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Radio host Craig Mish from SirusXM has reported the Arizona Diamondbacks are showing significant interest in Marlins relievers David Phelps and A.J. Ramos. Phelps would give Arizona another long man to go along with Randall Delgado and depth in rotation if a starter gets injured. Ramos would give the Diamondbacks a quality closer to fall on if current CP Fernando Rodney continues to show decline.
Phelps in 44 IP has 3.68 ERA 1.27 WHIP 40 hits allowed and 40 strikeouts, Phelps has 26.4 K% and 8.8 B%. Ramos in 33.1 IP has 3.51 ERA 17 Saves 24 hits allowed 42 strikeouts and 18 walks. Ramos has 29.6 K% and 12.7% BB%, with hitters .197 AVG against him. Ramos and Phelps both have one year of arbitration elgibility remaining.
Talks would potentially start with Diamondbacks pitching prospect Jon Duplantier, his trade stock has risen since being recently selected to the 2017 Futures Game. Duplantier in 72 IP in Single A had 1.24 ERA 0.83 WHIP 45 hits allowed and 78 Strikeouts. This would give the Diamondbacks quality depth in the bullpen to make a run at the 1st place Los Angeles Dodgers.