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Baseball America's Top 2008 Rookie Per Team

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The Baseball America Prospect Handbook 2008 is an excellent reference guide for the fantasy player who is looking for an edge when it comes to upcoming rookies and for those in deeper keeper leagues. Right on the cover is this declaration, "The Secret Weapon For Fantasy League Success."

This year's edition includes some specific information the fantasy player will find valuable. The prospect experts at BA include a Top rookie for each of the 30 major league teams. The also provide a breakout prospect and sleeper for each organization.

Here is a list of the AL top rookies according to BA. Given the January publication, some are dated and do not reflect current developments. In these cases (Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins and Oakland A's), who should be the breakout rookie?

TM POS PLAYER
NYY RHP Joba Chamberlain
BOS OF Jacoby Ellsbury
TOR LHP Dave Purcey
TB 3B Evan Longoria
BAL LHP Troy Patton
DET RHP Yorman Bazardo
CLE RHP Masahide Kobayashi
CSX LHP Gio Gonzalez
KC RHP Luke Hochevar
MIN RHP Nick Blackburn
LAA SS/3B Brandon Wood
SEA C Jeff Clement
TEX LHP Luis Mendoza
OAK 1B Daric Barton