AL Cy Young Award contenders
Felix Hernandez, Mariners
Stats: 13-12, 2.27 ERA, 232 K, 1.06 WHIP
Hernandez is the champion of those who believe individual pitcher stats are more important than wins, because he plays for a team with a dreadful lineup that ranks last in the majors in runs. On Tuesday, he beat the hard-hitting Rangers by limiting them to one run while only getting three in support from his teammates.
Hernandez leads the AL in ERA, is second in strikeouts and WHIP, and opponents are hitting a mere .212 against him -- best in the American League. Last year's winner, Zack Greinke, had fewer wins than contenders ahead of him, but won on individual stats.