Baseball's coming attractions

Several hot prospects could be called up soon and make an impact in 2009

Originally Published: May 20, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Judging from the snapshot at the quarter pole, baseball's rookie of the year races could be as dull as GEICO's latest ad campaign. With the exception of an Elvis Andrus, Rick Porcello and Scott Richmond here and a Shairon Martis, Micah Hoffpauir and Andrew Bailey there, it's hard to find fresh faces who've had a consistent impact.

That can change, of course. Two years ago, a self-assured kid named Ryan Braun arrived in Milwaukee on May 25, tore it up and needed only 451 at-bats to win National ...

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