Jon Lester is a name known throughout Major League Baseball as much for his battle with cancer as his pitching ability.
Lester had solid 2008 and 2009 seasons for the Red Sox before a serious coming out party in 2010. With a 19-9 record and a 3.25 ERA, Lester attended his first All Star Game and finished fourth in Cy Young voting.
All signs point to Lester, 27, continuing to improve in 2011. With a revamped roster and loftier expectations he is due for a stellar season.
Here are ten reasons that Jon Lester will add some hardware to his name as the 2011 American League Cy Young Award Winner.