Major league players: David Price best pitcher in AL
The feeling is the Yankees' CC Sabathia is going to end up winning the American League Cy Young Award, but major-league players have made their choice for the best pitcher in the AL and it's Rays ace David Price. The Major League Baseball Players Association named Price and Philadelphia's Roy Halladay as its "Outstanding Pitchers.'' The announcement was made on the Mike and Mike radio show on ESPN Radio. Price was selected over two other finalists -- Sabathia and Seattle's Felix Hernandez.
Price went 19-6 with a 2.72 ERA for the AL East champion Rays. While pitching for the AL Wild Card Yankees, Sabathia went 21-7 with a 3.18 ERA. Hernandez pitched for the last-place Mariners, which limited his record to 13-12. But he led the AL in ERA (2.27) and innings (249 2/3).