Hazen’s most important move on the open market was an internal one; he reached agreement with Ketel Marte on an $86 million extension through 2028. Marte may be the closest thing the Diamondbacks have to a recognizable star. In his age 29 season, he’s batting .294 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI, all of that good for a +2.5 WAA.
Three veterans came in as supplementary elements. Evan Longoria (+0.4 WAA) is lending experience while getting a surprising amount of time at third base, and Andrew Chafin (+0.4) is getting a chance to close at age 33.
The news has not been as good for starter Zach Davies (-1.1), who is 1-4 with a 6.54ERA in nine appearances. That comes off a 2022 year in which Davies was 2-5 with a 4.09 ERA in 27 starts for the Diamondbacks.
Statistically Hazen’s re-signing of Davies, even if just for one more season, represents his worst move of the year.
The players Hazen either lost to free agency or released were inconsequential. Two caught on with other teams, Stone Garrett with Washington. and Jordan Luplow with Atlanta. Both of their values to their new teams to date have been trivial, and since they happen to even out the impact of Hazen’s open market personnel losses is 0.0.