Top 50 Prospects from 2010: Where Are They Now?

Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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Navigating the Numbers

As with most prospect classes, there are a lot of recognizable major-league names throughout the list. Here are some numbers from the group:

  • Total rWAR of 533.9 (as of the end of the 2019 season)
  • 46 All-Star appearances
  • Nine Gold Gloves
  • Top 20 in MVP voting on 17 separate occasions
  • Two MVPs
  • Both MVP Awards were players ranked inside the top four
  • Nine times in the top 10 of Cy Young voting
  • Four Rookie of the Year Awards
  • 13 Silver Sluggers
  • 48% of players are not currently signed to MLB-affiliated organization
  • The top 10 players on the list have averaged 2.24 rWAR per season.
  • Players ranked 11-50 have averaged .94 rWAR per season with only one player never playing in a major league game.
  • Buster Posey has the highest total rWAR with 42.1 and counting.
  • Three of the top 10 players have accumulated more than 30 rWAR in their careers.
  • One player outside of the top 10 has accumulated more than 30 rWAR in his career.
  • That one player is Carlos Santana, who was ranked 11th. Four total players have reached 30 or more WAR in their careers and they were all ranked within the top 11 on the list.
  • Jason Heyward has accounted for 56% of the Gold Glove Awards.
  • Despite only averaging 116 games per season, Giancarlo Stanton has averaged the most WAR per season.
  • The bottom 10 players, four have a negative rWAR for their careers.
  • Buster Posey leads the group in All-Star appearances (6), top 20 MVP voting (6), Silver Sluggers (4), and total rWAR (42.1).