New York Mets: How Jacob deGrom’s 2019 season will go based recent NL Cy Young winners

New York Mets. Jacob deGrom. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Kershaw’s reign of dominance.

Clayton Kershaw is a generational pitcher, there is no doubting that. Partly due to the fact he still followed up a Cy Young season with another solid season. Also, the Dodgers have always been great around their star. After all, they are the 2x reigning NL Champs. However, Kershaw has shown it might be deGrom’s time to shine.

In 2014, Clayton Kershaw won the NL Cy Young. He has a stat line that included a 21-3 record, a 1.77 ERA and 239 SO. Arguably the best season for a pitcher in any era.

In 2015, the year after he won the Cy Young for the second time in a row, he still impressed. That year, Kershaw went 16-7, has a 2.13 ERA and had 301 SO all while throwing 232.2 innings more than his 2014 year.

I only include the wins because they are consistent to the stat line. Baseball is an ever-changing sport so the things that Kershaw can control on his own like ERA and SO, he has. While he is on the decline, his window of his prime has been impressive winning three Cy Young’s from 2011-2014.

While there is no way of knowing how well the Mets will play else wise, deGrom has been the only pitcher close to Kershaw in terms of ERA in a Cy Young season. There is a chance he does it again.

However, there is more.