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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.