For this year only, perhaps the Major League Baseball powers-that-be should abandon the concept of selecting Rookie of the Year recipients for the American and National leagues ... and just roll with two trophies for the best players regardless of affiliation.
For whatever reason, the 2013 rookie chase is heavily slanted toward the Senior Circuit stars, so much that not a single American Leaguer was considered for this week's survey of top performers:
1. OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
Stats: 10 HR, 23 RBI, 36 Runs, 7 Steals, .370 BA, .413 OBP
Puig had an amazing week for the Dodgers, leading the club in hits (nine), runs (six), homers (two), batting average (.375), on-base percentage (.444), slugging (.708) and OPS (1.153) from July 23-30.
As a capper, the 22-year-old Cuban has taken America by storm over the last two months, notching his first walk-off homer on July 28, clinching the Dodgers'1-0 win over the Reds.
Puig, a midseason co-favorite for NL Rookie of the Year, has racked ...