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White Sox: Lynn Finishes 3rd, Rodon 5th in AL Cy Young Voting

A pair of White Sox All-Star pitchers finished in the top five in 2021 AL Cy Young voting.
Lance Lynn Carlos Rodon White Sox Cy Young Voting

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Two Chicago White Sox pitchers finished in the top five in 2021 American League Cy Young Award voting. Lance Lynn finished third and Carlos Rodon finished fifth among Baseball Writers' Association of America voters.

2021 AL Cy Young Voting


Lynn received 11 third-place votes, five fourth-place votes, and five fifth-place votes for a total of 48 ballot points. Rodon received four third-place votes, eight fourth-place votes, and six fifth-place votes for a total of 34 ballot points.

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Robbie Ray (Toronto Blue Jays) took home the 2021 AL Cy Young Award with 29 first-place votes and one second-place vote, good for 207 ballot points.

The White Sox acquired Lance Lynn last offseason to fortify their starting rotation and it paid off. The big righty went 11-6 with a 2.69 ERA, 3.32 FIP, and 176 strikeouts across 157 innings in 2021. On July 17, Lynn signed a two-year, $38 million extension to remain on the South Side. The deal also includes a club option for the 2024 season.

Carlos Rodon shook off years of injury issues to compile a dominant start to the season, highlighted by a no-hitter on April 14. Arm fatigue limited him late in the year, but the southpaw still posted a 13-5 record, 2.37 ERA, 2.65 FIP, and 185 strikeouts in 132.2 innings. The White Sox did not extend Rodon a qualifying offer and he will seek a multi-year contract in free agency this offseason.

Looking further down the AL Cy Young ballot, two other White Sox hurlers showed up. Liam Hendriks received three third-place votes and one fifth-place vote (10 ballot points). Lucas Giolito received one fifth-place vote (one ballot point).