The Diamondbacks have good prospects with several having impact potential. But, they have struggled over the past several years to get the most out of their players. They just are not reaching their ceilings. Furthermore, the system took a step backward in 2021.
Jordan Lawlar and Corbin Carroll, two of their highest ceiling players barely played. Lawlar played in two games and Carroll in seven and both had shoulder surgery that ended their season. Alex Thomas had a nice season and appears just about ready to help the Major League team. I like him, but I don’t see a star and candidly, Arizona needs stars. Blake Walston still needs to mature physically but if it all comes together, he could pitch at the top-of-the-rotation.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Jordan Lawlar
- Biggest Mover: Luis Frias
- Emerging Prospect: Junior Franco