2018 CY Young Award winner Jacob deGrom should begin to clear space in his ever-growing trophy case
The star right hander was named one of the three finalists for the 2019 MLBPA Players’ Choice Award for National League Outstanding Pitcher.
The All-Star is up against Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka.
This award is voted on by fellow MLB players.
All three players had tremendous success during the 2019 season, and were the best pitchers in the National League all throughout the year.
Ryu had the best ERA of the finalists, 2.32, which was the best in the N.L. deGrom finished with a 2.43 ERA, and Soroka had a 2.68 ERA.
deGrom had the most innings pitched (204), best WHIP (0.97), and the highest WAR (7.3) of the three finalists.
deGrom finished this season with 11 wins which was two behind Soroka and three behind Ryu.
The Mets ace finished with 255 punch outs on the season which was the most in the N.L. deGrom, according to many major pitching statistics, had the best season by a pitcher in the N.L. and should be able to add this award to his resume.
He should be able to parlay this award into winning his second consecutive CY Young Award. If deGrom is named the 2019 CY Young Award winner, he would be the last Met to win the award since R.A. Dickey did so in 2012.
deGrom is taking the baseball world by storm, and given his success over the last two seasons, he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. deGrom seems on pace to be giving batters fits for years to come while a member of the New York Mets.