Franchise Four: Arizona Diamondbacks

randy johnson 2002According to a release by MLB on April 8, fans can visit MLB.com/FranchiseFour to select the four most impactful players for each franchise who best represent the history of each franchise out of eight choices from its lineage. There is also a space for a write-in selection. Voting is live now until May 8.

The Ballot:

Steve Finley (1999-2004)
Paul Goldschmidt (2011-Present)
Luis Gonzalez (1999-2006)
Mark Grace (2001-2003)
Randy Johnson (1999-2004)
Curt Schilling (2000-2003)
Brandon Webb (2003-2009)
Matt Williams (1998-2003)

Shoestring Catches Recommendations for the Arizona Diamondbacks:

Paul Goldschmidt: The current face of the Diamondbacks, Paul Goldschmidt is a two-time all-star with a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger. He led the National League with 36 homers and 125 RBI in 2013.

Luis Gonzalez: With a walk-off single in the final game of the 2001 World Series, Luis Gonzalez established his place in the history of the franchise. Gonzalez was a five-time all-star and he earned a Silver Slugger.

Randy Johnson: A four-time Cy Young Award winner in Arizona, Randy Johnson was a five-time all-star for the Diamondbacks. His best season in Arizona was in 2003 when he was 24-5 with a 2.32 ERA and 334 strikeouts. He pitched a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves in 2004.

Curt Schilling: A two-time 20-game winner with Arizona, Curt Schilling helped the Diamondbacks to their world championship in 2001. Schilling was a two-time all-star and finished second to Randy Johnson in the Cy Young Award balloting twice.

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