Damiano Palmegiani (MLB Pipeline #18, JaysProspectus #17)
Palmegiani, 23 is a power-hitting third baseman who split time across Double-A and Triple-A. All he has done as a minor leaguer is hit and he owns a .251/.358/.478 slash line across his 3 seasons. In 2023, he hit 19 home runs at Double-A before exploding onto the scene at Triple-A with a .981 OPS in 20 games. He followed that up with a .941 OPS in the Arizona Fall League across 22 games.
The righty does a great job of hitting his best contact in the air which will allow his power to play at the highest level. He's a patient hitter who is willing to work deep into counts and draw walks. This also comes with a fair amount of swing and miss and at times, a steep strike out rate. Palmegiani has been working hard to stick at third base defensively but he faces an uphill battle given his lacking tools for the position. His bat projects to be fringe average should he move to first base.
Palmegiani is one of many intriguing infield options at Triple-A. Regardless of where he ends up defensively, his bat will have him in Toronto before long.