Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Mazz's grade: A+
Entering this season, he was a career .306 hitter before the All-Star break, .244 after. This year, the numbers went from great to even better. Wire to wire, he was one of the most consistent players in the league and finished among the AL leaders in an array of categories. Short of the Philadelphia Phillies, is there a better right side of the infield in baseball?
(Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)