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Bryce Harper Among 5 National League Players Who Need to Have a Big Week
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Bryce Harper is hitting .162 in his past 10 games.

Baseball's July 31 trade deadline is just one day away as of this writing. So it might be too late for certain players to show their teams that a deal doesn't need to be made. And for others, there just isn't enough time to boost trade value. 

For those teams not in playoff contention, the next two months provide an opportunity to see whether some younger players can be cornerstone players to build around or if they need to be replaced with the future in mind. 

And in some instances, a few veteran players might be fighting for a job through the rest of the season and into next year as well. 

With those three scenarios in mind, here are five National League players who would really help themselves—and their teams—by having a good week on the field. 

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