The calendar has flipped to August, the division and wild-card races are heating up and we’ve put another week of baseball action in the rear-view. 

That means, among other things, that it’s time for a fresh installment of Bleacher Report’s Team of the Week.

In case you’re new to the party: These are the players (one per position, plus a designated hitter) who have busted box scores over the past week. Forget their overall stats. We’re judging them solely on what they accomplished between July 31 and August 6.

To qualify, a player needs at least two starts at the position in question or at least one start in the case of pitchers. Speaking of which, we’re only considering starting hurlers—sorry, relievers.

Finally, we award bonus points if a strong individual performance led to notches in the win column—because as the crowded playoff scrambles come into focus, that’s what it’s all about.

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