Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is currently on the disabled list, but he’s still atop the midseason list of National League Cy Young Award favorites provided by online oddsmaker Bovada. Kershaw, 27, has won the award three times in his career.
Here’s a complete list of Bovada’s midseason award favorites:
First, Vin Scully got a street name.
Now, the Hall of Fame broadcaster will receive the L.A. Sports Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Annual L.A. Sports Awards on Feb. 25. Former Dodgers president Peter O’Malley will present the award to Scully.
The two will engage in a 10-minute on-stage conversation during the show, which will be broadcast by Fox Sports West at a later date.
“I am always happy to spend time with my longtime friend Vin Scully,” O’Malley said in a statement released by the L.A. Sports Council. “Especially on an evening when he is receiving the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Sports Council and I know everyone will enjoy as he reminisces about his remarkable career.”
Bryce Harper was a unanimous selection for the National League MVP award Thursday, as the Dodgers were shut out in the annual Baseball Writers Association America awards voting this week.
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke finished seventh, Clayton Kershaw finished 10th, and Adrian Gonzalez finished 20th in the MVP race. Voters are required to list 10 players on their MVP ballots.
Greinke finished second and Kershaw third in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Joc Pederson got one third-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year, and Don Mattingly got one third-place vote for NL Manager of the Year. Thirty ballots are cast in each race.
I listed Greinke third on my MVP ballot, which I explained here. A spreadsheet of all 30 MVP ballots, along with the final tally for each candidate, is here.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won the National League Cy Young Award by a narrow margin Wednesday. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke finished second and teammate Clayton Kershaw finished third.
Here’s how the BBWAA electorate voted:
Here’s how the individual votes were cast (per BBWAA.com). A full story will follow:
Dodgers pitchers Zack Greinke (left) and Clayton Kershaw (right) are among the top-three vote getters for the 2015 National League Cy Young Award. (Associated Press photo)
Dodgers pitchers Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, are the three finalists for the National League Cy Young Award.
Greinke, who went 19-3 with a major-league leading 1.66 earned-run average, was chosen National League pitcher of the year by fellow players on Monday.
Kershaw, who won the award in 2014, went 16-7 with a 2.13 earned-run average. Arrieta was 22-6 with a 1.77 earned-run average, leading the NL in wins and shutouts (3).
The winner will be announced at 3 p.m. PT next Wednesday on MLB Network.
Greinke won the 2009 American League Cy Young Award when he pitched for the Kansas City Royals.
No other Dodgers players are finalists for the major BBWAA awards.