After getting a couple of the obvious ones out of the way, we move into more uncertain territory; Pitcher of the Year. I have gone back and forth on this, whether to make it exclusive for starters, or to include relievers. I decided that since there is a separate award for relievers, I might as well make this one exclusive for the starters, which I think makes things nice and muddied.
Personally, I am little torn on it. Without considering facts, going based on a gut reaction, I'd probably say Bruce Chen, but I may be crediting him for both this season and last year.
The advanced metrics will tell you to vote Felipe; he tied Jeff Francis in fWAR in about two-thirds of the innings.
How much credit do you give for Luke Oplakia's second half of the year?
Tough call for me, so I leave it to the community.
Who was the Royals' 2011 Pitcher of the Year?
Jeff Francis (2 votes)
Felipe Paulino (22 votes)
Luke Hochevar (13 votes)
Bruce Chen (78 votes)
115 total votes