Blake Snell, 31, of the San Diego Padres, has risen to the top of the pitching rankings after improving his performance significantly ahead of free agency.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, released its Top 10 Pitcher Rankings on Friday (Nov. 25). Snell is the favorite for the National League Cy Young Award.
This is Snell’s first time topping the list this season. Snell also topped MLB.com’s Cy Young Award mock poll.
However, Snell’s numbers are bizarre. His 2.73 ERA leads the majors, including the National League, but his pitching doesn’t match it.
In 142 innings, Snell has walked a whopping 80 batters. However, he walks a whopping 5.1 batters per nine innings. On the other hand, he walks the fewest batters per nine innings at 6.3.
Snell also has an 85.1% seasonal ground ball rate. This means that Snell has been extremely lucky. Last year, he only had a 74.47% rate.
If Snell wins the National League Cy Young Award, he will become the seventh player in Major League Baseball history to win the award in both leagues.
In second place is Gerrit Cole, who is the favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award. In third place is Zack Greinke, who is expected to compete with Snell for the National League Cy Young Award.
Gallon has been unstoppable this month, going 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA in five starts and jumping from sixth to third place. If he keeps this up, he could overtake Snell.온라인카지노
Spencer Strider, who is still chasing 300 strikeouts, is fourth, while Cole’s rival Kevin Gausman is fifth.
Justin Steele, Pablo Lopez, Luis Castillo, Logan Webb, and Corbin Burns round out the top 10. Lopez, Castillo, and Webb finished outside the top 10.