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Doug Kroll’s top first basemen

Doug Kroll continues his preview of the top players for the 2008 season. This week he checks in on the top first basemen with Brett Wallace (Arizona State) taking the top spot. Wallace had a tremendous 2007 season where he was named the PAC-10 player of the year and led the Sun Devils to the College World Series. Dustin Ackley (UNC) is put into the second position but is the only sophomore listed on Kroll’s top five. Justin Smoak (South Carolina) comes in at the third spot which is a surprise as he will be a top five pick in the 2008 draft. Yonder Alonso (Miami FL) and David Copper (Cal) round out the top five. The CBB thinks Allan Dykstra (Wake Forest) should be considered a top five player but who should get off the list though? The full article is available here.

  • You know I’m an unabashed Smoak fan and I do think that this year is the year he goes from being a power hitter into being an all-around masher. Doesn’t hurt that he’s great with the glove either.

    I really expect him to be a .350, 25, 80 guy this year.

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    I am a big Smoak fan too as I saw him in the CCBL in 2006 and he reminds me of Mark Teixeira in the way he swings the bat and plus he is a switch hitter.

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