AL Cy Young Race 2019: Gerrit Cole

By: Jordan Denish

In one of the closest Cy Young Award races in the past decade, teammates Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander are producing two of the most dominant seasons by a starting pitcher ever. Cole leads the American League in ERA, strikeouts, and FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching, which is a measure that computes a pitcher’s expected ERA given their walks, strikeouts, and home runs given up) while Verlander leads the American League in wins, WHIP, and strikeout-to-walk ratio. In the year of the home run, the performance of each of these pitchers has been remarkable. 

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