Fansided AL Pitcher of the Year


As the MLB Fansided writer’s get together and continue to distinguish the top performers in each category, this one comes as no surprise.  The Fansided AL Pitcher of the Year is Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers.  I know, shocking right? 

In fact the voting wasn’t even close.  Verlander earned every first place vote from the writers making this award a landslide.  Not since the 2000 U.S Open when Tiger Woods won by 15 strokes has the sporting world seen such a dominating performance, earning Verlander not only our votes, but our highest praise.

Verlander was simply dominating this season and his 24 wins and impressive stats reiterate that.

Jered Weaver of the LA Angels came in second, well back of the Tigers ace and CC Sabathia of the Yankees narrowly edged out Dan Haren of the Angels for third.

Josh Beckett of the Red Sox finished 8th in the voting and had he not decided to pack on a few pounds and throw his control out the window for the second  half of the season, he may have had an opportunity to finish in the top five.  Beckett’s numbers were some of the best of his career, aside from his wins.  He did have a career high seven no decisions this season. 

The Fansided NL Pitcher of the Year was Clayton Kershaw of the LA Dodgers.

To view both articles in their entirety, check out the Call to the Pen site.

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