With the 2020 MLB season fast approaching, we must avert our eyes to the future. Here is a list of 5 starting pitchers that could surprise us this year.
During a time when the majority of the offseason transactions are complete and teams are simply attempting to fill out their respective rosters, it might serve well to look into the boundless hope of a fresh season in 2020. With that in mind, here are five pitchers that have the potential to shine during the 2020 season, whether they be breakouts or bounce backs.
As Spring Training begins to roll in, many will begin to search for the rising star or player with the most breakout potential. Yet, such analysis is volatile in nature and often futile in application. However, there are still a number of intriguing players – unproven and established – with the potential to make strides and possibly have exceptional seasons.
The discreet nature of a team’s audience and a player’s lack of name recognition can often shroud the talents of such a player until he begins to compile gaudy numbers. For instance, Shane Beiber of the Cleveland Indians displayed a true knack for the craft of pitching in 2018, yet it took an impressive run in the first half of 2019 for him to garner more attention.
Not every pitcher on this list can be lumped into this category, however. Some of the names are quite well-known, yet can even improve further on their documented success and reach new heights during the 2020 season.