Potential impact rookies
Despite slim hopes of making the bigs now, these 10 guys could still make noise in 2011
The calendar still says February, so spring training remains nothing but positive. Everyone looks great, everyone is primed for a great season and everyone has a chance to make the roster. So instead of talking about surefire Rookie of the Year candidates, let's take the road less traveled and make some dart throws at some possibilities to still be on big league rosters come April. None of these guys are an especially good bet, or even a favorite to earn a spot, but they all have the ability to at least make a serious impact if everything breaks right.
Dustin Ackley, 2B, Seattle Mariners
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