High rookie expectations

John Sickels looks at some 2004 rookies who are under pressure to perform immediately.

Originally Published: April 5, 2004
By John Sickels | Special to ESPN.com

Here is a look at some Rookies on the Spot for 2004. This is not a comprehensive look at every rookie who has made a 25-man roster. Rather, I want to focus on players who are under pressure to perform immediately, guys who will play a major role at the outset of the season, and whose teams are investing a lot of hope in their immediate success.

At the end of the week, we will look at players who didn't make teams, but who should be up at some point later in the season. In no particular order: ...

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