Dark Horse NL Cy Young Candidates

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Dark Horse NL Cy Young Candidates
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Reds hurler Aroldis Chapman is making the transition to starter this year.

The big-name pitchers in the National League will continue to be the favorites for the Cy Young Award—think Clayton Kershaw, Matt Cain, Gio Gonzalez and the newly-arrived Zach Greinke.

But beware of the dark horses. Last year, then-Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey came out of nowhere to take the 2012 NL Cy Young Award.

Though Dickey was traded to the Blue Jays in the offseason, don’t be surprised if another low-profile candidate emerges from the woodwork to be one of the top pitchers in the league. 

Whether it is a converted closer like Aroldis Chapman or a youngster like Wade Miley looking to raise their game to the next level, the NL is ripe with upset candidates for the Cy Young.

All statistics are gathered from ESPN.

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