1. Adrian Gonzalez will contend for the triple crown. In the first half of his first season with the Red Sox, the sweet-swinging first baseman hit .354 with 17 home runs and 77 RBIs in 89 games. Then came the All-Star break and the decision to compete in the Home Run Derby, which apparently affected his swing. Gonzalez was further affected by a nagging shoulder injury, yet he still finished with a .338 average, 27 homers, and 117 RBIs. He says his shoulder feels healthy for the first time in two years. Even with Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder now in the AL, he could be the league's dominant offensive force.