Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hand Him The AL Cy Young Award!

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As they say in the world of politics, "We have a call to make!" Based on early returns and exit polling, Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver is the 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner.

His numbers speak for themselves: 5 GS, 5-0, 36.2 IP, 39 K, 1 CG, 1.23 ERA, 0.76 WHIP.

No player in major league history had ever won 5 games by April 20, until now. And Jered is the first to do it. Very impressive, indeed!

Weaver may be a lanky guy who doesn't look intimidating but don't let that fool you, he is a rock-solid pitching machine. More often than not he'll give you 7 quality innings while surrendering few (if any) walks and he'll hover around 10 strikeouts per game. With a 15-strikeout game already under his belt, he leads the AL (by far) with 39 strikeouts (only 9 walks so far) after leading the league last season with 233 Ks with only 54 BB in 224.1 IP.

Yes it's still early but Weaver is on fire and running away with the prize.

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