2016 NL Cy Young UPDATE

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Let’s continue our award updates with the NL Cy Young race. In the early part of the season, it seemed that it was Kershaw’s to lose, but with injuries, it seems that his innings total will hinder his legitimate contender status. That has opened the door for all these other pitchers:

Max Scherzer: 

  • T-1st in Wins – 16
  • 1st in Ks – 243
  • 1st in WHIP – 0.92
  • 2nd in BAA – .190
  • 1st in IP – 197.0
  • 4th in K/9 rate – 11.10
  • 3rd in NL Pitchers’ fWAR – 5.0
  • 1st in NL Pitchers’ bWAR – 5.6

Madison Bumgarner:

  • 3rd in ERA – 2.51
  • T-3rd in Wins – 14
  • 3rd in Ks – 217
  • T-5th in WHIP – 1.04
  • 5th in BAA – .212
  • 2nd in IP – 193.2
  • T-1st in CG – 4
  • 5th in FIP – 3.17
  • T-4th in NL Pitchers’ fWAR – 4.4
  • T-2nd in NL Pitchers’ bWAR – 4.7

Noah Syndergaard:

  • 2nd in ERA – 2.48
  • T-4th in Ks – 195
  • 1st in FIP – 2.33
  • 1st in NL Pitchers’ fWAR – 5.8
  • T-2nd in NL Pitchers’ bWAR – 4.7

Kyle Hendricks:

  • 1st in ERA – 2.07
  • 2nd in WHIP – 0.99
  • 3rd in BAA – .206

Jake Arrieta:

  • 5th in ERA – 2.84
  • T-1st in Wins – 16
  • 1st in BAA – .184

Jose Fernandez:

  • 2nd in Ks – 224
  • 1st in K/9 rate – 12.57
  • 2nd in FIP – 2.36
  • 2nd in NL Pitchers’ fWAR – 5.3

 

My Rankings:

  1. Max Scherzer
  2. Madison Bumgarner
  3. Noah Syndergaard

It seems that outside of Kershaw’s hazy status as a Cy Young contender, the top two pitchers in the NL Cy Young race are pretty obvious, and the others could argue for a spot as the third final contender. What do you think? Do you think others like Johnny Cueto or Jon Lester deserve some consideration as well?

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