Pretty much anytime I've seen someone this Spring, one of the first questions they've asked has been wondering who the breakout prospect would be this year in the minors. I'd like to think that's because I was saying Tyler Glasnow and Stolmy Pimentel would be breakout prospects last year, or that I said Gregory Polanco would be a breakout prospect a year before. But I feel like it's just part of the job of covering the minors, since I see these guys more than everyone else.

When it came to those three breakout predictions, I didn't see something specific where a switch was flipped. I didn't know instantly. It took some time. I watched them, and was impressed. So I made it a point to watch them again. Eventually they became a must-watch player. Any time they were taking batting practice ...

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