SB Nation AL Cy Young Award: Angels' Jered Weaver Finishes Third, Dan Haren Sixth

The strength of the Los Angeles Angels this season was without question their starting pitching. Jered Weaver and Dan Haren combined for 34 wins and a 2.79 ERA in 474 innings in 2011. Both finished in the top six of the SB Nation American League Cy Young Award, which was won on Tuesday by Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers.

Weaver finished second in the AL in both ERA (2.41) and adjusted ERA+ (158; with above 100 being above average). He parlayed his season into a five-year, $85 million contract signed in September.

Here are the vote totals:

Rank Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
1 Justin Verlander 22 2 162
2 CC Sabathia 2 17 4 1 96
3 Jered Weaver 5 10 4 58
4 James Shields 3 8 6 31
5 C.J. Wilson 4 4 5 25
6 Dan Haren 3 5 4 23
7 Josh Beckett 3 3
7 David Price 1 2
7 Jon Lester 1 2
10 Brandon McCarthy 2 2
11 Mariano Rivera 1 1
11 Doug Fister 1 1
11 Felix Hernandez 1 1
11 Gio Gonzalez 1 1

Points were awarded as follows: seven points for a first place vote, four points per second place vote, three points per third place vote, two points per fourth place vote, and one point for every fifth place vote..

For more Angels news and notes, be sure to read Halos Heaven.

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