The Arizona Diamondbacks have a dilemma with their outfield situation, and this will have to be solved within three weeks when their top prospect, Adam Eaton, is available to return from the Disabled List.
Eaton strained his left elbow at the end of spring training, and timetable for his return was within six to eight weeks. This was a huge blow to the Diamondbacks because they were relying on him to be their lead-off hitter this season and provide a boost to their offense.
Eaton showed that in the limited amount of games he played last season, he is very adept at getting on base at a high rate and he can also change the outcome of a game with his speed.
Arizona knew that scoring runs was going to be a struggle without his dynamic presence in the lineup, but they had someone on their roster that was capable of doing this job. A.J. Pollock always had the abilities to perform like he has in first month of the season, but he never received the ample amount of playing time to showcase his skills.
The one thing that is unique about Pollock is that he does not have one skill that he excels at, but he has a bunch of skills that make him a complete MLB player. Pollock showed with consistency that he could play excellent defense, but Arizona was unsure if he could produce offensively.
The Diamondbacks will have to make a tough decision once Eaton is available to return to the team, and with the way Pollock is playing, he is not making the decision easy for them.