In the Eye On Baseball Top 10s, here's what we do: rank players according to criteria. Those criteria change depending upon week and whim, but the Top 10s will always be informed by some angle or another, painfully contrived or otherwise.
And that brings us to this week's guiding query: Who have been the stars of the second half of the 2014 season?
As the question strongly implies, this is about post-All-Star break performance in 2014 and nothing else. Performance in the first half of the season doesn't matter, and future outlook doesn't matter, either. Second half of 2014 -- period, paragraph. As always, defense and base-running are very much part of the calculus for position players.
Omissions? Derek Jeter will not be among those honored, in large part because he hasn't been very good in the second half. But there his name is -- Derek Jeter -- just the same. Derek Jeter.
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