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Cy Young award winners?

Pitching was king in baseball this year, as the absolute dominance of starters in the playoffs showed in dramatic fashion. It's a new era in MLB, where offense is hard to come by and pitchers are having a blast. Several pitchers, however, clearly stood out among the rest. Our experts gave their choices for the American League and National League Cy Young awards. Do you agree? Cast your votes now!

  • Who gets your vote for the American League Cy Young Award?

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  • Who gets your vote for the National League Cy Young Award?

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Yasiel Puig took MLB by storm in 2013 -- and wasn't even voted best rookie in his league. That honor went Monday to Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins ace who went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts, and received 26 of 30 first-place votes. The American League, strangely, saw its top votes more divided, with Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers (.293/.354/.478, 13 HR in 88 games) taking 23 of 30 first-place votes to beat out fellow finalists Jose Iglesias and Chris Archer. What do you make of the picks? What does the future hold for these honorees and finalists?


Best in NL?

Puig posted a .319/.391/.534 line, but his performance tailed off late in the season.

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Who is your National League Rookie of the Year?

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Best in AL?

Myers went up against a defensive shortstop (Iglesias) and a starting pitcher (Archer).

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Who is your American League Rookie of the Year?

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Brightest future?

Myers and Puig are 22, while Fernandez is just 21. But pitchers aren't always durable ...

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Which of these 2013 rookies has the brightest future?

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Who gets your MLB awards?

All that's left to do in the 2013 MLB season is hand out the hardware. There are some pretty tight races in both the American and National Leagues, which is a good sign as it shows just how many strong performances there were this year. Our experts have given their choices for the American League and National League Rookie of the Year awards. Do you agree? Cast your votes now!

  • Who is your American League Rookie of the Year?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 11,999)

  • Who is your National League Rookie of the Year?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 104,626)

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Max Scherzer has been near perfect through his first 20 starts, notching a 19-1 record and on the brink of becoming the first pitcher since Roger Clemons in 2001 to start the season 20-1. But does Scherzer's record mean he's a better pitcher than the MLB ERA leader Clayton Kershaw? Click the images below to set your rankings!

Baseball's best pitchers

Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon

Athletics
14-5, 2.97 ERA

Patrick Corbin

Patrick Corbin

Diamondbacks
13-4, 2.79 ERA

Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish

Rangers
12-5, 2.68 ERA

Jorge De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa

Rockies
14-6, 3.28 ERA

Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez

Marlins
10-5, 2.30 ERA

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

Dodgers
13-3, 2.86 ERA

Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey

Mets
9-5, 2.27 ERA

Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez

Mariners
12-8, 2.97 ERA

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers
13-8, 1.72 ERA

Hiroki Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda

Yankees
11-10, 2.89 ERA

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

Phillies
11-6, 3.07 ERA

Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano

Pirates
14-6, 2.74 ERA

Mike Minor

Mike Minor

Braves
13-5, 2.99 ERA

David Price

David Price

Rays
8-5, 3.28 ERA

Chris Sale

Chris Sale

White Sox
10-12, 2.99 ERA

Anibal Sanchez

Anibal Sanchez

Tigers
11-7, 2.61 ERA

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

Tigers
19-1, 2.73 ERA

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

Tigers
12-10, 3.73 ERA

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

Cardinals
15-8, 2.96 ERA

Jordan Zimmerman

Jordan Zimmerman

Nationals
15-7, 3.32 ERA

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