Top Pitcher: Keone Kela
Not another shock here either. Keone Kela could make his case for Breakout Player. Or Most Improved. But he’s outperformed even those awards. Kela has taken over the closer role for the Texas Rangers and been one of the best in baseball. He’s now 23 for 23 on save opportunities this season. In his save opportunities in 2018, he’s posted an insane 0.84 ERA. Tack on 40 strikeouts in just 33 innings and it’s no question he’s been the best pitcher Texas has this year.
Kela’s name has been mentioned as one being on the move in a potential trade. He’s young, controllable and talented. And with the numbers he’s putting up, he no doubt could draw the biggest return on the trade market this summer.