Baseball Digest Rookie All-Star Teams

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The Baseball Digest's All-Star Rookie Team is a select team of first-year (rookie) players in Major League Baseball by the magazine Baseball Digest.

The first team was chosen in 1971. In the team's first three years eleven players were selected, one player for each position and two pitchers, one left-hander and one right-hander. From 1975 to 1979 four pitchers were selected, with the additional pitchers being chosen irrespective of handedness (only one pitcher of each handedness was selected in 1977). In 1980 pitchers began to be chosen by role, instead of hand, with three starters and two relievers being picked. However through 1986 variable numbers of pitchers were chosen, ranging from six (1985) to three - all starters - in 1984. Later, a three starter, two reliever split was settled on. Starting in 1986, three outfielders were irresgardless of their actual position on the field. Through the 1990s the slots allotted to pitchers again varied widely. In 2003 a closer spot was added.

In 1987 a utility position was added for Casey Candaele, who split time evenly between second base (68 games) and the outfield (67 games). In 1994, American League Rookie of the Year Bob Hamelin was named the team's designated hitter.

Baseball Digest's All-Star Rookie Teams[edit]


Position Player Team
C Earl Williams Atlanta Braves
1B Chris Chambliss Cleveland Indians
2B Doug Griffin Boston Red Sox
3B Steve Braun Minnesota Twins
SS Roger Metzger Houston Astros
LF Ron Blomberg New York Yankees
CF Angel Mangual Oakland Athletics
RF Willie Montanez Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Bill Parsons Milwaukee Brewers
LHP Ross Grimsley Cincinnati Reds


Position Player Team
C Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox
1B John Milner New York Mets
2B John Brohamer Cleveland Indians
3B Dave Roberts San Diego Padres
SS Derrel Thomas San Diego Padres
LF Garry Maddox San Francisco Giants
CF Buddy Bell Cleveland Indians
RF Tom Hutton Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Rick Reuschel Chicago Cubs
LHP Jon Matlack New York Mets


Position Player Team
C Darrell Porter Milwaukee Brewers
1B Dan Driessen Cincinnati Reds
2B Davey Lopes Los Angeles Dodgers
3B Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers
SS Tim Johnson Milwaukee Brewers
LF Gary Matthews Sr. San Francisco Giants
CF Johnny Grubb San Diego Padres
RF Al Bumbry Baltimore Orioles
RHP George Medich New York Yankees
LHP Rich Troedson San Diego Padres


Position Player Team
C Steve Swisher Chicago Cubs
1B Andre Thornton Chicago Cubs
2B Rick Burleson Boston Red Sox
3B George Brett Kansas City Royals
SS Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers
LF Mike Hargrove Texas Rangers
CF Bake McBride St. Louis Cardinals
RF Greg Gross Houston Astros
RHP Dennis Blair Montreal Expos
LHP Frank Tanana California Angels


Position Player Team
C Gary Carter Montreal Expos
1B Mike Ivie San Diego Padres
2B Jerry Remy California Angels
3B Larry Parrish Montreal Expos
SS Tom Veryzer Detroit Tigers
LF Jim Rice Boston Red Sox
CF Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox
RF Rick Manning Cleveland Indians
RHP Dennis Eckersley Cleveland Indians
John Montefusco San Francisco Giants
LHP John Candelaria Pittsburgh Pirates
Tom Underwood Philadelphia Phillies


Position Player Team
C Butch Wynegar Minnesota Twins
1B Jason Thompson Detroit Tigers
2B Willie Randolph New York Yankees
3B Ron Jackson California Angels
SS Garry Templeton St. Louis Cardinals
LF Tom Poquette Kansas City Royals
CF Larry Herndon San Francisco Giants
RF Ellis Valentine Montreal Expos
RHP Mark Fidrych Detroit Tigers
Butch Metzger San Diego Padres
Pat Zachry Cincinnati Reds
LHP Rick Jones Boston Red Sox


Position Player Team
C Dave Skaggs Baltimore Orioles
1B Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles
2B Bump Wills Texas Rangers
3B Wayne Gross Oakland Athletics
SS Craig Reynolds Seattle Mariners
LF Andre Dawson Montreal Expos
CF Bob Bailor Toronto Blue Jays
RF Jack Clark San Francisco Giants
RHP Dave Rozema Detroit Tigers
LHP Jerry Garvin Toronto Blue Jays


