Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Well, if the infatuation (see contest for AL MVP) with the sabermetric ‘Wins Above Replacement’ (WAR) remains consistent, Justin Verlander should be the 2012 American League Cy Young Award Winner. Among other things, Verlander is tops in the American League with a WAR of 7.5. Tampa Bay Rays’ ace David Price is a close second with 6.4. Last season when Verlander won the award, he lead all Major League starters in that department.But for the more traditional baseball enthusiasts, Verlander is tops in a few other notable categories as well.Verlander is the definition of a workhorse; three of the last four seasons, he has lead Major League Baseball in innings pitched. In 2012, he ranks first for complete games; totaling six on the season. On July 31st, in a rained- shortened game against the Boston Red Sox, he saw his streak of consecutive starts of at least six innings pitched end at 63 games. Good for the third longest streak all-time. When you hand the ball to Verlander, he goes deep...
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