3. Corbin Burnes
Corbin Burnes is only two years removed from pitching in college, and just turned 24 years old. He came up to the Milwaukee Brewers halfway through the 2018 season as a reliever, but he should start at the Major League level at some point.
Burnes appeared in 30 games during the regular season for the Brewers, and managed a 2.61 ERA. He struck out 35, walked 11, and surrendered four homers.
Burnes used a devastating fastball/slider combo out of the bullpen, but also possesses solid secondary stuff. His curveball may need some work, but he’s about as ready for the rotation as it gets.
If he’s dealt, and that’s a really big if, he could be the centerpiece for a major acquisition. Should the Milwaukee Brewers go after James Paxton, Burnes would like feature in the package going back to Seattle.