On a rainy Wednesday morning, media covering the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league mini camp huddled inside of a 20′ x 40′ party tent at Salt River Fields intended for socially-distanced team meetings to get a reprieve from the elements and to hear from one young man many consider to be the future of the franchise. D-backs No. 3 ranked prospect…

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Derek Montilla, occasionally known as The Mayor of PHNX, has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks beat for over 10 seasons. He's a career .093 hitter as an amateur with more errors than runs scored, so everyone decided that the press box was a better fit. The Arizona native is a diehard fan of all Valley sports and can also be found roaming free ringside at local pro wrestling shows.