The All-Star Break is over.
That means it’s time to start the second half of the 2022 MLB season.
Pennant races are heating up, trade rumors are swirling, and big names are on the move.
But let’s talk for a minute about the race for the Cy Young Award in both the American League and the National League.
There are several pitchers who are putting together Cy Young caliber seasons and leading the way for their respective teams.
MLB tweeted a graphic featuring the top five starting pitchers in both the AL and NL and what the Cy Young races currently look like as we enter the second half.
The top hurlers at the break. 👀 pic.twitter.com/sZLhMnvAzI
— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2022
Post-Break Cy Young Rankings
McClanahan got the start in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Los Angeles for the AL.
Alcantara pitched the second inning for the NL.
But there are plenty of guys who are making a push for the award other than these two.
Dylan Cease of the Chicago White Sox is quietly having a great season.
This is a guy who got the snub from All-Star voters.
He’s 9-4 on the season with an ERA of 2.15 in 19 starts.
Tony Gonsolin is also having a tremendous year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers starter has gone 11-0 and posted a microscopic 2.02 ERA.
Then of course, we have last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes, who has put together yet another great season to date.
A lot can happen in a few months.
This is going to be a fun race to watch as the season winds down.