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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.

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27 7
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
José Abreu age 28 - White Sox

2
20 11
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Masahiro Tanaka age 29 - Yankees

3
13 7
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Gerrit Cole age 25 - Pirates

4
16 10
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Xander Bogaerts age 23 - Red Sox

5
15 10
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Billy Hamilton age 25 - Reds

6
12 8
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
George Springer age 26 - Astros

7
9 5
Marcus Stroman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Marcus Stroman age 24 - Blue Jays

8
4 0
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
muzziac added Jacob deGrom age 27 - Mets - NL Rookie of the Year

9
11 8
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Yordano Ventura age 24 - Royals

10
9 6
Kolten Wong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Kolten Wong age 25 - Angels

11
8 5
Dellin Betances is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Dellin Betances age 29 - Yankees

12
9 7
Gregory Polanco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Gregory Polanco age 24 - Pirates

13
2 2
Jorge Soler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
AndrewHaney1 added Jorge Soler age 23

14
9 10
Taijuan Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Taijuan Walker age 23 - Mariners

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
8 9
Jonathan Schoop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Jonathan Schoop age 24 - Orioles

16
7 8
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Javier Báez age 23 - Cubs

17
5 7
Andrew Heaney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Andrew Heaney age 24 - Marlins

18
5 7
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
James Paxton age 27 - Mariners

19
5 7
Oscar Taveras is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Oscar Taveras age 23 - Cardinals

20
5 7
Trevor Bauer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Trevor Bauer age 24 - Indians

21
5 7
Jake Odorizzi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Jake Odorizzi age 25 - Rays

The Best Athletes of All Time

22
9 12
Nick Castellanos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Nick Castellanos age 23 - Tigers

23
5 8
David Hale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
David Hale age 28 - Braves

24
3 6
Josmil Oswaldo Pinto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Josmil Oswaldo Pinto age 26 - Twins

25
5 9
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Francisco Lindor age 24 - Indians

26
4 8
Steven Souza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Steven Souza Nationals

27
6 11
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Noah Syndergaard age 23 - Mets

28
5 10
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Kris Bryant age 25 - Cubs

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
5 10
Archie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Archie Bradley age 23 - Diamondbacks

30
3 8
Michael Choice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Michael Choice age 26 - Rangers

31
3 8
Alexander Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Alexander Guerrero age 29 - Dodgers

32
2 7
C.J. Riefenhauser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
C.J. Riefenhauser age 25 - Rays

33
2 7
Billy Burns is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Billy Burns age 21 - Athletics

34
2 7
Eddie Butler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Eddie Butler age 58 - Rockies

35
3 9
Wei-Chung Wang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Wei-Chung Wang age 23 - Brewers

36
2 9
Jon Gray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Jon Gray age 24 - Rockies

37
1 8
Erik Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Erik Johnson White Sox

38
1 8
Tommy Medica is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Tommy Medica age 27 - Padres

39
1 9
R.J. Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
R.J. Alvarez Angels

40
1 9
Heath Hembree is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Heath Hembree age 26 - Giants

41
0 7
Nick Maronde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Nick Maronde age 26 - Angels

42
0 9
Miguel Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Miguel Gonzalez age 25 - Phillies