Welcome to the second edition of theScore's 2020 Major League Baseball Cy Young Award rankings, in which we pick the top five pitchers from each league.
5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Blue Jays
The Blue Jays received exactly what they hoped for from Ryu after signing the Korean lefty to a lucrative multi-year contract in free agency. He's posted a career-high 10 K/9 to go along with a 3.24 FIP. The 33-year-old has only allowed 10 earned runs in his last 45 innings (eight starts) while helping Toronto position itself to make the postseason for the first time since 2016.
4. Dylan Bundy, Angels
An offseason trade to the Angels from the Orioles resurrected the former top prospect's career. Bundy accrued a 4.67 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP across 127 games (103 starts) with Baltimore. He's improved his ERA quite a bit with Los Angeles, though the sample size is short as he's started just 10 contests. The 27-year-old ranks among the American League's best in multiple pitching categories, and he's earned the right to be in the Cy Young conversation.
3. Kenta Maeda, Twins
Another offseason acquisition is paying dividends for a starting hurler who was an afterthought on a loaded Dodgers rotation. Maeda is flourishing as a full-time starter with the Twins - an opportunity he never got in Los Angeles due to its depth. He leads the AL in WHIP while posting a sublime .158 batting average against, which also ranks at the top for qualified starters in the Junior Circuit.
2. Lucas Giolito, White Sox