2011: Buster Posey
Photograph By ESPN The Magazine
Buster Posey, Evander Kane, Blake Griffin and Patrick Peterson shared last year's NEXT cover. The San Francisco catcher had just won the World Series as a rookie. "Posey is the rarest of breeds, a catcher who can field his position with ease and swing the bat with the best," wrote Buster Olney in The Mag's cover story.