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Sleeper Alert List for 2010

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2010 Sleeper Alerts

Last month we reviewed the Sleeper Alerts from the 2009 book.

I want to start the tracking process for this year, so here is a list of the Sleeper Alerts from the 2010 book. If you want full comments on these guys to see why they are sleepers or how quickly they could advance, obviously you should buy the book! 

There are other guys who qualify as sleepers and are indicated as such within their player comments, but these are the ones with the "sleeper alert" in boldface.

Fernando Abad, LHP, Houston Astros
Kyle Allen, RHP, New York Mets
Alexia Amarista, 2B, Los Angeles Angels
Jeff Antigua, LHP, Chicago Cubs
Jon Bachanov, RHP, Los Angeles Angels
Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP, Colorado Rockies
Jeff Beliveau, LHP, Chicago Cubs
Robert Bell, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays
Nick Bucci, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers
Jose Casilla, RHP, San Francisco Giants
Ryan Chaffee, RHP, Los Angeles Angels
Edward Concepcion, RHP, San Francisco Giants
Brandon Cooney, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
Drew Cumberland, INF, San Diego Padres
Justin De Fratus, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies
Enerio del Rosario, RHP, Cincinnati Reds
Vincent DiFazio, C, Texas Rangers
Jeurys Familia, RHP, New York Mets
Cory Gearrin, RHP, Atlanta Braves
Miguel Gonzalez, C, Chicago White Sox
Connor Hoehn, RHP, Oakland Athletics
T.J. House, LHP, Cleveland Indians
Jiwan James, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
Steven Johnson, RHP, San Francisco Giants
James Jones, OF, Seattle Mariners
Josh Judy, RHP, Cleveland Indians
Kyeong Kang, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
Nathan Karns, RHP, Washington Nationals
Pat Lehman, RHP, Washington Nationals
Robinson Lopez, RHP, Atlanta Braves
Brett Lorin, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Jeremy McBryde, RHP, San Diego Padres
Roman Mendez, RHP, Boston Red Sox
Diego Moreno, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Matt Nevarez, RHP, Houston Astros
David Newmann, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays
Juan Nicasio, RHP, Colorado Rockies
Hector Noesi, RHP, New York Yankees
Blake Parker, RHP, Chicago Cubs
Alexander Perez, RHP, Cleveland Indians
Carlos Perez, C, Toronto Blue Jays
David Phelps, RHP, New York Yankees
Carlos Pimentel, RHP, Texas Rangers
Carlos Ramirez, C, Los Angles Angels
Jose Ramirez, RHP, New York Yankees
Wilking Rodriguez, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
Rusty Ryal, INF, Arizona Diamondbacks
Eduardo Sanchez, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
Juan Silva, OF, Cincinnati Reds
Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
Andrew Taylor, LHP, Los Angeles Angels
Ashur Tolliver, LHP, Baltimore Orioles
Matt Way, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies
Allen Webster, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

The basic point is to find players who are not well-known as prospects on a national basis, but who could develop into something very interesting within the next year. Note that most of these guys aren't going to appear in the majors in 2010 even if they do have a breakthrough. The biggest exception to that is Rusty Ryal, who should see significant action as a superutility player for Arizona. Josh Judy of Cleveland and Fernando Abad of Houston could also sneak in some major league time.