So, here are my picks for Regression:
Ervin Santana - He's the most obvious.Getting older and coming off of a career year.(I believe Big Sexy will retire, so I didn't consider him)
Matt Belisle - Another aging player who showed he was capable of poor performance during the early part of 2017.Might have one good season left in him, but the most obvious nominee for regression on the staff.
Tougher Choice here.Looks like Joe Mauer has regained his stroke, along with excellent fielding - so Joe is not my nominee.Hard to bet against Dozier, too. So, I'll pick Eddie Rosario - just because there will be some regression somewhere in the line-up and I still don't trust his approach at the plate.
Ehire Adrianza was never expected to hit as well as he did this year.So, it's not a stretch to expect some regression.
Nominees for Progression:
I expect that the popular choice would be Berrios. However, I'm picking Kyle Gibson.In the last half of this season, it looked like he turned the corner.I'm hoping and thinking he can carry that into next season and show what we expected earlier from this former No.1 Draft Pick..
Ryan Pressly -I'm hoping!!!!I'm hoping!!! He's got the stuff, but can it translate into actual effectiveness (or is he just another Michael Tonkin tempting us on the radar gun?)
Byron Buxton:Heturned the corner. If he can stay healthy, he becomes an MLB superstar in 2018.
Mitch Garver. Should improve at the big league level, and hopefully becoming the starting catcher by mid-2018.