Friday, September 16, 2011

American League CY Young

Well as it always seems there is a three way race for the most prestigious pitching award out there and the nominees are; Jered Weaver of the Los Angelas Angels of Anaheim, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers,
and lastly C.C Sabathia of the New York Yankees.

Jered Weaver has had a very strong season for the Angels this season continuing to be their ace he started off the season guns a blazing going (6-0) to start the season then lost the following four games. But after that blip in the road has since dominated again for an overall season record of (17-7) with an ERA of 2.40 which is the best in his career so far he has thrown 222.1 innings and has fanned 188 batters.

Justin Verlander by far the best season of his career finished a little slow going (2-3) to open the month of April but as the weather got hotter so did Verlander. He has had batters baffled all season long. Verlander has a dominating record of (23-5) and has been nearly perfect after the slow start only losing two other games. Verlander has an impressive ERA of 2.36 by far his best year in the bigs and also has a baffling 238 strikeouts in 236 innings pitched. Verlander stats dont end there though, he has four complete games two of which came by shutouts.

C.C Sabathia has been very consistant as the Yankees Ace his record proves the fact. Sabathia has gone (19-9) as respectable as they come in the game. C.C has had his fair share of troubles the thing that saves him is pitching in the AL East which by far is the best division in the American league. C.C has fanned 224 batters this season, he also has three complete games as well as one shutout. Sabathia finished third last year in the Cy Young Balloting.

My predictions for where i see these three phenomenal pitchers finishing in the Cy Young Votes goes;
Justin Verlander (1st)
Jered Weaver
C.C Sabathia

An amazing season for each again and it will be interesting to see what the voters have to say on this. I didn't think that Felix Hernandez was gonna win last year so I might be wrong again, stay tuned..

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