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Catch the wave of "new" shortstops

Jan 19, 2010, 10:58 AM EST

MLB.com has a story up today about the “next wave” of shortstops. The “new guard”  of “younger stars rising to the top at their position.”  Bet you can’t wait to click through and find out who all these hot young talents are! Maybe you’ll find out about them before your fantasy draft and scoop them up before your opponents even know their names!  OK, here goes!

Hanley Ramirez, Troy Tulowitzki, Yunel Escobar, Jose Reyes and Erick Aybar.

Er, yeah.  Ramirez and Tulowitzki are entering their fifth full seasons.  Escobar his fourth. Aybar his fourth or fifth depending on how you count 2006.  Reyes is entering his eighth. Sure, these guys still have a lot of baseball in them, but you’re not even a “rising star” at a bank or a law firm if you’ve been around eight years. You’re just a guy.

I suppose guys like Alcides Escobar and Starlin Castro aren’t ready to be called “the new guard” yet, but they’re closer to that than Jose Reyes is to being a “rising star.”

  1. mike - Jan 19, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Elvis Andrus?

  2. Jamie - Jan 19, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    If these guys are the “new guard”, who’s in the “old guard”? Gary Sheffield?

  3. RichardInDallas - Jan 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    What Mike said…

  4. Wells - Jan 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    There’s this guy Derek Jeter, plays for this team, the Yankees. He looks like he knows the position.

  5. KR - Jan 19, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Hanley Ramirez is pretty good! News at 11!

  6. Alex K - Jan 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Watch out for the new wave of first baseman including Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira, and Ryan Howard!

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