Position Player Team
C Mike Colbern Chicago White Sox
1B Dave Revering Oakland Athletics
2B Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers
3B Bob Horner Atlanta Braves
SS Ozzie Smith San Diego Padres
LF Clint Hurdle Kansas City Royals
CF Rick Bosetti Toronto Blue Jays
RF Bob Molinaro Chicago White Sox
RHP Rich Gale Kansas City Royals
Don Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates
Jim Wright Boston Red Sox
LHP John Henry Johnson Oakland Athletics


Position Player Team
C Steve Nicosia Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Pat Putnam Texas Rangers
2B Danny Ainge Toronto Blue Jays
3B John Castino Minnesota Twins
SS Alfredo Griffin Toronto Blue Jays
LF Jeffrey Leonard Houston Astros
CF Scot Thompson Chicago Cubs
RF Bill Sample Texas Rangers
RHP Mark Clear California Angels
Rick Sutcliffe Los Angeles Dodgers
LHP Ross Baumgarten Chicago White Sox
Pat Underwood Detroit Tigers


Position Player Team
C Dan Graham Baltimore Orioles
1B Leon Durham St. Louis Cardinals
2B Damaso Garcia Toronto Blue Jays
3B Glenn Hoffman Boston Red Sox
SS Joe Pettini San Francisco Giants
LF Joe Charboneau Cleveland Indians
CF Ricky Peters Detroit Tigers
RF Lonnie Smith Philadelphia Phillies
SP Britt Burns Chicago White Sox
Charlie Leibrandt Cincinnati Reds
Bob Walk Philadelphia Phillies
RP Doug Corbett Minnesota Twins
Steve Howe Los Angeles Dodgers


Position Player Team
C Jody Davis Chicago Cubs
1B Randy Bass San Diego Padres
2B Juan Bonilla San Diego Padres
3B Hubie Brooks New York Mets
SS Luis Aguayo Philadelphia Phillies
LF Tim Raines Montreal Expos
CF Mookie Wilson New York Mets
RF Gary Ward Minnesota Twins
SP Bob Ojeda Boston Red Sox
Dave Righetti New York Yankees
Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers
RP Dave Stewart Los Angeles Dodgers


Position Player Team
C Tim Laudner Minnesota Twins
1B Kent Hrbek Minnesota Twins
2B Johnny Ray Pittsburgh Pirates
Steve Sax Los Angeles Dodgers
3B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
SS Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles
LF Tom Brunansky Minnesota Twins
CF Chili Davis San Francisco Giants
RF Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals
SP Bill Laskey San Francisco Giants
Eric Show San Diego Padres
RP Salome Barojas Chicago White Sox
Steve Bedrosian Atlanta Braves


Position Player Team
C Bob Kearney Oakland Athletics
1B Greg Walker Chicago White Sox
2B Bill Doran Houston Astros
3B Nick Esasky Cincinnati Reds
SS Julio Franco Cleveland Indians
LF Ron Kittle Chicago White Sox
CF Marvell Wynne Pittsburgh Pirates
RF Darryl Strawberry New York Mets
SP Charles Hudson Philadelphia Phillies
Craig McMurtry Atlanta Braves
Matt Young Seattle Mariners
RP Tom Tellmann Milwaukee Brewers


Position Player Team
C Mike Fitzgerald New York Mets
1B Alvin Davis Seattle Mariners
2B Juan Samuel Philadelphia Phillies
3B Brook Jacoby Cleveland Indians
SS Jackie Gutierrez Boston Red Sox
LF Carmelo Martinez San Diego Padres
CF Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins
RF Dan Gladden San Francisco Giants
SP Ron Darling New York Mets
Dwight Gooden New York Mets
Mark Langston Seattle Mariners


