Trevor Bauer Wins the 2020 Nationwide League Cy Younger Award

The beginning pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds, Trevor Bauer, received the 2020 Nationwide League Cy Younger Award attributable to his phenomenal work in the course of the COVID – 19 shortened 2020 MLB season. That is the primary time ever within the lengthy and illustrious historical past of the Cincinnati Reds that certainly one of their beginning pitchers has received the coveted Cy Younger Award.

The Cincinnati Reds have by no means beforehand had a Cy Younger winner, making them certainly one of solely 4 lively Main League Baseball organizations with out that honor, and shockingly the one MLB ball membership based previous to 1961 with out a Cy Younger winner.

Nationwide League Cy Younger Award Voting

Trevor Bauer, Cincinnati Reds 27 3 201
Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs 3 24 2 123
Jacob deGrom, New York Mets 3 23 4 89
Dinelson Lamet, San Diego Padres 5 20 2 57
Max Fried, Atlanta Braves 4 7 15
Corbin Burnes, Milwaukee Brewers 1 10 12
Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies 1 1 3
Devin Williams, Milwaukee Brewers 3 3
Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs 2 2
Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks 2 2
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 2
Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies 1 1

“Votes had seven factors for first place, 4 factors for second place, three factors for third place, two votes for fourth place and one level for fifth place.” Votes are acquired from the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America. Though I don’t fairly qualify for that checklist of voters momentarily, I plan on getting there in my previous age.

Cy Younger Value Numbers

Over the course of the very a lot completely different, diminished, and extremely analyzed 2020 Main League Baseball season Bauer received 5 video games whereas dropping 4. He led the Nationwide League in ERA with a mark of 1.73 (ERA) over his 11 large league begins, and the artful manipulative proper hander helped lead his Cincinnati Reds to the MLB postseason for the primary time since 2013. The 29 yr previous Bauer recorded 100 strikeouts in solely 73 highly effective innings.

Trevor led the main leagues with two shutouts. They got here on a pair of seven inning performances that fell on doubleheader days. That’s uncommon today with managers rapidly accessing arms out of their bullpens early on in video games particularly with the shortened season and expanded rosters.

Trevor Bauer’s Main League Baseball Future     

The unorthodox and outspoken Bauer is now at the moment a free agent following the conclusion of the 2020 MLB season. Trevor rejected the Cincinnati Reds’ preliminary qualifying supply, however he has publicly said he’s open to returning to the Cincinnati Reds if the ball membership presents him the contract that he feels he’s value particularly after securing the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award this previous baseball season.

If I used to be in Bauer’s scenario, I’d play the MLB free company market so as to lock into an important excessive paying long run contract as his inventory will most probably by no means be greater than it’s proper now. Though the Cincinnati Reds appear to be constructing as much as grow to be a good younger main league ball membership, the Reds are very far-off from turning into a World Collection contender. I’d take the extra cash {that a} large market franchise can supply him, and one that’s on the lookout for beginning pitching to place them into the thick of issues come the 2021 MLB postseason.

Media Statements 

I haven’t considered free company very a lot but, to be trustworthy,” replied the 2020 Nationwide League Cy Younger Award winner Trevor Bauer, who is understood for some irregular in addition to progressive coaching strategies and rituals which have helped flip him into certainly one of baseball’s greatest beginning pitchers. “I’ve had quite a lot of stuff that I’ve been doing making an attempt to get my offseason underway, making an attempt to get higher at baseball.” 

The largest deal this yr is I used to be simply wholesome,” says Bauer. “I used to be capable of go on the market and compete, be on a routine.”

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