Every year, some unheralded rookies come out of nowhere and end up playing a big role in a team’s season.
Be it due to injury, poor performance or a trade, it’s almost certain that some player who was expected to spend the year in the minors ends up helping the big league club.
Here, I have picked out 15 rookies who could potentially help the Atlanta Braves in 2010.
Before I start, let me say that Jason Heyward isn’t included in this list. Not because I don’t think he will make an impact, but because at this point, I guarantee that if he stays healthy he will make an impact (likely as the starting right fielder on Opening Day).
Also, I’m not saying that every one of these rookies will make an impact. In fact, that really isn’t possible since some of these players are second (or third) options after other rookies prove ineffective or get injured.