Arizona Diamondbacks: Predicting the 2020 rotation

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 16: Starting pitcher Robbie Ray #38 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 16, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 16: Starting pitcher Robbie Ray #38 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 16, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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No. 1 Madison Bumgarner

2019 Stats: 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA, 203 strikeouts and a 1.127 WHIP

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This was the signing no one saw coming.  If you would have told me 6 months ago that Bumgarner would be on the Arizona Diamondbacks I would have told you that you were crazy.  Bumgarner brings so much to the plate for the team, there is no way he isn’t the opening day starter.

I know some might give it to Robbie Ray and I understand that, but there is no way it’s not Bumgarner.  He is the ace with all the postseason experience this team craves to help carry them to the playoffs this year.  Now he’s definitely not the pitcher he once was, but his average year is better than most pitcher’s great year.

I’m really excited to see how Bumgarner does in his inaugural season with the Snakes.  It feels similar to win the team signed Zack Greinke from the Los Angeles Dodgers, albeit with a smaller contract.

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There you have your Arizona Diamondbacks 2020 starting rotation.  What did you think?  Leave a comment if there is someone you think I left out who should be there.