David Price, LHP
With Lance Lynn and Michael Wacha both disappointing the Cardinal faithful this season, the rotation would get a huge boost from this guy in 2016 Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
A girl can dream, right? The Detroit Tigers had many, many issues this season, but their ace wasn’t one of them. If you strip away factors out of his control, like defense, Price was excellent in the first half. He had an excellent 3.03 Fielding-independent pitching (FIP) mark in his 21 starts for the Motor City Kitties. But, boy, did he boost his already considerable stock after the Tigers shipped him to the Toronto Blue Jays at the July deadline.
In his 11 regular-season starts for the Jays, he averaged more than 10 strikeouts per nine and lowered his FIP all the way down to 2.19. That’s Roy-Halladay-in-his-prime territory. Now, in the playoffs, he’s doing nothing to take away from any of that. If all that isn’t enough, he has a really cute dog named Astro, who has his own Twitter account. Sold!