It is awards week in Major League Baseball and the most recent award given out is the Cy Young. For the American League Justin Verlander took home the hardware. In the National League Jacob deGrom was the runaway victor.
The 24-year-old Cardinals right-hander was the best pitcher in baseball in the second half with a 0.91 ERA. In his second full season in the Majors, Flaherty had a 2.75 ERA and went 11-8 in 33 starts. He struck out 231 batters over 196 1/3 innings.
It was a good enough second half to see him earn pitcher of the month in August and September:
He also got to show off his sense of style in a shopping trip with Harrison Bader
After defeating the Braves in Game 5 of the NLDS, he hugged his mom.
It was a good year for Jack Flaherty. Fourth place in the Cy Young voting is a pretty strong end to a great season.
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