The Arizona Diamondbacks are becoming one of the most exciting teams to watch in baseball.
They have a roster filled with youth and upside, and they are starting to make some noise in the NL West.
With a 7-4 record, they lead their division ahead of powerhouses like the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
It’s still very early, but they are making their presence felt.
The city of Phoenix is becoming more and more interesting when it comes to sports.
The Suns, for example, traded for superstar Kevin Durant to aid their quest for an NBA title.
Durant is one of the best basketball players in the world, and the newest Diamondbacks fan.
— Corbin Carroll (@corbin_carroll) April 11, 2023
He was spotted at Chase Field with a Corbin Carroll jersey enjoying the game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, in which ace Zac Gallen threw a masterpiece to give the D-Backs a victory.
Carroll, of course, returned the favor with a GOAT emoji on Twitter.
As the youth says these days, game recognizes game.
Carroll is not particularly close to being a top-five player in his sport like Durant, but that’s his upside.
It’s what makes him exciting, and he can reach that potential as soon as this season.
He is perhaps the fastest player in baseball, he has power, and he has a long track record of production in the minor leagues plus an impressive debut last year.
This year the average and the OBP haven’t been there (.250 and .268, respectively), but he is up to two homers and five steals and the rest of his game should get better with time.
Carroll can finish with some impressive numbers by the end of the year.
Will those numbers help the D-Backs get into the postseason?