The Diamondbacks outfield this season hasn’t exactly unfolded the way the team envisioned, at least in terms of the names on the lineup card.

As far as production, though, it’s been right on track.

The Diamondbacks’ plan of a four-man outfield rotation featuring Jason Kubel, Adam Eaton, Cody Ross and Gerardo Parra went out the window when Eaton and Ross went down with injuries before the season. A.J. Pollock and Alfredo Marte have filled in capably, with Pollock hitting a solo home run in Saturday’s game against the Rockies.

The patchwork continued when Ross returned but Kubel got hurt, and the outfielders’ versatility has been a strength for the Diamondbacks all season.

“That’s the beautiful thing about this particular group,” Ross said. “When players go down, you got good, quality big-league players that can come up and fill in, and that’s what’s been going on here.”

Parra has been the mainstay, hitting .315 entering Saturday and extending his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the seventh inning. Kubel hit .333 in 30 at-bats before getting injured and Ross is hitting .283 in 46 at-bats since his return.

Seeing that success has made it all the more frustrating for guys like Eaton, who hasn’t played all season after hurting his left elbow in spring training.

“They’re having all the fun right now,” Eaton said. “You get the itch to be there with them. It’s something I think about – just getting back out there with those guys. It looks like fun.”