The Chicago White Sox’s Chris Sale improved to 9-0 Thursday with a complete-game victory against the Houston Astros.

If that doesn’t sum up the folly and intrigue of Bleacher Report’s MLB Team of the Week, nothing does.

On the one hand, pitching wins are a silly, outmoded stat. On the other hand, 9-0 is 9-0.

Likewise, a week’s worth of scalding production doesn’t mean much in the long run. On the other hand, a hot week is a hot week.

In case you’re new to the party: We’re picking the guys—one per position, including a designated hitter—who busted box scores over the past seven days. To qualify, a player needs at least two starts at the position in question.

And while this is mostly about individual output, bonus points are awarded for gaudy numbers that translated to ticks in the win column.

Welcome to the land of the small sample. It might mean everything, it might mean nothing.

Slap on some pine tar, get your commenting muscles loose and proceed when ready. 

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