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1) Evan Longoria 3rd base Tampa Bay Rays
Still only 24 years old, coming off a 100 run, 33 homer run, 113 RBI season.
His batting average is up to .300 this season and he has started stealing bases (13)
On the defencive side, there is no 3rd baseman close to being as good as Evan.
This is the most coveted players in baseball!
2) Jason Heyward Out Field Atlanta Braves
Jason's swing is as fast as a swing can be, and his power is evident.
Although only 20 years old, he's a very patient hitter, walking already 42 times in his first season.
Heyward's gonna be around for a very long time, so get used to him.
3) Joe Mauer Catcher Minnesota Twins
Even though this guy is 27, he remains the tiger woods of catchers.
He holds a career .323 batting average, coming off a remarkable .365 batting average season.
He's probably one the favorite catchers to throw to.
One could argue that he is the most coveted asset in the game.
4) Jonathon Broxton Closer LA Dodgers
This 26 year old, is the best pitcher in the game.
He's a closer, so he dosent' have to stay out there, but while he's up on the mound, he is the most dominating of them all.
Since pitching in the major leagues, he has 475 strike-outs in 355 innings,
Without argument, he is the best closer in the game.
5) Stepehn Strasburg Starting Pitcher Washington Nationals
When this 21 year old takes the mound, everyone watches.
He's the most watched starting pitcher since he joined the major leagues, and he has not disapointed.
2.32 era, 1.01 whip, and 61 k's in 42.2 innings pitched.
Whats most remarkable about his pitch is its movement.
Strasburg has surpassed Lincecum as the #1 Starter in the game
6) Bryce Harper Outfield Washington Nationals
This is the youngest player on this list, and based on the little we've seen from him,
he is considered by many, the most coveted player in baseball.
7) Carl Crawford Outfield Tampa Bay Rays
This is one of my favorite players in baseball.
He's an all rounder with speed, power, fielding, and an overall perfection in all aspects of his game.
he's batting .321! He led all players in stolen bases with 60!
He's looking to better that as he has 31 half way through this season.
8) Tim Lincecum Starting Pitcher San Fransisco Giants
This 26 year old is a strike-out artist.
He has 807 strikouts in 715 innings pitched since joining the major leagues.
He's got a 2.94 era and a 1.17 whip.
His pitches have great movement, and his style of throwing is awesome.
9) Ryan Braun Outfield Milwakee Brewers
I'm not a fan of Braun, but i can't not put him in this list.
He's 26 years old, and is one of the abolute elite bats in the game.
He's got a career 305 batting average, and has 106 homeruns so far.
10) Joakim Soria Closer Kansas City Royals
One of the dominating pitchers in the game.
26 years old, with a career 2.13 era and 0.9 whip.
He records more than a strikout per inning
Prospects? Most of these guys have logged at least a few years if not more and would hardly be considered prospects anymore. Age isn't the defining factor. Miguel Cabrera came up when he was what, 19? so at 24 he would have been considered a veteran already. Longoria's already established himself as an elite third baseman in the majors. A "prospect" hasn't logged enough time in the majors to have established himself as that. This is Mauer's 7th season already! Broxton's in his 6th season and Crawford's been in the league since 2002 for Christ sake! Piss poor list man.
- 1 Reply to ToxicScott
If you had read the the thread, you would have read the evaluation of the meaning of the list and how came to be.
This is a list of the 25 most coveted players in baseball.
considerations for the list consists of age, potential, position, and contract.
If you've got nothing to contribute, stfu
- 1 Reply to Manning
Closers tend to be the best pitchers in the game.
This list is about coveted players.
In a list of closers, Mariano rivera would not be in the top 20 coveted closers in the game.
The only closer that i can think of that can come close to being as coveted as Broxton is Soria.
Based on what the two of them are doing on the mound, broxton would easily be the better of the two.
Now if your opinion differs, name a player under the age of 26, under a 5 million dollar salary that can produce what broxton or soria are producing out there.
- 1 Reply to Cut It Down Mike
I think longoria is the defensive third base in the game.
At the bat, i think he has the potential to hit 40 home runs.
20 sb's, 110 runs 120-130 rbi's, depending on who his teamates are when he reaches his peak.
I'll quote "Here are rankings, by position, of the most coveted players in the major leagues.
The considerations of these rankings, are based on potential, age, value, and salary.
This is the present and future of baseball.
It'll give you a better grasp on who holds the most valued prospects for the future of the game:"
So yeah, potential, age, value. salary.
The position, and what other options there are.
a quote from the earlier post"Short Stop
1) Tim Beckham (Tampa Bay Rays)
2) Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles)
3) Troy Tulowitzki (Colorado Rockies)
4) Elvis Andrus (Texas Rangers)
5) Eric Aybar (Anaheim Angels)
Hanley Ramirez could have just as easily been placed in 1st place here, but an owner would go with these players for various reasons."
Aybar has a minimum contract and will require a small amount of money to continue to play, and yet, he is one of the best fielding shortstops in the game, and has proven that he can lead off for the angels, he's got relative speed, and is young.
With all these things considered, i would take even Aybar before Hanley.
You see, short stop has various options available, where 3rd base... not so many, giving Longoria, a #1 pick overall and Hanley, outside of the top 25.
You need to learn what a prospect is. Given your shaky understanding of what a prospect is, how does Hanley Ramirez not make this bizarro ranking system? If all the players in the league were redrafted he'd be a top 5 pick and he's just as young or younger (Mauer is TWENTY SEVEN) than a lot of your "prospects". Oh, and, you also, need, to learn, how to use a comma.
i mean gordon beckham who will be and is way better than tim beckham wieters is easily top 15 prospects....who would i knock off? everyone that isnt a prospect like tulo and zimmerman and mauer those guys were prospects about 3 years ago
- 1 Reply to Danny
This is actually a list of the most coveted young players in baseball as i posted it on the cellar.org.
Some of them are prospects, and some are recent prospects.
Others are a little older, but offer too much to look past.
Salary and potential are also considered in these rankings
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