The definite dark horse of the lot for many reasons -- the biggest being that he started the year in the bullpen -- brought home the first win for a Rays starter in the team's 11th game, a 7-2 victory over the White Sox on Saturday night.
"I'm glad I'm the first one," Ramirez said. "But at the same time, I know the team has been doing good, but hasn't had any good luck."
Yes, run support hasn't been there for his fellow starters, but dating back to the start of last season, it would surprise many that Ramirez's 13 victories leads the staff.
Those 13 wins surpass team ace Archer despite nine fewer starts.
It doesn't matter if it's the bullpen, where Ramirez has three scoreless innings to his credit, or jumping in as the team's fifth starter, he still hasn't allowed a run this season.