Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Players to Watch: 2012

.900+ OPS, 75-150 PA (Post All Star Break, 2011)
1.114 Adrian Beltre (Rangers)
1.061 Nick Hundley (Padres)
1.035 Chris Parmelee (Twins)
1.028 Andruw Jones (Yankees)
.967 Ryan Raburn (Tigers)
.943 Yonder Alonso (Reds)
.931 Daniel Murphy (Mets)
.915 Shelly Duncan (Indians)
.908 Jerry Sands (Dodgers)
.901 Allen Craig (Cardinals)

There are several players on this list who are not very well known, but might be worth watching.  Chris Parmelee, who was a 1st round draft pick in 2006, made his major league debut on September 6th.  It's not clear how he fits into the 2012 season for the Twins with Justin Morneau coming back, but you can to figure he'll be back before too long after his great September.

Jerry Sands was a 25th round draft pick in 2008 and was hitting .205 for the year before rejoining the team in September and hitting .342.  Sands might be on the Dodgers bench this year or he might start in the minors and get more at-bats.

Yonder Alonso was the 7th overall pick in 2008 and was traded to the Padres in December in the Mat Latos trade, likely making him the starting 1st baseman for the Padres next year. 

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