2012 player grades
A.J. Pierzynski (A) Career year with the bat and improved defensively.
Alex Rios (A) The teams MVP.
Donnie Veal (A) Almost perfect versus lefties.
Jesse Crain (A-) Reliable and effective most of the time, when healthy.
Nate Jones (A-) The nice surprise was durable and effective.
Jake Peavy (A-) Excellent stats with the exception of his record, which deserved to be much better.
Chris Sale (A-) Terrific year.
Alejandro De Aza (B+) A true leadoff hitter and quality defender.
Adam Dunn (B+) Produced runs, but Ks and average still a problem.
Alexei Ramirez (B+) Awesome defender who eventually woke up with the bat.
Addison Reed (B+) Better than you could have expected, but shaky at times.
Brett Myers (B) A valuable addition.
Dewayne Wise (B) A nice pickup.
Gavin Floyd (B) Respectable stats, but needs to win more.
Jose Quintana (B-) Super start before he may have gotten tired.
Dayan Viciedo (B-) Power and better-than-expected defense, but too many droughts.
Kevin Youkilis (B-) Provided an incredible lift, but then faded.
Tyler Flowers (C+) A serviceable backup with potential to do more with more time.
Paul Konerko (C) Fell off a cliff after great start.
Hector Santiago (C-) Hung in there through different roles.
Gordon Beckham (D+) Great glove, terrible bat.
Jordan Danks (D) One great homer and nothing else.
Philip Humber (D) All downhill after his perfect game.
Francisco Liriano (D) Very disappointing.
Orlando Hudson (D) Temporarily plugged hole and then nothing.
Leyson Septimo (D) In over his head.
Matt Thornton (D) 10 losses out of the bullpen says it all.