Position Player Team
C Mark Salas Minnesota Twins
1B Glenn Davis Houston Astros
2B Tim Hulett Chicago White Sox
3B Chris Brown San Francisco Giants
SS Ozzie Guillen Chicago White Sox
LF Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals
CF Oddibe McDowell Texas Rangers
RF Larry Sheets Baltimore Orioles
SP Tom Browning Cincinnati Reds
Joe Hesketh Montreal Expos
Teddy Higuera Milwaukee Brewers
RP Tim Burke Montreal Expos
Stu Cliburn California Angels
Roger McDowell New York Mets


Position Player Team
C Andy Allanson Cleveland Indians
1B Wally Joyner California Angels
2B Robby Thompson San Francisco Giants
3B Cory Snyder Cleveland Indians
SS Kurt Stillwell Cincinnati Reds
OF Jose Canseco Oakland Athletics
Pete Incaviglia Texas Rangers
Danny Tartabull Seattle Mariners
SP Eric King Detroit Tigers
Greg Mathews St. Louis Cardinals
RP Dan Plesac Milwaukee Brewers
Todd Worrell St. Louis Cardinals


Position Player Team
C Benito Santiago San Diego Padres
1B Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics
2B Billy Ripken Baltimore Orioles
3B Kevin Seitzer Kansas City Royals
SS Al Pedrique Pittsburgh Pirates
OF Ellis Burks Boston Red Sox
Mike Greenwell Boston Red Sox
Devon White California Angels
UT Casey Candaele Montreal Expos
SP Mike Dunne Pittsburgh Pirates
Les Lancaster Chicago Cubs
Joe Magrane St. Louis Cardinals
RP Mike Henneman Detroit Tigers
Bobby Thigpen Chicago White Sox


Position Player Team
C Damon Berryhill Chicago Cubs
1B Mark Grace Chicago Cubs
2B Ron Gant Atlanta Braves
3B Chris Sabo Cincinnati Reds
SS Walt Weiss Oakland Athletics
OF Jay Buhner Seattle Mariners
Cecil Espy Texas Rangers
Dave Gallagher Chicago White Sox
SP Don August Milwaukee Brewers
Tim Belcher Los Angeles Dodgers
Melido Perez Chicago White Sox
RP Bryan Harvey California Angels
Jeff Montgomery Kansas City Royals


Position Player Team
C Joe Girardi Chicago Cubs
1B Carlos Martinez Chicago White Sox
2B Gregg Jefferies New York Mets
3B Craig Worthington Baltimore Orioles
SS Omar Vizquel Seattle Mariners
OF Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle Mariners
Dwight Smith Chicago Cubs
Jerome Walton Chicago Cubs
SP Jim Abbott California Angels
Kevin Brown Texas Rangers
Tom Gordon Kansas City Royals
Bob Milacki Baltimore Orioles
RP Gregg Olson Baltimore Orioles


Position Player Team
C Sandy Alomar Jr. Cleveland Indians
1B Kevin Maas New York Yankees
2B Delino DeShields Montreal Expos
3B Robin Ventura Chicago White Sox
SS Jeff Huson Texas Rangers
OF Felix Jose St. Louis Cardinals
David Justice Atlanta Braves
Larry Walker Montreal Expos
SP Kevin Appier Kansas City Royals
John Burkett San Francisco Giants
Mike Harkey Chicago Cubs
Kevin Tapani Minnesota Twins
RP Bill Sampen Montreal Expos


Position Player Team
C Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers
1B Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros
2B Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins
3B Leo Gomez Baltimore Orioles
SS David Howard Kansas City Royals
OF Luis Gonzalez Houston Astros
Ray Lankford St. Louis Cardinals
Mark Whiten Cleveland Indians
SP Frank Castillo Chicago Cubs
Rich DeLucia Seattle Mariners
Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians
RP Al Osuna Houston Astros
Mike Timlin Toronto Blue Jays


Position Player Team
C Todd Hundley New York Mets
1B Eric Karros Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Andy Stankiewicz New York Yankees
3B Scott Livingstone Detroit Tigers
SS Pat Listach Milwaukee Brewers
OF Moises Alou Montreal Expos
Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians
Reggie Sanders Cincinnati Reds
SP Cal Eldred Milwaukee Brewers
Dave Fleming Seattle Mariners
Donovan Osborne St. Louis Cardinals
Tim Wakefield Pittsburgh Pirates
RP Roberto Hernández Chicago White Sox
Rusty Meacham Kansas City Royals


