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The American League Rookie of the Year is about to be announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America, but there's no sense anyone here getting their hopes up. The Orioles had a couple of legitimate candidates emerge during the season, but Brad Bergesen's season was cut short by injury and Nolan Reimold's raw numbers -- though solid in relation to other rookie hitters this year -- just aren't impressive enough to overcome the big pitching performances from Rick Porcello, Jeff Niemann and Andrew Bailey or top position candidate Elvis Andrus.

I'm guessing Reimold finishes fifth in the balloting and Bergesen sixth.

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