After a dominant season in which he led the Chicago Cubs to the National League Championship Series, Jake Arrieta has been named the National League Cy Young Award winner. Arrieta finished on top of a loaded field that included Zach Greinke and Clayton Kershaw.
The former TCU ace finished the season with a league-best 22-6 record, posting an ERA of just 1.77 in 33 starts. Over his last 12 starts of the season, Arrieta went 11-0 with a miniscule 0.41 ERA. In 229.0 innings pitched this season, he struck out 236 batters while issuing just 48 walks.
Jake Arrieta became the first TCU Alum to take home the Cy Young Award. During his sophomore season at TCU in 2006, Arrieta won 14 games, tied for the most in the country. He made 19 total appearances, including 17 starts, in which he posted a 2.35 ERA while striking out 111 batters in 111.0 total innings.
On behalf of the entire TCU community, we extend a big congratulations to Jake Arrieta!