Rating last year's rookies-Community Prospect #12

The runoff ends up being anticlimactic as Domonic Brown easily bests Danny Espinosa to earn the #11 slot among last year's rookies

1.  Brett Lawrie, 3b Toronto Blue Jays (51%)

2,  Eric Hosmer, 1b Kansas City Royals (57%)

3.  Michael Pineda, P Seattle Mariners (38%)

4.  Dustin Ackley, 2b Seattle Mariners (41%)

5. Desmond Jennings, of Tampa Bay Rays (47%)

6. Jeremy Hellickson, P Tampa Bay Rays  (49%)

7. Freddie Freeman, 1B Atlanta Braves (45%)

8. Brandon Beachy, P Atlanta Braves (27%)

9. Brandon Belt, OF/!B San Francisco Giants (33%)

10. Mike Moustakas, 3b Kansas City Royals (38%)

11. Domonic Brown, of Philadelphia Phillies (32%) (70% runoff)


The voting breakdown for the eleventh round round after Brown was Danny Espinosa 29% (30% runoff),  Paul Goldschmidt 13%, Cory Luebke 11%, Mark Trumbo 5%, Jason Kipnis 5%, Ivan Nova 3%, Aroldis Chapman 3% (runoff), JD Martinez 0%, Jordan Walden 0%.

I'm going to keep everyone on the ballot who got at least 5% of the vote, and drop everyone who didn't, so we'll drop Ivan Nova, Jordan Walden and JD Martinez for now. Despite getting a write in vote, Chapman will also stay off for another round or two barring an increase in his level of write in support. We'll rotate back in Jemile Weeks, Danny Duffy, Chris Sale and Kyle Drabek.

In rotation: Salvador Perez 0% (round 8), Zach Britton 0% (round 9), Vance Worley 0% (round 9), Craig Kimbrel 0% (round 9), Wilson Ramos 2% (round 10), Aroldis Chapman 2% (round 10), Henderson Alvarez 0% (round 10), Jose Altuve 0% round 10, Ivan Nova 3% (round 11), Jordan Walden 0% (round 11), JD Martinez 0% (round 11)

We'll give Lucas Duda his first time on the ballot this round, leaving as future testers:

Josh Collmenter, Kenley JansenDayan Viciedo, Juan Nicasio Alex Cobb, Mike Minor, Jordan Lyles, Ben Revere and Jerry Sands.

As always voting is by +1 and there are places below to suggest testers or vote for players not currently on the ballot.

So who is your number 12 prospect for future performance among last year's rookies?

Oh, and one more thing.  I'm leaving this evening on a driving trip over the Thanksgiving holiday.  I should have internet access most of the time, and will try to keep things moving along, but if anyone notices, especially between  now and this coming Wednesday that a poll has been up for significantly more than a day and I haven't put up the next one, feel free to do that as long as you follow my established template.  Thanks.

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