Topps Announces 2013 All-Rookie Team

The Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team began in 1959 with Willie McCovey being the first of 18 future Hall of Famers named to the squad (others include Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Carlton Fisk, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Eddie Murray, Tony Perez, Kirby Puckett, Jim Rice, Cal Ripken, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Tom Seaver, Ozzie Smith and Billy Williams).

This year’s class is announced below. The Rookie All-Stars will each have a trophy on their 2014 trading card in Topps Baseball, with Series One due out in early February.

1B Matt Adams, Cardinals (108 games, 17 HR, 51 RBI, .284)
2B Jedd Gyorko, Padres (125, 23, 63, .249)
SS Jose Iglesias, Tigers (109, 3, 29, .303)
3B Nolan Arenado, Rockies (123, 10, 52, .267)
OF Wil Myers, Rays  (88, 13, 53, .293)
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers (104, 19, 42, .319)
OF Christian Yelich, Marlins (62, 4, 16, .288)
C Evan Gattis, Braves  (105, 21, 65, .243)

LHP Hyun-jin Ryu, Dodgers (192 IP, 14-8, 3.00, 154 K, 49 BB)
RHP Jose Fernandez, Marlins (172.2 IP, 12-6, 2.19, 187 K, 58 BB)
RP Jim Henderson, Brewers (60 IP, 28 Saves, 2.70, 75 K, 24 BB)

The Major League Rookie All-Star Team is one of a number of awards programs managed by Topps to reward and encourage young ballplayers.  Since 1959, Topps has annually bestowed honors on minor leaguers, baseball scouts and the Baseball Organization of the Year.

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