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The All-Time Arizona Diamondacks Team

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While the Arizona Diamondbacks have only been in existence since 1998, they have been one of the most successful teams in that time period. Throughout there 14 years of existence, the Diamondbacks have won five division titles and one World Series championship. They may not have the history of most of the teams in the MLB, but that does not mean the Diamondbacks have not had great players.

The all-time team roster will prove this:

Catcher: Miguel Montero (2006-present)

The Diamondbacks have several great defensive catchers in their history, but Montero is the only one that combine great defense with great hitting. He is the best catcher the team has seen, and he is still improving on his game.

First Base: Conor Jackson (2005-2010)

It is tough to leave guys like Mark Grace and Tony Clark off the team, but their numbers with the Diamondbacks do not come close to Jackson's. Conor Jackson leads all Arizona first basemen in nearly every possible hitting category, so he must be included.

Second Base: Tony Womack (1999-2003)

Tony Womack lacked power, but he was able to regularly get hits when the team needed them most. Womack has the fifth most hits in the history of the Diamondbacks.

Third Base: Matt Williams (1999-2003)

Matt Williams is one of the most important players in the history of the team, and is currently on the team's coaching staff. Williams had several great years as he ended his career with Arizona.

Shortstop: Stephen Drew (2006-Present)

Stephen Drew has a knack for getting hurt, but he has the offensive numbers to force himself on this team. Drew is third on the team's all-time hit list, and is one of the few players to have more hits than games played.

Left Field: Luis Gonzalez (1999-2006)

Luis Gonzalez is easily the best player in the history of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He leads the team in nearly every possible offensive category, and was one of the main reasons the team won the World Series.

Center Field: Steve Finley (1999-2004)

Steve Finley was known for being a great defender, but he also put up great offensive numbers in his time with Arizona. Finley has the second most hits and home runs in team history behind Luis Gonzalez.

Right Field: Justin Upton (2007-Present)

The Diamondbacks have not had many right fielders that have played more than one season with the team other than Upton. While this put him on the team by default, Upton still has the numbers to warrant inclusion on the team. Upton is sixth in hits and home runs and is only getting better in his young career.

Bench: Chad Tracy (2004-2009)

Chad Tracy had his best years in his career with the Diamondbacks, and is currently seventh on the team's all-time hit list. Tracy also has the ability to play up to four different positions, which is greatly needed from a bench player.

Bench: Mark Reynolds (2006-2010)

Hitting home runs is one of the things that you look for the most in a quality bench player, and there are few players that have done it better than Mark Reynolds. Reynolds is fourth in home runs in Diamondbacks history.

Bench: Chris Young (2006-Present)

Chris Young possess a rare ability to hit for power and steal bases. He has the second most stolen bases, third most home runs, and is fourth in hits in the history of the team. Young would have easily made the starting lineup if he did not play the same position as Steve Finley.

Starting Pitcher: Randy Johnson (1999-2004, 2007-2008)

There is no pitcher in Arizona history that can come close to Randy Johnson. Johnson is one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball, and he had some of his best seasons with the Diamondbacks. Johnson is the Diamondbacks' leader in wins, strikeouts and ERA.

Starting Pitcher: Curt Schilling (2000-2003)

Curt Schilling had a brief career with the Diamondbacks, but he was one of the main contributors of the World Series championship. While Schilling only spent four years with Arizona, he is currently third on the team's wins list.

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Webb (2003-2010)

There was a time when Brandon Webb was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. Webb's career got ruined by arm problems, but there were not many better than Webb in his prime.

Starting Pitcher: Dan Haren (2007-2010)

Dan Haren had a short by great career with the Diamondbacks. Haren is sixth on the team's wins list, but he makes the team due to his great record and ERA.

Starting Pitcher: Ian Kennedy (2009-Present)

The same things can be said about Ian Kennedy that are said about Dan Haren. Kennedy has the seventh most wins in the history of the team, but he surely be near the top of the list when his career is over.

Lefty Specialist: Greg Swindell (1998-2002)

This is the one area that is lacking for the Diamondbacks. Swindell is one of the only true lefty specialists that the team has had in its history. Swindell is currently fifth in games pitched for the Diamondbacks, and there was a short time where he was one of the best left-handed relievers in baseball.

Setup Man: Byung-Hyun Kim (1999-2003, 2007)

Byung-Hyun Kim has pitched the second most games in Diamondbacks history. Kim was regularly swapped between the closer and setup man roles in his time with the Diamondbacks. There was a time when he could not be hit due to his unique delivery, and he definitely deserves a spot somewhere on this team.

Closer: Jose Valverde (2003-2007)

The current closer for the Detroit Tigers got his start with Arizona. Valverde still leads the team in the most games pitched and the most saves.

Jake has been a huge baseball fan his entire life, but finally found a team to regularly follow when the Diamondbacks joined the league.


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