Position Player Team
C Mike Piazza Los Angeles Dodgers
1B J.T. Snow California Angels
2B Carlos Garcia Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Mike Lansing Montreal Expos
SS Kevin Stocker Philadelphia Phillies
OF Chuck Carr Florida Marlins
Jeff Conine Florida Marlins
Tim Salmon California Angels
SP Rene Arocha St. Louis Cardinals
Jason Bere Chicago White Sox
Steve Cooke Pittsburgh Pirates
Armando Reynoso Colorado Rockies
Aaron Sele Boston Red Sox
RP Greg McMichael Atlanta Braves


Position Player Team
C Javier Lopez Atlanta Braves
1B Cliff Floyd Montreal Expos
2B John Patterson San Francisco Giants
3B Jeff Cirillo Milwaukee Brewers
SS Chris Gomez Detroit Tigers
OF Rusty Greer Texas Rangers
Raul Mondesi Los Angeles Dodgers
Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians
DH Bob Hamelin Kansas City Royals
SP Brian Anderson California Angels
Joey Hamilton San Diego Padres
Steve Trachsel Chicago Cubs
Bill Van Landingham San Francisco Giants
RP Darren Hall Toronto Blue Jays
John Hudek Houston Astros


Position Player Team
C Charles Johnson Florida Marlins
1B John Mabry St. Louis Cardinals
2B Ray Durham Chicago White Sox
3B Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves
SS Alex Gonzalez Toronto Blue Jays
OF Garret Anderson California Angels
Marty Cordova Minnesota Twins
Brian Hunter Houston Astros
SP Jason Isringhausen New York Mets
Hideo Nomo Los Angeles Dodgers
Andy Pettitte New York Yankees
Brad Radke Minnesota Twins
RP Brad Clontz Atlanta Braves
Troy Percival California Angels
Julian Tavarez Cleveland Indians


Position Player Team
C Jason Kendall Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Tony Clark Detroit Tigers
2B Luis Castillo Florida Marlins
3B George Arias California Angels
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees
OF Jermaine Dye Atlanta Braves
Todd Hollandsworth Los Angeles Dodgers
Alex Ochoa New York Mets
SP James Baldwin Chicago White Sox
Alan Benes St. Louis Cardinals
Jose Rosado Kansas City Royals
RP Ugueth Urbina Montreal Expos


Position Player Team
C Scott Hatteberg Boston Red Sox
1B Ryan McGuire Montreal Expos
2B Scott Spiezio Oakland Athletics
3B Scott Rolen Philadelphia Phillies
SS Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox
OF Mike Cameron Chicago White Sox
Jose Cruz Jr. Toronto Blue Jays
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
SP Jason Dickson Anaheim Angels
Jeremi Gonzalez Chicago Cubs
Livan Hernandez Florida Marlins
Jaret Wright Cleveland Indians
RP Rich Loiselle Pittsburgh Pirates
Brett Tomko Cincinnati Reds


Position Player Team
C A.J. Hinch Oakland Athletics
1B Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
2B Miguel Cairo Tampa Bay Devil Rays
3B Bobby Smith Tampa Bay Devil Rays
SS Mike Caruso Chicago White Sox
OF Ben Grieve Oakland Athletics
Mark Kotsay Florida Marlins
Magglio Ordonez Chicago White Sox
SP Rolando Arrojo Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Orlando Hernandez New York Yankees
Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs
RP Kerry Ligtenberg Atlanta Braves


Position Player Team
C Einar Diaz Cleveland Indians
1B Brian Daubach Boston Red Sox
2B Warren Morris Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Corey Koskie Minnesota Twins
SS Alex Gonzalez Florida Marlins
OF Carlos Beltran Kansas City Royals
Chris Singleton Chicago White Sox
Preston Wilson Florida Marlins
SP Kris Benson Pittsburgh Pirates
Freddy Garcia Seattle Mariners
John Halama Seattle Mariners
Tim Hudson Oakland Athletics
RP Billy Koch Toronto Blue Jays
Scott Williamson Cincinnati Reds


