Win a FREE Box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball

Win a FREE Box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball

Win a FREE Box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball 1Want to win a free box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball? Of course you do.

We've got a sealed hobby box that we're giving away to one lucky reader. Entering is easy. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and leave a comment below on what baseball rookie or prospect you think will make a big impact in 2013. Your commentmust include your Twitter handle.

A sample entry might read, "Manny Machado @johndoe." It's that easy.

We'll pick a winner randomly from the qualifying entries. The contest closes on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. We'll announce a winner by the following Monday night.

If your comment doesn't show up right away, don't worry. We manually approve all comments to avoid spam and we're not always around.

Thanks again for your continued support.

How to Enter:

  1. Follow @sportscards on Twitter.
  2. In the comments below this post, tell us which rookie or prospect will make a big impact in 2013.
  3. Leave your Twitter handle/user name in the comment.
  4. Entries must include an email address (these won't be published).


  • Winner will be picked randomly from qualifying entries.
  • Limit of one entry per person.
  • Contest closes on February 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Winner receives a sealed hobby box of 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball.
  • Winner agrees to allow their name, city and state to be published on Cardboard Connection and on our social media channels.
  • We'll announce the winners by Monday, February 11 at 11:59 PM EST in a post on as well as on Twitter.

This contest is now closed. We'll announce a winner by Monday night.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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    Dylan Bundy

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    Nick Castellanos

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    @WillManWay Baltimore O’s Dylan Bundy

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    Bryce Harper @tragsdel

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    Anthony Rendon @abfowler4

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    Billy Hamilton! @ran_so_fast

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    I think Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley could make an impact this season. Twitter handle Odie_O9773

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    Newly acquired Dodger pitcher Hyun Jin-Ryu @AbelCarlos82

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    Trevor Bauer

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    Kolten Wong

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    Miquel sano

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    colin fenwick Colin – your entry does not include your Twitter handle.

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    Hiroyuki Nakajima – 2013 AL ROY – @dwebb24

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    Cubs Anthony Rizzo

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    Billy Hamilton! @wphilpot20

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    Dylan Bundy

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    Travis d’Arnaud @JohnnyG711

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    Jurickson Profar looks like a winner to me. He got a homer in his first MLB at bat and later got a double.

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    Billy Hamilton

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    Billy Hamilton

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    Taijuan Walker! Lets go M’s!!

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    Mike Zunino

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    Jackie Bradley!

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    Zack Wheeler @Dan_Celso

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    Jose Fernandez @marlins1527

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    Trevor Bauer @jtran81

  28. Author

    Wil Myers


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    @cardfinders Manny Machado! That was my thought even before I read your example… thanks for the chance!

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    Gotta go with Jurickson Profar

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    Jurickson Profar – @natespringfield

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    Trevor Bauer @DUQ_Dogg

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    I can’t wait to see what Jurickson Profar does next year! @accentonthegame

  35. Author

    Dylan Bundy. GO O’s!!!


  36. Author

    Travis d’Arnaud

  37. Author

    Heath Hembree SF Giants prospect @cardsnwine

  38. Author

    Wil Myers

  39. Author

    Pat Corbin @ricky41974

  40. Author

    Jorge Soler @garrettlim620

  41. Author

    Wil Myers

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    Trevor Bauer @Alpha_Sigma74

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    @daddyoho jerikson profar

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    Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays @philshirt365

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    Will Myers will make a big impact in 2013. @fadeawaybarber

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    Jurickson Profar @quiksand20711

  47. Author

    Mike Zunino

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    Jurickson Profar @t_j_maron

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    Jedd Gyorko @jrclark20

  50. Author

    Hyun Jin-Ryu @RickyB7

  51. Author

    Dylan Bundy@sly9297

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    Wil Myers

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    Jackie Bradley

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    Jurickson Profar will be a great rookie this year.


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    Anthony Rendon @sharktitanfan

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    Jean Segura

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    Billy Hamilton


  58. Author

    billy hamilton

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    Hyun-Jin Ryu


  60. Author

    Tyler Skaggs


    Awesome contest. Thanks.

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    Nick Castellanos

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    Hembree @DUCKanay

  63. Author

    Mike Zunino @millerzeit

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    Jurickson Profar @bcw716

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    J Profar TEX

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    Jarred Cosart…Astros. @mattlanza

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    Tyler Skaggs! Bet on it! @kczkrib

  68. Author

    Austine Romine Go Yankees!!!

