Baseball America published their 2010 All-Rookie team on Tuesday and it is dominated by National League hitters and pitchers. They also nominated Braves outfielder Jason Heyward as their 2010 Rookie of the Year.
Here is a look at their 2010 All-Rookie team:
Here is an excerpt from their article:
1B Ike Davis • Mets
With 19 home runs, Davis trailed only David Wright for the Mets' team lead. That same total a year ago would have led New York (by seven!) in its inaugural year in spacious Citi Field. If he reins in the strikeouts, Davis could be a steady 25-30 homer threat with plenty of patience (72 walks, .351 on-base percentage) and ample defensive contributions.
I own Davis, along with Heyward and Stanton in the UBA NL-only league, and will be very happy if he can hit 25 HRs in 2011. He hit 19 in his rookie season, so a jump to 25 is reasonable.
Does Axford hold onto the Brewers closer's job in 2011? Does Neftali Feliz close in 2011, or will they move him back to a starter's role? Can Neil Walker duplicate his 2010 rookie season?
We all know Jason Heyward can hit, but can he stay healthy for a full season? Can Mike Stanton hit for a better BA to go along with his enormous power? Speaking of power, does Buster Posey build on the power he displayed in 2010?