2021 National League Cy Young Award

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The winner of the 2021 National League Cy Young Award was Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The voting for the award was unusually close, as both Burnes and second-place finisher Zack Wheeler received 12 first-place votes; it took a count of the second-place votes to determine a winner, with Burns winning by just 10 overall points in the closest vote in the award's history in the National League. Third-place finisher Max Scherzer also made a strong showing with 6 first-plce votes and over 100 points.

Award Voting[edit]

Player Team Points Points Share (Max Points) First Votes W - L SV G GS CG SHO RA IP H HR BB SO ER ERA WHIP K/IP
Corbin Burnes Milwaukee Brewers 151 0.72 (210) 12 11 - 5 0 28 28 0 0 47 167.0 123 7 34 234 45 2.43 0.940 1.40
Zack Wheeler Philadelphia Phillies 141 0.67 (210) 12 14 - 10 0 32 32 3 2 72 213.1 169 16 46 247 66 2.78 1.008 1.16
Max Scherzer Washington/Los Angeles 113 0.54 (210) 6 15 - 4 0 30 30 1 0 53 179.3 119 23 36 236 49 2.46 0.864 1.32
Walker Buehler Los Angeles Dodgers 70 0.33 (210) 0 16 - 4 0 33 33 0 0 61 207.2 149 19 52 212 57 2.47 0.968 1.02
Brandon Woodruff Milwaukee Brewers 21 0.10 (210) 0 9 - 10 0 30 30 0 0 54 179.1 130 18 43 211 51 2.56 0.965 1.18
Kevin Gausman San Francisco Giants 7 0.03 (210) 0 14 - 6 0 33 33 0 0 66 192.0 150 20 50 227 60 2.81 1.042 1.18
Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 3 0.01 (210) 0 17 - 7 0 32 32 3 1 72 206.1 168 21 50 174 70 3.05 1.057 0.84
Julio Urias Los Angeles Dodgers 3 0.01 (210) 0 20 - 3 0 32 32 0 0 67 185.2 151 19 38 195 61 2.96 1.018 1.05
Jacob deGrom New York Mets 1 0.00 (210) 0 7 - 2 0 15 15 1 1 14 92.0 40 6 11 146 11 1.08 0.554 1.59

Further Reading[edit]

  • Anthony Castrovince: "Reinvention key as Ray, Burnes win Cy Young", November 17, 2021. [1]

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Preceded by
2020
Cy Young Award
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2021
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2022