Going into draft day, fantasy owners are looking for the guys who give them more than just power or just speed. They want the guy who can give them power and speed. The hitters who can give you power and speed are in high demand, and are usually drafted within the first 3-4 rounds of most drafts, and most of these guys are drafted in the first round.
Below is the list of hitters who joined the 20-20 club in 2010. They hit at least 20 home runs and stole at least 20 bases. The names on this list are not foreign by any means. I have provided their 2009 stats, as well as whether or not I think they can duplicate the effort in 2010.
Let's take a look:
I included Nate McLouth and Torii Hunter as they were on the cusp of joining the 20-20 club in 2009 but fell a SB or two short. Notice that there was only one member of the 30-30 club in 2009- Ian Kinsler. I think Matt Kemp can join the 30-30 club in 2010, and could put together a 35-35 season. That's why I would rank him ahead of Hanley Ramirez in 2010.
Check out who will join the 20-20 club in 2010 after the jump:
But there must be some new blood joining the 20-20 club in 2010, right? Glad you asked. Here is a list of the hitters who I think will go 20-20 in 2010 (with their 2009 stats):
Hitting in the new Yankee Stadium, Jeter could easily join the 20-20 club in 2010. Alex Rios should join the club as well hitting in U.S Cellular Field this year. I am very high on Andrew McCutchen as he hit 12 HRs in just 433 at bats in 2009. He should get over 600 at bats in 2010, so he could approach 20 HRs as well.
Another name you should not forget is Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies. He went 13-16 in just 278 ABs in 2009. He could easily go 20-20 in 2010 if he keeps up that pace. Alex Rodriguez will have no problem hitting 20 HRs, but who else was surprised he stole 14 bases after returning from hip surgery last year?
Grady Sizemore returns from an injury-filled 2009 season, and he should have no problem going 20-20 in 2010 as long as he is healthy. I included Chris Young and Corey Hart on the list as they have the potential to go 20-20, but both experienced horrendous 2009 seasons. They have fallen pretty far in pre-season mock drafts, so they could come cheap come draft day.