  69. Author

    Trevor Brauer. @jlough18

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    Trevor Bauer @overworkedman

  71. Author

    Billy Hamilton @AcardsOnline

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    Will Myers, Tampa Bay

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    Mike Olt

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    Jurickson Profar @JamesMichael32

  75. Author

    Billy Hamilton

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    Mike Zunino @25whitney

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    Dylan Bundy! @teamjanelle

  78. Author

    Billy Hamilton @dapanther

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    Bryce Harper will make the biggest impact this year. – @ce14ic

  80. Author

    Starling Marte taking the pirates back to the post season @jgraham2400

  81. Author

    Travis d’arnaud @uk_mets_fan

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    Anthony Rizzo @danieldubay

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    Billy Hamiliton all the way mate

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    Dylun Bundy @ SweetTiger16

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    Jurickson Profar is a beast. I’m expecting great things from him this year @MarchEric

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    Hyun-Jin Ryu@gunpill

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    Kyle Parker (Rockies), @PantherFan189

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    Darin Ruf

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    Dylan Bundy @hotrod33coupe

  90. Author

    Wil Myers, @bighelmet2

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    Billy Hamilton

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    Zack Wheeler @scottreed901

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    Jurickson Profar

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    Wil Myers @DatDudeKR

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    Darin Ruf @joehick58

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    Zack Wheeler @tomthirtysix

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    Nick Castellanos

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    Manny Machado

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    Mike Trout @niftyjones

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    Dylan Bundy @eckelbird71

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    Yoennis Cespedes @shed_money

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    Zack Wheeler will be a stud….@KevB805

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    Billy Hamilton

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    The speedy Billy Hamilton!

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    Profar will have a major impact with Kinsler being moved to 1B. Hopefully Gary Brown will help the Giants sometime this season.


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    Chris Stratton


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    @mattx77 I’m a huge Cardinals fan and I believe Shelby Miller will get his shot to show he’s a top flight SP prospect

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    Trevor Bauer @dmkrill

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    Anthony Rendon

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    Dylan Bundy


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    Wil Myers @furk_11

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    Jurickson Profar

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    Trevor Bauer should be HUGE for the Indians @Mike__McKenna

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    Jurickson Profar @CoachMac65

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    Jorge Soler – surprise call up in May will rock the north side! @cjones41

  116. Author

    Javier Baez – Guy is a superstar in the making @therealskrip

  117. Author

    Kolten Wong! @staysobe

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    Joey Gallo @jcd1312

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    @aerohip Avisail Garcia

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    Mike Zunino!

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    Hey Ryan,

    My pick is Trevor Bauer. He’s a lock for a rotation spot with the Tribe this year and should make Arizona rue the day they made that trade.


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    Billy Hamilton



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    Jose Fernandez will have a big impact for the miami marlins at the end of the year. He is the miami marlins future ace.


  124. Author

    Dan Straily

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    Xander Bogaerts – @shawnbcollins

  126. Author

    Anthony Rizzo NL – Jurickson Profar AL

  127. Author

    Dylan Bundy @Fantazzle

  128. Author

    Shelby Miller @notoriousrmb

  129. Author

    Anthony Rizzo @PColeman12

  130. Author

    Trevor Rosenthal @nmdsiue07

  131. Author

    Andrelton Simmons will be the most important rookie this year but will be under appreciated because he’s more a defensive player than offensive. @eichelberger988

  132. Author

    Jorge Soler Go Cubs!!

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    Dylan Bundy @McDermottAdam

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    my boy Daniel Norris / @ivanlovegren

  135. Author

    Wil Myers


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    Trevor Bauer

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    Mike Zunino @juanlennon510

  138. Author

    Nick castellanos from Detroit…@alladinsane69
    Thx guys

  139. Author

    Jedd Gyorko–Padres. @rustgates

  140. Author

    Trevor Bauer

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    Billy Hamilton


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    Hope I win! @LCohenNYC

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    Can’t believe nobody said Oscar Taveras yet! @PartyLikeMayans

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    Archie Bradley- @richeyd80

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    Mike Zunino

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    Wil Myers @chris_e_murray

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    Dylan Bundy


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    Dylan Bundy


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    Gerrit Cole @Juicy_J_412

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    Billy Hamilton


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    Brandon Belt
    DreadLion @DreadTony

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    Nick Castellanos

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    Jurickson Profar @xBirdman4x

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    Billy Hamilton @MLBOutsider

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    Matt Smoral


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    Tyler Skaggs @reverendghost

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    Billy Hamilton

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    Mike Trout


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    Billy Hamilton @M_Lapin

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    Gerritt Cole

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    Oscar Taveras @quandt19

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    @rootlinuxusr Miguel Sano!

