9. Lucas Gordon, Texas
The Longhorns ace has been on a steady trajectory throughout his three years with the program after finding the majority of his work as a freshman out of the pen. In 2022, Gordon took full advantage of his starting job by delivering a 3.05 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 85.2 innings pitched. Those numbers have continued to get better in 2023, as Gordon has put together a 5-1 record to go along with a 2.71 ERA. With a one-two punch of Gordon and sophomore Lebarron Johnson Jr., Texas has put itself in a great spot in the competitive Big 12.