Your 2016 winners are…
Scherzer also won with the Tigers in 2013 and is the sixth pitcher to win a Cy Young Award in both leagues.
Justin Verlander received 14 first place votes, and Porcello received 8. Corey Kluber finished third in the voting, and Zach Britton finished fourth. Fun fact – Britton received more first place votes than Kluber did.
Scouts: This year’s voting was an absolute shit show. I was able to correctly predict that most of the writers are morons who love shiny objects and would vote for both Scherzer and Porcello mostly due to having better W/L records. Scherzer was good, but Hendricks really deserved it. But he didn’t have the strikeouts or the wins, so that was a pretty easy one to see coming. And since the AL was so weak-sauce, Porcello won it off the back of his win total. Hell, he won it and didn’t even receive the most first place votes! What the fuck is that all about?
Let’s take a look at the final tally shall we?
We already knew that things were jacked up when Britton (who had a strong case for winning) didn’t even make it as a finalist. Now that we see the awards, it’s clear the writers have no clue what the hell they are doing. Porcello won the entire thing despite receiving primarily second place votes. The writers very clearly wen tout of their way to make sure that Britton didn’t make the cut by assigning him a ton of 5th place votes yet he still received more first place votes than Kluber. (Really!?)
Apparently Kate Upton was less than thrilled about the voting herself.
Can we please get Zach Britton’s significant other to weigh in? PLEASE?
Then we head over to the NL side and we see that the writers pretty much all believe that Max deserved to be first and Jon Lester belonged in second. They were wrong.
Jose Fernandez ended up in 7th with 1 second place vote, one 3rd, one 4th, and nine 5th place votes.
Prof: To remind you, this year’s finalists were:
Max Scherzer, Washington
Jon Lester, Chicago
Kyle Hendricks, Chicago
Justin Verlander, Detroit
Rick Porcello, Boston
Corey Kluber, Cleveland
And our picks for winners were:
Prof: Kyle Hendricks, Corey Kluber
Scout: Kyle Hendricks, Zacy Britton