In an intense final week of the season, one of the great battles left is over the Rookie of the Year awards.
Both the American and National Leagues feature a wide-ranging set of candidates who can make a strong claim to have the honor bestowed upon them, though the quality of performance is much higher in the senior circuit.
The AL crop has been weak all season, with only one true superstar talent, Wil Myers, emerging from the field. But even his candidacy is limited because the Rays waited so long to bring him up that his actual time spent on the field won't be as great as the other top candidates.
Over in the NL, there is a great battle at the top between the two Cuban superstars. Both have a real claim to the title, and I still maintain that we should just give out two NL Rookie of the Year awards and just skip the AL, but sadly that won't happen.
So in the interest of fairness, here is how we view the top rookie performers' stock in both leagues heading into the final weekend of the year.
Note: All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference unless otherwise noted.