5.) Shelby Miller
Miller is a winner just like his new team. Despite posting a 3.02 ERA last season, Miller lost 17 games. He won a game on May 17, nearly throwing a no-hitter in the process. It took until October 4 for Miller to register his next win. In return for 205.1 very good innings, Miller’s teammates gave him enough run support for six wins.
Now, Miller will pitch for one of the best offensive teams in baseball in a division with quite a few weak-hitting offenses and pitcher-friendly parks. The FIP and xFIP numbers (or whatever other acronym the smart kids are using these days to predict pitcher performance) might say that Miller is due for a regression in 2016, but he has good stuff and is a workhorse. Slotted in as Greinke’s number-two, Shelby Miller should only continue to get better in Arizona.