San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell, 30, has won the National League Cy Young Award. It’s his second career award. In the American League, the New York Yankees’ Gerrit Cole was the unanimous winner.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) announced the 2023 NL winner on Saturday (Nov. 16) after the left-hander received 28 first-place votes in Cy Young voting that concluded on the final day of the regular season.굿모닝토토 주소
Snell totaled 204 first-place votes, topping the San Francisco Giants’ Logan Webb, who received just 86, to become the NL’s top pitcher five years after winning the award in 2018 for the Tampa Bay Rays. Snell is the fifth Cy Young Award winner in San Diego Padres history. It’s the first in 16 years since Jake Peavy in 2007. It is also the seventh time he has won the award in both leagues.
The Cy Young Award has honored both leagues since 1967. Previous Cy Young Award winners include Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Roy Halladay, and Max Scherzer.
After struggling to a sub-5 ERA to start the season, Snell went 14-9 with a 2.45 ERA, 180 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP. Arizona’s Zach Galen, who finished third, had the best season of his career, going 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA, 210 strikeouts, and a 1.12 WHIP.
Snell also won the AL award in 2018 after throwing a career-high 180.2 innings as a starter. This year, Snell also made history as the first pitcher in MLB history to lead the league in both ERA (2.25) and strikeouts (99).
The American League honor went to Gerrit Cole (33) of the New York Yankees. After being selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Cole failed to win the award despite having the best stuff, finishing second in 2019 and 2021.
However, he was a unanimous Cy Young winner this season after a dominant 15-4 record with a 2.63 ERA, 222 strikeouts in 209 innings and 9.6 K/9. He is the sixth Yankees pitcher in history to win the award and the first unanimous honor since left-hander Ron Guidry in 1978.
Cole leads the AL in five categories this year: ERA (2.63), innings pitched (209), WHIP (0.98), ERA+ (165), and Wins Above Replacement (WAR) for pitchers (7.4). He signed a nine-year, $324 million contract with the Yankees in December 2019, the most money ever paid to a free agent pitcher, and is now at the top of his game.
In the AL, Cole was the unanimous winner with 30 first-place votes, followed by the Minnesota Twins’ Sonny Gray in second place with 194 votes and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Gausman in third place with 82 votes.