Is it Time For a New Fifth Starter in the Rotation?

Cody Anderson

USA Today

Not many people will remember that Cody Anderson is even a part of the roster still and could you blame them? Not because he was a bad pitcher, but because Anderson has been out while recovering from Tommy John surgery since the middle of the 2016 season.

In Anderson’s rookie 2015 season, he pitched very well while earning a 7-3 record with a 3.05 ERA in 15 starts. Excluding his injury-shortened sophomore season, which he ended 2-5 with a 6.68 ERA, Anderson has held his own and we all know that pitching is one of the team’s strongest assets.

Anderson may be the biggest question mark of the group, but his numbers show that he could have what it takes to be a member of the rotation. After all, nobody is asking these guys to go out and be the second coming of Corey Kluber.

After Anderson makes his expected return at the end of May, give these guys a shot at being that number five starter.

As we all know, it never hurts to have too much pitching, especially for a team trying to win its first championship since 1948.

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