AL Rookie Prospecting for Real: By Madalan
March 11, 2010
AL Rookie Prospecting for Real
This is not a complete list of all AL Rookies; this is a list of the most likely candidates to consider who may play MLB during 2010; this information is vital for Keeper Leagues. As always in Baseball a player comes around to write “NOW” over “POTENTIAL” (example E. Longoria) therefore this list likely contains this season’s new ‘Star from 2010’.
American League Debut 2010 Likely Comments
Josh Bell 3B Yes Bat ready, nothing else
Jake Arrieta SP Yes Mid-season
Zach Britton SP No Not yet
Brandon Snyder 1B Yes Average player anyway
Brian Matusz SP Yes Only 23 Ready
Kam Mickolio RP Yes Ready
Chris Tillman SP Yes Ready?
Josh Reddick OF Yes Mid-season Power+
Ryan Kalish OF Yes Mid-season
Lars Anderson 1B Yes Yawn
Luis Exposito C No Not ready
Che-Hsuan Lin OF No Not yet
Michael Bowden SP Yes Ready expect trade
Junichi Tazawa SP Yes Ready
Tyler Flowers C Yes Starts in 2011
Christian Marrero 1B Yes Kind of ready, PH?
Brent Morel 3B Yes Likely to start 2011
C.J. Retherford 2B Yes Think Utility
Dayan Viciedo 3B Yes Sept. call-up
Dan Hudson RP Yes Future SP
Carlos Santana C Yes ASAP star quality bat
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B Yes Sept. call-up
Nick Hagadone RP No Possibly late in season
Michael Brantley OF Yes Ready SB
Jordan Brown 1B Yes Yawn
Matt LaPorta 1B Yes 2010= 25 HR 80 RBI
Lou Marson C Yes Back-up, trade?
Beau Mills 1B Yes Trade fodder
Scott Barnes SP Yes High fly-ball SP, trade?
Connor Graham RP Yes Bullpen
Austin Jackson OF Yes Glove ready, bat?
Scott Sizemore 2B Yes Starter
Alex Avila C Yes Ready
Wilkin Ramirez OF Yes Late
Ryan Strieby OF Yes Power, no glove
Casper Wells OF Yes Ready?
Mike Montgomery SP Yes Late
Mike Moustakas 3B Yes Yawn
Kila Ka’aihue DH Yes Jacobs replacement
David Lough OF Yes Yawn
Daniel Duffy SP Yes Mid-season
Los Angeles (AL)
Trevor Reckling SP Yes Age 21, Star soon
Chris Pettit OF Yes Solid fundamentals
Mark Trumbo 1B Yes Power, no glove
Trevor Bell SP Yes Not MLB quality
Kevin Jepsen RP Yes Grounders galore
Aaron Hicks OF Yes Age 20, ready in 2011
Ben Revere OF Yes No yet, bat yes, glove no
Wilson Ramos C Yes Ready
Danny Valencia 3B Yes Yawn, may start soon
David Bromberg SP Yes Not ready
Carlos Gutierrez RP Yes Worm killer
Anthony Slama RP Yes Ready
New York (AL)
Jesus Montero C Yes What a bat
Chris Carter 1B Yes Ready
Grant Green SS No Maybe in September
Dustin Ackley OF/2B Yes Ready Age 22
Michael Saunders OF Yes Likely starter?
Mike Carp 1B Yes Power-free, think Garko
Ezequiel Carrera OF Yes Mid-season starter?
Adam Moore C Yes Could become starter
Matt Tuiasosopo 3B Yes May become 1B.
Desmond Jennings OF Yes Should start
Jeremy Hellickson SP Yes Ready
Wade Davis SP Yes Near to Ace material?
Matt Moore SP Yes Ready
Matt Joyce OF Yes Likely starter
Mitch Talbot SP Yes Ready
Justin Smoak 1B Yes Mid-season
Danny Gutierrez SP No Next season
Derek Holland SP Yes Rookie of the Year?
Guillermo Moscoso SP Yes Ready, Trade?
Kyle Drabek SP Yes Mid-season?
Brett Wallace 1B Yes Ready
Marc Rzepczynski SP Yes Ready
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