Predicting The Baltimore Orioles' 2016 Starting Rotation With Yovani Gallardo

By Brad Faber

After a fair amount of drama, it has now been reported that the Baltimore Orioles and Yovani Gallardo have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal. On that note, here is a prediction of what the O’s starting rotation may look with the soon-to-be 30-year-old right-hander now in the mix.

Predicting The Baltimore Orioles\' 2016 Starting Rotation With Yovani Gallardo
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5. Kevin Gausman

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Although he may have had a somewhat disappointing 2015 campaign, Kevin Gausman, a former first-round draft pick, is still only 25 years old. The right-hander had a 110 ERA+ back in 2014 as well.

5. Kevin Gausman

Although he may have had a somewhat disappointing 2015 campaign, Kevin Gausman, a former first-round draft pick, is still only 25 years old. The right-hander had a 110 ERA+ back in 2014 as well.

4. Miguel Gonzalez

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While he didn't exactly have a great season last year, Miguel Gonzalez averaged a 3.45 ERA from 2012-14. The O's will definitely need Gonzalez to bounce back in 2016.

4. Miguel Gonzalez

While he didn't exactly have a great season last year, Miguel Gonzalez averaged a 3.45 ERA from 2012-14. The O's will definitely need Gonzalez to bounce back in 2016.

3. Ubaldo Jimenez

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Although his numbers weren't exactly great either, Ubaldo Jimenez went a respectable 12-10 with a 4.11 ERA (101 ERA+) and a 1.36 WHIP last year. The O's will need Jimenez to pitch like a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter in 2016.

3. Ubaldo Jimenez

Although his numbers weren't exactly great either, Ubaldo Jimenez went a respectable 12-10 with a 4.11 ERA (101 ERA+) and a 1.36 WHIP last year. The O's will need Jimenez to pitch like a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter in 2016.

2. Yovani Gallardo

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While his strikeout numbers have sharply declined and some would say that he isn't exactly the same guy he was with the Milwaukee Brewers, Gallardo actually posted full season career bests in ERA (3.42) and ERA+ (124) for the Texas Rangers last year.

2. Yovani Gallardo

While his strikeout numbers have sharply declined and some would say that he isn't exactly the same guy he was with the Milwaukee Brewers, Gallardo actually posted full season career bests in ERA (3.42) and ERA+ (124) for the Texas Rangers last year.

1. Chris Tillman

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Admittedly, Chris Tillman is yet another O's pitcher who isn't exactly coming off of a great year, but he had a terrific season in 2014, going 13-6 with a 3.34 ERA (118 ERA+) and a 1.23 WHIP. If he can bounce back, it would be a big help for the O's.

1. Chris Tillman

Admittedly, Chris Tillman is yet another O's pitcher who isn't exactly coming off of a great year, but he had a terrific season in 2014, going 13-6 with a 3.34 ERA (118 ERA+) and a 1.23 WHIP. If he can bounce back, it would be a big help for the O's.

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