Justin Verlander, SP
Photograph By Rick Osentoski/US Presswire
Verlander won the AL MVP and Cy Young awards in 2011, but his 2012 season hasn't been much different. His strikeout and walks raters (9.0 and 2.3) are virtually identical to what they were last year (9.0 and 2.0), and he's allowed fewer homers. The biggest difference is that he's thrown 13 fewer innings (though he still leads the AL in that category) and his ERA has "jumped" from 2.40 to 2.64.