The SF Giants ace Logan Webb disappointed winning the 2023 NL Cy Young, finishing in second to San Diego Padres lefty Blake Snell.
MLB revealed on Wednesday that San Diego Padres ace Blake Snell (6th-best free agent) won the 2023 National League Cy Young award, defeating SF Giants ace Logan Webb, who finished second. Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen completed in 3rd place. While Webb did not win the award, the greatest Cy Young surface of his career, and very first top-two finisher considering that Tim Lincecum in 2009.
Webb built an excellent case for himself to win the Cy Young over the course of the season regardless of a slow start. The Rocklin, California native ended up the year with a 3.25 AGE (3.16 FIP) in a league-leading 216 innings pitched (33 starts) along with 194 strikeouts and just 34 walks. He likewise racked up two complete video games, consisting of a nine-inning nothing.
Ultimately, though, a strange early-season battle to keep the ball in the ballpark sunk his chances. Snell finished the season with a league-best 2.25 PERIOD (3.44 FIP) and 234 strikeouts in 180 innings pitched (32 starts). Gallen taped 220 strikeouts in 210 innings pitched (34 starts) with a 3.47 AGE (3.27 FIP).
Logan Webb may not have actually won the 2023 National League Cy Young, however the 26-year old has even more strengthened himself as one of the best pitchers in MLB. Under contract with the SF Giants for the next five years, Webb is slated to be the group’s ace for years to come and wishes to lead them back to championship magnificence.