Wednesday night, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of American announced Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young Award. Red Sox lefty Chris Sale finished second in the voting and Yankees righty Luis Severino finished third. This is the second career Cy Young for Kluber, who won the award back in 2014. He also finished third in the voting last season. Also, this is the fourth time in the past 11 seasons an Indians pitcher has won the AL Cy Young. CC Sabathia won in 2007, Cliff Lee won in 2008, and Kluber won in 2014 and 2017. For much of the season Sale was considered the front-runner for the Cy Young award, but he faded down the stretch while Kluber surged, which swung the vote in his favor. Here's a quick comparison of their seasons: Sale first half: 2.75 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 8.09 K/BB in 127 2/3 innings Kluber second half: 2.80 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 5.13 K/BB in 93 1/3 innings Sale second half: 3.12 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 6.19 K/BB in 86 2/3 innings Kluber second half: 1.79 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, 11.83 K/BB in 110 1/3 innings Kluber led all pitchers, AL and NL, in wins (18), ERA (2.25), ERA+ (202), WHIP (0.87), K/BB ratio (7.36), and WAR (+8.0) in 2017. He marvelous all year and especially late in the season. Kluber is the first pitcher in Indians franchise history to win multiple Cy Youngs.
Indians ace Corey Kluber wins 2017 AL Cy Young award
CBS Sports | Nov 15