2. Johnny Cueto
The 29-year-old Dominican Republic native started the season with the Cincinnati Reds and things were going nowhere fast. After being traded to the Kansas City Royals at the trade deadline, Cueto got a new lease on life and finished 2015 with a World Series ring. Despite a below .500 win-loss record (11-13), Cueto still had a solid earned run average (1.13), and was among the leaders in strikeouts (176). He’s expected to earn a contract of well over $100-million. Now that’s something to shimmy about!