We have made it passed the July 31st trading deadline, and sellers have made their deals for young prospects. In a special edition of Rookies of the Week, let’s take a look and see if these moves have paid dividends yet.

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Today’s Rookie of the Week is…Daniel Hudson!

Daniel Hudson, who was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal that sent Edwin Jackson to the Chicago White Sox, had a great debut with his new team. After pitching to a 6.32 ERA in three starts with Chicago, the 23-year old went eight strong innings against the New York Mets, allowing only one run, while yielding three hits and a walk. Hudson is available in 96% of Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues.

Advice: Give him a few more starts before jumping on the bandwagon. The National League hitters may be nicer to him, but one good performance won’t do him any justice.

Honorable Mention:

Brett Wallace, after being bounced around four different teams this past year, finally made his major league debut with the Houston Astros this week. He was hitless in his debut, but since, has managed a four-game hitting streak. With Lance Berkman out of the picture, and Houston in rebuild mode, a lengthy career as the Astros first baseman is definitely possible for Wallace. The 23-year old has a reputation for striking out a lot, but he also has incredible power and poses as a great stick for his position. He is available in 96% of Yahoo! formats.

Advice: With two months left in the season, expect him to knock between 10-12 home runs. Don’t add him unless you lack some power on your squad. Deep league recommended.

Cold Case:

Justin Smoak, who was moved from the Texas Rangers to the Seattle Mariners in the Cliff Lee deal on July 9th, was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma last week. He had been 2 for 36 with ten strikeouts before the Mariners decided to send him down. Smoak has great tools, but has struggled with consistency in his rookie season. His power is completely natural, and with some more seasoning he could be back in the major leagues in 2011. Smoak is available in 95% of Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues.

Advice: Don’t expect Smoak to be back until September call-ups, and even then he may not play to the best of his ability. Wait til next year.

On The Way Up?:

Wilson Ramos, dealt to the Washington Nationals in a trade that sent closer Matt Capps to the Minnesota Twins, is likely to get a phone call to the nation’s capital before September. His competition is no longer Joe Mauer, and he should be in line to help veteran Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez with the catching duties down the stretch. Wil Nieves isn’t deserving of being the Nationals backup with his .177 batting average, so there is no doubt Ramos will get a shot sooner rather than later. He had a short stint earlier with the Minnesota Twins in May where he hit .296. He is available in all Yahoo! Formats.

Advice: Once he gets promoted, he will share playing time with Pudge. Only add if absolutely necessary, or if he ends up playing every day.

Do you agree with my choices? Did I miss anyone important? Feel free to comment.