Projecting a new decade of MLB stars
We look ahead at who will be shining brightest in the big leagues through 2019
This week on ESPN.com, writers and editors will be looking back at the past decade in baseball -- and looking ahead to the future. Today, to begin the conversation, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus -- a man well versed in prospects and MLB futures -- looks at the 20 players who will shine the brightest from 2010 through 2019.
Selections were based on Baseball Prospectus statistical projections such as WARP (wins above replacement player), along with more subjective observations such as scouting reports and general sense of upside. Our focus here is ultimately on decade-long value to a team.
To see the rest of Kevin's list -- including guys not yet in the majors, such as Stephen Strasburg, and guys you might assume are already too old to be ranked for the next decade, such as Albert Pujols -- you must be an ESPN Insider.