The race for National League Rookie of the Year continues to be a two-man competition between Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley and Cincinnati Reds infielder Todd Frazier.
Neither player had a particularly good week since our last set of rankings, but both have established themselves enough to hold off any sort of charge from the other top contenders.
Two rookies who could work their way into the top five before the end of September, however, are Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Both players have been swinging hot bats so far this month.
Harper, in particular, has been sizzling in September. Those who preferred to exclude him from awards discussion may have to deal with him earning strong consideration again.
However, the following five players look like the current leading contenders for NL Rookie of the Year honors. There's been a little shuffling among the top five this week.
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All statistics mentioned are current as of Sept. 12.