He finishes this year ranked 16. If he can get some more consistency and cut out the 1st round losses that he has had at too many events this year, he can boost his ranking. He also has the skill for one deep run at a slam(quarters or semis) next year. Can he find the consistency to finish in the top 8? A lot of it will depend on how others do as well. It will be very tough, but I think he has a shot.