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MLB The Best MLB Rookies of 2014  

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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.

list ordered by

1
25 3
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
muzziac added age 31

Mets

2
41 18
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 32
White Sox

3
29 11
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Cubs

4
27 11
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26
Indians

5
25 11
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 30
Astros

6
23 10
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Cubs

7
28 16
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Red Sox

8
31 19
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 31
Yankees

9
22 12
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Pirates

10
23 15
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 23
Mets

11
15 11
Trevor Bauer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Indians

12
15 11
Dellin Betances is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 31
Yankees

13
15 11
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 31
Mariners

14
19 16
Nick Castellanos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Tigers

15
14 11
Marcus Stroman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Blue Jays

16
15 13
Gregory Polanco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Pirates

17
15 13
Jonathan Schoop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Orioles

18
12 10
Jake Odorizzi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Rays

19
20 19
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Reds

20
2 0
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
qman780 added age 37

21
15 14
Taijuan Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Mariners

22
11 11
Kolten Wong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Angels

23
13 15
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Royals

24
10 12
Archie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Diamondbacks

25
8 11
Oscar Taveras is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Cardinals