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    Danny hultzen @mjb_cards104

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    Oscar Taveras @LeeChampionSDA2

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    2013 Orioles and Reds @ dmjhenry99

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    Jurickson Profar

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    Jorge Soler @UpForAnything17

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    Dylan Bundy! gkway69

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    Dylan Bundy


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    Wily Peralta @kevinkimmes

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    Jurickson Profar @curtis216

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    Starling Marte

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    Dylan Bundy @tpiwins216

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    Adam Eaton…Dudes gonna be ROY! @Sammy123G

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    Billy Hamilton @rdc_cards

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    Billy Hamilton


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    Billy Hamilton

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    Vince Belnome of the Rays @rustyyoung196

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    @mstook91 Jurickson Profar

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    Billy hamilton go reds!

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    Jurickson Profar!!!

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    @rlbyrne29 Zach wheeler

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    Wil Meyers

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    @jbmm161 Joey Gallo

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    Wil Myers

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    Wil Myers


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    Mike Olt @johnmalkoski

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    Mike Zunio!
    Twitter @band234

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    Look for a mid-season call up of Jared Mitchell to push the White Sox into the post season @twilliamgooch

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    i actually think Manny Machado is the best choice. It not like this years rookie class will be like last years. @bdazzo724

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    Oscar Taveras

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    Jurickson Profar with the Texas Rangers. Hamilton is gone, somebody’s going to have to step up to the plate. Lots of room for Profar to take the reigns. I’m hoping he doesn’t…Go Angels. @halfbaiked

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    mike zunino @kcir73

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    I’m goona go with Mike Zunio..Thanks for the contest..@markloftus9677

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    Dylan Bundy…Thanks for the awesome shot at a box..Pretty awesome of ya

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    Oscar Taveras is my pick to click. @Otymac

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    Dylan Bundy. Rookie of the year.

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    Jurickson Profar @zackattack7891

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    Billy Hamilton @AZcomm

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    Billy Hamilton @bert0009

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    Wil Myers will have a big impact for the Rays this year


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    I’m hoping JURICKSON PROFAR will make an impact with my Rangers. He already has shown some good potential and with them opening up spots on the field after this off season with all the trades, I’m hoping he will be the one

  203. Author

    Dylan Bundy

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    Jurickson Profar by far

    Kevin Mamon

  205. Author

    Courtney Hawkins — @ChiSoxFan2008

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    Javier Baez @ACY7373

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    Jurickson profar..texas

    ThePighammer on twitter…, i found that the topps series 1 card that i have for him is painted looking but when i look it up, shows the real photo. I wonder if its a blunder

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    Dylan Bundy @TimKiper

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    Trevor Bauer @EricHillesheim

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    Wheeler – New York Mets

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    Dylan Bundy

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    Andrelton Simmons!!! Check out that glove! @zrtinkle

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    Wil Myers – Tampa Rays

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    Starling Marte


  215. Author

    Wil Myers @Pittsy25

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    I’d like to be unique, but Wil Myers hit .314-37-109 between AA and AAA last year. He’s the dude.


  217. Author

    Wil Myers@davekar1

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    Wil Myers!! @lucasgriffith

  219. Author

    Nick Castellanos @gompala

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    If he gets the opportunity this season it has to be Oscar Taveras @TheWaxFantastic

  221. Author

    Anthony Rendon @toemachine

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    Jurickson Profar – @chipper910

  223. Author

    Billy Hamilton, if he gets called up because he has the speed potential to catch up to the Billy Hamilton of the 1880s stolen base amount.


