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Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?  

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List Rules Upvote active American League pitchers you think will win the 2019 Cy Young award

The best pitchers in baseball are always in the mix for the Cy Young award. In the American League, the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians are stacked with rotations full of aces, incuding Chris Sale, Corey Kluber, David Price, Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger. Not only are they among the best pitchers in baseball, they are counted among the best current players in baseball overall.

But it's not just the names you know competing for pitching's highest honor in the American League. Young guns like the Seattle Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi and Justus Sheffield or the Chicago White Sox's Reynaldo Lopez will give them a run for their money. The best pitchers in the AL could even find themselves in contention for American League MVP.

Who do you think will win the Cy Young award in the American League? Vote for your favorites. Is anybody missing from the list? Feel free to add them. Then follow along throughout the season to see how those predictions pan out.

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Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Houston Astros
Gerrit Alan Cole (born September 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He attended the University of California, Los ...more
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Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Houston Astros
Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Detroit Tigers ...more
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Blake Snell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Tampa Bay Rays
Blake Ashton Snell (born December 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016 and won the AL Cy ...more
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Charlie Morton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Tampa Bay Rays
Charles Alfred Morton IV (born November 12, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Atlanta Braves, ...more
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Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Boston Red Sox
Christopher Allen Sale (born March 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago White ...more
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Mike Clevinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Cleveland Indians
Michael Anthony Clevinger (born December 21, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB).
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José Berríos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Minnesota Twins
José Orlando Berríos (born May 27, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Twins in the ...more
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David Price is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Boston Red Sox
David Taylor Price (born August 26, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Price was selected first overall in the 2007 Major ...more
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Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Cleveland Indians
Corey Scott Kluber (born April 10, 1986), nicknamed Klubot, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2011, ...more
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Michael Pineda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Minnesota Twins
Michael Francisco Pineda Paulino (born January 18, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for ...more
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Shane Bieber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Cleveland Indians
Shane Robert Bieber (born May 31, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). On May 25, 2018, Bieber pitched a rain-shortened ...more
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Yusei Kikuchi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Yusei Kikuchi Seattle Mariners
Yusei Kikuchi (born June 17, 1991) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). Kikuchi formerly played for the Saitama Seibu Lions of ...more
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Mike Minor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Texas Rangers
Michael David Minor (born December 26, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Atlanta ...more
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Kyle Gibson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Minnesota Twins
Kyle Benjamin Gibson (born October 23, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. In 2011, he was considered one of the top prospects in ...more
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Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
New York Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka (born November 1, 1988) is a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). From 2007 through 2013, he played for the ...more
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James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
New York Yankees
James Alston Paxton (born November 6, 1988), nicknamed "The Big Maple", is a Canadian professional baseball starting pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more
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Nathan Eovaldi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Boston Red Sox
Nathan Edward Eovaldi (born February 13, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles ...more
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Justus Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Justus Sheffield Seattle Mariners
Justus Kane Sheffield (born May 13, 1996) is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the New York ...more
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Trevor Bauer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Cleveland Indians
Trevor Andrew Bauer (born January 17, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also pitched in MLB for the Arizona ...more
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Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
New York Yankees
Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz (born February 28, 1988) is a Cuban-born American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously ...more
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Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Detroit Tigers
Jordan M. Zimmermann (born May 23, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Washington Nationals. ...more
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Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Kansas City Royals
Daniel Richard Duffy (born December 21, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Royals in ...more
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Andrew Heaney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Los Angeles Angels
Andrew M. Heaney (born June 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to becoming a professional, he played college ...more
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Marcus Stroman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Toronto Blue Jays
Marcus Earl Stroman (born May 1, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is listed at 180 lbs and is 5' 8" tall, ...more
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Rick Porcello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win the 2019 American League Cy Young?
Boston Red Sox
Frederick Alfred "Rick" Porcello III (born December 27, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played ...more