‘MLB leader in strikeouts’ Ohtani ranks third in AL Cy Young Award mock voting…but who’s first?

Shohei “Idoryu” Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) finished third in the mock Cy Young Award voting.

MLB.com polled a total of 49 voters for the American League Cy Young Award on Saturday, revealing the top five vote-getters based on recent performance.메이저사이트

Ohtani finished third in the American League Cy Young Award voting with two first-place votes.

Through 16 games, Ohtani has started 22 games this season, throwing 130⅔ innings, posting a 10-5 record and a 3.17 ERA. On April 10, he earned his 10th win of the season with six innings of one-run (non-hit) ball against the San Francisco Giants.

According to MLB.com, “The Angels’ top starter, Ohtani remains an ace in 2023. He has 165 strikeouts in 130⅔ innings and his 3.17 ERA ranks eighth in the American League. He also leads all starting pitchers with a .185 batting average.”

Ohtani struggled to start July, giving up five runs in three consecutive games, but bounced back with a complete game shutout in his final outing of the month, and has pitched a total of 10 innings in his last two outings this month.

“Skipping a scheduled start due to arm fatigue is a concern, but his recent one-hit shutout of the Detroit Tigers was a reminder of what he can do on the mound,” the publication wrote.

Meanwhile, Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees) topped the American League Cy Young Award mock voting. Cole received 38 first-place votes.

In 25 starts this year, Cole is 10-3 with a 2.76 ERA. His 156⅓ innings pitched lead all of MLB, and he’s on pace for 214 innings this season. His ERA is also second among American League starters.

“Cole is currently having his best season in a Yankees uniform,” said MLB.com.

Kevin Gausman (Toronto Blue Jays) is second, followed by Nathan Eovaldi (Texas Rangers) and Frazier Valdes (Houston Astros) in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

In the National League, Zack Gallen (Arizona Diamondbacks) topped the list with 14 first-place votes. He was followed by Blake Snell (San Diego Padres), Justin Steele (Chicago Cubs), Spencer Strider (Atlanta Braves), and Logan Webb (San Francisco).


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