2. Toronto Blue Jays
Some would say this group is just as talented as any in the game. I still believe they overachieved a little last year. Aaron Sanchez was 15-2 with a 3.00 ERA. Winning percentage and ERA were both best in the game. Happ was 20-4 with a 3.18 ERA. His best ERA previously was 3.40, and career average is near 4.00. Estrada had a 3.48 ERA; his career average is 3.86. Liriano had a 2.92 ERA in Toronto; his career average is 4.05. Of course, Marcus Stroman had his worst year professionally.
Happ, Estrada, and Liriano are journeyman pitchers who have bounced from place to place. For them to have their best years in a place where runs are scored aplenty, was surprising. For it to happen two years in a row, I would be shocked.
If injuries occur, the Blue Jays have some former starters for other MLB teams, although none of these guys are currently on the team’s 40-man roster.