I think Kendrick will reach the 130 ABs and lose his rookie status. I think the scouts will drop Upton a little because he has not lived up to the hype, though Galt has a point - scouts are obssessed with Upton.
Depending on how Gordon does at AAA and in his September call-up and whether Young can finally show some power at AAA will determine the 1-2. He is just a 20 year old hitting .340 in AAA (with 16 steals and an 82% success rate in 196 ABs), but he has a terrible BB:K rate of 6:32. What is impressive about Young is that he is a free swinger who only strikes out 15% of the time and makes very solid contact (hence the .340 average). The scouts guarantee the power will come, and based on his size, strength, and power numbers at lower levels, they should be right.
Anyways, here's my guess at the 2007 BA top 5.
1. Delmon Young. No surprise here. ETA: Sept. 2006 call-up, full-time to start 2007.
2. Alex Gordon. Again, no surprise. ETA: Sept. 2006 call-up, full-time to start 2007.
3. Brandon Wood. No change... ETA: Late 2007 call-up, full-time 2008.
4 Billy Butler. Surprise! Finally found a position and is playing adequate defense with a pretty good arm in RF. Raking as a 20 year old at AA, hitting for power and average. Good contact rate, (15%) but could improve on the walks (33). ETA: Possible Sept. call-up could start 2007 season, but probably mid-2007.
5. Philip Hughes. Breaks away from the pack with a dominant second half. ETA: Mid-2007.
OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart
BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero
SP: Price, Gallardo, T. Hudson, Lester
RP: Chapman, Jansen, Rodney, Putz, Cishek, Bailey