Chris “When He’s Healthy, He’s Virtually Unhittable” Carpenter: NL Cy Young Favorite?

August 24, 2009 | By: AJ Kaufman

When Chris Carpenter is healthy, he is virtually unhittable, so says a person who works in the San Diego Padres scouting department. NL hitters are probably thinking the same thing.

And now that Carpenter is healthy, he is one of the top candidates — along with Tim Lincecum — for the 2009 NL Cy Young Award.

At least one observer thinks Carpenter has surpassed Lincecum to position himself as the favorite.