Jacob deGrom won his second consecutive National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday and in doing so the Mets' ace solidified his place as one of the best pitchers of his generation.
Just like 2018, the vote in favor of deGrom wasn't even close. In both years he took home 29 of the 30 first-place votes, dominating the competition like he often does on the mound. He has become just the 11th pitcher to win a Cy Young Award in consecutive seasons.
In 2019, deGrom finished with a record of 11-8, with a 2.43 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 255 strikeouts against 44 walks in 204 innings pitched. His fWar of 7.0 was second only to Gerrit Cole in all of baseball and his FIP of 2.67 ranked third behind Max Scherzer and Cole. He also started five more games than Scherzer, who most expected to be his closest competition.
While deGrom's numbers in 2019 were fantastic, it's worth noting he was even more dominant in 2018.