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SB Nation Awards: Best pitcher

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We continue our round-up of the SB Nation baseball awards, with the honor for best pitcher. As before, Clefo and soco were our voters.

Clayton Kershaw is clearly disappointed in soco
Clayton Kershaw is clearly disappointed in soco
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You could vote for up to five pitchers here, with points on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis. Don't think you'll be too surprised by the winner in the National League...

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Points
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 35 1 249
Adam Wainwright Cardinals 14 13 6 1 108
Matt Harvey Mets 1 8 6 8 10 83
Cliff Lee Phillies 7 8 11 5 79
Jose Fernandez Marlins 6 8 6 13 73
Madison Bumgarner Giants 1 1 2 7
Zack Greinke Dodgers 2 4
Jhoulys Chacin Rockies 1 1 3
Craig Kimbrel Braves 1 2
Jordan Zimmermann Nationals 2 2
Mat Latos Reds 2 2

Clefo

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Matt Harvey
  3. Adam Wainwright
  4. Cliff Lee
  5. Jose Fernandez

If this isn't unanimous, I'd be really shocked. By every pitching metric except wins (which... yeah.) Kershaw was head and shoulders above everybody else in the NL.... That's all I really have to say.

soco

  1. Matt Harvey - sure, he doesn't have as much fWAR as Kershaw, but all his numbers look better, and he had less time due to injury. Harve had a better FIP and xFIP, better K/9, BB/9, and HR/9)
  2. Clayton Kershaw - before I looked at the numbers, I wrote down Keshaw. And don't let it get twisted, he had a great year. It just feels like his Cy Young campaign is largely driven off his gaudy ERA, which is still good when you look at FIP, but not as good as Harvey. Kershaw's sub 2 ERA was driven partially by good or lucky defense behind him.
  3. Adam Wainwright
  4. Cliff Lee
  5. Jose Fernandez - a rookie who gets docked on fWAR due not having as many innings, but his peripherals all look very good.

And here are the American League results.

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Points
Max Scherzer Tigers 32 5 1 1 249
Yu Darvish Rangers 4 6 11 6 8 105
Chris Sale White Sox 3 8 4 11 9 96
Anibal Sanchez Tigers 14 7 4 8 93
Felix Hernandez Mariners 6 10 9 3 75
Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners 6 4 5 31
Justin Verlander Tigers 3 2 8
Bartolo Colon Athletics 1 3 5
James Shields Royals 1 1