R.A. Dickey is riding a wave of momentum into this week's MLB All-Star Game.
During the first half of this season, Dickey has exceeded expectations, leading the team in wins, innings pitched, WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) and strikeouts.
His stats and dominating pitching have cast him as a potential winner of the Cy Young award, however he is not the outright favorite.
He has to compete with pitchers like Stephen Strasburg, Cole Hamels and Matt Cain to name just a few.
In order to become the Cy Young winner, Dickey needs to work on the following: