MLB Position-by-Position Player Power Rankings, August Edition

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MLB Position-by-Position Player Power Rankings, August Edition
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Position-by-position MLB power rankings will once again be a staple this year, and now that we're in the month of August, it's time for another update.

My preseason rankings came out March 7, with subsequent updates coming April 17June 3July 4 and July 11.

What follows is a look at the best players at each position based on their performance this season. Past reputation and future projections mean nothing here; it's all about what these guys have done in 2014.

I have taken into account players' all-around offensive abilities, their defensive contributions and what they have meant to the success of their respective teams.

Included in my statistics is each player's Baseball-Reference wins above replacement or WAR. While WAR is a useful stat in gauging a player's value, it is not the be-all, end-all stat that some view it as. As such, do not expect this to simply be a list of the top 10 in WAR at each position.

With that said, here is a look at the best players each position has to offer here in August. Following a number of requests in the past few rankings, this time around there is a separate list for each of the three outfield positions, instead of just one bulk outfield slide.

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