Most of our leading contenders for the National League Rookie of the Year award stayed consistent over the past week, so there's not much change among our top five.
One big name drops out of the top five this week, however. Bryce Harper looked like the favorite for the award through May and June, but he's been on a rather steady decline since July. It's gotten to the point where he can't really be considered a serious candidate anymore.
I realize many would say pushing Harper out of the top five is an overdue decision, but I still felt like he earned consideration for playing a notable role on a Washington Nationals team that looks like the best in the NL. But other rookies are simply playing better than him.
With that minor shake-up in our rankings, here are this week's five leading contenders for the NL Rookie of the Year award.
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All statistics cited are current as of August 14.