A perennial Cy Young contender during his seven seasons with the White Sox, Sale is poised to bring home the hardware for the first time this year after being traded to Boston last December. In the crucible of Fenway Park, the 28-year-old southpaw is putting together a season for the ages, leading the AL in all three triple crown stats with 14 wins, 241 strikeouts and a 2.51 ERA, as well as in WAR (5.6), FIP (1.92) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.8). He's also on pace to become the first AL pitcher to strike out 300 batters since Pedro Martinez in 1999.
Total players: 39
Honorable mention: Giancarlo Stanton