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Bleacher Report's Final 2012 NL Rookie of the Year Rankings
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Bryce Harper hit .481 (13-for-27) in his past seven games.

The final few weeks of the 2012 season have thrown the NL Rookie of the Year race into some uncertainty.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley looks like the favorite for the award, especially since Todd Frazier went into a September slide with the Cincinnati Reds. Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario is making a late charge, but probably too late into the season.

And then there's Bryce Harper, who was nearly everyone's pick for NL Rookie of the Year after he was called up by the Washington Nationals in late April. He was the phenom, the sensation. Getting the NL Rookie of the Year award would merely be a formality.

Harper is obviously no longer mentioned in the same sentence as the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout when it comes to rookie superstars. But his September charge may have put him back into serious contention for NL Rookie of the Year honors.

The past week brought about a little bit of shuffling in our rankings, but the names on the list remain the same. Here are the top five contenders for the NL Rookie of the Year and what the final award voting should look like, in our view.

 

All statistics mentioned are current as of Oct. 2.

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