After winning the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2006, the 23-year-old is having another outstanding season, batting .343 with 21 home runs and 93 runs through Aug. 14.
2 of 7David Bergman/SI
Reyes, 24, doesn't hit as many home runs as Ramirez but he excels at doubles, triple and stealing bases, and his glovework is generally seen as outstanding.
3 of 7Phil Ellsworth/SI
Just 22, the rookie from Long Beach State got off to a slow start this season before getting his numbers to a respectable level (15 homers, .286 batting average). He also has developed a reputation for having one of the best throwing arms in the game.
4 of 7David E. Klutho/SI
The 25-year-old Betancourt is the key to the Seattle defense and has more than carried his weight with the bat, htting .289 in 2006 and .294 this season.
5 of 7Chuck Solomon/SI
At 24, Hardy is having a breakout season with 20 home runs, six more than his career total heading into 2007.
6 of 7John W. McDonough/SI
The latest in a neverending line of Braves prospects, the 24-year-old Escobar has excelled at three different positions -- shortstop, second base and third base. He's also hitting .330.
7 of 7Brad Mangin/SI
After starring as a rookie in 2006, batting .316, the 24-year-old Drew has struggled at the plate this season but the D'backs hope it's just a sophomore slump.
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