Friday, November 15, 2013

Introducing the 2013 Topps All-Star Rookie Team!!!

The MLB managers have spoken, and today, Topps has announced the players named to the 54th All-Star Rookie Team!!! (If the player's name is in bold, it means I predicted that they would make the team earlier this month).
  • 1B Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals (.284 batting average, 17 HR, 51 RBI, 2013 stats)
  • 2B Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres (.249, 23, 63)
  • 3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies (.267, 10, 52)
  • SS Jose Iglesias, Detroit Tigers (.303, 3, 29)
  • OF Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays (.293, 13, 53)
  • OF Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers (.319, 19, 42)
  • OF Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins (.288, 4, 16)
  • C Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves (.243, 21, 65)
  • RHP Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins (12-6, 2.19 ERA, 187 K's)
  • LHP Hyun-jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers (14-8, 3.00, 154)
  • RP Jim Henderson, Milwaukee Brewers (60 IP, 2.70, 75, 28 Saves)
So I guessed 10 out of now 11 spots correctly.  I guessed Darin Ruf for the third outfielder's spot and Paco Rodriguez as my left handed reliever. I did a lot better than last year (when I got 9 of 11 correct).

Now my comments. At least now Topps is showing some consistency with naming three pitchers to the team (two starters, 1 reliever). Good thing that I asked those entering the All-Star Rookie Team contest to name four pitchers (two right-handers, two-left handers) just in case.

So congratulations to all. Each player will now get the illustrious rookie cup trophy added to their 2014 Topps cards.


JayBee Anama


cynicalbuddha said...

Wow I can't believe a Brewer made the team. Congrats to Henderson. I look forward to sending his rookie card from this years update set and his 2014 card adorned with the Cup for a TTM try.

Cards from the Quarry said...

I cannot believe they gave it to Christian Yelich over both AJ Pollock and Darin Ruf. Other than that I think these were the obvious choices for this team. I can't remember the last time a team was this easy to pick. Maybe 1998?

Anonymous said...

Ruf got hosed. He was much better. Yelich had two weeks where he was red hot but failed off by the end of the year.