AL Cy Young Award contenders
John Lester, Red Sox
Stats: 19-8, 2.96 ERA, 220 K, 1.16 WHIP
Lester is second in wins, including seven against the playoff-bound Rays, Yankees, Twins and Rangers, and he has held opponents to a .214 batting average, which is second-best in the American League. Just imagine how many wins Lester might have had if the Red Sox hadn't been hit by so many injuries to key players. He'll get one final chance to get to 20 wins, most likely Thursday at Chicago White Sox.