Jacob deGrom has won the National League Cy Young award for the second straight season on Wednesday, joining an elite group of pitchers would have accomplished the feat.
And a bit surprisingly, the vote was not even close. Just like last year, deGrom received 29 of the 30 first place votes for a total of 207 points. Max Scherzer and Hyun-Jin Ryu both had 72 points.
deGrom’s name is now included in the exclusive list of back-to-back Cy Young winners:
Take note — of these 10 men, five are in the Hall of Fame, two will eventually be enshrined, two have no shot, and one is a PED cheat. So as I wrote a couple of months ago, deGrom is on a path to Cooperstown.
So after an up and down season for the Mets, it has been a good off-season thus far, with Pete Alonso winning Rookie of the Year, and now deGrom’s award. Hopefully Brodie Van Wagenen can keep the good will flowing.