Team: Oakland A's
Position: Starting Pitcher
Despite operating on a budget about the size of A-Rod and Derek Jeter's butlers, the A's find themselves within striking distance of a Wild Card spot. The 23-year-old Parker has been a pleasant surprise in his first full season in the majors posting a 3.16 ERA and picking up 6 wins. If they are to make a run at a playoff spot, Parker will need to continue to pitch well because the rest of the rotation is uncertain. How uncertain? Bartolo Colon also pitches for them. Enough said.