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Ranking the Diamondbacks for 2010 | October
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Updating our rankings from the All Star Break, the top Diamondback player for the year is the same one who has been the team leader all year - 2B Kelly Johnson. Johnson led the Diamondbacks in AVG at .284, OBP at .370, and SLG at .496. Moving up to the #2 slot in the year-end rankings is SS Stephen Drew, who finished second on the team in OPS at .810 while playing solid defense at SS. Chris Young finished a solid #3 after leading the team in HR and SB, and Daniel Hudson, acquired in the Edwin Jackson, rocketed all the way up to #4 by throwing 11 straight Quality Starts for the Diamondbacks. Juan Gutierrez advanced to #15 after two excellent months to close the season. Moving down during the second half were 3B Mark Reynolds (#7 down to #12) after a .686 second-half OPS, and IF Tony Abreu (#20 to #31). Here are my final rankings for the 2010 season, as well as the standings at the one-quarter and one-half points of the season:
Yr ASB Jun Player Comment
1 1 1 Kelly Johnson, 2B Led team in AVG/OBP/SLG/OPS
2 4 4 Stephen Drew, SS .810 OPS and solid defense
3 2 2 Chris Young, CF Led team in HR (27) and SB (28)
4 x x Daniel Hudson, SP 7-1, 1.69 ERA, 70K/16BB in 11 GS
5 3 8 Justin Upton, RF Dropped in every key stat except BBs
6 6 5 Ian Kennedy, SP 3.80 ERA, 168K/70BB in 194 IP
7 8 21 Miguel Montero, C .770 OPS with improved defense
8 13 3 Adam LaRoche, 1B 25 HR and team-leading 100 RBI
9 14 - Barry Enright, SP 2.45 ERA in first 12 G,  8.06 in last 5
10 5 7 Dan Haren, SP 4.60 ERA with D'backs; 2.87 with Angels
11 9 9 Chris Snyder, C Hit 10 HR with .778 OPS
12 7 6 Mark Reynolds, 3B OPS dropped from .892 to .753 in 2010
13 x x Joe Saunders, SP 4.25 ERA in 13 G with D'Backs
14 16 24 Gerardo Parra, OF Didn't hit, but played excellent defense
15 23 31 Juan Gutierrez, RP 1.45 ERA with 12 SV over last 2 months
16 x x Brandon Allen, LF .267/.393/.400 in 56 PA, with 10BB/20K
17 X X Ryan Church, OF .835 OPS after .552 with Pirates
18 10 11 Edwin Jackson, SP 5.16 ERA with D'backs; 3.24 with WSox
19 11 10 Aaron Heilman, RP held LHB to .647 OPS; 5.34 ERA in 2H
20 x x D.J. Carrasco, RP 3.18 ERA, but 12 BB in 22.2 IP
21 12 12 Rodrigo Lopez, SP Led team with 200 IP, but had 5.00 ERA
22 19 29 Blaine Boyer, RP 3.72 ERA in 2H, finished  w 29K/29BB
23 18 17 Esm. Vasquez, RP Led club with 9.2K/9 IP, but 6.4BB/9
24 28 23 Carlos Rosa, RP Finished year with 7 scoreless games
25 x x Mike Hampton, RP 4.1 scoreless IP in comeback
26 21 14 Conor Jackson, LF Never found power before trade
27 17 18 Rusty Ryal, OF .656 OPS with 67 K/8 BB
28 15 x Sam Demel, RP 5.35 ERA but had 33K/12BB in 37 IP
29 22 19 Kris Benson, SP 2 Quality Starts before injury
30 30 25 John Hester, C .780 OPS and 2 HR after August recall
31 20 13 Tony Abreu, MI .244 OBP and brutal 47K/4BB ratio
32 25 20 Cole Gillespie, OF .766 OPS against RHP, .515 vs LHP
33 x x Zach Kroenke, SP Earned Win with 5 IP, 1 ER on 10/1
34 27 30 Jor. Norberto, RP Walked 22 batters in 20 IP
35 24 16 Leo Rosales, RP Allowed runs in only 5 of 16 outings
36 31 x Ryan Roberts, LF .577 OPS; could never earn more PT
37 29 26 Augie Ojeda, MI .486 OPS may be end of D'Backs career
38 x x Konrad Schmidt, C Collected first ML hit
39 x x Bobby Crosby, SS Never had a role with D'Backs
40 32 - Dontrelle Willis, SP 6.85 ERA and 27 BB in 22.1 IP
41 33 27 Cesar Valdez, RP 7.65 ERA and 1.95 WHIP for year
42 26 15 Chad Qualls, CL Had 8.29 ERA, 2.00 WHIP for D'Backs
43 35 28 Kevin Mulvey, RP Allowed 7 baserunners in 3 IP
44 36 32 Bob Howry, RP 6 HR, 17 ER in 14.1 IP; now with Cubs
45 34 22 Billy Buckner, SP ERA up to 11.08 before trade
46 37 33 Daniel Stange, RP 6 ER and 6 BB in 4 IP
47 38 34 Saul Rivera, RP ERA of 22.09; 9 ER in 3.2 IP