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51. Victor Martinez, C/1B, Indians
He's a great hitting catcher, but only a good-hitting first baseman -- so the Indians don't seem entirely sure what do do with him. He was hitting .400 as of May 21, but is hitting .182 since.
52. Jason Bartlett, SS, Rays
Was named Tampa Bay's MVP last year even though he didn't offer much with the bat -- the Rays just love his defense and steadiness. This year, in addition to all that, he's hitting .344 with some power and has stolen 19 bases in 20 attempts.
53. Jason Bay, LF, Red Sox
Averaged 29 homers and 95 RBIs the previous five seasons, but no one noticed. Now he's in Boston, on pace to hit 36 homers and drive in 128 runs, and everyone knows him.
54. John Lackey, SP, Angels
Jered Weaver has been better this year -- Lackey has been hurt -- but since 2005 Lackey is 63-34 with a 3.51 ERA, and I think he's the guy in that Angels rotation.
55. Javier Vazquez, SP, Braves
The magic of Atlanta. Vazquez actually has a .500 record this year, but has a 2.86 ERA, 141 strikeouts, only 24 walks and has been about as unhittable as anyone.
56. Jon Lester, SP, Red Sox
Only guy whose record (8-7) doesn't impress much, but that's the problem of looking at wins and losses. He's striking out about 10 per nine innings and has been dominant lately (5-2, 1.75 ERA last nine starts).
57. Bobby Abreu, OF, Angels
I have long called him the most boring great player in baseball history, and with his power numbers dwindling it has never been more true. But he still works pitchers to death (.399 OBP) and steals bases (19 in 23 attempts).
58. Aaron Hill, 2B, Blue Jays
He's playing his usual brilliant defense at second base, only this year he has hit what is already a career-high 20 home runs.
59. Jermaine Dye, RF, White Sox
Another of baseball's class acts, he looked to be through at age 30. He's had a marvelous second act -- since coming to Chicago in 2004, he has averaged 34 homers a season, and he's on that pace again.
60. Jonathan Broxton, RP, Dodgers
Has a nagging toe issue, and he will walk too many on occasion. But he's almost unhittable (league's hitting .146) and he's 6-0 with 23 saves.
61. Cliff Lee, SP, Indians
Cy Young winner in 2008 is having a seemingly nightmarish season -- 6-9 record, leads league in hits allowed -- but he deserves better. He has 17 quality starts in 21 appearances.
62. Chone Figgins, 3B, Angels
When Figgins is getting on base like he is this year (.395 on-base percentage) he makes for a scary offensive player. He leads the league in runs scored and triples.
63. Adam Wainwright, SP, Cardinals
Not many good examples of pitchers who started as a hard-throwing short relievers and developed into dominant starters. The Yankees are trying to do it with Joba, but it's already happening with Wainwright -- 10 wins, 3.01 ERA.
64. Scott Rolen, 3B, Blue Jays
Injuries are always a concern. He had a relatively healthy first half, and he hit .318. Power numbers are a bit down, but he has posted a 121 OPS+ and his third base defense is still spectacular.
65. Jonathan Papelbon, RP, Red Sox
He hasn't had quite the laser-like control he did last year -- he already has a career-high 18 walks -- and he is a touch more home-run prone. But he's still one of the surest things in the game.
66. Joakim Soria, RP, Royals
An injury knocked him out for a while, and he doesn't get many save chances in Kansas City. But since June 18 he's 1-0 with seven saves, a 1.59 ERA, a 16-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and zero home runs allowed.
67. Jayson Werth, RF, Phillies
Came into his own in Philadelphia. Since signing with the Phillies in 2007 he has a .375 on-base percentage and he has hit 52 homers and stolen 39 bases.
68. Shin Soo-Choo, OF, Indians
Hits with power (13 homers). Is a perfect 13-for-13 in steals. Gets on base (.393 OBP). Has a bazooka for an arm. And his name, Choo, is perfect for shouting at the ballpark.
69. Michael Young, 3B, Rangers
He didn't want to move to third base, but he did move and now he's having his best offensive season since leading the league in hitting in 2005. Solid guy.
70. Adam Dunn, OF, Nationals
He walks and he hits home runs, just like always. Has an excellent shot of hitting exactly 40 home runs for the fifth consecutive season. Only Frank Thomas and Vinny Castilla have even done it two years in a row.
71. Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers
It's risky to put all your hopes on a 21-year-old pitcher -- especially one dealing with control problems. But he has been SO hyped and SO good -- 5-0 with an .063 ERA in his last seven starts -- that you just have to believe.
72. Mark Reynolds, 3B, Diamondbacks
One of my favorite players. He's on pace to smash his own record of 204 strikeouts in a season. He's also on pace to hit 44 home runs and steal 28 bases.
73. Ryan Franklin, RP, Cardinals
Not entirely sure what Dave Duncan does to pitchers in St. Louis (hypnosis?), but Franklin, a mediocre starter in Seattle, is 2-0 with an 0.76 ERA and 22 saves. He has given up two home runs and three total runs all season.
74. Heath Bell, RP, Padres
One thing they know how to do in San Diego is develop closers. Bell is 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA and he leads the league in saves.
75. Rafael Soriano, RP, Braves
He has long been one of the most unhittable relievers around, but this year the league is hitting .150 against him with one homer all season.