Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rob Neyer's Top 50 Players For Next Five Years

ESPN's Rob Neyer unveiled his list of the top 50 players for the next five years today. As you could guess there are some Rays players on the list. I'm not going to go over all 50 players, but here are the Rays and where they rank. Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know.

15. BJ Upton:

"Will Upton cut down on his strikeouts? Will he become an adequate (or better) defensive center fielder? We don't know, but we do know that every team would love to have him."

20. Evan Longoria:

"This might be too high, as Longoria hasn't played a single inning in the majors. It might be too low, as any objective method will choose Longoria as the American League's No. 1 or 2 third baseman over the next five years."

36. Carl Crawford:

"We're still waiting for his first big year, but it's just a matter of time as Crawford improves a little bit every year. One of these years, maturity plus health will equal MVP candidate."