4. Blake Snell
Current 2016 stats: 8 GS, 2-4, 3.05 ERA, 44.1 IP, 41 H, 22 BB, 40 K
Projected: 13 GS, 3-6, 3.05 ERA, 71.1 IP, 66 H, 36 BB, 65 K
The 23-year-old left-hander has been nothing short of stellar for the Rays in eight starts this year. Finding a comfort zone in the Rays rotation, it appears as if Baseball Prospectus’ number 21 overall prospect is here to stay.
One of the lone bright spots on an otherwise dreadful Tampa Bay team, his status for this award will be dependent upon how he finishes out the year. Regardless, Snell may be solidifying himself as one of the premier southpaws in the game for years to come.