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STARTING PITCHER #3
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Drew Smyly may be the most under-rated pitcher in the A.L. and is well ahead of the others on the #3 list. He dealt with injuries through part of 2015, which limited his innings, but his 3.11 ERA and 1.17 whip were good enough to earn top spot on this list. Although, if Dickey can replicate his second half of the season from 2015 and make it a season long thing, he could surprise many. Jimenez is really even with Dickey on this list as both are volatile at this point. Eovaldi could eat up innings for the Yankees and Miley, well, is Miley.
Side Note: Dickey may be old but he’s durable and seems to find a way to get the job done no matter what. He’s going to be a critical piece to the Jays season and he knows it may be his last with the Jays as he becomes a FA after this season. As a knuckleballer, he can put in a few more years easily and still be effective. The point here is that he’s going to be extra motivated to both win a World Series and set himself up for a new contract.
Ranking: 1. Smyly, 2. Dickey 3. Jimenez, 4. Eovaldi, 5. Miley
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