Max Scherzer is the one who goes for the Cy Young

The Mexican Julio Urías, the Los Angeles Dodgers, semifinalist and leader of victories (20) this season, was out of the fight for the Cy Young of the National League, instead, will be the 37-year veteran, Max Scherzer the finalist for this award for the fourth time. The Baseball Writers Association of North America revealed the finalists for the American League and National League MVP recognitions, the awards Cy Young, Rookies of the Year and Managers of the Year.

Scherzer He finished the season with a record of 15 wins and four losses in 30 starts, in which he worked 179.1 innings and posted a 2.46 ERA.

For the rest of the candidates it would be the first time they have obtained the distinction. Corbin Burnes Milwaukee and Zack Wheeler of Philadelphia are the other two finalists in the National League, while in the American League the contest was reduced to Gerrit Cole of the Yankees, Lance Lynn of the White Sox and Robbie Ray of the Blue Jays, the latter he led his conference in ERA by posting 2.84 with a total of 13 wins and 7 losses in 32 starts.

Uriah he was the only 20-game winner of the major league season, but his ERA (2.96), WHIP (1,018), strikeouts (195), innings pitched (185.2) and WAR (4.7) didn’t help him finish in the top three. .

In another category, Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is one of the finalists for the AL Most Valuable Player award, along with two Toronto players: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien.

Ohtani, 27, had a .257 batting average with 46 home runs, 100 RBIs and a .965 OPS as the Angels’ designated hitter, while going 9-2 with a 3.81 ERA. in 23 starts. It was his first full season with both roles, after he won the Rookie of the Year award in 2018.

The award to National MVP It is disputed between Bryce Haper of Philadelphia and the Dominicans Juan Soto of Washington and Fernando Tatis Jr. of San Diego. Harper won the award in 2015 wearing the Nationals camisole.

After leading the St. Louis Cardinals to win 17 straight games late in the season and make it to the postseason, Mike Shildt is on track to earn his second NL Manager of the Year award (earned it in 2018), without However, the boss was fired less than a month ago because of what general manager John Mozeliak described as “philosophical differences.” The other finalists are: Craig Counsell, from Milwaukee, and Gabe Kapler, from San Francisco.

In the American League The finalists in this category are Astros finalist Dusty Baker, who returned to a World Series after 19 years, as well as the Rays’ Kevin Cash, who led the team to win 100 games for the first time in history, and Scott Mariners’ Servais, whose team won 90 games in a season for the first time since 2003.

Postseason star Randy Arozarena and his teammate Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays are finalists for the AL Rookie of the Year award alongside Venezuela’s Luis Garcia of the Astros.

Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson, Reds second baseman Jonathan India and Marlins left-hander Trevor Rogers are the finalists for NL Rookie of the Year.

The winners will be announced next week, the Rookie of the Year will be unveiled on Monday, November 15, followed by the Managers of the Year (Tuesday, November 16), Cy Young (Wednesday 17) and Most Valuable Players (Thursday 18).

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