Gary Cole (33-New York Yankees), an 11-year right-hander who has never won a Cy Young Award, even when he’s won 19 or 20 games. Will he get it this year.
MLB.com put together a schedule of the big awards on Dec. 13, looking at the front-runners in each category. Rookie of the Year is up first, followed by Manager of the Year on the 15th, Cy Young on the 16th, and MVP on the 17th.토토사이트
The first question we asked was, “Can Shohei Ohtani become the unanimous MVP?” and the second was, “Will Gerrit Cole finally win the Cy Young?
Ohtani was the unanimous American League MVP in 2021, and he’s a strong candidate again this year. His numbers are even better this year. But what about Cole? He’s one of the best pitchers in baseball, but he’s never won a Cy Young Award.
According to MLB.com, “Cole is looking to win his first Cy Young Award. This could be the year he finally gets it. He was the Yankees’ ‘ace’ and went 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA. He led the American League in innings pitched (209), ERA, and struck out 222 batters.”
Cole made his big league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. In his first season, he won 10 games (7 losses). He won 11 games the following year and 19 in 2015, his third year. In that time, he struck out 202 batters in 208 innings. His ERA was 2.60.
But he didn’t win the Cy Young Award. He played through 2017 and returned to Houston in 2018, going 15-5 with a 2.88 ERA. In 2019, he won a career-high 20 games (5 losses). His ERA was 2.50 and he struck out a whopping 326 batters in 212⅓ innings.
Despite his dominant numbers, he didn’t win the Cy Young Award. “Cole finished in the top five of the Cy Young voting five times – with Pittsburgh in 2015, Houston in 2018 and 2019, and the Yankees in 2020 and 2021,” according to MLB.com. That was it.
MLB.com notes that “Cole’s best finish was second in 2019. He led the league with 326 strikeouts, but finished second to teammate Justin Verlander.” At the time, Verlander won the American League Cy Young Award with a 21-6 record, 2.58 ERA, and 300 strikeouts.
Cole has had terrible Cy Young luck. In 2021, he finished second in Cy Young voting behind Robbie Ray. “Five top-five finishes would be the most by a Cy Young winner,” MLB.com said.