The 24-year-old reached Double-A Chattanooga last year, hitting for a strong .292/.397/.408 slash line, but was a bit older than his competition at age 23. LaMonte Wade is a very challenging prospect to rank for fantasy purposes, as he can clearly hit, he just doesn't do much else. His upside may be hitting .290, get on base at a .390 clip and hit 10 home runs with 10 steals. He'll likely move up to Triple-A this summer and could reach majors in the second half.
Wade has been invited to join the Twins' big-league camp for spring training, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The 24-year-old reached Double-A Chattanooga last year, hitting for a strong .292/.397/.408 slash line. The invitation will allow the Twins' major-league staff to work with Wade this spring, though he's likely still at least a year away from contending for a big-league roster spot.
Wade was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms after colliding with a teammate in an Arizona Fall League game, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The game was delayed several minutes while Wade, 23, lay on the outfield grass. He was eventually removed from the game on a stretcher, but he gave the thumbs-up sign and appears to have escaped any serious physical injury.
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