5 Reasons Indians Pitcher Corey Kluber Deserves The AL Cy Young Award

CBS Cleveland

The American League Cy Young Award winner will be announced on November 12, with Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners and Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox in the running for the coveted honor.

Here are five reasons Kluber should claim the AL Cy Young and become the fourth Indians pitcher to win the award:

1. MLB WAR leader

What is WAR good for? Making a case for Corey Kluber, of course. Kluber led all of baseball in pitching fWAR (7.3), the highest mark since Roy Halladay posted an 8.1 fWAR and won the NL Cy Young in 2011. Felix Hernandez (6.2) and Chris Sale (5.4) — the two other finalists — each finished with fewer wins above replacement. While the argument can be made that Sale could have finished with a higher WAR if he had pitched more innings (174 in 2014), the fact…

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