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Get ready, collectors and baseball fanatics, because the 2023 Topps Update Series is here to throw a curveball of excitement your way! Serving up a stack of fresh faces and game-changing moments from the season, this set is batting a thousand in the rookie card department. Buckle up as we dive into the diamond, exploring the triumphant tales and electrifying stats behind these newbies who are knocking it out of the park in Major League Baseball.
2023 Topps Series Update #US107 Tanner Bibee RC
Cleveland wrapped up 2023 10 games under .500, but glimmers of promise flickered through, particularly from a youth brigade featuring a 24-year-old right-hander in Bibee. With a repertoire of nasty stuff at his disposal, he churned out a 10-4 record in 25 starts, complemented by a tidy 2.98 ERA. Though the Guardians are known for their frugality and a somewhat revolving door for young talent in their prime, there’s a whisper of hope that they might clutch onto Bibee for the long haul.
2023 Topps Series Update #US125 Michael Harris II RC
Harris II left fans and foes alike slack-jawed with his leaping snatch that morphed into a game-ending double play in the Braves’ nail-biting 5-4 comeback win over the Phillies in this year’s NLDS—one of the myriad of highlights the Braves’ center fielder scripted in 2023. His consistent outfield wizardry, flaunting elite speed and expansive range, has been miraculous, while his plate prowess has also been a plus part of his game. In his sophomore season with the Braves, the DeKalb County native wielded a hot bat, scorching the diamond with a .293 average, 18 homers, and 57 RBIs for a squad that finished the regular season with the best record in baseball.
2023 Topps Series Update #US85 Nolan Jones RC
Jones skyrocketed from a top-10 prospect in Cleveland’s farm system (for a whopping six years) straight into the limelight in Colorado. After packing his bags last offseason in a trade for infield prospect Juan Brito, Jones ditched his sub-20-homer seasons, blazing into a sizzling 20/20 season in a mere 106 games with the Rockies. And let’s talk about his introduction. Despite not stepping into his first MLB game this year until May 26, the 25-year-old not only flaunted elite plate discipline, echoing his .402 minors on-base percentage and 16.3% walk rate, but also held down a team-leading 4.3 WAR with Colorado.
2023 Topps Series Update #US40 Bobby Miller RC
In a season where the Dodgers’ rotation found themselves peppered with injuries, including Walker Buehler sidelined and various stints on the injured list for Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urías, Tony Gonsolin, and Dustin May, 24-year-old Bobby Miller stepped up to the mound and into the spotlight, delivering crucially in his 22 starts. Unleashing a scorching four-seam fastball averaging 99.1 mph, Miller brought the heat and an electric five-pitch arsenal that carved him a slice of immediate big-league success. The 6-foot-5 right-hander not only recorded an impressive 11-4 record and a solid 3.76 ERA but also signaled his readiness to be a steadfast fixture in the Dodgers’ rotation moving forward.
2023 Topps Series Update #US199 Matt McLain RC
Despite an oblique injury sidelining him in September, McClain, with a bat that seemed to sizzle at .290 and a penchant for sending balls soaring with 16 homers, created magic in a mere 89 games. He dazzled, ensuring his spot as 11th among shortstops with a sturdy 3.7 WAR, all while part of a Reds team that unexpectedly danced on the doorstep of the postseason.
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