In Spring Training 1999 the Arizona Diamondbacks had just finished their inaugural season and had been very active in the free agent market. They had signed or traded for several big name players including such notables as Greg, Colbrunn, Luis Gonzalez, Steve Finley, Tony Womack, Todd Stottlemyre, and of course Randy Johnson. The team had immediately gone from an expansion franchise to a play-off contender. There was a lot of excitement surrounding this club as fans began to wonder how good these players and this team could be. And while there was a lot of buzz around baseball around the Diamondbacks and their major league team they were also garnering press about some of their minor league players.

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