Top 10 2010 N.L. Pitchers, Sorted by Patton $
Other VORP Top 10: Cole Hamels 7th, Johan Santana 8th, Clayton Kershaw 10th.
Other Fangraphs Top 10: Tim Lincecum 5th, Clayton Kershaw 6th, Yovani Gallardo 8th, Chad Billingsley 9th, Anibal Sanchez 10th.
Roy Halladay still had the edge for Cy Young anyway, but yesterday's performance probably would have made him a slam dunk if it were included in the voting. As it stands, it still looks like a two-man race between Halladay and Wainwright, with Halladay getting the edge.
The third place vote is the only place where there might be any drama, and I'm inclined to give the edge to Jimenez over Johnson since U-Ball pitched a full season. His second half drop-off was rough, but I'm not a believer in giving Post All-Star or September stats more weight, so U-Ball gets my third place vote.
There are other pitchers here who had very good seasons, but don't come close to matching Halladay or Wainwright. Oswalt was amazing after he was traded to the Phillies. Hudson struggled down the stretch but his last start against the Phillies put Atlanta in the play-offs. Wagner had a great season for a closer, but not the kind of dominant year that makes him worthy of serious consideration.
1st Roy Halladay, 2nd Adam Wainwright, 3rd Ubaldo Jimenez.