2. Wily Mo Pena
Wrist problems limited Pena to 276 at-bats last season, but he showed flashes of the same offensive prowess that had mesmerized his two previous teams, the Yankees and Reds. Even as Pena continued to whiff at a fearsome rate (once every three at-bats), he posted his highest OBP (.349) in the big leagues while raising his batting average to a career-best .301.
(Globe Photos / Barry Chin)