Giants ace Logan Webb fell just short in his bid for the 2023 NL Cy Young Award, finishing second in the voting. Despite narrowly missing out on the prestigious accolade, it was a historic moment for Webb and the Giants organization.
Webb became the first Giants pitcher since Tim Lincecum in 2009 to finish in the top three of Cy Young voting. The talented right-hander had an outstanding season, garnering recognition from the baseball community.
The award ultimately went to Blake Snell of the San Diego Padres, who won the NL Cy Young for the second time in his career. Snell’s exceptional performance on the mound earned him the honor.
However, Webb’s strong showing did not go unnoticed. He received one first-place vote and an impressive 17 second-place votes, highlighting the respect he has earned from fellow pitchers and analysts alike.
In a humble response to his second-place finish, Webb expressed his admiration for Snell, stating that he believes Snell is the best pitcher in baseball and fully deserves the Cy Young Award. Webb’s sportsmanship and respect for his fellow players further exemplify his character on and off the field.
Although coming up just short of the ultimate prize, Webb’s accomplishments in the 2023 season are still cause for celebration. Posting a 3.25 ERA and recording 15 quality starts, Webb ranked among the top NL pitchers in these categories, finishing fourth among qualified pitchers.
The NL Cy Young voting also recognized the impressive season of Zac Gallen of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who finished third in the voting. Gallen’s stellar performances demonstrated his immense talent and positioned him as a formidable competitor in the league.
Meanwhile, in the American League, Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees captured the AL Cy Young Award unanimously. Cole’s dominance on the mound left no doubt among voters, as he secured the prestigious honor without any opposition.
As the 2023 season draws to a close, these Cy Young Awards highlight the remarkable performances and achievements of these talented pitchers. The tight competition and recognition of players like Logan Webb serve as a reminder of the exceptional talent and skill present in the game of baseball. Fans and analysts eagerly anticipate what these pitchers will bring in the next season.