The card is featured in a blue ink version and the red ink; red being more rare. His path to an Opening Day roster spot is less clear than those of Lux and Luzardo, but McKay is big league-ready with a solid four-pitch repertoire (highlighted by his fastball and cutter) and quality command. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball and the top pitching staff, and Gonsolin has been in the thick of it with an ERA that would be fourth-best in the NL if he had enough innings to qualify. 25) Kyle Zimmer, RHP, Royals1-0, 1.57 ERA, 23 IP, 26 K, .175 BAA, 1.04 WHIPZimmer fought his way back from many injuries, and got hurt again near the end of the season, but it’s hard to overlook how dominant he was in relief this year, with 5.5 H/9 and 10.2 K/9 rates. More buyers and collectors will soon find out about Acuna Jr.’s Update Rookie as it is a bit under the radar for novice collectors. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. If you’re after the serial numbered parallels, autographs and autographed relic cards, you’ll pay more, but the potential long-term rewards will be much greater. Adell and Robert have some of the best all-around tools in the Minors, showing 30-30 potential as well as the ability to stick in center field (though Mike Trout figures to push Adell to a corner in Anaheim). 2010 Bowman Chrome Christian Yelich Autograph. Murphy stands out most with his work behind the plate, but he also possesses plus raw power and homered four times during a September callup. 24) Matt Foster, RHP, White Sox6-1, 2.20 ERA, 28 2/3 IP, 31 K, .162 BAA, 0.87 WHIPOutside of two outings as the opener, Foster saw nearly all of his work coming in the sixth inning or later, and he’s impressed with an overall 9.73 K/9 rate and 3.44 K/BB rate. Autographed copies featured in different color variations such as red, orange, gold, blue, purple are especially sought after. Rookie cards and first year certified autographed cards continue to soar in value in 2019. Our top 10 list is compiled from online data, customer submissions and auction sales. 5) Luis Robert, OF, White Sox.233/.302/.436, 56 G, 11 HR, 33 R, 31 RBIsYes, he slumped at the end of the year, but he still led all rookies in RBIs (31), stolen bases (9) and tied for the rookie lead with Lewis in home runs (11) while finishing second in total bases (88). Which Baseball rookie cards do you think are the hottest this season? Gore presents the possibility of four plus pitches with precision and a deceptive delivery as well, not to mention he's left-handed. The latest new prospect featured from the brand new 2019 Bowman set is Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays. The A's also placed him on their postseason roster in October, and he provided three scoreless innings against the Rays in a wild-card loss. Rookie US-250. 19) Bobby Dalbec, 1B, Red Sox.263/.359/.600, 24 G, 8 HR, 13 R, 16 RBIsDalbec tried to match Walsh in terms of showing off plus power and actually topped the Angels' first baseman with 10.13 AB/HR (11 for Walsh) and he finished with an impressive .338 ISO. 2011 Bowman Chrome Bryce Harper Autograph. Combined, they make up our 2020 Top 25 rookies rankings. 18) Dane Dunning, RHP, White Sox2-0, 3.97 ERA, 34 IP, 35 K, .197 BAA, 1.12 WHIPIt’s been an impressive return from Tommy John surgery for Dunning as he’s helped settle the back end of the White Sox rotation with a 9.3 K/9 rate over seven starts. Our survey respondents were split between two left-handers as the top rookie candidates in the American League, with Luzardo nosing out McKay by a single vote. PSA 10 and BGS 9.5 (GEM MINT) examples of the card have continually gone up in value since Yelich began his hot streak at the start of the year. This card may continue to rise in value because Trout is already being mentioned as one of the best baseball players of all-time. The index uses Bowman Chrome Refractor Autographs graded BGS 9.5/10 Auto by Beckett Grading Services. He became the youngest player to hit a playoff pinch-homer in MLB history and the youngest Dodger (surpassing Cody Bellinger) to homer in the postseason. Javier Baez had his best season in 2018 with the Cubs and has started the 2019 season red-hot! This card is already being mentioned as the key rookie card to collect of Acuna, Jr. along with his first year Bowman Chrome auto from 2017. Shop for Mike Trout Baseball Cards on eBay. Bellinger broke the NL home run rookie record when he hit 39 homers in just 132 games played in 2017. Some were known quantities on Top 30 lists who took off with the opportunity