Rick Porcello Wins 2016 AL Cy Young Award

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello has won the 2016 American League Cy Young award.

Porcello, 27, was voted the winner of the award over Detroit Tigers’ starting pitcher Justin Verlander and Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher Corey Kluber, the other two finalists for the award.

Porcello had a 22-4 record this past season. He posted a 3.15 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP with 189 strikeouts en route to winning this season’s American League Cy Young award.

Porcello won only eight of the 30 first place votes to win this award, but he racked up 18 second place votes. Verlander finished 2nd in the voting, while Kluber finished 3rd.

 

-Asher Fair

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