The Yankees wouldn't be where they are in 2019 without the rise of Domingo German. The lanky 26-year-old righty leads the majors with 12 wins and has a tidy 3.38 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 95 strikeouts in 88.0 innings this season.
This of course comes after a 2018 season where German had a 5.57 ERA and did not look like a big league starting pitcher.
German's emergence has even caught the eye of his former manager, Joe Girardi. In an interview with Mike Francesa, Girardi said, "He's been a blessing for the Yankees, and you think that [five] years ago, the Yankees traded for him and he went through some injuries, but gosh is he good now."
Indeed, German is very good now. The key to his success is an approach where even though hitters know what's coming, they just can't touch it.