A few days ago we crowned our 2013 Giants MVP: Hunter Pence. Well, today it’s time for the Cy Young. And, as you probably could guess, it ain’t a very close race.
Yup, our Cy Young winner for the 2013 San Francisco Giants is none other than Big Country . . . Madison Bumgarner. Despite being only 24 years-old, Bumgarner pitched like a season veteran all season long, matching a fearless approach with veteran savvy and All-Star movement. In a year when all four of Bumgarner’s teammates in the rotation underperformed relative to their expectations, Mad Bum was a shining star.
Take a look at his pitching numbers; that’s all you need for his case:
ERA: 2.77 (5th in the National League)
WHIP: 1.033 (5th)
Strikeouts: 199 (7th)
Quality starts: 22 (8th)
K/BB: 3.21 (21st)
On top of excellent performance, Bumgarner was professional all year long, despite having very poor run support in many of his starts. He was also a model of consistency for most of the seas...