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Grichuk Makes Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team

Randal Grichuk of the St. Louis Cardinals is one of the three outfielders included among the 12-man Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team for 2015.

Power is Grichuk’s forte. With over 13 percent of his hits going for extra bases, his slugging percentage (.548) and OPS (.877) not only topped the Cardinals rookie class, but were the highest on the entire St. Louis roster in 2015.

Despite being limited to 350 plate appearances due to injury, Grichuk’s 17 home runs tied him for second on the team with Jhonny Peralta, behind leader Matt Carpenter. The 23-year-old’s WAR was 3.2.

Eight of the 12 Topps MLB rookie all-stars are from the National League, including three Chicago Cubs – Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and unanimous NL Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant. The shortstop is AL ROY Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros.

Here is the full list.

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

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3 Responses to “Grichuk Makes Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team”

  1. Bw52 says:

    Congrats to the mighty Grichuk.

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    Congrats to the Cubs.

  3. Bw52 says:

    A pox on the damn Cubbies.

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