Keuchel becomes just the third player in franchise history to win the Cy Young, joining Mike Scott (1986) and Roger Clemens (2004). This award, in which Keuchel topped AL finalists David Price and Sonny Gray, gives Keuchel a clean sweep of the major pitching awards this offseason, as he has already earned the MLBPA Players Choice Award for the AL Most Outstanding Pitcher, the Warren Spahn Award, which is given to the top left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, and the Gold Glove Award.
With shortstop Carlos Correa being named the American League Rookie of the Year on Monday, this marks the second time in franchise history for the Astros to claim two national BBWAA awards in the same season. This also happened in 1986, when Scott won the Cy Young and Hal Lanier won the Manager of the Year.
The Astros had three finalists for a BBWAA Award this season in Keuchel, Correa and Astros Manager A.J. Hinch, who finished second in the voting for AL Manager of the Year.
Tonight's announcement continues a busy award season for the Astros, as Hinch and his 2015 Astros were named award winners and finalists for several major awards. A full list of offseason awards and recognitions involving 2015 Astros is below.
-Rawlings AL Gold Glove winner, second base
-AL Silver Slugger winner, second base
-MLBPA Players Choice Always Game Award
-Rawlings AL Gold Glove finalist, catcher
-BBWAA AL Rookie of the Year
-MLBPA Players Choice Award for AL Most Outstanding Rookie
-The Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year
-BBWAA AL Cy Young
-MLBPA Players Choice Award for AL Most Outstanding Pitcher
-Rawlings AL Gold Glove winner, pitcher
-The Fielding Bible Award, given to the best fielding pitcher in the Major Leagues
-The Starting Pitcher on the Sporting News AL All-Star Team
-Warren Spahn Award, given to the top left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
-BBWAA AL Manager of the Year finalist