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2010 Winner Kershaw The NL Cy Young Award Favorite Again At Midway Mark

Posted by Dale "Skip" Lalonde on 7/17/2013 7:36:44 PM

The National League is responsible for seven of the top-10 team pitching ERA in all of baseball at the midway mark including the entire top-five, and it’s no surprise that the top NL Cy Young award candidates have played a role in that. 2011 NL Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw is the online sports betting favorite to win this year’s award after helping the Los Angeles Dodgers climb out of the NL West basement and in to playoff contention, with St. Louis Cardinals’ starter Adam Wainwright and Philadelphia Phillies’ starter Cliff Lee also among the top contenders.

No pitcher in the majors has a better WAR than Kershaw, who posted a 5.1 mark through the first 20 games of the online sportsbook season. After dealing with injuries early on in the year, Kershaw came on strong before the All-Star break with wins in three of his last four starts to improve to 8-6. It’s the other statistics that really make the case for Kershaw to this point though, as he owns the best ERA in the majors at 1.98 with an incredible 0.91 WHIP and 139 strikeouts. The Dodgers are playing much better baseball of late, so the wins should come if Kershaw continues to pitch at such a high level.

Next in line is the Cardinals’ starter Wainwright, who leads the NL with 12 wins and owns the second-best WAR behind Kershaw at 4.7. Wainwright’s WHIP is only slightly higher than Kershaw’s at 1.01, and his ERA is still a very respectable 2.45. Consistency will be the key in the second half as Wainwright looks to help St. Louis clinch the top seed in the NL Central, and he certainly has the offense to continue to win games at his current rate if he can continue to pitch the way that he has.

The sleeper name among the top NL Cy Young award candidates right now is Lee, who has quietly put together an outstanding season for a relatively mediocre Phillies’ team. Lee entered the All-Star break with the second-best WAR in the NL at 4.3, and has already reached 10 wins with a 2.86 ERA. Lee’s strikeout numbers are up there while his WHIP is down, so a strong half would put him in contention for an NL Cy Young award.

2013 NL All-Star starter Matt Harvey leads the NL with 147 strikeouts and has a solid 2.35 ERA, but the New York Mets haven’t taken advantage of his work and that is why he is stuck at seven wins. Arizona Diamondbacks’ starter Patrick Corbin is another dark horse at 11-1 with a 2.35 ERA through the first half, along with Washington Nationals’ starter Jordan Zimmerman, who is second to only Wainwright in wins with 12 as well as a 2.84 ERA. There is still some time for either of these three to make their case as the NL Cy Young award winner, and it will be interesting to see how they fare amongst the sports betting favorites in the second half.



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