Richard Justice of MLB.com recently got the results for a new poll for the Cy Young Award races for both the National League and American League from the members of the BBWAA, who will ultimately decide on the winner for these awards come November.
In the new poll, Jacob deGrom now easily takes home first place as he received 30 out of 33 first place votes and also got 153 points, which was the highest amount in either league. Chris Sale takes home the award in the AL.
DeGrom, 30, is in the midst of a historic campaign in which he has a 1.78 ERA, 251 strikeouts, and 0.95 WHIP in 202 innings pitched (30 starts).
However, his record, which has mattered in past season’s Cy Young races much to the dismay of many, sits at 8-9 this year due to the Mets inability to either hold games late with their bullpen or score for him.
The right-hander finishes ahead of Max Scherzer (101 points) and Aaron Nola (36 points). Scherzer’s ERA is almost a full run higher than deGrom’s at 2.53, but he also has a 17-7 record to show for it. Nola is in a similar situation as he has a 2.44 ERA, but also has a 16-5 record.
Whatever the case, it is nice to see that the BBWAA appears to recognize deGrom’s historic performance this season.