It's time for our semi-annual look at players who have excelled this season while toiling for the dregs of their respective divisions.
Pos Player Team Notes
C Jason Castro Astros 12 Home Runs
1B Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays 138 OPS+
2B Jedd Gyorko Padres Pronounced "Jerk-o"
3B Chase Headley Padres 3rd @ 3B in Defensive Runs Saved
SS Everth Cabrera Padres Only "Everth" in MLB history
or Jean Segura Brewers Paces NL in Hits
LF Ryan Braun Brewers Selig's white whale
CF Carlos Gomez Brewers Leads MLB in Triples, 2nd in DRS
RF Jose Bautista Blue Jays 159 OPS+ in last 2100 PA's
SP Chris Sale White Sox Top 5 in everything but W's
SP Bud Norris Astros Fewest HR per 9 innings in AL
SP Jose Quintana White Sox Monster threw behind Zobrist!
SP Jose Fernandez Marlins Youngest pitcher in MLB
RP Jesse Crain White Sox Highest WAR among relievers
RP Brett Cecil Blue Jays Right-handed, except on mound