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Baseball's best young players

Updated: September 6, 2002, 2:25 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | ESPN.com

Baseball is full of young stars. ESPN's Tom Candiotti writes about two of the best in Toronto's Eric Hinske and Kansas City's Carlos Beltran. Here are the game's best baker's dozen position players 25 or younger, with some future predictions.

Adrian Beltre, 3B, Dodgers Age: 23 Stats Inc. projected: .279 BA, .346 OBP, .455 SLG Baseball Prospectus projected: .297, .354, .455 Actual: .264 BA, .309 OBP, .433 SLG, 16 HR, 58 RBI

He's still just 23? Yep. Beltre came up in 1998 when he was ...

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