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Best fastball: Justin Verlander

Photograph By Rick Osentoski/US Presswire

Verlander's fastball velocity averaged 94.3 mph in 2012, fourth best in the majors and only slightly better than teammate Max Scherzer (94.2). But Verlander's uncanny ability to flirt with triple digits late in the game sets him apart.