Verlander looks pretty safe for the AL Cy Young, but the two WAR leaderboards suggest 2 through 5 still up in the air. These are the guys who show up on both Top 10s and their average between the two:
Verlander - 5.30Cease - 5.25Ohtani - 5.20Manoah - 4.85Perez - 4.25Bieber - 4.20McClanahan - 3.90
Manoah was great yesterday--think he still has a chance to finish second.
― clemenza, Sunday, 25 September 2022 16:41 (four months ago) link
is the NL ROY Michael Harris III, or Spencer Strider?
Strider's FIP is 1.83!
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 25 September 2022 16:53 (four months ago) link
NL Cy Young?
If you care about playoffs and who led the team there, I guess it's Aaron Nola of the Phillies? He would be unthinkable in the old days, going 10-13 with a 3.36ERA. but he's thrown 198 innings so far, and his FIP and xFIP (2.66; 2.81) suggest better.
Carolos Rodon is striking out more per 9 (11.88) than any other pitcher in the NL. He's 13-8, 2.98 ERA and a very nice 2.34 FIP. But he plays for the giants.
Sandy Alcantara is the only pitcher to reach 200 IP in either league, by some distance. He's at 220 IP, with a 2.32 ERA, and 14-8 for the Marlins. (I think he should win?)
then there's Max Fried, of the Braves of course, 13-7, 2.50 ERA, 180 IP
― Karl Malone, Friday, 30 September 2022 01:48 (four months ago) link
Maybe Fried is the guy, if you value both playoff contention and performance
The ROY question is a tough one, but I think it'll be Strider--fastest ever to 200 strikeouts I heard today.
― clemenza, Friday, 30 September 2022 02:01 (four months ago) link
alcantara for cy imo
that said, god bless rodon (and judge) for betting on themselves and winning
also i saw somewhere that the barves' *rookies* have accumulated more WAR this season than like three whole teams? i hate to see it, but that is impressive as hell
― mookieproof, Friday, 30 September 2022 02:26 (four months ago) link
Goldschmidt and Arenado have both slumped in September; if they split votes, I wonder if Machado can take MVP. Throw in Freeman and Betts, and I suspect it will be a very close vote.
― clemenza, Monday, 3 October 2022 00:20 (three months ago) link
― clemenza, Friday, 7 October 2022 02:43 (three months ago) link
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