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2015 SB Nation MLB Awards: Vote for Pitcher of the Year

No Rockies players made this list, in case you were wondering.

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Chad Bettis had a pretty darned good season for the Colorado Rockies. And Jorge De La Rosa was his typical serviceable, sometimes dominant self. But neither of those players were near good enough to earn a nomination from Purple Row for SB Nation's MLB Pitcher of the Year.

Bettis (3.85 FIP, 92 ERA-) and De La Rosa (4.19 FIP, 91 ERA-) both finished among the top five most valuable players for Colorado this season (more on that in a week or so!), but neither held a candle to the likes of Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs, Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodgers, David Price of the Toronto Blue Jays (by way of the Detroit Tigers) and a host of others on a larger, league-wide scale.

Greinke and Arrieta finished 1-2 in the league in ERA and both pitchers achieved that level of success by being maddeningly good at missing bats and avoiding walks. Of course, nobody was better at missing bats than Greinke's teammate Clayton Kershaw, who struck out almost 34 percent of the hitters he faced while leading all starters in baseball with 11.6 K/9.

Price and Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel were the American League's best, topping the junior circuit in ERA while pitching their clubs to the postseason.

How cool would it be to have a pitcher as dominant as the aforementioned hurlers? Heck, I'd even take Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets standout who built upon an impressive rookie season by becoming the best pitcher in a loaded young rotation that should give NL clubs fits for years.

So, who do you have? Vote in the poll below, and afterward, comment with your nominations for Rockies Defensive Play of the Year.