With another baseball season upon us, I wanted to look at some of the players that I am excited to watch throughout 2023. These are not necessarily flip picks or players that I am buying. Rather, they are individuals that I am interested in seeing how things play out for over the 162-game schedule.
Rutschman was AL Rookie of the Year runner-up in 2022. After he was promoted to the big-leagues last season, the Orioles showed significant improvement falling just short of the playoffs. Rutschman is a complete catcher as demonstrated by his .806 on-base plus slugging percentage in 2022 and his expert pitch framing skills. Baltimore is looking to him to be the face of the franchise for the next decade. Rutschman’s initial prospect card is from 2018 Bowman Chrome. However, I love the look of his 2023 Topps rookie, which costs $30 in PSA 9 and $70 in PSA 10.