Rank 'Em: AL Cy Young

Created: September 30, 2009, 7:38 AM

Where does Justin Verlander rank?

Pitchers win the Cy Young based on a season's worth of work, but that doesn't mean a big game or two can't sway opinions. Did Justin Verlander's clutch win Tuesday night against the Twins shake up the AL Cy Young chase?

Verlander earned win No. 18 Tuesday night on the biggest of stages, saving the Tigers from a doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Twins that would have left the AL Central tied. But he's the one chasing frontrunners in a Cy Young race that includes Zack Greinke, Felix Hernandex and others.

Rank the top contenders for the American League's premier pitching honor.

  • Kansas City Royals
    16-8, 2.06 ERA
    237 K, 49 BB
  • Toronto Blue Jays
    16-10, 2.90 ERA
    202 K, 33 BB
  • Seattle Mariners
    18-5, 2.48 ERA
    211 K, 70 BB
  • Minnesota Twins
    45 SV, 5 BS
    2.25 ERA
  • New York Yankees
    44 SV, 2 BS
    1.82 ERA
  • New York Yankees
    19-7, 3.21 ERA
    194 K, 62 BB
  • Detroit Tigers
    18-9, 3.45 ERA
    264 K, 61 BB