Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 7/29/13
Honorable Mentions #50 to #46 #45 to #41 #40 to #36 #35 to #31 #30 to #26 #25 to #21 #20 to #16 #15 to #11 And now we come to the best of the best. These guys are both the present and the future of the sport. They’re great now, they’re going to be great for a while, and they’re the kinds of players that we’ll be telling our grandkids about.   #10 Carlos Gonzalez (OF) Age PA BB% K% AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ Fld BsR WAR 27 395 9.6 % 26.6 % .302 .370 .610 .414 153 5.2 4.9 4.5 Under Team Control Through 2017: $11M, $16M, $17M, $20M A few years ago, in one of the least prescient things I’ve ever published, I wondered whether the Rockies squandered a lot of money by signing Gonzalez to a seven year, $80 million extension.  He was coming off one good year, had been traded multiple times before, didn’t control the strike zone particularly well, and looked like a pretty strong regression candidate.   Gonzalez did regress, but the rest of what I wrote was really wildly wrong.  Salaries
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