Diggin' Deep: A Fantasy Look Inside the Arizona Diamondbacks Roster

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Diggin' Deep: A Fantasy Look Inside the Arizona Diamondbacks Roster
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One of my greatest problems with fantasy baseball is that I tend to pick based on my heart and not my mind. As an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan, I usually ignore the consensus No. 1 overall choice from ESPN, Yahoo, etc., and go with Evan Longoria (though this isn't a bad thing necessarily).

The other thing is convenience. If you live in a certain area with nonstop coverage of one team, sometimes it's fun to watch a fantasy player "live," as it were, so the fantasy event becomes a bit personal. If your home team happens to be your favorite, well...you might be like me and go with your convenient heart as opposed to your shrewd, box-score-and-highlights-is-all-that-matters mental powers.

But if you insist on going with any of the options listed above, and I know I'm not the only perpetrator of this crime, then you might as well dig deep into a roster and see what you can find.

Going in alphabetical order (and because it is my current home, Phoenix), I decided to dig into the Arizona Diamondbacks roster and see the obvious fantasy choices; the maybes, iffys, nevers and possiblies, the "never knew they even played" to the "they're still playing" variety. Heck, I might even look at the farm system.

A note on sources: all stats were compiled with the aid of ESPN.com, Baseball America's 2012 Handbook, Baseball Reference and Baseball Prospectus.

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