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)
New York Mets. Jacob deGrom. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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Max Scherzer. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Another great season in the books.

It is for many reasons that Max Scherzer won the NL Cy Young award twice before Jacob deGrom did so in 2018. Scherzer is workhorse who controls the things he can very well.

After his Cy Young award season in 2017, Scherzer fell just short of making it a three peat. Last season, he went 18-7, had an impressive 2.53 ERA which is just .02 higher than his previous Cy Young season, and finished with a whooping 300 SO. Three-Hundred punch out’s. That is wild.

Had it not been for an even more impressive 2018 by deGrom, the award would have been Max’s. I am sure many purists would even argue that Scherzer’s league leading 18 wins should have given him the nod over deGrom anyway, but it just did not work out like that.

Scherzer could be a few notches down on his ERA and some “lack of run support” or some other analytical stat away from heading into another season after yet again winning the Cy Young, where has been so dominant. But hey, I won’t complain.

While Jacob deGrom’s numbers as a career are not too far off of what Kershaw and Scherzer’s are, the most important thing is how well these Cy Young winners have performed the year after winning the award.