Rank 'Em: NL Cy Young

Created: July 8, 2009, 1:13 PM

Where does Tim Lincecum 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?

The list of NL contenders doesn't have quite the star power of its AL peer, but the numbers that accompany the names certainly look worthy of award consideration. Defending Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is back in contention, but he's got company from across the map.

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


 
 
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
    9-4, 3.14 ERA
    115 K, 51 BB, 120.1 IP
  • San Francisco Giants
    10-2, 2.42 ERA
    93 K, 46 BB, 115.1 IP
  • Milwaukee Brewers
    8-6, 2.95 ERA
    120 K, 51 BB, 109.2 IP
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
    8-5, 2.16 ERA
    119 K, 15 BB, 121 IP
  • Florida Marlins
    7-2, 2.82 ERA
    102 K, 33 BB, 121.1 IP
  • San Francisco Giants
    9-2, 2.23 ERA
    141 K, 30 BB, 121 IP
  • Colorado Rockies
    11-5, 3.61 ERA
    54 K, 38 BB, 117.1 IP
  • New York Mets
    9-7, 3.29 ERA
    107 K, 36 BB, 109.1 IP
  • Atlanta Braves
    6-7, 2.95 ERA
    136 K, 23 BB, 119 IP
  • St. Louis Cardinals
    9-5, 3.09 ERA
    110 K, 45 BB, 122.1 IP