The All-Star Break and trade deadline have passed us by, so let us see which hurlers are leading their respective leagues in the race for the annual “Pi Young Award“.
First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement. The BoSox’ Junichi Tazawa is a mere .03 away from the magic 3.14, with the Rangers’ Derek Holland and the Twins’ Sam Deduno just .01 further away.
For the American League/ERA qualifiers group, Holland leads “Big Game” James Shields by .01 and the resurgent John Lackey by .05.
In the National League/no innings requirement race, we have another three-way tie, exactly at 3.14, with the Marlins closer Steve Cishek matching Hyun-jin Ryu and Anthony Varvaro.
In the National League/ERA qualifiers contest, Ryu is right at the magic mark, with the Nats’ Jordan Zimmermann .05 away from 3.14 and the Braves’ Julio Teheran .07 off the pace.