Position Player Team
C Mitch Meluskey Houston Astros
1B Pat Burrell Philadelphia Phillies
2B Adam Kennedy Anaheim Angels
3B Mike Lamb Texas Rangers
SS Rafael Furcal Atlanta Braves
OF Terrence Long Oakland Athletics
Jay Payton New York Mets
Mark Quinn Kansas City Royals
SP Rick Ankiel St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Herges Los Angeles Dodgers
Mark Redman Minnesota Twins
RP Kazuhiro Sasaki Seattle Mariners


Position Player Team
C Shawn Wooten Anaheim Angels
1B Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
2B Alfonso Soriano New York Yankees
3B Shea Hillenbrand Boston Red Sox
SS Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies
OF Adam Dunn Cincinnati Reds
Tsuyoshi Shinjo New York Mets
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
SP Danys Baez Cleveland Indians
Roy Oswalt Houston Astros
C.C. Sabathia Cleveland Indians
RP Bret Prinz Arizona Diamondbacks


Position Player Team
C Geronimo Gil Baltimore Orioles
1B Carlos Pena Detroit Tigers
2B Mark Ellis Oakland Athletics
3B Eric Hinske Toronto Blue Jays
SS Ramon Vazquez San Diego Padres
OF Austin Kearns Cincinnati Reds
Alex Sanchez Milwaukee Brewers
Brad Wilkerson Montreal Expos
SP Kazuhisa Ishii Los Angeles Dodgers
Jason Jennings Colorado Rockies
Rodrigo Lopez Baltimore Orioles
Damian Moss Atlanta Braves
RP Jorge Julio Baltimore Orioles


Position Player Team
C Miguel Olivo Chicago White Sox
1B Mark Teixeira Texas Rangers
2B Bo Hart St. Louis Cardinals
3B Ty Wigginton New York Mets
SS Angel Berroa Kansas City Royals
OF Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Hideki Matsui New York Yankees
Scott Podsednik Milwaukee Brewers
SP Horacio Ramirez Atlanta Braves
Jeriome Robertson Houston Astros
Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks
Dontrelle Willis Florida Marlins
RP Rafael Soriano Seattle Mariners
Jose Valverde Arizona Diamondbacks
CL Lance Carter Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Mike MacDougal Kansas City Royals


Position Player Team
C Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
1B Adam LaRoche Atlanta Braves
2B Aaron Miles Colorado Rockies
3B Chad Tracy Arizona Diamondbacks
SS Khalil Greene San Diego Padres
OF Jason Bay Pittsburgh Pirates
David DeJesus Kansas City Royals
Alexis Rios Toronto Blue Jays
SP Daniel Cabrera Baltimore Orioles
Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals
Noah Lowry San Francisco Giants
RP Ryan Madson Philadelphia Phillies
CL Shingo Takatsu Chicago White Sox


Position Player Team
C Ryan Doumit Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies
2B Tadahito Iguchi Chicago White Sox
3B Garrett Atkins Colorado Rockies
SS Clint Barmes Colorado Rockies
OF Jonny Gomes Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jeff Francoeur Atlanta Braves
Willy Taveras Houston Astros
SP Gustavo Chacin Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Young Texas Rangers
Zach Duke Pittsburgh Pirates
Jeff Francis Colorado Rockies
Joe Blanton Oakland A's
CL Huston Street Oakland A's


Position Player Team
C Kenji Johjima Seattle Mariners
1B Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers
2B Dan Uggla Florida Marlins
3B Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals
SS Hanley Ramirez Florida Marlins
OF Nick Markakis Baltimore Orioles
Melky Cabrera New York Yankees
Josh Willingham Florida Marlins
SP Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers
Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels
Francisco Liriano Minnesota Twins
Josh Johnson Florida Marlins
RP Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox


Position Player Team
C Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia Phillies
1B James Loney Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
3B Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers
SS Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
OF Hunter Pence Houston Astros
Delmon Young Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Chris Young Arizona Diamondbacks
SP Brian Bannister Kansas City Royals
Yovani Gallardo Milwaukee Brewers
Daisuke Matsuzaka Boston Red Sox
Jeremy Guthrie Florida Marlins
RP Hideki Okajima Boston Red Sox
CL Joakim Soria Kansas City Royals