Looking Into the Crystal Ball: Predicting the 2020 MLB Award Winners

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 10: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 10, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 10: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 10, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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American League Cy Young: Shane Bieber – Cleveland Indians

A new face in a crowded race! Bieber took the American League by storm last year, compiling 15 wins, 258 strikeouts, and a 3.28 earned run average. In just his second season, the righty made his first all-star game and even managed to take home All-Star Game MVP honors in the process.

Going into his third season, the 24 year old is going to look to make the jump to stardom (if he hasn’t already…). With the trades of Corey Kluber & Trevor Bauer, Cleveland has anointed Bieber its ace pitcher for the 2020 season, a role the Orange County native is ready to thrive in. The Tribe’s lineup should be there to support him, namely Francisco Lindor, whose bat is ready to scream “pay me!”

Bieber certainly doesn’t go into the season as the front runner to win this award. The preseason favorites Gerrit Cole and Zach Greinke are going to give the Tribe’s ace all he can handle – but in the end, Bieber is going to shock the baseball world en route to his first Cy Young.