Drafted: '06 , 1st round (3 overall)
Players who come out of Long Beach State seem to have pretty good heads on their shoulders and know how to play the game the right way (see Tulowitzki, Troy). Longoria definitely fits that mold and his makeup and work ethic are off the charts. That should enable him to get to the big leagues, and stay there, in short order. It's not guaranteed, but it's hard to imagine he won't make the 2008 big-league roster as the Opening Day third baseman, pushing Akinori Iwamura to second base.