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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Who will be the next Ben Grieve?
1 Bryce Harper of, Nationals Age: 19. ETA: 2012.
He should get to the majors as a teenager; settle in and enjoy it.
2 Matt Moore lhp, Rays Age: 22. ETA: 2012.
He makes it look so easy, and he’s so good he’ll make David Price a No. 2 starter.
3 Mike Trout of, Angels Age: 20. ETA: 2012.
His signing scout, Greg Mohrhardt, has since been promoted to Angels crosschecker.
4 Yu Darvish rhp, Rangers Age: 25. ETA: 2012.
It’s hard to moderate expectations for proven Japanese ace, but he should definitely surpass the Dice-K bar.
5 Julio Teheran rhp, Braves Age: 21. ETA: 2012.
There’s absolutely no link between his last name and Darvish’s Iranian heritage.
6 Jesus Montero c, Mariners Age: 22. ETA: 2012.
He should face less pressure replacing Miguel Olivo rather than Jorge Posada.
7 Jurickson Profar ss, Rangers Age: 19. ETA: 2013
He should beat out golf, cheesy theme parks as Myrtle Beach’s top 2012 attraction.
8 Shelby Miller rhp, Cardinals Age: 21. ETA: 2013
He’s looking to become the first big leaguer named Shelby, and it should happen soon.
9 Trevor Bauer rhp, Diamondbacks Age: 21. ETA: 2012
The unique ones are the hardest to project, and no one’s as unique as Bauer.
10 Dylan Bundy rhp, Orioles Age: 19. ETA: 2013.
First goal: Beat big brother Bobby to Baltimore. Next: Make the Orioles relevant.
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