Backstops and Back-ups
Sep 26, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcherMiguel Montero
(26) reacts after popping out against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Catcher – Miguel Montero
Another home-grown product makes the All-Time list. In his nine-year career with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Montero developed from a steady defensive platoon player to a key part of the Diamondbacks line-up over the last three season.
The left-handed hitting backstop had his best season in 2011 when he hit 18 home runs drove in 86 RBI with a .282 average.
Montero was traded to the Chicago Cubs in the 2014 offseason in effort to clear salary. He will always be remembered for his great all-around play and his determination to be a successful major leaguer.
Utility – Tony Womack
The speedy and versatile Tony Womack served as a the Diamondbacks Utility player from 1999 to 2002. Womack was an only a utility player in name only having played multiple positions for the Diamondbacks but found his way into the everyday line-up with his speed and defensive ability.
In 1999, his first year as a Diamondback, Womack led the majors with 72 stolen bases while hitting .277 at the top of the order. In 1999 he set a career high and led the National League in triples with 14 while legging out 21 Doubles and swiping 45 bags.
Despite having lost a step, Womack was still a catalyst for the 2001 World Series championship while splitting time between shortstop and the outfield.
Now that we have identified the Diamindbacks All-time position players i bet you are wondering how they would all look in a line-up. I put one together as the result is line-up that would match-up well against most any all-time team.
- Steve Finley – CF
- Justin Upton – RF
- Luis Gonzalez – LF
- Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
- Jay Bell – 2B
- Matt Williams – 3B
- Miguel Montero – CA
- Craig Counsell – SS
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