Johnny Leverón: A- So cool, scientists are convinced they can hit absolute zero by having Leverón stand over a thermometer while being charged by two midfielders. Defensive linchpin for years to come. Honduran national team star in the making.
Andy O'Brien: B+ -Took the mantle of "veteran defensive leader" when DeMerit went down and has carried it admirably. Workhorse defender, controls his area well. Losing him in the Seattle game was clearly the turning point of the match.
Cannon: B -Has dropped to #3 on the depth chart. Age, a 30% win percentage, and a hefty salary are the anchors that have dragged him down.
Knighton: B+ -Almost identical save and GA percentages as Cannon, but Knighton's got the hot hand, a low salary, and has taken the reigns for now, but can he hold off Ousted?
Lee: B -Looks much fresher under Martin Rennie's part-time plan. Pound for pound, he's still one of the best RBs in MLS, despite impending retirement.
O'Brien: B+ -Has far exceeded expectations and outpaced father time thus far. The undisputed leader at the back until going down with a nagging hamstring injury vs Seattle.
Rusin: B- -Consistency has been an issue - sometimes a stalwart, but occasionally guilty of sloppy marking. Has been the victim of some bad bounces to be fair.
Leveron: B -Has performed decently when called upon. Has silky feet for a CB, but looks like he could drop a couple kilos as conditioning/agility needs work.
Harvey: B- -Has shown both the ability to score, and to fizzle. Rates a B+ on the offensive side, but athleticism isn't always enough to offset some defensive lapses.
Koffie: B- -Since arrival of NRC, Koffie has yielded the big workhorse role. He's still effective, but hasn't been quite as noticeable. He's still young, with plenty of upside.
Davidson: B -Probably the most under-rated member of the team. Not flashy, not particularly dynamic, but quietly effective for the most part this year in disrupting opposition attacks.
Reo-Coker: A -Has played a huge part in turning the team around. Leader on and off the pitch. Guilty of some giveaways, but many takeaways. Has great chemistry with Teibert.
Watson: B -A serviceable relief midfielder. He's not likely to win you a game, but he's not likely to cost you one either.
Kobayashi: C- -A disappointment so far this year. First two matches were impressive, and it's been a bit of a tailspin since then. Hasn't been the playmaker I was expecting.
Manneh: B+ -Kid's still figuring things out, but what fun to watch! Great vision, good technically, and unselfish. Oh, yeah...and fast! Brightest future of all the young bucks.
Teibert: A+ -He's arrived. Huge leap over last year, but even in the playoff match vs LA, we could see where he was heading. Quick, creative, determined. Davide who??
Mattocks: C+ -Struggling to find playing time this season. Still not multi-dimensional: a sprinter who can kick and jump, but to be fair has begun to show some degree of touch.
Hertzog: C+ -Another guy in and out of rotation. Showed very well in pre-season, but injuries, including a concussion set him back a bit. Performance so far: inconsistent.
Miller: A+ -Transformed from 2012. Likely the hardest working forward of the lot. Smart, quick, great first touch. Some of Camilo's success is down to Miller creating space.
Camilo: A+ -Exuding confidence, has scored 10 in his last 8 games. In better physical shape this year, and it's paying off dividends. Move to the middle has been a big success.
Joe Cannon: C+ - It's not like Joe played horribly when he was in net, he just had poor distribution, and he didn't play well enough to keep his job. The third wheel in the keeper position right now, with David Ousted in town.
Brad Knighton: B -Considering Knighton went into this season expecting to be the number one, then was sat for a couple months, he's played very well. Having healthy competition from Cannon, and now Ousted, hasn't hurt either.
YP Lee: C+ -A sub-par season from YP Lee is still better than most, but the 'Caps were no doubt expecting more from Lee, especially with more rest this season. He's capable of more.
Andy O'Brien: A -Prior to injury, Andy O'Brien was arguably the Whitecaps MVP. A general of the backline, he made a seamless transition from late season addition, to team leader and defensive rock.
Brad Rusin: C+ -Has been pressed into full time action, but due to slow footwork and questionable defensive decisions, is best suited as a very good depth player.
Johnny Leveron: A- -Very young, but incredibly reliable. Think about how good this kid is going to get with a few MLS seasons under his belt. A future core player for the Whitecaps.
Jordan Harvey: C+ -Goals are nice. However, I'd trade all of Harveys goals for some defensive consistency on a match by match basis. Harvey's positioning isn't great, and he seems to be caught flat footed more than most. Considering his hefty salary, he could be playing better.
Gershon Koffie: C+ -Has struggled more than dominated this season, but is still a promising, core player for the Whitecaps moving forward. Experiencing some growing pains, but he'll get better.
Matt Watson: C+ -Probably deserves more playing time, but is the odd man out on a crowded roster. Has looked very good when he has played, and looks like he could bring something to this team. He may be doomed to be nothing more than a depth player under Martin Rennie, though.
Jun-Marques Davidson: B -It's hard to be critical of Davidson's love of passing the ball backwards, when that's kind of his job. Is a defensive specialist, and is good at what he does.
Daigo Kobayashi: C- -Aside from the opening match of the season, Kobayashi has been a major disappointment. Doesn't look like he can handle the physicality of MLS on a match by match basis, and will disappear for long stretches at a time.
Nigel Reo-Coker: A- -Has transformed the mindset of the club and has given them something they've never had in MLS; swagger. Has zero goals on the season, but is a tank in midfield, and is indispensable to the Whitecaps.
Russell Teibert: A+ -Reo-Coker thinks Teibert could play in the highest levels of soccer in Europe. Ever since he came on in relief of Daigo Kobayashi, he's made it impossible for Martin Rennie to take him out.
Kenny Miller: A -Rose like a Phoenix from the ashes that were last season, and has become a dominant striker for the 'Caps. The only problem now, is the constant rumor that he'll jump ship at the end of this season.
Kekuta Manneh: B+ -Is just 18 years old, and his play is indicative of that sometimes. However, he's shown glimpses of pure brilliance, and has coaches salivating about what he might become. Can clearly play in this league.
Darren Mattocks: C- -Perhaps the biggest disappointment this season, Mattocks has played his way onto the bench, and will in all likelihood stay there for a while. Rumors of a poor attitude have swirled, and the potential of Manneh has made Mattocks an afterthought. He thought he could score 20 goals this season; yikes.
Erik Hurtado: C+ -The potential is there, but has been largely unimpressive so far. His first touch is rougher than sandpaper.
Camilo: A+ -Played his way out of Martin Rennie's doghouse at the beginning of the season, and now leads the league in goals. Has been the 'Caps best striker for the majority of the season, and made Darren Mattocks redundant.