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CC.com MLB Awards: 2006 Cy Youngs

2005 Winner: Johan Santana, Minnesota

Santana took every single one of the thirteen first-place votes, a clean sweep in the voting and the unanimous 2006 CC.com American League Cy Young award winner.

The Twins ace went 19-6, leading the AL in ERA at 2.77, with a 1.00 WHIP, .216 BAA, and 245 strikeouts in 233 2/3 innings. His park-adjusted ERA+ was 161, 14 points better than the next-best qualified AL starter, which was Roy Halladay. Toronto's Halladay finished a distant second in the voting, followed by New York's Chien-Ming Wang.

2005 Winner: Roger Clemens, Houston

Talk about your close results. The CC.com NL Cy Young award came down to three men: Webb, Chris Carpenter and Roy Oswalt. Webb finished with 41 points in the voting, and Carpenter and Oswalt tied for second with 40.

Let's compare the three:

             IP    ERA    WHIP    BAA    SO    ERA+*    W
Webb          235.0   3.10    1.13   .246   178    154     16
Carpenter     221.2   3.09    1.07   .235   184    143     15
Oswalt        220.2   2.98    1.17   .263   166    152     15

Webb and Oswalt were 1-2 in the NL in adjusted ERA+. Carpenter finished fourth, behind Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo, who received very little support for what was really a super year in a tough park for pitchers.

Webb and Oswalt both received four first-place votes, and Carpenter had two. Derek Lowe of the Dodgers and Padres closer Trevor Hoffman had one each.

Full results are available under the Read More link.

AMERICAN LEAGUE CY YOUNG
                        1   2   3   4   5   TOTAL
J Santana, MIN         13   -   -   -   -      65
R Halladay, TOR         -   6   6   1   -      44
C Wang, NYY             -   6   3   -   -      33
J Verlander, DET        -   -   1   3   3      12
J Papelbon, BOS         -   1   1   2   -      11
C Sabathia, CLE         -   -   2   2   -      10
M Mussina, NYY          -   -   -   2   3       7
J Nathan, MIN           -   -   -   2   -       4
J Lackey, LAA           -   -   -   1   1       3
E Bedard, BAL           -   -   -   -   2       2
J Garland, CWS          -   -   -   -   1       1
F Liriano, MIN          -   -   -   -   1       1
J Weaver, LAA           -   -   -   -   1       1
B Zito, OAK             -   -   -   -   1       1

NATIONAL LEAGUE CY YOUNG
                        1   2   3   4   5   TOTAL
B Webb, ARI             4   2   3   2   -      41
C Carpenter, STL        2   4   4   1   -      40
R Oswalt, HOU           4   4   -   2   -      40
C Zambrano, CHC         -   1   2   2   5      19
D Lowe, LAD             1   -   1   1   2      12
J Smoltz, ATL           -   -   2   1   2      10
T Hoffman, SDP          1   -   -   -   -       5
B Arroyo, CIN           -   -   -   2   -       4
A Harang, CIN           -   1   -   -   -       4
T Glavine, NYM          -   -   -   1   -       2
R Clemens, HOU          -   -   -   -   1       1
B Penny, LAD            -   -   -   -   1       1
B Wagner, NYM           -   -   -   -   1       1