Admittedly Aaron Sanchez doesn’t jump out as an obvious upgrade to the current fifth starter but he is a slight upgrade over Michael Pineda. Sanchez is also tied for the youngest player on this list at the age of 26 and will command the least money as well.
In 2016 Sanchez got his first chance to start and was impressive in 30 starts finishing seventh in the Cy Young voting. The next two seasons were plagued by a recurring finger blister injury that required surgery. The injury limited his starts in 2017-2018 and also affected his performance when healthy enough to start.
Sanchez has 13 starts in 2019 with a 3.95 earned run average. Sanchez would be the best long-term choices of the pitchers on this list and may be the best project for Wes Johnson who has done a great job getting the most of the Twins pitching staff so far in 2019. Sanchez could demand a steep price in one of the Twins top 10-15 prospects plus another prospect.