DATA DEPENDENT: MLB Cy Young frontrunners

The Major League Baseball season is winding down. The last games are here. While much attention will naturally shift from regular season to playoffs, the awards for best pitcher loom in the horizon. For the sake of expedience, we’ve kept the numbers pretty straightforward, especially for comparisons. We’ve juxtaposed players Earned Run Average (ERA), Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP), and Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Here’s how this year’s Cy Young Award frontrunners stack up against each other.

American League

Robbie Ray (Toronto Blue Jays)

Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees)

Lance Lyne (Chicago White Sox)

Carlos Rodon (Chicago White Sox)

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National League

Max Scherzer (Los Angeles Angels)

Corbin Burnes (Milwaukee Brewers)

Walker Buehler (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Zack Wheeler (Philadelphia Phillies)

Brandon Woodruff (Milwaukee Brewers)


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