Whether it speaks to who wins the Cy Young Award remains to be seen, but for today, the players voted Trevor Bauer the best pitcher in the National League this year, not Yu Darvish. The other finalist was Jacob deGrom.
The players agree: Trevor Bauer was the best pitcher in the National League in 2020. 🔥
Congrats, Trevor! pic.twitter.com/aiH9zJtM8C
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 22, 2020
Bauer led the league in ERA and was dominant, without question (something something grip something something). To me, the closeness in all stats, but with more innings and more WAR, means Darvish should have won. I’ll save any appropriate outrage for the Cy Young announcement.
In each of the last three years, the winner of the award in both leagues has gone on to win the Cy Young. In the last 10 years, 17 of the 20 winners of the Players' Choice Award have won the Cy Young.
— C. トレント・ローズクランズ (@ctrent) October 22, 2020