Sonny Gray (OAK)
Another guy who is down but not out, Sonny Gray has tremendous upside that has already been put on display. He is an ace when on is game.
In 2014 and 2015, he racked up 427 innings combined for the As and won them 28 games. In addition, the right-hander pitched five complete games including four shutouts. Last year, he was an all-star and ranked third in AL Cy Young award voting.
If the Yankees had inquired about him each of the past two years, their entire farm system would have been the demand. If they make the call right now, maybe not so much.
Through 14 starts, he has pitched to a 5.03 ERA while only averaging 5 2/3 innings per start. It is simply a down year for Oakland’s ace.
With that said, his struggles are nothing Larry Rothschild cannot sort out. If the Yanks are able to steal him low, they can hope to catch lightning in a bottle for the remainder of 2016.
If not, he is a 26-year-old with team control until 2020. He will regain form, plain and simple.