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Adam Eaton, Starling Marte, Aaron Hicks. Eaton & Hicks are both leadoff hitters with great speed and expected to steal at least 30 bases while scoring 80 -100 runs. Marte has good power and should steal 40 bases and hit very close to 20 HR. Eaton and Marte played short stints in the majors last year...they are for real. One of these 3 guys is your Rookie of The Year and quite possibly TWO of them will be Rookie of The Year.
Martin Prado- I see hitting his usual .300 plus average and power increases in ARI
Brett Gardner- 2011 version of Ellsbury with less power
Oscar Taveras- Same homer total and average as Trout with less SB
Homer Bailey- Outperforms Greinke
David Murphy- Puts up a .300/25/100 season
If we could name them now,they wouldn't be surprises,would they?
Nobody knows...it's a crapshoot every year...roll the dice,like everyone else,use some common sense,and hope to win.
Anyone claiming to be an expert is full of it.
Not many complete surprises anymore. Just too much info available. Here's my list:
Salvador Perez, C, Royals
Brandon Belt, 1B, Giants
Jean Segura, SS, Brewers
Starling Marte, LF, Pirates
Julio Teheran, SP, Braves