Monday, April 25, 2016

Diamondbacks Autographs

I sent submitted some feedback to the Diamondbacks about their 2016 Fan Fest and emailed back and forth a couple of times with a representative. In her last email to me she offered to send some "head shots" for me and my kids. I responded with some more feedback as well as my address. That was back at the end of February. I never heard anything and didn't get anything in the mail.

I came across the emails last week, so I sent another email to follow-up. I didn't get a response to my email, but I did get a package from Fed Ex with a bunch of signed D-Backs team issued photos.

Chris Owings played 2nd base and shortstop for the Diamondbacks from 2013 - 2015, but with the Diamondbacks All-Star center fielder, A.J. Pollock, braking his elbow just days before the start of the 2016 season and having an excess of middle infielders, Owings has started almost every game this year in center field. I appreciate his willingness to fill in, but it is going to take him some time to get used to patrolling the outfield.

Speaking of the injured A.J. Pollock. He is likely to be out the entire year.

Here is the rest of the D-backs outfield. Yasmany Tomas has moved from right field to left field and David Peralta is now in right field.

This photo card is for Oscar Hernandez who is a back-up catcher that is currently in the minor leagues. The photo card is signed n silver, not by Hernandez though. You can clearly see that David Peralta signed it.

Here are a few pictures of pitchers, including Patrick Corbin, Matt Stites, Zack Godley, and Enrique Burgos. 

Some of the photos don't feature a player photo. Most of the time it's because the player is new to the team this year, i.e. the Jean Segura, featured below.

I know it's only been 19 games, but Segura has been a very pleasant surprise for the Diamondbacks. He's leading the league in hits (28) and is batting .329.

Here is another one that doesn't feature a photo of the player, but this time it is a player that has been on the team for several years. It must have been because they didn't have a photo if him in the new uniforms.

Brad Ziegler took over the role of closer in May of last year. Since May 29. 2015 Ziegler has not blown a save. He is currently at 32 consecutive saves which is a team record. 

Jake Lamb is off to a nice start at the hot corner. Last week, down against the Giants in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and 2 strikes lamb hit a game tying homer. The D-Backs went on to win the game in extra innings. 

Nick Ahmed is a whiz in the field. His glove more than makes up for a .212 batting average.

Chip Hale is starting his second season as manager of the D-backs. With the moves that the Diamondbacks have made this past off season there are huge expectations for hale and the D-Backs. 

The final photo card is of former D-Backs closer and current employee, J.J. Putz. 

Huge thank you to the D-Backs for sending this our way! There were 14 different autographs, but 39 total photo cards. 


  1. These are really cool oddballs and such a nice gesture from the D'Backs, as well!

  2. Very cool freebies from the D-Backs. Considering the roller coaster ride the last few years have been for their fans you deserve it :)!

  3. very cool of the D-Backs to send those to you!

  4. That is really awesome, a great customer experience with the team.