With the 2023 MLB regular season nearly over and the playoffs looming, there are a few players in the American League East who deserve a little praise for their breakout campaigns in 2023.
These are the three most improved players in the AL East during the 2023 season.
Kyle Bradish, Baltimore Orioles, starting pitcher: After posting a 4-7 record with a 4.90 ERA in 23 starts during his rookie season with the Orioles in 2022, Bradish has blossomed into the leader of the Orioles pitching staff and a frontline starter during 2023.
Currently 10-6 with a 3.03 ERA, which is good for fifth-best in all of baseball, Bradish has also cut down on surrendering the long ball with 12 home runs allowed in 139.2 innings this year compared to the 17 he allowed in fewer innings last season.
With the best record in the American League, the Orioles can attribute that success to the 26-year-old right-hander who has been lights out in 2023.
He will look to carry his success into the postseason and into the future as he hopes to continue anchoring the Orioles pitching staff for years to come.