Players pick Greinke as American League's top pitcher

Royals right-hander Zack Greinke garnered another award today as the top pitcher in the American League. This one came courtesy of his peers in balloting for the Players Choice Awards.

Greinke was previously selected by The Sporting News as the AL’s top pitcher and looks to be the favorite for the Cy Young Award, which will be announced Nov. 17.

Toronto’s Roy Halladay and New York’s CC Sabathia were the other finalists in balloting by players to determine the league’s most outstanding pitcher.

The players chose St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright as the National League’s most outstanding pitcher. He beat out teammate Chris Carpenter and San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum.

One point to note: The players’ voting took place in mid-September. Ballots for the Cy Young Award, selected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, did not have to be submitted until the season ended.