enters the 2021 season without a defined role, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. "I'm ready for whatever role is put in front of me," Locastro said. "I've come off the bench a lot. I've started a few games -- day games, travel day games. But I'm ready for whatever role."
While the Diamondbacksfaltered in 2020, Locastro had his best season, slashing .290/.395/.464 (134 wRC+) over 82 plate appearances. He'll need to maintain a similar level of production over a longer haul to be given a larger role, which could occur pending the team's plan for Ketel Marte. The Diamondbacks are mulling over a plan where Marte would bounce back and forth between center field and second base. Locastro's speed (26 steal in 332 plate appearances) makes this a situation worth monitoring.