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Monday, 26 May, 2014


The Arizona Diamondbacks are still far behind in their division. Any chance at gaining ground will have to be done on a series by series and game by game basis. The Diamondbacks bats are going to be hit or miss throughout the season. They’re just too young of a lineup to be relied upon just yet.

Where strides have begun and where promise shows is with the Diamondbacks pitching staff. Bronson Arroyo was brought in for over 9 million this season. His struggles early on were well-documented. Later the Diamondbacks admitted they likely brought Arroyo back a bit too early from his spring training setback.

A veteran pitcher like Arroyo is able to withstand setbacks and that’s what he has done. In his last six starts he has only had one poor outing. That came against the St. Louis Rams in which he gave up five earned runs. All came on two-out hits which translated to the scoreboard.

His other five starts were marvelous. He has regained his command while keeping his walks down and strikeouts steady. When he is on the mound the Diamondbacks have a pitcher that can extend beyond five innings and keep their shaky bullpen at bay.

Another surprise has been Josh Collmenter. Collmenter has filled in admirably from the bullpen for bust Trevor Cahill. Collmenter does not have the durability to go beyond six innings, but he has been pitching to his strengths. Getting outs on low amounts of pitches and delivering on what the Diamondbacks need.

Arroyo has been a strong waiver wire pickup for those that were fortunate enough to get him. Collmenter should be an option as well in deeper leagues. His stint on a fantasy roster may not last the entire season, but manipulating the waiver wire to your advantage has to be a priority all season. Take advantage of Collmenter if you’re struggling in pitching.