potential, but they must avoid the injury bug that plagued their 2014 season. They spent much of the season without lineup cornerstones Paul Goldschmidt, Mark Trumbo and A.J. Pollack.
Fantasy Superstar: Paul Goldschmidt (ADP 5.3)
Paul Goldschmidt enters the season as a top 5 pick and the number one first baseman on many draft boards. He is a flat out stud. While injuries derailed the end of his 2014 season, the prior year saw Goldschmidt his 36 home runs and 125 RBI while batting .300. He has the ability to hit those numbers once again. He can also produce 15-20, which only adds to his value.
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Mid round Power: Mark Trumbo (ADP 115.5)
Like his teammate Paul Goldschmidt, Mark Trumbo battled through injuries last season. Trumbo seemed to get back on track in the second half of the season after injuries slowed the start to his season. At his best Trumbo can produce 30 home runs and 100 plus RBI. Assuming Trumbo can stay healthy, he should approach these numbers once again. His average will be an issue. Tumbo is likely to be in the .240-.250 range.
Late Round Flier: A.J. Pollack (ADP 194)
Stop me if you heard this before but yet another Diamondback who battled injuries, Pollack was a breakout pick for many last season. He has the potential to be guy who hits .300, and has double digit home runs and steals. Pollack is worth a look at the end of drafts, especially if you need steals. He is likely in top 50 outfielders discussion.
Wildcard: Yasmany Tomas (ADP 158)
Yasmany Tomas enters 2015 surround by intrigue and questions. The success of Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes is pushing Tomas up draft boards. Currently Tomas is slated to play in the outfield, but has the potential to move to third base. The position flexibility would be a welcomed addition.
Owners taking Tomas should not expect a monster season like Abreu and Puig. Tomas has the potential, especially in Arizona to hit in the range of 20-25 home runs. His average will likely be closer to .250 than .300 but could add close to double digit steals.
Seeking Relief: Addison Reed (ADP 195.5)
At the moment Addison Reed is the closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks but he will need to improve on his 2014 numbers if he wants it to stay that way. His biggest problem in 2014 was the long ball, giving up 11. He has the potential to rack up strikeouts which is tempting to many owners. David Hernandez and Brad Ziegler are two names to watch if things do not go well for Reed early this season.