21 Gio Gonzalez – Was traded from the A’s to the National’s and finished second in the N.L Cy young ballot going 21-8 with a 2.89 era with 207 strike outs in 199.1 innings Gio has a fastball that can reach 95mph and his 2 min strike out pitches are his curveball and changeup Gio’s strike out rate has gone up while his era has gone down the last 3 years and even though the Nationals have the immensely talented Stephen Strasburg in the rotation Gio is still an ace and a C.Y Young candidate
22 C.C Sabathia- C.C has been worth every penny the Yankees have paid him since they signed him in free agency he is a work horse he did miss some starts last year and got minimal procedures done to his elbow so he should be fine, C.C still pitched 200 innings last year and the last 2 years his strike out rate has gone up expect another 230 innings 200k era in the low 3s to go with 18 plus wins for C.C this year.
23 Evan Longoria When healthy Evan Longoria is one of the best third basemen offensively and defensively in baseball the Rays need Longoria in the lineup with Justin Upton leaving they need Evan’s offense and defense if they want to win the A.L East
24 Craig Kimbrell- Kimbrell has been dominant since he has come into the majors saving more than 40 plus games each season to go with his incredible strikeout rate that he has put up coming out of the bullpen.
25 Cole Hamels-On a staff with CY Young award winners in Roy Halliday and Cliff Lee Cole Hamels was the Phillies best pitcher last year winning a career high 17 games and striking out a career high 216 batters and got a huge extension expect Hamels and his great change up to still dominate hitters this year.
26 Matt Cain- Is the new ace of the Sanfrancisco Giants his strikeout rate has gone up the last 3 seasons and his era has gone down the last 3 season he could easily be a 20 game winner if the giants could score more runs for him he is a fastball change up and sharp curveball pitcher who pitchers over 200 innings every year and delivers a ton of quality starts.
27 Yadier Molina- Has always been an amazing defensive catcher thrown out almost 45 % of base runners who have tried to steal on him but last season he had his best offensive season hitting .315 With 22 hrs. And driving 76 rbi’s he is also a great team leader.
28 Mariano Rivera –The greatest closer of all time had a terrible acl injury that ended his season before that he was pitching great this will be his last season so I expect a 40 save low 2 era from the great Rivera
29 Derek Jeter- Like his teammate Mariano Rivera injuries have ended Jeter’s season but he will be ready come opening day while some may say Jeter’s defense is a liability to the Yankees,Jeter is still a dangerous hitter who should hit over .300 and have over 200 hits this year.
30 Johnny Cueto- The ace of the reds Cueto won a career high 19 games and had 2.78 era Cueto has a fastball he can get up to 97 mph and one of the best change ups in the game don’t be surprised if he wins 20 games this year.