Photo: via Imgur

MLB The Best MLB Rookies of 2014  

Ranker Baseball
795 votes 66 voters 2.9k views

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.

1
33 11
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
José Abreu age 31 - White Sox

2
12 1
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
muzziac added Jacob deGrom age 30 - Mets - NL Rookie of the Year

3
19 9
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
George Springer age 29 - Astros

4
25 15
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Masahiro Tanaka age 30 - Yankees

5
22 13
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Xander Bogaerts age 26 - Red Sox

6
17 9
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Gerrit Cole age 28 - Pirates

7
12 7
Marcus Stroman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Marcus Stroman age 27 - Blue Jays

8
14 10
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Kris Bryant age 26 - Cubs

9
11 7
Dellin Betances is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Dellin Betances age 30 - Yankees

10
17 14
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Billy Hamilton age 28 - Reds

11
15 12
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Noah Syndergaard age 23 - Mets

12
13 10
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Francisco Lindor age 25 - Indians

13
12 9
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Javier Báez age 26 - Cubs

14
13 12
Taijuan Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Taijuan Walker age 26 - Mariners

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
12 11
Gregory Polanco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Gregory Polanco age 27 - Pirates

16
12 11
Jonathan Schoop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Jonathan Schoop age 27 - Orioles

17
9 8
Jake Odorizzi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Jake Odorizzi age 28 - Rays

18
14 14
Nick Castellanos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Nick Castellanos age 26 - Tigers

19
9 9
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
James Paxton age 30 - Mariners

20
12 13
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Yordano Ventura age 27 - Royals

21
9 10
Kolten Wong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Kolten Wong age 28 - Angels

Baseball Teams With The Most Annoying Fans

22
8 10
Trevor Bauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Trevor Bauer age 27 - Indians

23
3 5
Jorge Soler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
AndrewHaney1 added Jorge Soler age 26

24
8 11
Archie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Archie Bradley age 26 - Diamondbacks

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

26
6 10
Oscar Taveras is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Oscar Taveras age 26 - Cardinals

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

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

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
5 10
Andrew Heaney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Andrew Heaney 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
Josmil Oswaldo Pinto age 29 - Twins

32
3 9
Eddie Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Eddie Butler age 61 - Rockies

33
3 9
Alexander Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Alexander Guerrero age 32 - Dodgers

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

35
3 10
Michael Choice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Michael Choice age 29 - Rangers

36
3 10
Wei-Chung Wang is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Wei-Chung Wang age 26 - Brewers

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
Nick Maronde age 29 - Angels

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

40
1 10
Heath Hembree is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Heath Hembree age 29 - Giants

41
1 10
R.J. Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
R.J. Alvarez Angels

42
0 11
Miguel Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Miguel Gonzalez age 28 - Phillies