The Next Big Thing

Homer Bailey
Tribute to 1994 Collector's Choice
Goose Joak

Homer Bailey was one of my hype jobs coming into 2010.  Here's a look at how that group did.

I'd call three of them wins, though only one really earned it (Colby).

Nobody really regressed (save for injury), which was awesome.

I'm still big on Bailey and Paulino as sleepers next year.  Bailey took a nice step forward in xFIP even battling injury.

And can you imagine if (somehow) De La Rosa ended up in Petco?  Won't happen but wow.

On the short list for my certified-endorsed players for 2011:

C-Carlos Santana
SP-Homer Bailey
SP-Felipe Paulino
RP-Joe Nathan

I'll continue to build this list over the offseason.