Looks like Bryan Smith at Baseball Analysts has declared Reds prospect Homer Bailey to be one of the most likely “breakout prospects” for 2006:
Homer Bailey (CIN) – 2004 top ten pick, Bailey struggled with command in the Midwest League. His two-pitch combination should allow him to take off once he becomes more refined.
I hope Bailey breaks out, but Bryan picked Thomas Pauly as a breakout prospect last year, and we all know how that worked out.
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