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21 RICK
PORCELLO
RHP, TIGERS
1: Rank in the Florida State League in ERA last year, when he went 8-6, 2.66.
Opening Day Age: 20 ETA: 2010
 
31 DEREK
HOLLAND
LHP, RANGERS
3: Home runs allowed in 151 innings.
Opening Day Age: 22 ETA: 2009
22 CHRIS
TILLMAN
RHP, ORIOLES
19: Age last year in the Double-A Eastern League, where he was the youngest pitcher.
Opening Day Age: 20 ETA: 2009
 
32 WADE
DAVIS
RHP, RAYS
5: Seasons in pro ball, as well as number of times he has ranked among the Rays’ Top 10 Prospects.
Opening Day Age: 23 ETA: 2009
23 JUSTIN
SMOAK
1B, RANGERS
62: Career home runs at South Carolina, behind only Rafael Palmeiro in Southeastern Conference history among three-year players.
Opening Day Age: 22 ETA: 2009
 
33 ANDREW
McCUTCHEN
OF, PIRATES
1: International League center fielders with a higher OPS than McCutchen’s .770 (Brett Gardner, .836).
Opening Day Age: 22 ETA: 2009
24 ERIC
HOSMER
1B, ROYALS
11: Professional at-bats he got before MLB told the Royals to sit him down as part of the Alvarez grievance.
Opening Day Age: 19 ETA: 2010
 
34 MAT
GAMEL
3B, BREWERS
1.045: OPS in the first half, when he hit .375/.433/.612.
Opening Day Age: 23 ETA: 2009
25 BRIAN
MATUSZ
LHP, ORIOLES
304: Strikeouts, in 228 innings, in his last two seasons at San Diego; he led Division I in 2008 and ranked second (behind Price) in 2007.
Opening Day Age: 22 ETA: 2009
 
35 YONDER
ALONSO
1B, REDS
140/66: Walk/strikeout ratio his last two college seasons at Miami.
Opening Day Age: 22 ETA: 2010
26 CARLOS
SANTANA
C, INDIANS
.311: Difference between his 2008 OPS (.999) and 2007 OPS (.688).
Opening Day Age: 23 ETA: 2010
 
36 AUSTIN
JACKSON
OF, YANKEES
131: Games per season the durable Jackson has averaged the last three years.
Opening Day Age: 22 ETA: 2009
27 MATT
LaPORTA
OF/1B, INDIANS
70: His power grade on the 20-80 scouting scale.
Opening Day Age: 24 ETA: 2009
 
37 ELVIS
ANDRUS
SS, RANGERS
1: Players named Elvis to ever play in the majors (Elvis Pena, 2000-2001)
Opening Day Age: 20 ETA: 2009
28 TIM
BECKHAM
SS, RAYS
6: High school shortstops drafted No. 1 overall in the last 30 years: Shawon Dunston, Chipper Jones, Alex Rodriguez, Matt Bush and Justin Upton preceded Beckham.
Opening Day Age: 19 ETA: 2012
 
38 JESUS
MONTERO
C, YANKEES
51: Multi-hit games in 2008.
Opening Day Age: 19 ETA: 2011
29 JARROD
PARKER
RHP, DIAMONDBACKS
10.4: Strikeouts per nine innings in the second half at low Class A South Bend.
Opening Day Age: 19 ETA: 2010
 
39 AARON
HICKS
OF, TWINS
97: His peak fastball velocity off the mound in high school.
Opening Day Age: 19 ETA: 2011
30 FERNANDO
MARTINEZ
OF, METS
0: Players in Double-A younger than Martinez last season.
Opening Day Age: 20 ETA: 2010
 
40 BRETT
WALLACE
3B, CARDINALS
36: Home runs in 140 games in 2008 between Arizona State, the minors and the Arizona Fall League.
Opening Day Age: 22 ETA: 2009
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