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Keith Law's Top 50 MLB Players Age 25 or Under.



http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7291374/mlb-justin-upton-leads-top-50-list-mlb-players-age-25

Any thoughts on this? I thought this would bring in plenty of discussion. And while it is not specifically about current prospects or minor leaguers, many of these guys are former and/or recent prospects. I thought it wouldd be fun to here some discussion on it.

A few thoughts of mine......

--- I don't really like Posey's ranking. While Posey did do well in 2010, I'm not entirely confident he can repeat those numbers. His 2011 line (before the injury) seems more like what he will produce. 2010 really looks like a peak year, one that he will only be able to replicate in his prime. On top of this, that was a pretty severe injury. The fact that Posey is also a catcher also makes it even more scary.

--- Castro seems a little high for me, also. While he has a ton of potential, he still hasn't been overly good at the MLB level, posting a 100 OPS+ in 2010 and a 111 OPS+ in 2011. Factor in that he should really be playing another posistion (2B?), and I don't see it.

--- I never realized Maybin had such a solid year, given his park.

--- I would put Strausburg higher, but that is probably just me. If healthy, I would take him over any pitcher in MLB.

--- Why so low on Avila?

--- What the heck is up with the Devil Ray's logos? I find it insulting and lazy. In all honesty, either the editor is an idiot or he did it on purpose. The Rays haven't been the Devil Rays since 2007.

--- Dang, is Hellickson low. I call that this one will look stupid in a few years.

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