Ranking this year's rookies: Heavy on hitting, light on pitching

Through May 1, Josh Bell was tied for the Pirates' team lead in home runs with four. Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports

Yes, it's a little early to have a full understanding of the quality of this year's rookie class. Last year, for example, Michael Fulmer didn't make his debut until April 29. Jameson Taillon didn't make his debut until June 8, and Gary Sanchez wasn't playing regularly until August. Rookies emerge every couple of days, and it's not until the end that we'll be able to put the whole rookie class in some context.