2023 was a fantastic year for rookies in MLB.
Several first-year players not only got to experience what it’s like to play in the best league in the world, but they became important contributors to their teams.
MLB Pipeline, which covers prospects around the sport, created its own All-Rookie First Team, and it’s an impressive collection of talent.
Here are the names, courtesy of MLB on FOX:
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The list includes names from both leagues and has the best of the best at each position.
Yainer Diaz took hold of the Houston Astros’ catching gig, challenging veteran Martin Maldonado in the process, and hit 23 homers and slugged .538 in 2023.
Triston Casas became a prominent name in the middle of the Boston Red Sox lineup and hit 24 long balls, while Matt McLain and Gunnar Henderson were awfully impressive for the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles, respectively.
Josh Jung took possession of the Texas Rangers’ hot corner and is playing in the postseason as we speak.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll became the first rookie with a 25-50 season, Nolan Jones was 20-20 for the Colorado Rockies, and James Outman was brilliant with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kodai Senga of the New York Mets led all rookies with 202 strikeouts and a 2.98 ERA, and Tanner Bibee positioned himself as a future ace for the Cleveland Guardians with a 2.98 ERA and a 10-4 record.
All the names that made the first team have a bright future and enjoyed highly productive seasons; and there were a lot of players with excellent performances that were left out.NEXT: Diamondbacks Shake Things Up Ahead Of Pivotal Game 3