Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cy Young Watch 2010

Okay, I have nothing better do this baseball season that hold out for remote chance that Felix’s consistency is rewarded,  Here is a side-by-side comparison with whom I see being the front runners in the AL.

Stat

Felix Hernandez

CC Sabathia

David Price

Wins 9 17 15
Games Started 27 27 24
Quality Starts 24 22 18
Innings Pitched 197.0 187.2 157.2
ERA 2.51 3.02 2.97
CG 5 2 2
SHO 1 0 1
Opp. AVG .228 .243 .229
Strikeouts 183 151 146

As much of a challenge it is for me, I have to take a step back from these stats.  Felix is better than both of these pitchers in every category besides wins. Will that be enough assuming he finished just as strong?  If the Mariners win the rest of his starts there will be no doubt he deserves it.  I would like to see the Cy Young winner with at least 12 to 14 wins, so the stat does matter to some degree, however should not have the most “weight” tied to it. 

As the season draws to a close I will continue to follow this race.   

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