The first half of the season had no shortage of rookie storylines, with the likes of El Oso Blanco and Puig-Mania taking the game by storm.
What will the final months bring as more rookies are given a taste of the majors? Here's a look at how the top rookies stack up in the first games after the All-Star break (stats through July 22).
1. Shelby Miller, Cardinals
9-6, 2.92 ERA, 112 K, 1.11 WHIP
He remains the leader despite an unexceptional last six starts before the All-Star break as he went 2-3 with a 5.52 ERA, because overall he still boasts the fifth-best strikeout rate in the National League at 3.86. He's also the only player on this list who can say that he's fished off his own dugout.
Did you catch anything, @ShelbyMiller19? Check out a few photos from your fishing trip: http:t.co2US6Gk905F pic.twitter.com3e2jTxn7bx St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 10, 2013
With 104 23 innings over the first half of the season, third most on St. Louis' staff, he was given 13 days off...