Saturday, September 12, 2009

Meet the Possible Contenders for the 2009 Topps All-Star Rookie Team

Okay, there is still three full weeks left in the season. Things can change really fast in three weeks (like a hopeful collapse of a certain St. Louis team while a certain Chicago team goes on a 20 game win streak...hey it could happen...see Colorado Rockies circa 2007).

Anyway, perusing the MLB website, they have added a new set of statistics in a section called the Top Rookie Tracker. This section features just a handful of the players MLB believes are contenders for either League's Rookie of the Year. And believe it or not, the players on the list they have provided stats for well represent each of the positions Topps uses for their Rookie All-Star team (1b, 2b, 3b, ss, three outfield, c, rhp, lhp). With that said, unless somebody comes up with a strong finish in September, here is what should be the list of contenders for the 2009 Topps All-Star Rookie Team:

First basemen:
Travis Ishikawa SF

Second basemen:
Chris Getz CWS
Jayson Nix CWS

Third basemen:
Gordon Beckham CWS
Casey McGehee MIL

Elvis Andrus TEX
Everth Cabrera SD

Chris Coghlan FLA
Chris Dickerson CIN
Dexter Fowler COL
Brett Gardner NYY
Garrett Jones PIT
Andrew McCutchen PIT
Gerardo Parra ARI
Colby Rasmus STL
Nolan Reimold BAL

Matt Wieters BAL

Right Handed Pitchers:
Andrew Bailey OAK
Brad Bergesen BAL
Tommy Hanson ATL
Kenshin Kawakami ATL
Jeff Niemann TB
Rick Porcello DET
Randy Wells CHC
Jordan Zimmermann WSH

Left Handed Pitchers:
Brett Anderson OAK
Brett Cecil TOR
J.A. Happ PHI
Josh Outman OAK
Ricky Romero TOR

The only thing that could be of possible concern for now is the fact that Wieters had that deal with Razor, and if you recall, Razor specifically stated that if Topps wanted to sign him, they'd have to go through them to do it.

Am I missing anybody? Please let me know so they can be added to the lists above. Start drafting your picks for the All-Star Rookie team now folks. A contest will be in the offering here soon (I promise...)


JayBee Anama


Marty said...

My picks:

1B: So many to choose from...Travis Ishikawa? ;)
2B: I think a White Sox player here...Jason Nix.
3B: Gordon way will I put a Brewer on my team. ;)
SS: Only Suspicious Minds wouldn't pick Mr. Andrus here.
OF: Let my Pirate bias shine! Jones, McCutchen (can we have him twice? No? OK...Dexter Fowler of the red hot Rox FTW.
C: The dude the Pirates passed on in the draft.
RHP: Tommy "Gun" Hanson
LHP: Anyone HAPPen to know a player to put here?

csd said...

Last year the White Sox were robbed when Alexei Ramirez (2nd in AL ROY voting) was left off the team. How will they leave off the two you have listed at 2nd base? Will they dare leave the phenom Gordon Bacon off the list? This will be an interesting team.

Scott said...

I like Jayson Nix. He has impressed me both on and off the field.

Brady James said...

Brian Duensing, pitcher for the Twins. He has a 1.75 ERA in 8 starts for the Twins, and has not given up more then 2 earned runs in any of those. He has not yet lost a start, and a good majority of his starts have been shutouts until he left.