Freddy Garcia, RHP, Mariners
Despite the worst run support in the AL (1.90 runs per nine innings through Sunday), Garcia was 1-1 and still ranked first in the AL in ERA (2.11) and tied for third in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.30 to 1).
Lyle Overbay, IB, Brewers
He's off to a monster start (.356, 31 RBIs) and earning $8.4 million less than the man he replaced at first, Richie Sexson.
A.J. Burnett, RHP, Marlins
Rehabbing after elbow surgery, he faced batters for the first time in a year and impressed teammates while throwing BP.
The punchless Expos, who were averaging 2.4 runs a game through Sunday, were on pace to score fewer runs than the 2003 Tigers (3.7) and the '62 Mets (3.8).
Mike MacDougal, RHP, Royals
After his fifth blown save in nine chances going back to mid-July of last season, the 2003 All-Star lost his closer's job.
Barry Zito, LHP, A's
Ineffective with his signature curveball, the 2002 AL Cy Young winner had a 6.17 ERA with the fourth-worst groundball-to-fly-ball ratio (82 to 1) in the league.