Picking our MLB National League award winners


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I’ll make it up to Atlanta fans everywhere by going a little outside the box here. Blake Snell has already been given the award, as he has made 23 consecutive starts with an ERA of 0.50 and has given up no more than three runs. San Diego had a September that was not very important, but it’s not Snell’s fault. Strider, however, has performed better. If you remove stats that are influenced by luck or defense, Strider will be the clear leader. He has walked fewer hitters, a lower xERA, and a higher FIP. Snell’s fans can claim, and with good reason, that if you get it to within two feet of your cup, whether it is from the fairway, or the woods it’s still considered a birdie. Snell, however, has done his fair share in saving himself by walking a lot of hitters. Snell has walked almost twice as many hitters (55 to 99) than Strider. If you must give someone the ball for a game that you need to win or Putin may have you defenestrated I would choose the player who is more likely to have 13 Ks and only one walk rather than 12 Ks and four walks.