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Arizona Diamondbacks: Socrates Brito Shows Flashes in Winter League

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One of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ prospects with a bright young future is Socrates Brito. He has been putting some of his talent on display recently.


The Arizona Diamondbacks finally have a good amount of young talent in both the Minors and Majors as they build toward a successful future. In the outfield, the organiztion will have some decisions to make going forward as they have an excess of young and talented outfielders.

One of those young talented outfielders, a late season call-up, is Socrates Brito. Brito made his debut at the end of the season with the team and turned heads quickly as he had ten hits in just 34 at-bats for the Snakes.

With guys like A.J. Pollock, Yasmany Tomas, David Peralta, Peter O’Brien and Ender Inciarte in front of him, it’s going to be tough for the Diamonbacks to initially find room for their the talented Brito. It’s a good problem to have for Arizona.

Brito, getting as much experience as possible, has been spending time playing in the Dominican Winter League. While his stats don’t jump off the board on paper, he has been very solid for Estrellas de Oriente. In 47 at-bats, he’s had 11 hits and three home runs to go with eight RBI’s.

What stands out, is that of his 11 hits, three of those have been long balls. Brito could potentially be another future power bat for the Diamondbacks as he is displaying some raw tools in the Dominican Republic thus far.

Recently, he had a stretch where he went 6-15 with a home run. He might not be as polished as the rest of the young talent in the Arizona outfield but he is showing that he too, can be a future piece for the team as they look to grow and improve.

By playing in the Winter League against other good, young talent, Brito can continue to gain experience as he gets ready for the 2016 season. He showed in September that he can hit at the Major League level, albeit a small sample size, but the ability is there.

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With the depth on the roster at the outfield position, the Diamondbacks shouldn’t worry about rushing him forward. They can be patient and let him continue to develop in the Minor Leagues, and when his time is here, there’s no doubt he can step in like the other young outfielders have to this point.

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