  224. Author

    Wil Myers @BigSmith43

  225. Author

    Billy Hamilton

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    Jurickson Profar…the one to watch! @385Howard

  227. Author

    Billy Hamilton

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    Dylan Bundy


  229. Author

    Taijuan Walker-Mariners @ IdahoPinstripe

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    Jurickson Profar

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    Christian Yelich. @_ibonge_

  232. Author

    Starling Marte


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    Tyler Skaggs @datmanhollon

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    Didi Gregorius @datmanhollon

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    Bruce Rondon @BossOfRenfield

  236. Author

    Aaron Hicks @yorka1982

  237. Author

    Jurickson Profar


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    Gerritt Cole @LunchboxJoe

  239. Author

    Mike Zunino @ben_thoen

  240. Author

    Jurickson Profar @simpsondg13

  241. Author

    My money’s on Bryce Harper for 2013!

    Bryce Harper @JennHerrBall

  242. Author

    Dylan Bundy

  243. Author

    Billy Hamilton!

  244. Author

    Mike Zunino @vierello

  245. Author

    Tyler Skaggs 2013 NL ROY You heard it here..

  246. Author

    Mike Zunino

  247. Author

    Billy Hamilton ^^ Yankee crazy lady @toppscrazy

  248. Author

    Jurickson Profar! @Jazzbuzzed

  249. Author

    Dylan Bundy

  250. Author

    Julio Teheran

  251. Author

    Nick Castellanos!!!


  252. Author

    Andrelton Simmons @TristanMc78

  253. Author

    Wil Myers


  254. Author

    Shelby Miller


  255. Author

    Shelby Miller

  256. Author

    Mike Olt @BBolvin01

  257. Author

    I think Billy Hamilton will

  258. Author

    Adam Eaton @marcdavd

  259. Author

    Dylan Bundy


  260. Author

    Billy Hamilton

  261. Author

    Jean Segura

  262. Author

    Wil myers @kylekcnaeou1978

  263. Author


    Jurickson Profar

  264. Author


    Julio Teheran

  265. Author

    Profar! @glassnickels

  266. Author

    Billy Hamilton

  267. Author

    Billy Hamilton


  268. Author

    Mike Olt @MadisonKiwigirl

  269. Author

    Wil Myers @Brian_theClaw

  270. Author

    Wil Myers

  271. Author

    Courtney Hawkins @GodsSon1985

  272. Author

    Mike Zunino @bcummins11

  273. Author

    Bruce Rondon @swburak

  274. Author

    Daniel Straily @ddelong75

  275. Author

    Dylan Bunday @JonOsborneBooks

  276. Author

    Dylan Bundy @somecrazedlady

  277. Author

    Oscar Tavares @BaseballNews25

  278. Author

    Miguel Sano


  279. Author

    Wil Myers is set to break out

  280. Author

    Bryce Harper @parkerozgood

  281. Author

    Dylan Bundy. @robgbaum

  282. Author

    Wil Myers @e3bert

  283. Author

    Oscar Tavares @chefmsmith04

  284. Author

    Wil Myers. @KCgriffon

  285. Author

    Manny machado will probably be the top rc to get in 2013. @nikthelion1978

  286. Author

    Scooter Gennett. Go Brewers!

  287. Author

    Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox – @mikehberry

  288. Author

    @ yonder alonso

  289. Author

    Go Twins! @collect_rfmeier

  290. Author

    Rizzo @gater1981

  291. Author

    Daniel Robertson @Jjamesjr0217

  292. Author

    Manny Machado @fieldlevelview

  293. Author

    Jackie Bradley Jr. could really do big things this season. @TheJayar

  294. Author

    Trevor Bauer. The tribe needs this to happen in the worst way if they want to contend

  295. Author

    Trevor Bauer will find his niche in Cleveland 20 Game winner! @PNAcollectables

  296. Author

    Travis d’Arnaud

  297. Author

    Dylan Bundy @CarterJae

  298. Author

    Trevor bauer…. @elon2001_tom

  299. Author

    Shelby Miller @marissafriedcj

  300. Author

    Billy Hamilton


  301. Author

    Dylan Bundy

  302. Author

    Dylan Bundy @cardboardrx

  303. Author

    Jurickson Profar @imhenman

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    Jurickson Profar @jeemohgee

  306. Author

    Tyler Skaggs @Weber_chandler

  307. Author

    Darin Ruf @Gar70Field

  308. Author

    Gary Brown!!! ?(???)? @TheCardsMaster

  309. Author

    It’s gotta be Profar! @skedoosh

  310. Author

    BILLY Hamilton

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