Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara Wins NL Cy Young Award, Beats Max Fried, Julio Urias

Marlins' Sandy Alcantara Wins NL Cy Young Award, Beats Max Fried, Julio Urias

miami marlins right handed batsman Sandy Alcantara The 2022 National League Cy Young Award winners were named Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the BBWAA announced. Alcantara won a unanimous decision and defeated Braves Lefty max fried And dodgers Southpaw Julio Urias, the two other finalists.

Alcantara is the first NL pitcher to win the Cy Young unanimously. clayton kershaw in 2014. Justin Verlander unanimously wins the AL Cy Young, This is only the second time the two Cy Youngs were unanimous, joining Denny McLain and Bob Gibson in 1968 as pitchers of the year.

Seven different pitchers finished second for NL Cy Young. Here are the top five finishers in the poll (Full results are available on the BBWAA’s site,

  1. Sandy Alcantara, Marlins: 210
  2. Max Fried, Brave: 72
  3. Julio Urias, Dodgers: 66
  4. Aaron Nola, Phillies, 48
  5. zack gallen, diamondbacks, 45

Alcantara first Marlin to win Cy Young and third Dominican pitcher to win award, inducted into Hall of Famer pedro martinez (1997, 1999, 2000) and bartolo colon (2005). The Marlins originally acquired Alcantara as part of its Marcel Ozuna do business with Cardinals,

Alcantara, 27, pitched big last season, completing 228 frames, 23 more than any other pitcher. Alcantara’s workhorse efforts included six complete games, one of them registered as a shutout. Overall, he pitched to a 2.28 ERA (178 ERA+) and a 4.14 strikeout-to-walk ratio. According to Baseball Reference’s calculations, his contribution was worth an estimated 8 wins above replacement.

The 26-year-old Urias compiled a 2.16 ERA (194 ERA+) and 4.05 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 31 starts. According to Baseball Reference estimates, his performance was worth an estimated 4.9 wins above replacement. This is the second consecutive fall that Urias has been in the running for the Cy Young Award. He finished seventh last year after winning 20 games and posting a 143 ERA+ in 185 innings.

Fried, 28, pitched to a 2.48 ERA (164 ERA+) and a 5.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 185 innings. This is the second time he has finished in the top five in Cy Young Award voting, previously finishing fifth in 2020. His efforts this season were estimated at over 5.9 wins per Baseball Reference.

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