Blue Jays’ Ryu and Cubs Darvish named finalists for Cy Young Award


Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Toronto Blue Jays, Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians and Kenta Maeda of the Minnesota Twins were named finalists for the Cy Young Award of the American League.

Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds, Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs and Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets were named finalists for the National League’s Cy Young Award.

Ryu has had an exceptional year with the Blue Jays. The 33-year-old is 5-2, with a 2.69 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched. The South Korean native has established himself as an ace with Toronto, which is exactly what the Blue Jays wanted when they signed him to a four-year, $ 80 million contract.

Bieber has also dominated this year, averaging 1.63 in the Major League and knocking out 41% of the hitters he’s faced in his 12 starts.

Maeda, who was traded by the Dodgers to the Twins in February, has a 2.70 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 80 strikeouts in 66.2 innings in 2020.

On the National League side, Bauer led the league with a 1.73 ERA and a WHIP of 0.80. The 29-year-old has also struck out 36% of the batters he’s faced in 73 innings pitched.

Darvish finished the season with a 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 93 strikeouts in 76 innings. If deGrom wins the Cy Young this year, he will become just the third pitcher in MLB history to win the award in three consecutive years.

The winners will be announced on November 11.


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