Arizona Diamondbacks Roster
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Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte stepped into an elite tier of contact during the 2020 campaign, finishing in the 99th percentile of strikeout rate (10.8%) and 98th percentile of whiff rate (14.1%). Unfortunately, that did not lend itself to another top-five MVP finish, as the .732 OPS that Marte produced was his lowest mark since 2016 with Seattle. To make things additionally worse for Martes fantasy outlook come 2021, he started just two games in the outfield. Depending on how sites account for that next year, Marte may have lost his positional flexibility, further capping his season-long appeal. While he's a solid fantasy cog, Marte should slide down most ranking projections heading into next year.
Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner will take the mound Sunday for the teams season finale against Colorado, looking for his first win of the season. Bumgarners first year in Arizona has been disastrous, posting a 7.36 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across eight starts. But after nearly a month-long stint on the injured list, Bumgarner has had three of his last four appearances see him yield two runs or fewer. With five scoreless frames in his most recent outing (against Houston), Bumgarner holds GPP appeal for aggressive fantasy managers hoping that the southpaw can reclaim his stuff ahead of the off-season.
Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Zac Gallen had morphed into a National League Cy Young contender before two rough September starts derailed his progress. But he can still close 2020 with a sub 3.00 ERA, with his final start coming Friday versus a Rockies lineup that will be without Nolan Arenado (shoulder). Gallen struck out seven and yielded just two runs during seven frames at Coors Field back on Aug. 11. Despite being tagged at home for the first time in his career during his last start at Chase Field, Gallen still possesses a ton fantasy appeal Friday no matter the slate.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Josh Rojas was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with back inflammation. The 26-year-old slashed .180/.257/.180 across 61 at-bats in 2020. He never looked comfortable at the plate this season and will now have the entire offseason to better himself. A full-time role in 2021 is not guaranteed at this point as the Diamondbacks have younger options vying for playing time.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte (wrist) was activated off of the 10-day injured list on Tuesday evening. Marte has not appeared in a game since Sept. 8 due to wrist inflammation. He owns a .290/.324/.407 slash line across 162 at-bats in 2020, but his lack of counting stats is glaring. The 26-year-old has posted two home runs and 14 RBI after tallying 32 homers and 92 RBI during a breakout 2019 campaign. He is worth a speculative add in any leagues he is available, and he will bat second in Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers.