With a little over a week to go in the month of May, the race for the American League Cy Young award is starting to heat up.
As things stand right now, there are some pretty heavy hitters in the mix to win the award, including several former Cy Young winners. The guys who are supposed to be pitching well are pitching well, which I suppose makes perfect sense.
There's always at least one surprise contender every year, however. In recent weeks, Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow has been stating his case to win the award, as he's been on a hot stretch that has pushed his record to 5-2 and his ERA comfortably below 3.00.
Morrow is definitely a guy to watch as things move forward in the American League. For the time being, here are my weekly top five contenders for the AL Cy Young.
Note: Feel free to check out last week's rankings.