Josh Beckett, SP
Fast fact: Was 5-4, 5.05 in night games at Fenway Park; 15-3, 2.30 in all other games
Lowdown: Could he improve? Maybe. But there's not a lot of room, especially over the numbers posted in the playoffs (4-0, 1.20 ERA, 35 strikeouts in 30 innings). This could, however, be the year he claims the Cy Young Award to match his absurd talent, despite being slowed by a lower back injury in the middle of spring training.