The continued growth of Dallas Keuchel has put him on par with the best pitcher in Major League Baseball. Keuchel's 2015 season has resulting in him racking up a few awards including his second Gold Glove award, a possible Cy-Young, and now the Warren Spahn Award.
The Warren Spahn Award is given to the top left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball by the Oklahoma Sports Museum. Spahn a 17-time all-star, World Series Champion, and holder of the most games won by a left-handed pitcher (363) -- Spahn resided in and passed away in Broken Arrow, OK.
The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has won three of the last four years (2014, 2013 and 2011), and David Price won the award in 2010 -- this could be foreshadowing for the Cy-Young award this as Keuchel's biggest competition is Price.
Keuchel is the first Astros to win the award -- Wandy Rodriguez finished tied with CC Sabathia for the 2009 vote but lost the tiebreaker due to winning percentage.
Keuchel finished the year with a 20-8 record with a 2.48 ERA and 216 strikeouts in 232 innings.
"This award means everything to me," said Keuchel in a press release. "Being from Oklahoma, I am very fond of the legacy that Mr. Spahn has. I am very humbled to be in such great company and it's something I will hold dear for the rest of my life."