During MLB's 2024 Spring Training, the inaugural Spring Breakout will take place. From March 14-17, 16 exhibition contests will feature organizations' top 20-25 prospects. It will give baseball fans another way to watch some of the brightest prospects in the minor league system.
The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Detroit Tigers on March 16 at 1:05 p.m. EDT in a contest that will feature each club's top prospects. Some of the Phillies' top-ranked players in their system who will likely participate include outfielders Justin Crawford and Carlos De La Cruz, infielder Aidan Miller, and pitcher Mick Abel. However, players who are not ranked as highly will also receive a chance to participate.
Here are some of the other younger players who are ranked outside MLB Pipeline's Top 10 who may participate in the Phillies' first-ever Spring Breakout contest.
Eduardo Tait, C, No. 23 prospect
Eduardo Tait is a 17-year-old catcher who demonstrated his skills as a hitter in his first summer with Philadelphia's minor league system in the Dominican Summer League (DSL). He had a good offensive campaign last year in 44 games, 35 with DSL Phillies Red and nine as a member of DSL Phillies White.
The catcher had a .331/.396/.554 slash line with a .950 OPS with DSL Phillies Red that included 12 doubles among his 40 hits, 25 runs, and 27 RBI in 121 at-bats. He had a .346/.419/.346 line and a .765 OPS that included nine RBI in 26 at-bats for DSL Phillies White.
Philadelphia president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski mentioned Tait's name among the prospects other teams want to acquire within the Phillies' prospect system. If he participates, the catcher is a player worth watching in the Spring Breakout game.