Fantasy baseball: Big changes in the Rookie Rankings

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There have been some big changes to our rookie rankings this week, thanks in large part to some comments made by our readers who pointed out some rookies we missed.

So, with your input and ours, here's a look at the updated top 10 rookies in fantasy baseball based upon their performance up until this point with (previous weeks' ranking in parentheses):

1. (1) Evan Longoria, TB 3B I'm running out of words to describe this kid.

2. (2) Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS OF - Has hit safely in six out of eight games in July.

3. (4) Geovany Soto, CHI C - Three homeruns in past four games. Soto is the truth

4. (NR) Jair Jurrjens, ATL SP - How I missed him last week is inexcusable.

5. (NR) David Murphy, TEX OF - Back to back games with a HR and 3 RBI.

6. (6) Joba Chamberlain, NYY P - Making Steinbrenner Jr. look like a genius.

7. (7) Johnny Cueto, CIN P - Big test coming against the Cubs tonight.

8. (8) Alexei Ramirez, CHW 2B - Average is up to .310 and loves to hit in pressure situations.

9. (3) Kosuke Fukudome, CHI OF - What's worrisome is he hasn't hit a double since June 21 while his strikeout totals are climbing.

10. (10) Jay Bruce, CIN OF - Three homers in last 31 games, Bruce is actually getting worse.

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Can you give any predictions on what you think Fukudome and Bruce will do for the rest of the season? I have both but am considering dropping one of them for Pena, Cody Ross or Carlos Delgado who are all on my waiver wire.

Ricky responds: Bruce is certainly the superior prospect, though K-Fuk may be more valuable to fantasy teams right now if walks factor into your league. Unfortunately Bruce hasn't been able to continue stealing bases as he did when he was called up at first. Remember as well, once Soriano comes back, Fukudome should be moved back in the order, giving him more RBI chances. It's certainly a tough call, but I think I may go with Fukudome. Matt, you can chime in too if you want....

Thanks for reading.

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