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Edwin Diaz Continues To Make Noise In Offseason Award Voting


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Miami Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara swept the NL Cy Younger voting on Wednesday night time.

He took it residence unanimously, with all 30 first-place votes going for him.

Atlanta Braves southpaw Max Fried completed second, and Los Angeles Dodgers fellow left-hander Julio Urias was third.

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9 of the top-ten pitchers within the Nationwide League had been starters.

There was only one outlier: New York Mets reliever Edwin Diaz.

Diaz obtained a second-place vote and two fifth-place ones, for a complete of six factors.

“Edwin Díaz completed ninth in Nationwide League Cy Younger voting, incomes a second-place vote and two fifth-place votes, however going absent on the opposite 27 ballots. Díaz may doubtlessly see some MVP votes tomorrow night time as properly,” Mets insider Anthony DiComo tweeted.

Diaz was, with out query, the most effective reliever in baseball this season.

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With a minuscule 1.31 ERA and 118 strikeouts in simply 62 innings, he utterly dominated the opposition.


Diaz Fully Dominated With Some Of The Nastiest Stuff You Will See

Batters regarded helpless when going through the overwhelming right-hander, who has a fastball that may attain 103 mph and a slider with sudden, sharp break that generates lots of empty swings.

He additionally saved 32 video games for the second consecutive marketing campaign, and had a mind-blowing 0.90 Fielding Impartial Pitching, or FIP.

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Diaz generated lots of worth for the Mets: he collected 3.0 Wins Above Substitute (WAR), greater than nearly all of starters throughout the league.

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That’s spectacular as a result of WAR is a cumulative stat: the extra innings they pitch, the extra WAR they often generate.

Diaz’s unbelievable season earned him a five-year, $102 million contract that can hold him in Queens for the foreseeable future and on the highest wage for a reliever.


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