Monday, June 13, 2016

ESPN 'Cy Predictor' Has Steven Wright At Number Five

Despite Red Sox knuckle-baller Steven Wright leading the AL in ERA (2.09), there's been very little Cy Young talk going his way. However, ESPN's relatively neutral "Cy Predictor" ranks Wright in the fifth spot on the list—trailing Chris Sale, Zach Britton, Chris Tillman and Danny Salazar. And, since Britton is a closer and Wright trails Salazar by just one-tenth of a point, you could make the case that Wright is the third highest-ranked starter on the list. Interestingly, Rick Porcello comes in ninth on the ESPN list. And, former Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill (now with Oakland) ranks just ahead of Porcello in eighth position.