Top 10 Players for 2011 - No. 3 Melky Mesa
No. 3 - Melky Mesa
Bio: Signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Yankees seven seasons ago as a 16-year-old, Mesa started his career in 2006, and didn't move stateside until 2008, when he excelled with the Staten Island Yankees.
2010 season: He hit .260/.338/.813 with Tampa, including 19 home runs, 74 RBIs and 31 stolen bases against just nine times caught. That the 23-year-old Mesa fanned 129 times against just 44 walks, however, doesn't portend well for his future at the upper levels. He also doubled 21 times and legged out nine triples.
What's Next: Mesa's future lies in the Thunder outfield for 2011, most likely in center field. If he is able to build on his exceptional tool set, he could be a dynamic and exciting force in the upper third of the Trenton lineup.