A first for the Reds: Trevor Bauer wins the Cy Young

Trevor Bauer (Courtesy Matthew Grimes/Reds)

Cincinnati right-hander Trevor Bauer is the first Reds pitcher to win a Cy Young Award.

Cincinnati pitchers who finished second in the voting were Tom Seaver in 1981, Mario Soto in 1983, Danny Jackson in 1988, Pete Schourek in 1995 and Johnny Cueto in 2014. 

This is the second runner-up finish for Yu Darvish, who also placed second in the 2013 American League balloting while with the Rangers, to Max Scherzer, then with the Tigers.

Bauer and Jacob deGrom, the winner the previous two seasons, were the only pitchers named to every ballot.

Ballots, submitted prior to postseason play, were cast by two writers representing each league city. They are tabulated on a system that awards seven points for first place, four points for second place, three points for third place, two votes for fourth place and one point for fifth place.

2020 NL Cy Young

 1st2nd3rd4th5thPoints
Trevor Bauer, Reds273201
Yu Darvish, Cubs3242123
Jacob deGrom, Mets323489
Dinelson Lamet, Padres520257
Max Fried, Braves4715
Corbin Burnes, Brewers11012
Aaron Nola, Phillies113
Devin Williams, Brewers33
Kyle Hendricks, Cubs22
Zac Gallen, Diamondbacks22
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers22
Zack Wheeler, Phillies11

Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the National League. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.

NameAffiliation Chapter1st2nd3rd4th5th
Paul NewberryThe Associated PressATLBauerDarvishDeGromFriedLamet
Mark BowmanMLB.comATLBauerDarvishDeGromLametGallen
David BrandtThe Associated PressAZBauerDarvishDeGromLametFried
Steve GilbertMLB.comAZBauerDarvishDeGromLametGallen
Gordon WittenmyerNBC Sports ChicagoCHIDarvishBauerDeGromLametFried
Russell DorseyChicago Sun-TimesCHIBauerDarvishDeGromLametBurnes
Mark SheldonMLB.comCINBauerDarvishDeGromLametWilliams
Bobby NightengaleCincinnati EnquirerCINBauerDarvishDeGromLametFried
Thomas L HardingMLB.comCOLBauerDarvishDeGromFriedNola
Jack EtkinHonoraryCOLBauerDarvishDeGromLametKershaw
J.P. HoornstraSouthern California News GroupLABauerDeGromLametNolaWilliams
Tim BrownYahoo SportsLABauerDarvishDeGromLametBurnes
Jorge EbroEl Nuevo HeraldMIABauerDarvishDeGromFriedLamet
Jon HeymanMLB NetworkMIABauerDarvishDeGromLametFried
Todd RosiakMilwaukee Journal SentinelMILBauerDeGromDarvishLametBurnes
Will SammonThe AthleticMILBauerDarvishDeGromLametBurnes
Tim BrittonThe AthleticNYBauerDarvishDeGromLametHendricks
Mike PumaNew York PostNYBauerDeGromDarvishLametFried
Jim SalisburyNBC Sports PhiladelphiaPHIBauerDarvishLametDeGromWilliams
Jayson StarkThe AthleticPHIBauerDarvishDeGromLametBurnes
John PerrottoUSA TodayPITDarvishBauerDeGromFriedWheeler
Adam BerryMLB.comPITBauerDarvishDeGromLametBurnes
AJ CassavellMLB.comSDDarvishBauerDeGromLametBurnes
Dennis LinThe AthleticSDBauerDarvishDeGromLametBurnes
Alex PavlovicNBC Sports Bay AreaSFBauerDarvishLametDeGromBurnes
Andrew BaggarlyThe AthleticSFBauerDarvishLametDeGromHendricks
Anne RogersMLB.comSTLBauerDarvishDeGromLametBurnes
Rob RainsSTLSportsPage.comSTLBauerDarvishLametDeGromKershaw
Tim KurkjianESPNWASBauerDarvishDeGromLametFried
Britt GhiroliThe AthleticWASBauerDarvishDeGromBurnesFried