Adam Eaton, OF, WSH
His 2012 season in Reno was legendary. He batted .381 and had a sky-high .456 OBP in 119 games, earning him Triple-A All-Star honors and the Most Valuable Player award in the Pacific Coast League. Now a defending World Series Champion with the Nationals, Eaton has
Adam Eaton, OF, WSH
His 2012 season in Reno was legendary. He batted .381 and had a sky-high .456 OBP in 119 games, earning him Triple-A All-Star honors and the Most Valuable Player award in the Pacific Coast League. Now a defending World Series Champion with the Nationals, Eaton has started this year by fueling Washington's offense, already scoring 6 runs in their first 5 games
Trevor Bauer, RHP, CIN
Teammates with Eaton in 2012, Bauer had extremely impressive numbers in his only season in Reno. He went 5-1, posting a 2.85 ERA in 82 innings while striking out 97. In his first start of this season, the Reds' third game, the righty was in complete control going 6.1 innings, fanning 13 Tigers. Many believed Cincinnati would be a dark horse playoff contender in the National League this year, however they have started the season slowly and will need Bauer to have continued success if they are going to turn things around.
Didi Gregorius, SS, PHI
If you blinked, you may have missed this MLB All-Star in the Biggest Little City. Gregorius played parts of two seasons with the Aces between 2013 and 2014 before being traded to the New York Yankees in the offseason. He has since moved on from the pinstripes and now plays an important role in Philadelphia. Didi wasted no time making an impact with his new team, hitting .364 with 2 homeruns in the club's first three games.
Alex Young, LHP, ARI
He has been a revelation for the club since they called him up last June from Reno after having his ups-and-downs in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Young made the Opening Day roster for the Diamondbacks and had a stellar season debut out of the bullpen: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 2 SO, 1 BB. It will be interesting to see how he is used moving forward and whether or not more high-leverage situations await the lefty.