Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price and New York Mets
right-hander R.A. Dickey were named by the BBWAA as the 2012 American and
National League Cy Young Award winners.
Price narrowly edged reigning winner and Detroit Tigers
right-hander Justin Verlander to claim his first Cy Young award. Price received
14 first place votes while Verlander notched 13. Verlander finished four total
points behind Price.
Rays closer Fernando Rodney was the only other pitcher to
receive a first place vote, and Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver
was the only pitcher not named Price or Verlander to garner second place votes.
Price posted an ERA and WHIP of 2.56 and 1.100 over 31
starts spanning 211 innings. He finished the year with 20 wins compared to five
losses and struck out 8.7 batters per nine innings.
The voting was not quite as close in the NL, as Dickey, who
received 209 total points, was the only pitcher to surpass 100. Los Angeles
Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw received two first place votes, while Gio
Gonzalez (Nationals), Johnny Cueto (Reds) and Craig Kimbrel (Braves) each
Over 34 appearances, including 33 starts, Dickey maintained
an ERA and WHIP of 2.73 and 1.053. The 38-year-old finished the year with 20
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