Already a two-time Cy Young winner, Scherzer is on track to become the 10th pitcher ever to win three, and he's a threat to throw his third no-hitter on a good night as ell. The 32-year-old righty leads NL pitchers in WAR (6.1), innings (160 1/3), strikeouts (220) and FIP (2.83) while running second in ERA (2.25). That's enough to push him past a strong field of hitters headed by perennial NL MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt.
Total players: 262
Honorable mention: Paul Goldschmidt, Manny Machado, George Springer, Anthony Rizzo