D-backs almost signed to a full line up, but for the Minors

The Diamondbacks de Arizona announced the signing of seven players in minor league deals: Bryan Holaday, Seth Frankoff (previously informed), Bradley Roney, Sam Moll, Drew Weeks, Christian Lopes y Jamie Ritchie, according to data from renowned journalist Nick Piecoro, from the Arizona Republic, (via Twitter).

Of this group, only Holaday, Frankoff and Moll have appeared in the majors. Holaday has the most experience, having racked up 768 plate appearances with various teams (including 33 with the Orioles last season).

The 33-year-old has a .238 / .283 / .333 line with 10 home runs in the GL. Moll, 29, has only appeared in MLB in one season, 2017, when he totaled 6 2/3 innings as a member of the Athletics. He has pitched to a much larger sample size of 131 innings at Triple-A and posted a 4.19 ERA.

Among players here who haven’t made it to the majors, Lopes earned the highest ratings as a prospect, as Baseball America ranked the former seventh-round pick 23rd on the Blue Jays’ farm system in 2013.

However, Lopes is now 28 years old and didn’t move past Triple-A ball with the Jays or Rangers. He hit .272 / .364 / .426 with five HRs over 228 at-bats for the Rangers Triple-A team in 2019.


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