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SB Nation MLB Awards 2015: Pitcher of the Year

Who dominated the mound in 2015?

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Now that you've had time to decide who the hitter of the year is (surprising nobody, you overwhelmingly chose Bryce Harper), it's time to look at the other side of the coin and pick the year's best pitcher. There were plenty of great performances on the mound in 2015, so this could be a difficult vote.

The Dodgers had the ERA and rWAR leader in Zack Greinke and the bWAR leader in Clayton Kershaw, but there's one very good reason not to vote for either of them. The Nationals didn't make the playoffs, but Max Scherzer gave DC plenty of excitement by throwing not one but two no-hitters. Scherzer wasn't the only ace to toss a no-no this year, with Jake Arrieta tossing one for the Cubs in the best season of his career. Rounding out the poll is the best pitcher in the American League, David Price, who dominated for both the Tigers and the Blue Jays. Don't like any of these options? Name somebody else in the comments!

I'll be closing the poll (and cutting off voting in the comments) at 4:05 am PT tomorrow, so get your votes in before then.

Tomorrow we'll be focusing inwards as we vote on the best Padres defensive play of the year, so start brainstorming your favorite glovework of the last season.