2023 Player Outlook
2023 Recap: Kyle Manzardo hasn't seen a pitch at the big-league level but has shown at every level that he has the talent to be a star in the majors. After a great performance in the Arizona Fall league (.565 SLG) he is currently projected to break camp in the Opening Day lineup for the Guardians.
2024 Outlook: The team’s No. 2 prospect, as ranked by MLB Pipeline, Manzardo is known for his elite bat-to-ball skills and has shown tremendous growth in power in which the Guardians will welcome as they finished last in home runs in MLB in 2023 and 29th in 2022. The 23-year-old, who came to Cleveland from Tampa in the Aaron Civale deal last July, is now fully healthy from a shoulder injury and will be a Rookie of the Year candidate by the end of the season.