2018 AL Cy Young

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i was expecting Verlander to win too; but am pleasantly surprised ol' Snelly Cat got the votes!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

i guess he's the first cy young winner with less than 198 innings pitched, too

Karl Malone, Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

first in a non-strike season, at least

Karl Malone, Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

The actual vote is basically identical to ours proportionally.

Do the same writers vote for each league? I hope so--it will spare us whining about how Snell won because of his wins.

clemenza, Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link

Congratulations, Ian Snell.

Andy K, Thursday, 15 November 2018 03:06 (one year ago) link

the votes rotate, and no writer votes for more than one award per year

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:22 (one year ago) link

I didn't think it was the same voters...The two Cy votes seem fairly consistent to me, although with deGrom and Scherzer, you're looking at tiny margins. Scherzer and Verlander had more innings, better WHIPs (in those two categories, Scherzer and deGrom were essentially tied), and had the flashy strikeout seasons; deGrom and Snell had big ERA advantages and pitched for lesser teams.

clemenza, Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:47 (one year ago) link

Chris Sale is the only pitcher ever to finish in the top 5 in AL Cy Young Award voting in 6 consecutive seasons (2013-18). The only other pitchers to do that in either league are Greg Maddux (7), Clayton Kershaw (7), and Roy Halladay (6). Sale also finished 6th in 2012.

— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) November 15, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:05 (one year ago) link

You can add Scherzer to that list too; 1st/5th/5th/1st/1st/2nd.

clemenza, Friday, 16 November 2018 05:10 (one year ago) link

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