2010 was an incredible year for National League rookie debuts.

Buster Posey, Jason Heyward and Jaime Garcia all put up Rookie of the Year-caliber performances, and they weren’t the only rookies to make a splash.

Guys like Starlin Castro, Chris Johnson, Mike Stanton, Tyler Colvin and John Axford made significant contributions to their respective teams—and I haven’t even mentioned Stephen Strasburg.

You’d think with all of the promotions, the 2011 rookie class would be dry. Not so.

Especially over in Atlanta.

Here is a look at the front runners and a few dark horse candidates for this season’s NL Rookie of the Year award.

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