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The Wheelhouse: Job Battles A-Z

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Director of Media for, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).

With the arrival of spring training games at the end of last week, here's a team-by-team look at some of the most important job battles around the league.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Second Base -- Brandon Drury v. Ketel Marte

Drury started the D-backs’ spring opener against Grand Canyon University, in what looked like a preview of the team’s Opening Day lineup (sans David Peralta due to visa issues). With a regular role, Drury is a threat to swat 20-plus homers, but hitting between A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt could make Drury a four-category contributor in 2017. Marte is likely to serve as the primary backup at second base and shortstop, but he will need to rekindle his 2015 on-base skills in order to make a significant dent as a source of cheap steals as a part-time player.

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