Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Who Will Be Named to Topps 2010 All-Star Rookie Team?

With the Rangers up 2-1 against the Yankees, and the Phillies and Giants tied at one game a piece, there's no better time to get this going than right now. The Topps Company has already sent the 30 MLB managers a ballot that will determine who will get voted into the 2010 Topps All-Star Rookie Team, and will get that lovely silver trophy added to their 2011 Topps baseball cards (unless they forget to put the cup on a card like everybody in series 2...I digress...)

So who's going to be named to the ASR team? Here are my predictions, and if you think you can outguess me, you could win a complete 150-card set of 2005 Topps Rookie Cup (contest rules here...):

  • 1B: Ike Davis, New York Mets (.274 batting average, 19 HR, 71 RBI, 2010 stats)
  • 2B: Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates (.296, 12, 66)
  • 3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates (.256, 16, 64)
  • SS: Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs (.300, 3, 41)
  • OF: Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves (.277, 18, 72)
  • OF: Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers (.293, 4, 41)
  • OF: Tyler Colvin, Chicago Cubs (.254, 20, 56)
  • C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants (.305, 18, 67)
  • RHP: Neftali Feliz, Texas Rangers (4-3, 2.73 ERA, 71 K's, 40 saves)
  • LHP: Jaime Garcia, St. Louis Cardinals (13-8, 2.70 ERA, 132 K's)
For sure there will be players like Alcides Escobar of the Brewers, Ian Desmond of the Nationals, Brennan Boesch of the Tigers, and John Jaso of the Rays who warrant consideration, as well as Jon Niese of the Braves, Brian Matusz of the Orioles, Sergio Santos of the White Sox, Wade Davis of the Rays, and others will have their votes (from either the MLB managers, or you the readers). Don't forget to send your picks to bdj610@hotmail.com if you want to enter the contest. Good luck.

Let the debates begin!!!


JayBee Anama


Collective Troll said...

I was waiting for your Topps Rookie contest this year! Your picks are pretty solid - I will be glad if Neil Walker gets the cup he deserves. I will give it some thought and shoot you an email...

Anonymous said...

Tyler Colvin didn't have nearly that good a batting average, and more home runs.

Anonymous said...

Finally got around to picking my team, sent them to you just a few minutes ago. Very few disagreements.

Anonymous said...

I like your picks. I'd change Colvin for Mike Stanton and Strasburg might beat Feliz.