The Panimanian prospect just seems to be a forgotten man within the organization.
The last spot on this list could have gone to a number of different players, but Dimaster Delgado is a player that really deserves it. Delgado is a great example of a potential major contributor who is overshadowed by some of the high-profile prospects within the organization.
Missing the entire 2010 season due to injuries sustained in a car accident seems to have taken away the little hype there was that was surrounding him prior to that.
Delgado made his full season debut in 2009 with Low-A Rome as a 20-year-old, and went 5-7 with a 3.61 ERA while striking out 104 batters in 99.2 innings. He actually outpitched Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado that season, and there were some high hopes for him coming into 2010. That was until the car accident.
Delgado spent all of his comeback season in High-A Lynchburg, where he made 23 appearances including 17 starts. Overall he went 9-6 with a 3.94 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 96 innings. Those are solid numbers considering the circumstances, but a closer look into the numbers shows what a great year it really was for the Panama native.
After starting slowly with a 4-4 record with a 4.80 ERA due to shaking off the rust from his long layoff, Delgado picked it up in the second half of the year. Over his last 11 games, seven of which were starts, he went 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA while cutting his walk rate, batting average-against and home runs allowed, among other numbers.
Delgado has the ceiling of a No. 3 starter, but even if he can't reach that potential he has a good chance to at least be a fifth starter. It's a big year for him as he's scheduled to move to Double-A, something that's always a big test for a prospect. He's one of the biggest candidates within the organization to break out this year and start receiving some well-earned attention for his potential.