Leyland on JV's Cy Young chances: 'I think he's got a shot'
“I don’t really know. I think he’s got a shot. I think if he wins another start, he’s got a shot,” Leyland said. “I think if David Price wins on Sunday, I believe it is, Saturday or Sunday, which I hope he does, that’d be his 20th win.”
Price’s Rays will be in Chicago for a key four-game series, starting Thursday, and Leyland’s Tigers would gladly take help from Tampa Bay’s stellar rotation.
According to the WAR (wins above replacement) statistic, however, Verlander is a no-brainer to win again. He’s at 7.2 in Baseball Reference’s formula, second-best in all of baseball behind only the Angels’ Mike Trout (10.5), while Price is tied for second among AL pitchers at 6.2.