Which players will make it to the top MLB rookies of 2023? Every year a new MLB rookie stands on the throne. So, who’s next?
According to mlb.com, Trevor Rogers from Marlin hit the Number 1 spot on the 2nd of June and maintained it for six weeks. However, now a player of the Cincinnati Reds has taken over the title. Read the article to find out who.
Before we start, you should know that the players’ rankings are determined through their performance this MLB season and votes from the MLB staff.
Top MLB Rookies of 2023
First of all, let’s have a look at the overview of the top MLB rookies on the 2023 list. The list has been derived from MLB and Baseball America.
|Name of the player||Team|
|1. Jonathan India||Cincinnati Reds|
|2. Luis Garcia||Houston Astros|
|3. Trevor Rogers||Miami Marlins|
|4. Randy Arozarena||Tampa Bay Rays|
|5. Adolis Garcia||Texas Rangers|
|6. Dylan Carlson||St. Louis Cardinals|
|7. Emmanuel Clase||Cleveland Indians|
|8. Ryan Mountcastle||Baltimore Orioles|
|9. Patrick Wisdom||Chicago Cubs|
|10. Tyler Stephenson||Cincinnati Reds|
|11. Ian Anderson||Atlanta Braves|
|12. Casey Mize||Detriot Tigers|
|13. Akil Baddoo||Detroit Tigers|
1. Jonathan India
Jonathan Joseph India is a Cincinnati Reds player who was drafted in 2018. However, he debuted only on the 1st of April 2021.
Since then, Jonathan has repeatedly been showcasing his impressive performance on the field. With a high on-base percentage, his performance has only improved thereon.
Through 22 games, he has shown his skills with six homers and .560 SLG (slugging percentage). Furthermore, he leads among the rookies with an fWAR(FanGraphs percentage of WAR) of 3.3, wRC+ 129, and an on-base percentage of .388.
Overall, he ranks at third position with On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) of .848. With every game’s outstanding performance, the Reds didn’t hesitate to put Jonathan in the leadoff spot.
2. Luis Garcia
Luis Heibardo Garcia is the Houston Astros pitcher who made his debut in the MLB in 2020.
Soon, Garcia made his intro in the season and marked his way to the top. His performance against the Royals with 6 2/3 Innings Pitch (IP), 0 R, and 7K left a distinctive mark in his career.
The right-hander earned an ERA of 1.99, 23 strikeouts, and 22 2/3 innings. He is leading among this year’s rookies with a total of 144 K’s and 3.21 ERA with a WHIP of 1.06.
With many powerful swings, Garcia is determined to keep his spot as one of the top rookies this season.
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3. Trevor Rogers
Trevor J’Daniel Rogers is a professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Miami Marlins. He was drafted in 2017 by the Marlins and made his debut on the 25th of August 2020.
Throughout his career, Rogers has a record of 8-10 win-loss and 196 strikeouts. He was also awarded the NL Rookie of the Month award in April and May of 2021.
However, as of the 20th of July, 2021, Trevor has only made one MLB start due to his health issues. He recently scored 3 1/3 innings with 55 pitches. In 110 innings, he has a record of 2.45 ERA with 129 stakeouts and 3.3 fWAR.
Without a doubt, Rogers still holds the third spot in the top M0BL rookies of 2023 regardless of only one MLB start. The statistics represent his skills and the lead he had earlier.
4. Randy Arozarena
Randy Arozarena Gonzalez is a Cuban player who plays for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is currently the outfielder for the Rays but also played for the St. Louis Cardinals. First, Randy made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in 2019.
Arozarena received the ALCS MVP of 2020 and AL Rookie of the Year award. In 2021, with a total of 111 games, Randy batted .275/.354/.455 along with 16 home runs and 11 steals.
Moreover, he has a wRC+ of 127, not too far behind Jonathan India. With his consistent performance, he has a great chance to pass Luis Garcia’s record.
5. Adolis Garcia
Jose Adolis Garcia Arrieta is also a Cuban baseball player who plays for the Texas Rangers as an outfielder. He made his MLB debut on the 8th of August 2018.
Before the Rangers, he played for the Yomiuri Giants and also for the national team of Cuban. In 2018, he also played for the St Louis Cardinals.
As of 2021, he has 31 home runs with a batting average of .237 and 91 runs batted in throughout his MLB career. This season he leads with 27 home runs and a .482 slugging percentage.
In terms of his MLB career statistics, he has 604 AB, .237 AVG, 31 HR, 91 RBI, 16 SB, and .722 OPS.
6. Dylan Carlson
Dylan James Carlson is an American baseball player who currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is a professional outfielder drafted in 2016 by the Cardinals in the first round and 33rd overall selection.
