With the 2014 MLB first-year player draft in the rearview mirror, much of the nation's attention has been on the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, which is less than four weeks away.
Names such as David Price, Jeff Samardzija, Chase Headley and Jason Hammel dominate the discussion almost everywhere you turn—and rightfully so, as where they land will have a large impact on the postseason picture.
Let’s shift the focus to the best performances in MLB last week and identify the stars at each position.
As always, this will be to the point. One player will represent each fielding position, while one hurler will get the call for the lot of them. The only caveat is that each player must have appeared in at least four games at the position for which he is being considered.
One more thing: The designated hitter will not be included this week. There were simply no standout performers who started at least four games over the past seven days.
Let's get started.