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

Mets

2
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Cubs
3
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 26
Indians
4
José Abreu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 32
White Sox
5
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 30
Astros
6
Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Cubs
7
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Pirates
8
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Red Sox
9
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 31
Yankees
10
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 23
Mets
11
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
qman780 added age 37
12
Trevor Bauer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Indians
13
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 31
Mariners
14
Marcus Stroman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Blue Jays
15
Nick Castellanos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Tigers
16
Jonathan Schoop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Orioles
17
Dellin Betances is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 31
Yankees
18
Gregory Polanco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Pirates
19
Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Reds
20
Taijuan Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Mariners
21
Jake Odorizzi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Rays
22
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 28
Royals
23
Kolten Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 29
Angels
24
Archie Bradley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
age 27
Diamondbacks
25
Steven Souza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Rookies of 2014
Steven Souza
Nationals