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MLB The Best MLB Rookies of 2014  

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List Rules Vote up the best MLB rookies during the 2014 season

Who is the best MLB rookie of 2014? This list includes first year players of all positions and backgrounds, from both the American and National League. These great rookies have developed their skills, impressed the scouts, and now look to put them to use for a Major League Baseball team. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best Major League rookies in baseball for 2014.

Major League Baseball is America’s pastime and from its pastoral beginnings, through to its professional urban setting today, it has always captured the imaginations and hearts of fans. Baseball is a game many Americans played as a kid, and for that reason always it holds a special place in the American zeitgeist. Opening day each spring is something many baseball fans count down to all year long.

The rookies on this list include Billy Hamilton, Xander Bogaerts, Taijuan Walker, and Masahiro Tanaka. The best rookies in Major League baseball are all supremely talented and eager to prove themselves this year as major league ready. Through 162 games these best rookies will attempt to make the most of their opportunity and help their teams jockey for post-season position.

Vote up the best rookies of 2014 in Major League Baseball or add the first year player you think is the best but isn't already on the list.

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20 2
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
muzziac added age 30 -

Mets

2
38 13
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 31 - White Sox

3
22 10
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Cubs

4
25 14
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Red Sox

5
28 17
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 30 - Yankees

6
21 11
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29 - Astros

7
19 10
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 25 - Indians

8
19 11
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28 - Pirates

9
17 10
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Cubs

10
13 7
Marcus Stroman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27 - Blue Jays

11
19 13
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 23 - Mets

12
13 8
Dellin Betances is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 30 - Yankees

13
18 16
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28 - Reds

14
16 14
Nick Castellanos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Tigers

15
10 8
Jake Odorizzi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28 - Rays

16
11 10
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 30 - Mariners

17
13 13
Taijuan Walker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Mariners

18
13 13
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27 - Royals

19
12 12
Jonathan Schoop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27 - Orioles

20
12 12
Gregory Polanco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27 - Pirates

21
10 10
Trevor Bauer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27 - Indians

22
9 10
Kolten Wong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28 - Angels

23
8 11
Archie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Diamondbacks

24
7 10
Oscar Taveras is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Cardinals

25
7 10
Steven Souza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Steven Souza Nationals

26
3 6
Jorge Soler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
AndrewHaney1 added age 26 -

Cubs

27
5 9
Jon Gray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27 - Rockies

28
4 8
Billy Burns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 24 - Athletics

29
5 10
Andrew Heaney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27 - Marlins

30
5 10
David Hale is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
David Hale age 31 - Braves

31
3 8
Josmil Oswaldo Pinto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29 - Twins

32
3 9
Alexander Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 32 - Dodgers

33
3 9
Eddie Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 61 - Rockies

34
2 8
C.J. Riefenhauser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28 - Rays

35
3 10
Wei-Chung Wang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26 - Brewers

36
3 10
Michael Choice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29 - Rangers

37
2 9
Erik Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Erik Johnson White Sox

38
1 8
Nick Maronde is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29 - Angels

39
1 9
Tommy Medica is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 30 - Padres

40
1 11
Heath Hembree is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29 - Giants

41
1 11
R.J. Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
R.J. Alvarez Angels

42
1 12
Miguel Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28 - Phillies