Red Sox vs the AL East: center fielders

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Sep 26, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Dalton Pompey (45) heads for third base on his triple against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

5. Dalton Pompey, Blue Jays

The 22-year old Pompey is coming off a 2014 season that seems like more of a dream than a reality. The Canadian outfielder began the year in High-A ball and played so well throughout the year, hitting .317/.392/.469 with 43 stolen bases across three levels, that he made his major league debut, representing his home country. His 17-game stint with the Blue Jays wasn’t quite so rosy, but he still managed to hit a respectable .231/.302/.436 with a home run in 43 major league plate appearances. Pompey brings an abundance of speed to the table and also has shown the ability to reach base at a high rate, showing that he might be suited to hitting at the top of Toronto’s lineup a few years down the line. However, it’s unreasonable to expect a 22-year old rookie to be a key performer in his first season and that’s why Pompey, despite his undeniable potential, ranks last on this list.