MLB's Top 10 Surprise Players of 2009

Frankie RioloContributor ISeptember 18, 2009

MLB's Top 10 Surprise Players of 2009

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 22:  Kendry Morales #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated by teammate Torii Hunter #48 after hitting a three-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of the baseball game at Angel Stadium on A

10. Nick Swisher, OF - New York Yankees

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees follows through on his game winning walk off home run against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 8, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees won the game 3-2.

9. Jason Kubel, DH - Minnesota Twins

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    CLEVELAND - JULY 27:  Jason Kubel #16 of the Minnesota Twins hits a single in the ninth inning to score Justin Morneau in front of Sal Fasano #44 of the Cleveland Indians on July 27, 2008 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Minnesota won the game 4-2

8. Mark Reynolds, 3B - Arizona Diamondbacks

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    PHOENIX - AUGUST 10:  Mark Reynolds #27 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the New York Mets during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on August 10, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 7-4.  (Photo by Christian Pe

7. Jayson Werth, OF - Philadelphia Phillies

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29:  Geoff Jenkins #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts as he scores on a RBI single by Jayson Werth #28 in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Seri

6. Adam Wainwright, SP - St. Louis Cardinals

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    SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 31:  Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on May 31, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

5. Josh Johnson, SP - Florida Marlins

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    MILWAUKEE - MAY 14: Starting pitcher Josh Johnson #55 of the Florida Marlins delivers the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 14, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

4. Aaron Hill, 2B - Toronto Blue Jays

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    TORONTO - APRIL 6: Aaron Hill #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes a double play as he throws out David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre April 6, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

3. Adam Lind, DH, OF - Toronto Blue Jays

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    NEW YORK - JULY 04: Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a two run home run in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2. Kendry Morales, 1B - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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    ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 12:  Kendry Morales #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bats against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 12, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 10-5.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

1. Zack Greinke, SP - Kansas City Royals

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 17:  Starting pitcher Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 17, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)