Tampa Bay Rays 25-year-old starting pitcher Blake Snell has won the American League Cy Young Award.
Snell had a fantastic season, finishing with a 21-5 record and an ERA of just 1.89. In 180.2 innings pitched, Snell struck out 221 batters.
Snell edged Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander in votes in the photo shown below:
Snell, who was the number 52 overall pick back in 2011, had a base salary of $558,200 in 2018. He has a career earnings of $2,145,774 in contracts with the Rays in three seasons.
Assuming deGrom wins the NL Cy Young Award, this will be only the third time in history that both Cy winners had sub-2.00 ERAs. (Snell 1.89, deGrom 1.70). The others were 1968 (NL Bob Gibson 1.12, AL Denny McLain 1.96) and 1972 (NL Steve Carlton 1.97, AL Gaylord Perry 1.92).
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 14, 2018