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35 Players have played for the Diamondbacks so far in 2012. Here is how I rank them, from #1 to #35, based on their performance this season. In the last players rankings back in May, Chris Young was #1, but he has slipped all the way to #13. At the other end, Joe Paterson, with 11 ER allowed in just 2.2 IP, still holds onto to the last spot. The final two columns show each player's Wins Above Replacement (WAR) based on calculations from Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs.

Rank May Player Comment bWAR fWAR
1 4 Aaron Hill .300/.355/.505 with excellent defense at 2B; should have made the NL All Star team 2.2 2.9
2 3 Jason Kubel Leads AZ with 15 HR and 60 RBI, and is 3rd in NL in RBI; .900 OPS is #13 in NL; leads NL with 11 Assists 1.7 1.7
3 7 Wade Miley Leads team with 3.04 ERA; Has cut walks down from 4.2 BB/9 in '11 to just 1.9, and HRA/9 from 1.4 to 0.8 2.1 2.0
4 21 Paul Goldschmidt .920 OPS is #9 in the NL; Hitting .400/.462/.822 vs LHP,  just .247/.315/.401 vs RHP 2.2 2.3
5 9 Miguel Montero Leads team with .378 OBP; nailed 47% of basestealers 1.7 2.4
6 10 Trevor Cahill 3.64 ERA compared to FIP of 4.10; career FIP - ERA = 0.58 1.1 1.5
7 5 Ian Kennedy 4.26 ERA with 3.58 FIP; high BABIP (.326) and low LOB% (72%) 0.6 2.1
8 18 Gerardo Parra .276/.345/.430 with 11/15 SB; still very good on defense 1.8 2.0
9 14 Justin Upton .353 OBP and 54 Runs Scored are fine, but only has .401 SLG 1.2 1.2
10 2 Joe Saunders 69% Quality Start Rate (9/13) leads AZ; career FIP-ERA=0.49 0.8 1.2
11 11 David Hernandez 2.89 ERA; walks (4.1 BB/9) and SO (13.7 K/9) up this year 0.6 0.8
12 13 J.J. Putz Has not given up a run in 12 of last 13, and 16 of 18 games -0.1 0.2
13 1 Chris Young Batting just .143/.235/.256 since return from injury 0.6 1.4
14 15 Brad Ziegler 2.45 ERA with 0 HR Allowed; leads NL with 71% GB rate 0.6 0.5
15 16 John McDonald .796 OPS is best of his career; still solid on defense 0.4 0.6
16 12 Lyle Overbay .317/.400/.500, but only 2 starts after June 15 0.4 0.4
17 17 Craig Breslow 2.92 ERA overall, but allowed 6 ER and 17H in 9.2 IP in June 0.5 0.2
18 6 Bryan Shaw 3.38 ERA; Has only allowed 4/25 Inherited Runners to score 0.4 0.2
19 25 Josh Collmenter after rough start, has 1.40 ERA with 36K/9 BB in last 38.2 IP 0.3 0.5
20 19 Patrick Corbin Has pitched well in relief; 1.69 ERA with 11K/4 BB in 10.2 IP 0.1 0.4
21 20 Willie Bloomquist .393 SLG and .717 are career highs; only 6 of 14 in SB attempts -0.5 0.6
22 8 Cody Ransom .922 OPS with Arizona, but only .610 OPS with MIL 0.5 0.4
23 27 Ryan Roberts .237/.285/.352; OPS down 130 pts from '11 0.0 0.2
24 - Trevor Bauer 3 Starts - 1 good, 1 so-so, and 1 bad; 13K/8 BB in 13.1 IP -0.1 0.2
25 26 Mike Zagurski Holding LHB to a .562 OPS; 21K/10 BB in 22 IP -0.1 -0.1
26 29 A.J. Pollock .245/.288/.340; went 10 for 28 after a 3 for 25 start 0.0 0.0
27 - Stephen Drew Just .179/.226/.214 in 31 PA, but looks healthy -0.2 -0.2
28 28 Henry Blanco .167/.196/.204 in just 56 PA; caught 3 of 6 basestealers -0.2 -0.2
29 23 Jonathan Albaladejo 2 ER in 2 IP; does have 14 Saves in AAA Reno -0.1 0.0
30 22 Daniel Hudson Allowed 9 HR in 45.1 IP (1.8 HR/9), after rate of 0.7 in '11 -0.9 0.3
31 30 Geoff Blum Just 3 for 20 for the year, 1 for 8 as a PH -0.1 -0.1
32 24 Joe Martinez Gave up 2 Hits and 1 ER in only inning; back in AAA 0.0 0.0
33 - Josh Bell Just .173/.232/.269; back in AAA -0.5 -0.5
34 - Konrad Schmidt 0 for 4 with a Run and a RBI -0.1 -0.1
35 31 Joe Paterson 37.13 ERA; 15 Hits and 11 ER in just 2.2 IP -0.7 -0.3


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