rjforlife wrote:Ok Felix is in. And some write-ups.
1 Hanley- Immense all around talent at his age spells the top hitter.
2 A-Rod- Hard not to feel safe with this guy
3 Pujols- Injuries aside hes as solid as they come. Still has some prime yearsleft.
4 Utley- That power at 2B is unheard of and with the lineup he gets plenty of other numbers.
5 Holliday- Hints of a move out of Colorado hurt but with the steals increase he has become a 5x5 monster
6 Braun- No sophmore slump, just continues his incredible entry into the bigs with another fine
7 Wright- Great 5 category production, nothing not to like
8 Reyes- A little inconsistent but the numbers keep getting there in the end, and they are nice.
9 Berkman - Huge spike across the board looks like hes hit his prime. Only a little injury problem can stop him from having his bets year ever.
10 Sizemore- HR, SB, Runs, and RBI he does it all. The average is the only thing keeping him from being higher on this list
11 Howard - Like Sizemore, average is the only category holding this beast off the top 10.
12 Hamilton- WOW. Not much to say but the 1st pick overall has finally arrived and it is nice.
13 Kinsler- Great across the board talent at a tough position, and such a young guy. Looking for big things for years to come from him.
14 Prince- Kind of a down year but talent like his doesn’t disapper, watch out for a monster second half as his team contends for the Nl Central Title
15 M-Cab- Slow start in adjusting to the AL and Detroit, but his July shows how good he can be, look for a big second half and possible return to the top 10 by years end.
16 Beltran- Keeps on truckin in a great lineup.
17 Carlos Lee- See Beltran
18 Crawford- Up and down season so far but the end result always looks nice.
19 A-Ram See no. 17/18
20 Chipper - A monster first two months is carrying his overall numbers but as long as he is injury free he is tough to beat.
21 Upton- Lack of power a little scary but if he can end up with 12-15 HR, he easily justifies top 25 status.
22 McLouth- Out of nowhere and not disappearing yet. Still young, he looks like a winner.
23 Quenti- See above.
24 Rollins- Injuries and mediocre play plop young james near the bottom of this list. Just not enough of a track record to assume he will return to top form.
25 Ad. Gonzalez- Young and good. Too bad he is in SD.
1 Santana- He is still the best.
2 Webb- A little stumble in June but is as consistent as anyone these days, and consistency rules.
3 Lincecum- The Freak is just that, and in baseball that means good.
4 Hamels- Some hard luck losses that could have been wins keep his umbers from being amazing. Still
so young and talented he is a good one to hang on to.
5 Peavy- Injury bug returning scaress a bit, have to temper expectations again.
6 Halladay - Resurgence isnt unexpected, and he has the talent to maintain for a few more years.
7 Sabathia - The league switch has been nice so far and his K rate is awesome.
8 Haren- Just needs to put a nice 2nd half together to solidify his spot here.
9 Kazmir- The lefty has his bumps but in the end he is dominant.
10 Verlander- Tough start but has been phenominal lately, right back to where he was preseason
11 Beckett- Hard to lose in Boston and he takes advantage. Nothing not to like here.
12 Volquez- Finally reaches his potential in a big way. Young kid could be a star for years to come.
13 C. Lee- Out of nowhere it’s a little hard to believe, but he even dazzled in the ASG, the guy is legit
14 Sheets- Keep the injuries away and watch him cimb this list
15 King Felix- Seattle blows but hes doing everything he can. A better team and he could be top 5.
Phillips and Hart certainly deserve mention in the top 25 and I think Billingsley should be a top 15 pitcher heading into 2009.