SBN Awards: Pitchers of the Year

Your 2012 SBN Pitcher of the Year in the National League - The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

R.A. Dickey is shocked that SB Nation bloggers cast zero voters for Rockies pitchers

With the NL leader among rookies in home runs and batting average, it was a little bit surprising that no Rockies appeared in the SB Nation Rookie of the Year voting Monday. Like the ROY vote, the Pitcher of the Year vote features no members of the Rockies organization, but it is no surprise here.

NL Cy Young

This is perhaps the biggest tossup of the six major awards, and it surely manifested in the SBNation Award voting. Ultra-awesome story R.A. Dickey (20-6, 2.73 ERA, 230 K, 4.6 fWAR) squeaked by 2011 winner Clayton Kershaw (14-9, 2.53, 229, 5.5) despite Dickey being conspicuously left off three ballots completely. Gio Gonzalez earned a first place vote on more than one quarter of the ballots to easily come in third.

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Points
R.A. Dickey New York Mets 13 11 6 2 157
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 11 12 8 2 1 154
Gio Gonzalez Washington Nationals 9 7 7 6 5 129
Johnny Cueto Cincinnati Reds 2 4 7 8 6 73
Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies 5 4 3 26
Matt Cain San Francisco Giants 1 5 4 17
Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies 1 3 5 15
Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves 1 2 6 13
Wade Miley Arizona Diamondbacks 3 1 7
Kris Medlen Atlanta Braves 3 3
Lance Lynn St. Louis Cardinals 1 1


AL Cy Young

The AL vote was not in doubt and likely will not be when the BBWAA award is revealed later this evening. Justin Verlander carried the Tigers while pitching just as well as his 2011 season when he won the official Cy Young and MVP Award. Verlander was 17-8 with a 2.64 and 239 strikeouts on the season. David Price had the best season of his career, going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA at 5.1 fWAR.

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Points
Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 23 1 2 171
David Price Tampa Bay Rays 2 17 7 103
Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 6 11 7 1 72
Chris Sale Chicago White Sox 4 10 4 36
Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels 1 2 3 4 23
Fernando Rodney Tampa Bay Rays 2 3 4 18
Matt Harrison Texas Rangers 1 3 5
CC Sabathia New York Yankees 1 1 3
Max Scherzer Detroit Tigers 3 3
Yu Darvish Texas Rangers 3 3
Jim Johnson Baltimore Orioles 1 2
Hiroki Kuroda New York Yankees 1 1
Jake Peavy Chicago White Sox 1 1
James Shields Tampa Bay Rays 1 1
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