Rank 'Em: AL Cy Young

Created: July 7, 2009, 2:05 PM

Where does Zack Greinke rank?

The All-Star Game in St. Louis is right around the corner, and teams have already made the turn for home in baseball's 162-game marathon. With half the season in the books, who are the top contenders for the mythical title of midseason Cy Young?

It's a crowded field of contenders in the American League, where the majority of pitchers with double-digit wins reside. But it's not just wins that set AL hurlers apart. From Joe Nathan's ninth-inning dominance to Justin Verlander's strikeouts, there's plenty to consider.

Rank some of the top contenders for first-half honors.


 
How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
 
  • Boston Red Sox
    10-3, 3.62 ERA
    103 K, 35 BB, 112 IP
  • Chicago White Sox
    9-2, 3.14 ERA
    65 K, 25 BB, 114.2 IP
  • Kansas City Royals
    10-4, 2.00 ERA
    120 K, 19 BB, 121.1 IP
  • Toronto Blue Jays
    10-2, 2.79 ERA
    98 K, 17 BB, 116 IP
  • Seattle Mariners
    8-3, 2.62 ERA
    114 K, 34 BB, 116.2 IP
  • Detroit Tigers
    6-4, 2.59 ERA
    93 K, 33 BB, 114.2 IP
  • Minnesota Twins
    24 SV, 2 BS
    1.35 ERA, 43 K, 7 BB
  • New York Yankees
    21 SV, 1 BS
    2.60 ERA, 42 K, 3 BB
  • Detroit Tigers
    9-4, 3.59 ERA
    141 K, 35 BB, 115.1 IP
  • Los Angeles Angels
    9-3, 3.15 ERA
    95 K, 34 BB, 114.1 IP