Hee Seop Choi, 1B (Chicago Cubs) - Should see the bulk of the playing time in Chicago, but manager Dusty Baker has a reputation for playing veterans over rookies, and with Eric Karros on the bench, the situation could be a little bit muddy. Still, Seop Choi’s numbers last season at AAA were a very solid .287, 36hrs, 97Rbis, 94 runs and a handful of steals. He is the future first baseman for the Cubs.
Marlon Byrd, OF (Philadelphia Phillies) - Here is a guy who will compete for Rookie Of The Year, and will quickly make Phillies’ fans forget Doug Glanville. He’s a lock at starting in centerfield on opening day. He’s got power and speed, and probably will bat 6th or 7th in the lineup. Think .280, 20-20 with 60-80 RBIs.
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