Poll: Prospect Most Likely To Breakout This Spring

At the moment, any vacancy on the 25 man roster appears to be open for a reliever. Regardless, a strong enough spring could force management to consider one of the organizational prospects. Zoilo Almonte has impressed the most so far, going 5 for 6 with a double and a triple. Top prospects, Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos were scoreless in their debuts. Last year’s Scranton starters David Phelps and D.J. Mitchell were also scoreless, with teammate Adam Warren giving up one run through his first two innings. There’s also David Adams going one for four so far, a strong bat as a middle infielder who was only held back due to injury.

My pick is Zoilo Almonte, who has shown some very impressive numbers at his age, but has struggled when advancing to different levels. An impressive spring from the outfielder could put him in line to replace Nick Swisher after next offseason. The pitchers, Phelps, Mitchell, and Adams, could break camp with the team as a reliever or even as a starter assuming injuries. Even Austin Romine could recover from his back issues and make a splash as the backup catcher by the end of March.

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2 thoughts on “Poll: Prospect Most Likely To Breakout This Spring

  1. I went with Almonte, because he can actually contribute soon. Phelphs would be my #2 pick, because I am not a Nova fan, and thought we should have tried to trade him during the offseason.

  2. I know he could be in the “Other” category but no love for Mason Williams?