2018 Topps All-Star Rookie Team Includes Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr., Juan Soto

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2018 was a big year for rookies in Major League Baseball. The 2018 Topps All-Star Rookie Team reflects that. Some have been driving forces in the hobby this past season while others were somewhat overlooked.

Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Juan Soto are among those on the 12-player list. All of the AL and NL Rookie of the Year Award finalists are included.

The Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays each have two players on the 2018 Topps All-Star Rookie Team. The other half of the list is all different teams.

There will be no shortage of cards with the Topps Rookie Cup in the days and months ahead. It starts with special Topps Now cards on the company’s website. There’ll be one each weekday for the next couple of weeks including both regular cards and autographs. These kick off with Shohei Ohtani.

Sticking with tradition, players’ base cards in 2019 Topps Series 1 Baseball, out at the end of January, will also have the Rookie Cup.

2018 Topps All-Rookie Team

1B Ryan O’Hearn, Kansas City Royals
2B Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
3B Miguel Andujar, New York Yankees
SS Willy Adames, Tampa Bay Rays
OF Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves
OF Harrison Bader, St. Louis Cardinals
OF Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
C Jorge Alfaro, Philadelphia Phillies
P Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers
P AJ Minter, Atlanta Braves
P Ryan Yarbrough, Tampa Bay Rays
P/DH Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

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  1. JDonovan 6 November, 2018 at 16:39

    Topps was pretty fair choosing the team this season. Although shoehorning Ohtani in there is silly, it is not surprising. I would have gone with Lourdes Gurriel at SS, but Adames is not a bad choice. I also would have picked Shane Bieber and Seranthony Dominguez over Buehler and Minter at RHP and RP, but once again it’s pretty close and when it’s close Topps almost always picks the bigger market team.

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