SweetSpot Awards: NL Cy Young Award | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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No surprises here. Roy Halladay ran away with the Cy Young Award in the BBWAA voting, and he did here as will, receiving all 19 first place votes from our SweetSpot voters. As Rob pointed out here, Josh Johnson went largely unnoticed by the BBWAA, but he finished 2nd in our voting, receiving six 2nd place votes and seven 3rd place votes to sneak past Adam Wainwright for 3rd place. Both Johnson and Wainwright had spectacular seasons. Johnson would have challenged Halladay for my first place vote had his season not ended early; he finished with an insane 2.30 ERA and 2.41 FIP in 183 IP before being shut down in September. Wainwright was nearly as good (although in a pitcher’s park) and had more volume, posting a 2.42 ERA and 2.86 FIP in 230 innings.

Personally, I was impressed enough by Johnson’s season to vault him over Wainwright and the rest of the NL crowd. My ballot went Halladay, Johnson, Ubaldo Jimenez, Wainwright, and Tim Lincecum. Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo received two fifth place votes, even without my hometown support. The full voting follows:

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