Dodgers: Why Walker Buehler is Better Than Ever

We are down to the home stretch for the 2021 MLB season and Dodgers’ ace, Walker Buehler, has put together a season deserving of strong NL Cy Young Award consideration. We take a deep dive into Buehler’s breakout regular season and discuss if he’ll ultimately take home the prestigious award.

Plus, we look at the evolution of Walker Buehler’s pitch mix and why even though his velocity is slightly down, he’s an even more effective pitcher. Next, We break down the top NL Cy Young Award candidates including Zach Wheeler, Corbin Burnes, Kevin Gausman, Brandon Woodruff, Jacob deGrom, and more!


Butane Buehler leads all of baseball in ERA (2.09) and quality starts (21), he has the second most wins in the game (12), starts (24), innings pitched (154.2), and is top-5 in many other categories.

Beyond that, he’s been a stopper and wildly important innings-eater for the Dodgers.

Phillies ace Zach Wheeler is the current odds-on favorite, according to several sportsbooks online, but let’s be real… Walker should be the real winner here.

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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.

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