Astros at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Mar 1, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Socrates Brito (68) poses for a portrait during Photo Day at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

2-Socrates Brito

With David Peralta potentially sidelined for the entire series, it is possible the 23-year old Brito gets more opportunities to shine. After Peralta injured his wrist last night, Brito came off the bench to go 3 for 3 with a triple as the D-backs came from behind to beat the Rockies by a score of 8-6. He now has nine hits in 21 at-bats since being promoted on September 8th. I wrote about him earlier this week determining whether or not he would make the D-backs out of Spring Training next year. An impressive performance this weekend will help his case. It is hard to imagine the lefty-swinging Brito starting tonight; however, don’t be surprised to see him as the first bat off the bench against the righties in the Houston bullpen.

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