Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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Entering his start at Milwaukee on Tuesday, Johnny Cueto ranked second among all National League pitchers in ESPN.com's Cy Young Predictor, trailing only Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey by one point. Furthermore, his score of 129.2 was the fourth-best among all Major League Baseball pitchers regardless of league affiliation. The CYP, co-authored by Bill James and Rob Neyer, presents a method based on past results to predict the Cy Young Award balloting at a given point in time. So, basically it's a formula designed to provide a best-guess snapshot of the most up-to-date Cy Young Award race. I've included the entire formula at the end of this post. So, the obvious question you may be asking yourself right now is this: How accurate has this predictor tool been in regards to picking the true winner in the past? Well, it correctly predicted the CYA recipient for both leagues last season (AL-Justin Verlander, NL-Clayton Kershaw) and has correctly identified nine of t...
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