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2020 NL Cy Young: Making a case for top contenders

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USA TODAY

While a lot is different in this shortened 60-game baseball season, there still are MVP, Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Award races.

The National League Cy Young race is one of the most wide-open of any award in recent years.

Unlike the American League, where Cleveland’s Shane Bieber is the clear-cut favorite, the NL has upwards of 10 candidates deserving of Cy Young consideration. That leaves plenty of intrigue for the 30 voters, who each have five spots on their ballots.

Eight NL starters have a WAR of at least 2.0, per FanGraphs. Sixteen have an fWAR of at least 1.6. That isn’t the only stat to go off of but suffice to say, voters have their work cut out for them.

Here's a look at the top candidates and how they stack up.

 

NL Cy Young: How top contenders stack up

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