I haven't yet decided whether to take this out to 25 spots like we did in 2008 or 27 like we did in 2009, but either way we are at just about the half way mark in this poll, and we still aren't done adding players who have the potential to have long, all star level careers.
This time it was a close two man race for the #13 spot. Daniel Hudson narrowly edged out Justin Smoak for second place in round 12, this time he edges Smoak out for first to emerge as the #13 rookie from last year's class:
It looks like we may be headed toward some wide open voting in a couple of rounds.
The overall standings are now:
5. Michael Stanton, outfielder Florida Marlins
13. Daniel Hudson, pitcher Arizona Diamondbacks
temporarily dropped players: Mitch Moreland 0% (8), Danny Valencia 0% 11, Neil Walker 0% (12), Jose Tabata 0% (12), Carlos Carassco 0% (12), Travis Wood 0% (13), Jonathon Niese 0% (13), Michael Saunders 0% (13)
Players who have been suggested for addition in coming rounds include Michael Brantley, Josh Thole, Johnny Venters, Drew Storen, Gaby Sanchez and Andrew Cashner. Other players that I am looking at adding soon are Brennan Boesch, Reid Brignac, Tyler Colvin and Alexi Ogando. If you have any preferences among this group, even if you are not quite ready to vote for them, you can discuss below.
As a reminder voting is by +1. Please add write in votes in the space provided.