Hyun-Jin Rue of the Toronto Blue Jays, Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians and Twins of Minnesota are the finalists for the Cy Young Award of the Kenta Maida American League.
Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds, U Darwish of the Chicago Cubs and Jacob DeGrome of the New York Mets were shortlisted for the National League’s Cy Young Award.
Rue spent an extraordinary year with Blue Jays. The 33-year-old set a 5-2 record with 2.69 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 67 innings. The South Korean native has established himself as an ace with Toronto, which is exactly what Blue Jays wanted when he signed a four-year, $ 80 million deal.
This year Bieber also dominated, posting the Major League-Best 1.63 ERA and hitting the 41 per cent batter he faced in his 12 starts.
The field, which traded for the Dodgers to the Twins in February, set 2.70 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 80 strikeouts over 66.2 innings in 2020.
On the National League side, Bauer led the league with 1.73 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. The 29-year-old also hit 36 per cent of the batters he faced on 73 innings pitches.
Darwish finished the season with 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and over 93 innings with 93 strikeouts. If Digrom takes on Sai Young this year, he will become the third pitcher in MLB history to win the award for three consecutive years.
Winners will be announced on November 11.