Astros Pitcher Dallas Keuchel Wins AL Cy Young Award
Dallas Keuchel won an American League-best 20 games and notched one last victory in 2015 by collecting the AL Cy Young award.
Keuchel got 22 first-place votes for 186 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Wednesday.
Keuchel led the league in a number of categories including the all important wins...of which he had 20 (undefeated at Minute Maid Park).
David Price of the Toronto Blue Jays finished 2nd and Sonny Gray of the Oakland Athletics rounded out the top 3.
His league leading 20 wins helped Houston reach the playoffs for the first time since 2005. Using a dominant sinker and sharp slider, he led all AL pitchers in innings (232.0), WAR (7.2) and WHIP (1.02) and also had a 2.48 ERA and 216 strikeouts.
Keuchel became only the third Houston pitcher to win the Cy Young, joining Roger Clemens (2004) and Mike Scott (1986). He also was the first since the Astros joined the AL.
Keuchel's victory also marked the second postseason award for the Astros. On Monday, shortstop Carlos Correa was named AL Rookie of the Year. A.J. Hinch finished second in the voting to Jeff Banister for manager of the year on Tuesday.