Spring training is one of the most exciting times in baseball, as fans eagerly await to see which prospects will shine and earn their spot on a Major League roster. Each year, there are always standouts that make an impact in camp, and this year is no exception. So, who are the prospects to keep an eye on this spring? In this blog post, we’ll be taking a closer look at one standout prospect from each team.
Ricky Tiedemann, the Blue Jays’ top prospect, is making waves after blowing away hitters in his Grapefruit League debut. Meanwhile, Jackson Holliday, the Orioles’ first overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, has impressed with his defensive work and maturity. Osleivis Basabe of the Rays has been making consistent hard contact and controlled the strike zone, while the Red Sox’s Matthew Lugo has been plugging away and had a monster game against the Rays. The Yankees’ Jasson Dominguez has been one of the most impressive players in camp so far, exhibiting advanced patience at the plate. Hunter Gaddis of the Guardians has made a strong impression with his better fastball command and consistency, while the Royals’ Maikel Garcia is forcing the team into a tough decision with his hot hitting and impressive bat-to-ball skills. Andre Lipcius of the Tigers has been putting up tough at-bats and showing some opportunistic power, while the Twins’ Brooks Lee is already starting a large chunk of games at shortstop in Grapefruit League play. Oscar Colas of the White Sox is the favorite to win the right field starting job and has shown his full array of skills in camp, and the Angels’ Ben Joyce has impressed with his elite velocity and two sliders.
It’s always exciting to see which prospects will shine in spring and make an impact in the big leagues. These standout prospects from each team are ones to keep an eye on as they take the field this spring. Who will be this year’s Julio Rodríguez? Only time will tell.