Chris Sale for Cy Young
The White Sox southpaw has been the best pitcher in the AL this season
If we look at advanced metrics, we'll see that Baseball Reference's WAR (bWAR) has Chris Sale leading the field at 7.2, a win-and-a-half better than the second-best pitcher, Anibal Sanchez at 5.7. FanGraphs' WAR (fWAR), on the other hand, has Scherzer edging out Felix Hernandez and Sanchez. In other words, the catch-all advanced metrics don't give us a clear answer, but a deeper look at the stats tells us why Sale should be the front-runner.
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