The Diamondbacks finished the 2015 season with a 79-83 record, much improved from their abysmal 64-88 performance in 2014. In fact, if you only looked at statistics, they killed it last season. There were some inconsistencies, particularly in the starting rotation and at the catcher position, but on a statistical level, they were better than they seemed.
Paul Goldschmidt batted .321 (fourth in the league) with 110 RBIs (sixth), drew 118 walks (third) and had an OPS of 1.005. Not bad. The team sort of followed suit with an overall batting average of .264. They combined for 1491 hits, 720 runs, 491 extra base hits, and 132 stolen bases. Even on defense, they racked up a .986 fielding percentage.
The bright spot of the pitching staff turned out to be Brad Ziegler, who put up a pretty amazing 30 saves in only 32 opportunities, with a minuscule era of 1.85. Going into 2016, with the additions of Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller, things are looking up. Still, here are five major questions that need to be answered in 2016.