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Breakout Candidate: Brant Colamarino, 1B

Colamarino hit 21 homers in 2005.

Throughout spring training, will profile a handful of Oakland A's minor leaguers who seem poised to make a jump from the ranks of the relatively obscure to the well-known. In the third of our series, we take a look at a power-hitting first baseman who is coming off of a schizophrenic season.

Brant Colamarino is nothing if not consistent. In 2004, the Pittsburgh alumnus began the year red-hot at high-A Modesto, hitting .355 with 11 homers and 41 runs batted in over only 50 games. However, his fortunes changed when he was promoted to AA-Midland, where he hit .273 with only eight homers in 77 games. Colamarino's 2005 season was almost a mirror image of his 2004 campaign. He began the... Recommended Stories

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