The Cincinnati Reds’ Trevor Bauer has won the National League Cy Young Award, giving Cincinnati its first champ of the honor.
Bauer beat individual finalists Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs and Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets in the democratic reported by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Wednesday.
DeGrom was hoping to turn into the third pitcher in MLB history to win the honor in three back to back seasons.
The Reds had never had a Cy Young victor, making them one of four dynamic MLB groups without a Cy Young champ and the main group established preceding 1961 without one.
Bauer finished that dry season.
He went 5-4 with a NL-best 1.73 ERA in 11 beginnings, helping the Reds arrive at the end of the season games unexpectedly since 2013. Enlivened on the field and candid off it, the 29-year-old right-hander struck out 100 out of 73 innings and drove the majors with two shutouts, a couple of seven-inning exhibitions on doubleheader days.
He turned into a free operator after the season and turned down the Reds’ passing offer, however left the entryway open for a return.
“I haven’t thought about free agency very much yet, to be honest,” said Bauer, known for some unusual and progressive training methods that have helped turn him into one of baseball’s best pitchers. “I have had a lot of stuff that I’ve been doing trying to get my offseason underway, trying to get better at baseball.”
NL Cy Young Award voting
Votes had seven points for first place, four points for second place, three points for third place, two votes for fourth place and one point for fifth place.
|Trevor Bauer, Reds||27||3||–||–||–||201|
|Yu Darvish, Cubs||3||24||2||–||–||123|
|Jacob deGrom, Mets||–||3||23||4||–||89|
|Dinelson Lamet, Padres||–||–||5||20||2||57|
|Max Fried, Braves||–||–||–||4||7||15|
|Corbin Burnes, Brewers||–||–||–||1||10||12|
|Aaron Nola, Phillies||–||–||–||1||1||3|
|Devin Williams, Brewers||–||–||–||–||3||3|
|Kyle Hendricks, Cubs||–||–||–||–||2||2|
|Zac Gallen, Diamondbacks||–||–||–||–||2||2|
|Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers||–||–||–||–||2||2|
|Zack Wheeler, Phillies||–||–||–||–||1||1|
This is the main Cy Young for Bauer, who tied for 6th in the AL casting a ballot in 2018, after he went 12-6 with a 2.21 ERA for the Indians. He was exchanged to Cincinnati finally year’s cutoff time as a feature of a three-group bargain that moved Yasiel Puig to Cleveland.
Bauer battled after he was obtained by the Reds, going 2-5 with a 6.39 ERA in 10 beginnings. He got back to shape when this season began in July. He permitted only two runs and eight hits in 26 1/3 innings over his initial four beginnings. He additionally finished off the season with a twist, recording a 1.29 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 35 innings more than five September begins.
“The biggest deal this year is I was just healthy,” he said. “I was able to go out there and compete, be on a routine.”
Bauer pitched Game 1 of the end of the season games at Atlanta and struck out 12 of every 7 2/3 innings. Yet, the Reds lost 1-0 of every 13 innings and neglected to score during the Braves’ compass.
Bauer, who has his own YouTube account and almost 400,000 adherents on Twitter, was chosen by Arizona with the No. 3 generally pick in the 2011 draft. He is 75-64 with a 3.90 ERA in 205 profession games, including 195 beginnings.