Topps Red Hot Rookies #15 and #16

10 09 2008

My condolences if you opened your box of Topps series 2 and picked out one of these resumptions.  It’s further proof that 20 was about 13 too many. 

#15 is Nick Evans of the New York Mets.  Sickles lists Evans as the 10th best prospect in the Mets organization.  Not bad, you say?  I said it’s the Mets organization.  10th best ranks a C+, and gets called “a decent prospect.”

Evans is currently hitting .276 with a HR. 

#16 is Richard Clayton Clayton Richard (it looks better the other way).  Who?  Exactly.  He ranks #19 in John Sickles rundown of the organization, and is noted a finesse guy.  So far, that finesse has gotten him a 2-4 record with a 6.94 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 35 innings.

The list so far:
1. Jay Bruce
2. Justin Masterson
3. John Bowker
4. Kosuke Fukudome
5. Mike Aviles
6. Chris Davis
7. Chris Volstad
8. Jeff Samardzija
9. Brad Ziegler
10. Gio Gonzalez
11. Clayton Kershaw
12. Daniel Murphy
13. Chris Dickerson
14. Pablo Sandoval
15. Nick Evans
16. Clayton Richard

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