Amid the first leg of the Spring Training feel out process, Domonic Brown received some more recognition from prospect heads at Baseball America. Behind the likes of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, Dom takes the 4th spot in prospect land. As Matt Gelb notes, it could be his last time on the list if he plays enough at the Major League level this season.
Dom is competing with Ben Francisco and, to a much lesser degree, John Mayberry, for the right field spot in Citizens Bank Park. Charlie Manuel has said, even if what was by accident, by saying that Brown is the frontrunner for the job. He later backpedaled, but it seems like the team would like nothing better than for Domonic to win the job outright in Spring Training. Ben serves much better as a 4th outfielder and late-game replacement for Raul Ibanez.
With more good news filtering in for Dom, the potential of a terrific first year and a bounceback season from a shaky Winter League is very high. Nothing like February baseball talk.