Max Scherzer Wins 2016 NL Cy Young Award

Photo Credit: USA Today

Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Max Scherzer has won the 2016 National League Cy Young award.

Scherzer, 32, was voted the winner of the award over Chicago Cubs’ starting pitchers Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks, the other two finalists for the award.

Scherzer had an 20-7 record this past season. He posted a 2.96 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP with 284 strikeouts en route to winning this season’s National League Cy Young award.

Scherzer won 25 of the 30 first place votes to win this award. Lester finished 2nd in the voting, while Hendricks finished 3rd.

 

-Asher Fair

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