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Arizona Diamondbacks Projected Rotation for 2023

Zac Gallen pitches against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have two things going for them, youth and talent. So much of it, where and how do all these guys get a chance to play. I want to dive into the pitching scenario for this article, what is the projected pitching rotation for 2023?

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Front end of Arizona Diamondbacks Rotation Locked Down

There are three names that come to mind who are for sure starting 20-30 games for the D-backs barring injury or trade. Merrill Kelly, Zac Gallen, and Madison Bumgarner. Those three monsters will be surrounding by youth this season in the pitching room.

How will the D-Backs navigate through this to find the best spot for all of these talented guys. With 2 maybe 3 starting positions open and I would guess about 4 bullpen spots open.

Back of the Rotation

Zach Davies will probably start the season as the number 4 starter. With Ryne Nelson in line to be the number 5 guy. However 6 weeks into the season I would not be surprised to see Davies and Bumgarner give up a few starts to some younger guys like Tommy Henry, Brandon Pfaadt, and Drey Jameson.

Will Torey Lovullo elect to go to a 6 man rotation to get some guys some experience at the big league level?

Whether he does or not the bottom half of the rotation will go through a lot of changes as the season goes on. This team will be in a wildcard race and be looking to throw their best guys out there on the mound come August.

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Rowan Donaghey is a NCAAB insider, MLB insider, NHL insider, Betting insider and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @RowanDonaghey

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