2022 Cy Young Award Winners

The 2022 Cy Young Awards winners will be announced live now MLB Network.

Are there clear favorites among this year’s nominees?

In the American League, the would-be Hall of Famer is back after missing the entire 2021 season and only cementing his legacy. In the National League, the burgeoning ace turned in a season reminiscent of the workhorses from a bygone era.

However, no coronation yet. There are four other shooters who stepped up when their teams needed them most and were basically unable to stretch out for long periods. They deserve to be here just the same.

27 years old Sandy Alcantara He is the Marlins’ first Cy Young winner after recording an MLB-high total of 228 2/3 – the highest total for any pitcher since Justin Verlander’s 223 in 2019 and the highest in the NL since Clayton Kershaw’s 232 2/3 in 2015. Alcantara’s six complete games have been the most in MLB in six years, more than any other Team in MLB thrown in 2022.

Alcantara’s anomaly for a season saw him make eight or more innings in 14 of his 32 starts and muster 23 2/3 more than his closest competitor (Aaron Nola-Philez). But there was quality to quantity. His ERA (2.28), projected ERA (2.92), strikeouts (207), and quality starts (24) were all in the top five in the NL.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Alcantara’s solid record with the Marlins (3.48 ERA and 122 ERA+ in 78 starts 2018-21) only attracted limited national attention prior to 2022. But the youngster who’s earned his old-school acceptance has passed on the responsibility of playing deep in the games. His performance took it to another level in 2022, and now he’s a household name.

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