So why didn't more teams jump on the opportunity to acquire a young 24-year-old stud who is under team control until 2017? Somebody coming off a 34 homer, 100 RBI season? Well in 620 at bats, he hit just .235. Arizona decided that Trumbo was worth the risk. They gambled on Trumbo and I believe it will work out well.
Trumbo has shown extreme power in his young career, and now that he's playing at Chase Field where the ball just seems to fly all over the place, he has a chance to hit 40-plus homers in 2014. I expect Trumbo to bat behind Paul Goldschmidt in the Arizona lineup and give Goldy some protection. Goldschmidt, who had a .401 on-base percentage last year, should be able to repeat his 2013 numbers and get on base for Trumbo so he could boost his RBI totals.
Trumbo should be able to thrive in the National League and Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo could be one of the scariest power hitting combos in all of the majors. With Trumbo's high home run totals in the past, I will be shocked if Trumbo hits anything less then 35 homers in 2014.
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