The true record of SD Padres Snell, who won two Cy Young Awards?
If you win two or more Major League Baseball Cy Young Awards, you’re likely to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, the highest honor for a player.
One may be a flash in the pan, but two is the real deal. San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell, 30, won his second Cy Young Award and is being talked about as a possible Hall of Famer. But it’s still a long shot.
Snell’s Cy Young Award win is very low in terms of purity. Compare that to the New York Yankees’ Gerrit Cole (33), who won the American League Cy Young Award. Of course, Snell led the league in ERA at 2.25, which is the top metric for evaluating pitchers.굿모닝토토 주소
Cole, the AL winner, went 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA (first in the league) in 33 starts. He led the league in seven categories: .789 winning percentage, two complete games, 209 innings pitched, 0.981 WHIP, 165 ERA+, and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Why it was unanimous.
Snell, who went 14-9, led the league in four categories: 2.25 ERA, 99 strikeouts, 182 ERA+, and 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. He’s also first in strikeouts allowed.
The biggest difference between Cole and Snell is innings pitched. Cole has pitched 29 more innings. Snell has pitched five or six more games.
Snell holds one true record among all-time Cy Young pitchers. He’s the only Cy Young winner without a complete game. Every pitcher who has won the Cy Young as a starter has at least one complete game and one shutout. But not Snell.
That’s why Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was criticized in 2020 for pulling Snell after he pitched Game 5 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. When the batting order bounces back, the ERA goes up.
When he won the AL Cy Young Award with Tampa Bay in 2018, he was 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA, leading the league in both categories. However, he only pitched 180.2 innings. That’s the fewest innings ever pitched by a Cy Young winner. This year, he’s also at 180 innings. All-time Cy Young winners have been dominant in the innings pitched category. Snell is the first Cy Young winner from the sabermetrics era.
Snell is one of six active pitchers to win at least two Cy Young Awards. Three-time winners Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Clayton Kershaw, and two-time winners Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber. Three-time winners Verlander, Scherzer, and Kershaw are almost certain to be inducted after retirement.
There are five pitchers who are multi-award winners who did not join the Hall upon retirement: Roger Clemens (seven times), Tim Lincecum, Johan Santana, Brett Saberhagen, and Denny McClain. Clemens is ineligible due to PEDs. All but Clemens have fewer than 200 wins.