offered to them. McKay went No. 17) James Karinchak, RHP, Indians1-2, 1 SV, 2.67 ERA, 27 IP, 53 K, .159 BAA, 1.11 WHIPThe top three on the American League rookie strikeout leader list are starters, followed by Karinchak, who struck out 17.7 per nine innings. Yelich has undoubtedly been one of the biggest risers in the hobby since the start of the 2019. Get the best deals on Rookie Baseball Trading Cards when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. These types of cards can be great long-term investments and high-grade, professionally graded examples such as a BGS 9.5 or PSA 10 are becoming increasingly popular. Many cards this season featuring star baseball players have reached record high prices and still have room to grow! Pete Alonso smacked a rookie-record 53 homers and Yordan Alvarez helped slug the Astros to within a victory of a World Series championship en route to near-unanimous selections as league Rookies of the Year in 2019. Two more players received votes: the game's best pitching prospect and a guy who hasn't quite cracked the MLB Pipeline Top 100. Among other topics, we asked the executives, "Which prospect will contribute the most in 2020?" 6) Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pirates.376/.442/.682, 24 G, 5 HR, 17 R, 11 RBIsIt was quite a month for Hayes, who made his big league debut on Sept. 1 but still managed to finish second in total bases among all rookie third basemen. Several other first-year players stood out as well, with Mike Soroka placing fifth in. Since Harper signed with the Phillies, his cards saw an immediate increase in value. 23) Sixto Sánchez, RHP, Marlins3-2, 3.46 ERA, 39 IP, 33 K, .250 BAA, 1.21 WHIPHis last two starts (7 IP, 9 ER) didn’t help him any, but Sánchez showed off as electric stuff as any rookie pitcher, one who will undoubtedly get a chance to shine on the playoff stage. 16) Jared Walsh, 1B, Angels.293/.324/.646, 33 G, 9 HR, 19 R, 26 RBIsWalsh finished behind only Lewis and Robert among rookies in home runs and he did it in less than one half of the at-bats of that pair. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly MLB Pipeline Podcast. Luzardo owns a pair of well above-average pitches in his power sinker and fading changeup, while both his curveball and slider are solid offerings. He eventually would sign with the Phillies for 13 years and $330 million. #9. Pete Alonso smacked a rookie-record 53 homers and Yordan Alvarez helped slug the Astros to within a victory of a World Series championship en route to near-unanimous selections as league Rookies of the Year in 2019. 2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie #US-175. Alonso’s most popular card is his 2016 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph. Mookie Betts had a monster year in 2018; he was named the AL MVP in 2018 and won the World Series with his Boston Red Sox teammates. Luzardo wouldn't even be in this discussion if rotator-cuff and lat strains hadn't shut him down for much of 2019, though he did make it to Oakland in September and was spectacular (1.50 ERA, .119 opponent average, 35 percent strikeout rate) in his first taste of the Majors. His most sought after card continues to be his 2011 Bowman Chrome Autograph which should only continue to go up in value throughout the season. PLEASE NOTE: The Mike Trout baseball cards mentioned on this list do not include any of his rookie cards… see our Best Mike Trout Rookie Cards LA Angel’s center fielder Mike Trout (08/07/91) is widely seen as one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, despite a relative lack of success with his franchise. He is often regarded as one of the top five players in baseball and which is amazing considering he is only 26 years old. Here is a list of the Top 10 hottest rookie cards to start the 2019 baseball season. Which rookies will make the biggest impact in 2020? #4 .2018 Topps Update Ronald Acuna Jr. Pete Alonso made the Mets opening day roster in 2019 as their starting first baseman. Many cards this season featuring star baseball players have reached record high prices and still have room to grow! He needed just 165 innings in the Minors before debuting in Tampa Bay, where he logged a 5.14 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 49 innings and went 2-for-10 with a homer before serving a relief role in the AL Division Series. #5. Dalbec offers well above-average raw power and arm strength, and despite solid defense at the hot corner he won't displace Rafael Devers and instead will compete for the Red Sox's first-base job.