Aaron Nola finishes 4th in NL Cy Young voting
Phillies ace Aaron Nola has finished fourth in the 2022 NL Cy Young voting, finishing behind Sandy Alcantara, Max Fried, and Julio Urias.
Final NL Cy Young Results
This is the second time that Aaron Nola has finished in the Top 5 in NL Cy Young voting, with the first time coming back in 2018, the most dominant year of his career, where he finished 3rd. Nola finished 7th in the shortened 2020 COVID season. Nola received five 2nd place votes and six 3rd place votes.
Sandy Alcantara took home the award in dominant fashion, winning by a unanimous vote and receiving all 30 first-place votes. Justin Verlander also won the American League Cy Young Award unanimously.
Aaron Nola, despite much critique and criticism, had a fantastic 2022 season. The Phillies ace pitched 205 innings in the regular season, tallying an 11-13 record and a 3.25 ERA. He struck out a career-high 235 batters while walking just 29. Nola had a whopping 8.10 K/BB ratio, along with an ERA+ of 125 and a WHIP of 0.961.
Nola got the chance to pitch in the playoffs for the first time in his career, and although all of his outings weren’t great, he still did his job early in October. Nola finished the playoffs with a 4.91 ERA after getting roughed up by San Diego and Houston but pitched 12.1 innings of scoreless ball against the Cardinals and Braves.
The Phillies picked up Aaron Nola’s $18M option for 2023 and will most certainly be looking to lock him up to another long-term deal in the near future.