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Jose Ramirez could be playing his way into a permanent role with the Indians

Many of the Tribe's top players had an off week, but other guys stepped up.

Jason Miller

It's time for our weekly look at the Indians' top players of the last seven days, in which one man is chosen as better than the rest. Be sure to vote for you choice in the poll included at the bottom.

Previous winners:

  • March 31-April 6: L.Chisenhall
  • April 7-13: D.Murphy
  • April 14-20: M.Brantley
  • April 21-27: C.Kluber
  • April 28-May 4: C.Santana
  • May 5-11: M.Brantley (editorial pick), J.Tomlin (reader vote)
  • May 12-18: D.Murphy
  • May 19-25: L.Chisenhall (editorial pick), C.Kluber (reader vote)
  • May 26-June 1: T.House (editorial pick), C.Kluber (reader vote)
  • June 2-8: J.Masterson (editorial pick), L.Chisenhall (reader vote)
  • June 9-15: M.Brantley
  • June 16-22: C.Santana
  • June 23-29: J.Tomlin
  • June 30-July 6: C.Kluber
  • July 7-13: T.Bauer
  • July 14-20: J.Kipnis
  • July 21-27: C.Santana
  • July 28-August 3: C.Kluber
  • August 4-10: C.Kluber
  • August 11-17: C.Carrasco
  • The Candidates

    It was sort of a strange week, in that the Indians did well, winning 4 of 6 games, but didn't get major contributions from the guys who've been their best players this season. We will have a new winner this week.

    Tyler Holt

    Holt had only 8 plate appearances all week, but made them count. Tuesday he had a pinch-hit double that turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead; Saturday he had a pinch-hit single to lead off the 9th and came around the score the game-winning run. He also made multiple great catches in the outfield during the week.

    T.J. House

    In Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Twins, House pitching 5.1 shutout innings, with 5 strikeouts and no base runners who got any farther than second base. They won't write any songs about his performance, but it was very solid.

    Jose Ramirez

    He posted a 500/.500/.611 batting line in 18 plate appearances. He appeared in only four games during the week, but he had multiple hits in all four of them, including a walk-off single on Saturday and three hits on Sunday, two of which factored into a run scoring in the 3-1 win.

    Danny Salazar

    In Saturday's 3-2 win over the Astros, Salazar struck out 7 in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs, only one of them earned. He allowed only 3 hits, all of them singles. He's not quite back to where he was a year ago, but he's as close as he's been in 2014.

    The Winner

    This is not the strongest collection of candidates we've had this season, and no one really jumps out as a "gotta be him" sort of guy. All in all though, Ramirez really did have a great week, making great use of what playing time he was given. His walk-off hit on Saturday was the biggest moment of the week, and I think he's a deserving choice as Player of the Week.

    Congratulations, Jose!