3. Tommy Kahnle
After a downright disastrous 2018 campaign (6.56 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 24 games), Tommy Kahnle rebounded admirably in 2019, appearing in 72 games (!!) all the while maintaining a 3.67 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 88 strikeouts across 61.1 innings. That had him slated to earn $2.65 million in 2020. That’s not great for your second year of arbitration-eligibility, but it’s double his 2018 salary. If he returned this year and took care of business as Aaron Boone’s hybrid reliever (we’ve seen him come in during just about every inning), there’s no doubt he’d be scraping the $5 million mark. Now? The right-hander will have to hope he’ll get a chance to shine assuming there’s a 60-game season to salvage some of that money or else his chance at a bigger payday before free agency won’t be happening. What’s perhaps even worse is that he’ll now have a make-or-break year in 2021 in terms of landing a big deal in free agency if this season doesn’t happen.