Julio Urías, serious candidate for the National League Cy Young

Behind Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler Julius Uriah He stands as the best pitcher in the Dodgers rotation and for the 2022 campaign he could overshadow his two teammates and take the most prestigious award for a major league pitcher, the Cy Young.

Urías, 26, finished the season with ERA of 2.16 (the best in the National) and became the first Mexican in history to lead an MLB circuit in effectiveness.

But the Aztec’s credentials don’t end there. Urías registered 31 starts in the year (third highest figure in the Old Circuit) and left a mark of 17-7 (He was second in NL wins).

Other departments where the Mexican rubbed shoulders with the elite of the NL are winning percentage (.708), walks and balls per inning pitched (.960), hits per nine innings (6.53) and strikeouts per nine innings (8.53).

However, not everything is good for the native of Culiacán because his 166 strikeouts, 175 innings worked are not among the top 10 in the National.

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Uriah’s main rival

Even though the Marlins finished as the fifth worst team in the NL, Sandy Alcantara He was one of the players to watch in Miami and his performance also puts him among Cy Young candidates.

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The Dominican led the National in WAR (victories that a player contributes to his team) con 8.1, had the largest workload among starters (228 2/3 innings pitched), he struck out 11.98 per game, pitched six complete games and posted a shutout.

Other standout stats for the islander are the effectiveness (second with 2.28), WHIP (sixth with .980), hits per nine innings (6.84), walks for nine innings (1.96), strikeouts (207) and openings (32).

Among the elements that play against the 27-year-old pitcher is that, although he added 32 games started, his 14-9 record (.608 ​​winning average) isn’t among the best in the majors.

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