The NL and AL Cy Young Award winners will be announced tonight at 6pmET on MLB Network.
The AL race appears to be locked up, as Justin Verlander led his league in F12 Rating (31.422), Innings, Strikeouts, Complete Games, ERA+, and WAR. Verlander ranked #1 in F12 for 17 weeks this season. Choosing anyone else for Cy Young this year would do a disservice to the award.
The NL is a different story however. Clayton Kershaw led the NL in F12 Rating (31.219), ERA, WHIP, and H/9. But R.A. Dickey wasn’t that far behind in F12 (just 0.45 points behind), and he led the league in Innings, Strikeouts, Complete Games, and Shutouts. Dickey also won 20 games, which will give him the edge with the more traditional voters.
In the end, I’m choosing Dickey because…. I’m a Mets fan.
AL F12: Justin Verlander
NL F12: Clayton Kershaw
AL Sven’s pick: Justin Verlander
NL Sven’s pick: R.A. Dickey