On Tuesday, ESPN Insider Jim Bowden published the names of seven players who he thinks are "poised to erupt" this season. One former member of the Cincinnati organization made the list. He was included in the trade that brought right-hander Mat Latos to the Queen City in exchange for three others. Who is it? It's none other than RHP Brad Boxberger.
Here's what Bowden had to say regarding Boxberger:
3. Brad Boxberger, RHP
San Diego acquired Boxberger in the trade that sent Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds and netted the Padres four players, and Boxberger’s the sleeper of the deal. He should break camp in the Padres’ bullpen and could play a prominent role in the sixth or seventh innings. He has a 92-95 mph fastball and he whiffed 11.9 per nine in his minor league career. His delivery is deceptive and his fastball has above-average life; he can cut it or sink it. He also has a hard slider/cutter. His changeup still needs development, but in a short-relief ro...