Spring training is hard on prospects. They need to perform at a very high level to unseat an established pro and grab a spot on the big league roster. Even if a prospect does play well enough, MLB’s service time rules often keep them off the roster on Opening Day.
Nationals top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito has found a way to make himself truly indispensable to the team this year though, as he has been baking treats and bringing them into the clubhouse, and sharing the process on Twitter.
Giolito’s latest culinary masterpiece is banana bread with chocolate chips.
How could you send a man with so many quickbread recipes down to the minors? This type of baking is clearly ready for the show.
– Brendan Maloy