We’re not even halfway into the Major League Baseball season, so it’s probably just a tad too early to be having a discussion about eventual award winners. Anyway, here we are, doing it anyway.
Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander are each pacing their respective leagues in the starting pitching department, and, as of now, it’s not particularly close. Scherzer, with his 3.9 fWAR, and Verlander, with his 3.5 fWAR, are in first and second in the majors in fWAR, respectively, and the rest of their leagues aren’t quite breathing down their necks, either, but I will get to that in just a little bit.
Does this mean that Scherzer and Verlander are near-guarantees to win their Cy Young awards this fall?
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