This year’s edition of the annual Topps All-Rookie Team was released Friday. The history of the honor goes back to 1960 with players winning a spot on the team noted on the front of the following season’s cards.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa lead the group of this year’s winners. Earlier this week, Bryant and Correa were announced as the National and American League Rookie of the Year, respectively.
Topps provided a sample image of Bryant’s 2016 Topps card with the announcement.
The ubs took three spots on the list. Along with Bryant, teammates Addison Russell (second base) and Kyle Schwarber (outfield) received the honor. The New York Mets and Miami Marlins had two players each on the list. Miami’s J.T. Realmuto (catcher) and Justin Bour (first base) were named while the Mets saw Michael Conforto (outfield) and Noah Syndergaard (right-handed pitcher) earning spots.
The Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team – nicknamed the Topps Rookie Cup – is awarded to one player for each position, a right-hander starter, a left-handed starter, a relief pitcher and – for just the second time – a designated hitter.
Past winners of the Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team have included former MVPs such as Buster Posey, Ichiro, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Cal Ripken Jr. In addition, 18 former Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team members have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Here is the full list of the 2015 Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team:
C J.T. Realmuto Miami Marlins
1B Justin Bour Miami Marlins
2B Addison Russell Chicago Cubs
3B Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
SS Carlos Correa Houston Astros
OF Kyle Schwarber Chicago Cubs
OF Randal Grichuk St. Louis Cardinals
OF Michael Conforto New York Mets
LHP Carlos Rodon Chicago White Sox
RHP Noah Syndergaard New York Mets
RP Roberto Osuna Toronto Blue Jays
DH Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins