Saturday, June 19, 2010

The 2010 Season Is Year of the Rookie

The 2010 season is a great time for young players - ESPN: "Here is a team of players 24 years old and under who are thriving or could soon thrive in the big leagues:
C: Carlos Santana, 24, Indians
1B: Ike Davis, 23, Mets
2B: Neil Walker, 24, Pirates*
SS: Starlin Castro, 20, Cubs
3B: Pedro Alvarez, 23, Pirates
OF: Mike Stanton, 20, Marlins
OF: Austin Jackson, 23, Tigers
OF: Jason Heyward, 20, Braves
RHP: Stephen Strasburg, 21, Nationals
RHP: Mike Leake, 22, Reds
LHP: Jaime Garcia, 23, Cardinals**
RP: Drew Storen, 22, Nationals"

For fantasy, the question is whether these players will be expected to be starters in 2011. My guess is all will be drafted with the exception of Neil Walker, who I do not believe will hit enough this season.

Santana will be a Top 10 catcher. Jason will be a Top 10 OF and Stephen Strasburg will be a Top 10 pitcher. The others will be mid- to late-round selections.


Jason said...

Don't forget Buster Posey.

IMHO said...

Agree. A Fantasy Writer should have made a UT spot and stuck Posey there.