The Chicago White Sox are a bit ahead of these two teams at the moment.
10. Minnesota Twins
The tenth spot on the list goes to the Minnesota Twins. They need to re-sign either Jake Odorizzi or Rich Hill in free agency but they have a great 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation. That punch comes in the form of Kenta Maeda and Jose Berrios. Maeda was phenomenal in his first season in Minnesota. The former Dodger posted a 2.70 ERA and finished second in the American League Cy Young voting. Michael Pineda will also be back after serving a 60 game suspension last season. We are going to have to wait and see how the rest of the unit rounds out at the end of the offseason.
Fangraphs ranked the A’s as the seventh-best rotation in baseball last season. They need to fill some holes after the departure of Mike Minors and the likely departure of Mike Fiers via free agency. Despite the roster holes the A’s have a lot of talent in their rotation. It features Jesus Luzardo, Chris Bassitt, Sean Manaea, and flamethrowing Frankie Montas. Jesus Luzardo was a 22-year old rookie with electric stuff. He has struck out 59 batters over the course of 59 innings. But like most rookies, he was inconsistent and had a 4.12 ERA on the year. The A’s are going to have to find some veterans to replace the two Mike’s this offseason if both of them decide to take their talents elsewhere.