In terms of his MLB statistics, he has a batting average of .255 with 21 homers and 81 runs batted in.
Unfortunately, in August, Carlson was out due to his right wrist injury. However, he returned for a 1-for-3. With 11 games in August, he recorded .357/.417/.524.
The main issue with Carlson is power this season, but he is still showing his effort with a .261/.342/.420 and 12 home runs. Moreover, a 103 wRC+ with a total of 113 games as of now.
If Carlson keeps his performance up, he might have a chance of receiving a nomination for the MLB Rookie of the Year 2023.
7. Emmanuel Clase
The next player on the top MLB rookies of 2023 is Emmanuel Clase. Clase is a Dominican professional MLB player who plays for the Cleveland Indians. He is the pitcher for the Indians who made his debut on the 4th of August 2019 with the Texas Rangers.
Whereas with 18 saves and seventh place in the AL relievers, he is leading among the rookies. Clase has an ERA of 1.55, a WHIP of 1.07, and a total of 57 strikeouts this season.
Additionally, he has a 6-8 win-loss record, 95 strikeouts, 25 saves, and 1.55 ERA in his MLB career. He also received the AL Reliever of the Month award in August 2021.
His pitching style showcases an upper of 90s low 100s miles per hour with a low 90s slider.
8. Ryan Mountcastle
Ryan Lee Mountcastle is an American baseball player who plays for the Baltimore Orioles as their first baseman. The Orioles drafted him in 2015 in the first round as the 36th overall pick.
In August, he proved that he is a good hitter with a .372/.391/.884 and six home runs. However, he could have had more outstanding scores if not for his 10 days leave due to a concussion.
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In his MLB career, he has a batting average of .270 and 38 homers. Moreover, he has 660 AB, 38 HR, 112 RBI, 4 SB, AND .812 OPS.
9. Patrick Wisdom
Patrick Ian-Cashel Wisdom is an American professional baseball player who plays for the Chicago Cubs. He plays as the third baseman and first baseman. Wisdom was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 but made his debut only in 2018.
Patrick has played for St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, and is currently with the Chicago Cubs.
Although he had a rough start this August, he is one of the three rookies to score 20 home runs in 2021. With the Cubs, he has hit a total of 78 games.
In June 2021, he was awarded the NL Player of the week with his 6 homers and 1.719 OPS.
In 2021, he has a batting average of .228 with 32 homers and 72 runs batted in.
10. Tyler Stephenson
The American professional baseball player Tyler Stephenson is a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He made his debut in 2020 but was drafted by the Reds in 2015.
The only thing holding Tyler from getting into top rookie ranks is his playing time. He is still splitting time with Tucker.
Tyler holds a .289/.374/.452 with nine home runs and has been working to receive more playtime. He has a record of 1.026 OPS which is the highest of 2021 as of now.
Hence, his MLB statistics is 12 homers and a batting average of .286 with 51 runs batted.
11. Ian Anderson
Ian Theodore Anderson is a professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Atlanta Braves. He was selected by the Braves in the 2016 MLB Draft and later made his debut in 2020.
In 2020, he got his first win against the Reds and earned the title of the youngest MLB pitcher with less than three hits with six innings pitches.
Moreover, he completed the 2022 season with a 3-2 win over 6 games started.
As of now, his MLB stats consist of 30 G, 12-7 wins-losses, 3.25 earned run average, 160.2 IP, 165 strikeouts, and 1.20 WHIP.
12. Casey Mize
Casey A. Mize is a professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Detroit Tigers. He was picked in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Tigers and later made his MLB debut in 2020.
Furthermore, Mize signed a contract with the Tigers in 2018, which was worth $7.5 million. After getting promoted by the Tigers in 2020, Mize made his debut with 73 pitches over 4 1/3 innings.
Since his debut, he has recorded 37 G, 7-12 wins-losses, 4.23 ERA, 178.2 IP, 144 strikeouts, and 1.19 WHIP.
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13. Akil Baddoo
Another player from the Detroit Tigers on our list of the top MLB rookies of 2023 is Akil Baddoo. Baddoo is a professional outfielder for the Tigers who made his debut in 2021.
Moreover, Akil was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2014 Draft and then afterward was selected by the Tigers in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft.
Baddoo made his entrance in the MLB with a .325 hitting and 5 homers. Then, he completed the 2021 season with a .259 hitting, 13 homers, 18 stolen bases, and 55 runs batted in.
However, he could have had more outstanding records if not for the 7-day concussion protocol.
In conclusion, the baseball players mentioned above have taken over the MLB scene this season. They are the rookies taking over the scene by storm. Hence, they have made it to the top MLB rookies of 2023.
However, they are bound to make it to the highest Major League Baseball award categories with their consistent performance.