Top 50 Prospects from 2010: Where Are They Now?

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9. Justin Smoak

Justin Smoak, 1B, Texas Rangers – Justin Smoak has been a solid player in his career. He had a run as a trusted middle-of-the-order bat with the Blue Jays. He has just 7.7 WAR over his ten seasons. Three of his four 20+ homer seasons have come in the past three seasons with a career-high 38 in 2017. He is currently signed to the Milwaukee Brewers.

8. Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates – Pedro Alvarez ended his major-league run with 6.4 rWAR in nine seasons. Alvarez whetted everyone’s appetites when he led the National League in home runs in 2013 with 36. He also led the league in strikeouts with 186 that same year. Despite the power, he hit .233 with a .296 OBP. Alvarez finished with a career slash of .236/.310/.447 and had four seasons with 20+ homers.

7. Neftali Feliz

Neftali Feliz, RHP, Texas Rangers – The Rangers had two of the top nine players on the list in 2010. It’s always interesting to see things like this in retrospect. Feliz has had a solid career with a 3.49 ERA and 107 saves. He last pitched in 2017 with the Royals.

6. Desmond Jennings

Desmond Jennings, OF, Tampa Bay Rays – Desmond Jennings was drafted in the 10th round of the 2006 draft out of a community college. He raked in the minors, getting on base and stealing bags. He hit for power as well with a .318/.401/.487 slash in

2009 between AA-Montgomery and AAA-Durham. His speed helped him finish 2009 with 10 triples and 52 stolen bases. He never reached the level of success the prognosticators projected him to at the major league level. Jennings finished his major league career after just seven seasons, all with the Rays. His final slash line was .245/.322/.393. He was the Rays’ number one prospect prior to the 2010 season. He finished with 13.4 total rWAR.