What a nice accolade for Clayton "Minotaur" Kershaw, considering he isn't even on the Dodgers' 25-man roster right now.
2008: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles. I'm guessing he will be the first pitcher summoned when the Dodgers need a starter. If he gets at least 20 starts in the big leagues, he'll win 12 games, wow people with his fastball and curve the way a young Dwight Gooden did, rack up a few double-digit strikeout games and win the ROY.
And I don't know if Verducci is clairvoyant...but he did pick Juan Pierre to be 2007's most overrated player in the NL. Poor Jim Edmonds of the Padres (2008's "Most Overrated" pick).