Several rookies making a big impact

A number of first-year players stand out in American League and National League

Originally Published: June 24, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Nothing spells "taking a flier" like a rookie of the year prediction. I should know: My choice for the American League award, Toronto's Travis Snider, is hitting .258 for Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League. My National League choice, Cameron Maybin, is tearing it up for the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs.

Then again, I'm not alone. A look back at the ESPN.com "experts" top rookie picks from spring training includes a bunch of obligatory David Price and Matt Wieters selections. There's also ...

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