- #2 PITCHER IN 2018 -
Scherzer is a three-time Cy Young award winner and has walked away with the honor the last two years in the N.L. With an appearance or two remaining in his 2018 season, Scherzer is 10 strikeouts away from becoming the 17thMLB pitcher to strikeout 300 or more batters in one year since 1900. Along with his dominance in strikeouts, he entered the final week with a 17-7 record, 2.57 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. Like deGrom, Scherzer had 27 quality starts in his first 32 outings, but with deGrom’s ERA, streak of quality starts, and on the mound for an offensively weak team, he gets the edge and dethrones Scherzer from N.L. Cy Young honors . . . but the vote will be close and it could be decided in the final starts from each hurler.