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Data Dump: Postseason Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Leaders

Posted by Neil Paine on October 21, 2010

B-R user Simmy Cohen noticed that we don't have a K/BB leaderboard on our all-time playoff pitching leaders page, and asked if I could post one today. Here you go... Career K/BB ratio leaders (along with some other stats), in the postseason, minimum 30 innings pitched:

Pitcher W L G GS CG SV IP H ER BB SO ERA K/BB K/9 BB/9 H/9 WHIP
Mark Buehrle 2 1 6 4 1 1 30.7 32 14 1 16 4.11 16.00 4.70 0.29 9.39 1.08
Schoolboy Rowe 2 5 8 6 4 0 46.0 50 20 2 27 3.91 13.50 5.28 0.39 9.78 1.13
Cliff Lee 7 0 8 8 3 0 64.3 40 9 7 67 1.26 9.57 9.37 0.98 5.60 0.73
Dennis Eckersley 1 3 28 1 0 15 36.0 35 12 3 22 3.00 7.33 5.50 0.75 8.75 1.06
Carl Pavano 2 2 10 4 0 0 32.3 32 9 4 27 2.51 6.75 7.52 1.11 8.91 1.11
Kevin Millwood 3 3 9 7 1 1 41.3 33 18 6 38 3.92 6.33 8.27 1.31 7.19 0.94
Lefty Grove 4 2 8 5 4 1 51.3 46 10 6 36 1.75 6.00 6.31 1.05 8.06 1.01
Deacon Phillippe 3 2 7 5 5 0 50.0 40 15 4 24 2.70 6.00 4.32 0.72 7.20 0.88
Sandy Koufax 4 3 8 7 4 0 57.0 36 6 11 61 0.95 5.55 9.63 1.74 5.68 0.82
Bob Gibson 7 2 9 9 8 0 81.0 55 17 17 92 1.89 5.41 10.22 1.89 6.11 0.89
Mariano Rivera 8 1 93 0 0 42 138.7 86 11 21 109 0.71 5.19 7.07 1.36 5.58 0.77
Ralph Terry 2 4 9 6 2 0 46.0 41 15 6 31 2.93 5.17 6.07 1.17 8.02 1.02
Curt Schilling 11 2 19 19 4 0 133.3 104 33 25 120 2.23 4.80 8.10 1.69 7.02 0.97
Christy Mathewson 5 5 11 11 10 0 101.7 75 11 10 48 0.97 4.80 4.25 0.89 6.64 0.84
Josh Beckett 7 3 14 13 3 0 93.7 67 32 21 99 3.07 4.71 9.51 2.02 6.44 0.94
Nolan Ryan 2 2 9 7 1 1 58.7 39 20 14 63 3.07 4.50 9.66 2.15 5.98 0.90
Bert Blyleven 5 1 8 6 1 0 47.3 43 13 8 36 2.47 4.50 6.85 1.52 8.18 1.08
Mike Mussina 7 8 23 21 0 0 139.7 121 53 33 145 3.42 4.39 9.34 2.13 7.80 1.10
Rich Gossage 2 1 19 0 0 8 31.3 21 10 7 29 2.87 4.14 8.33 2.01 6.03 0.89
Randy Johnson 7 9 19 16 3 0 121.0 106 47 32 132 3.50 4.13 9.82 2.38 7.88 1.14
Monte Pearson 4 0 4 4 3 0 35.7 19 4 7 28 1.01 4.00 7.07 1.77 4.79 0.73
Mike Flanagan 3 2 7 6 1 0 35.3 42 17 5 20 4.33 4.00 5.09 1.27 10.70 1.33
Cole Hamels 6 4 12 12 1 0 75.7 61 29 18 69 3.45 3.83 8.21 2.14 7.26 1.04
Don Sutton 6 4 15 14 3 0 100.3 92 41 16 61 3.68 3.81 5.47 1.44 8.25 1.08
Sterling Hitchcock 4 0 9 4 0 0 30.7 23 6 11 41 1.76 3.73 12.03 3.23 6.75 1.11
Cy Young 2 3 7 6 6 0 61.0 57 16 7 26 2.36 3.71 3.84 1.03 8.41 1.05
Rick Reed 1 3 8 7 0 0 39.3 43 22 9 33 5.03 3.67 7.55 2.06 9.84 1.32
Jason Schmidt 3 1 5 5 1 0 32.3 26 11 9 32 3.06 3.56 8.91 2.51 7.24 1.08
Bill Dinneen 3 1 4 4 4 0 35.0 29 8 8 28 2.06 3.50 7.20 2.06 7.46 1.06
Bret Saberhagen 2 4 10 10 2 0 54.0 54 28 11 38 4.67 3.45 6.33 1.83 9.00 1.20
Brad Lidge 2 4 34 0 0 17 41.3 28 11 17 58 2.40 3.41 12.63 3.70 6.10 1.09
Jose Contreras 4 3 17 4 1 0 48.3 40 19 11 37 3.54 3.36 6.89 2.05 7.45 1.06
David Wells 10 5 27 17 1 0 125.0 116 44 25 83 3.17 3.32 5.98 1.80 8.35 1.13
George Earnshaw 4 3 8 8 5 0 62.7 39 11 17 56 1.58 3.29 8.04 2.44 5.60 0.89
Tim Keefe 4 3 8 7 7 1 61.0 45 18 14 46 2.66 3.29 6.79 2.07 6.64 0.97
Scott McGregor 3 3 6 6 3 0 49.7 37 9 8 26 1.63 3.25 4.71 1.45 6.70 0.91
Mark Mulder 3 4 7 7 0 0 42.3 50 11 9 29 2.34 3.22 6.17 1.91 10.63 1.39
Pedro Martinez 6 4 16 14 0 0 96.3 74 37 30 96 3.46 3.20 8.97 2.80 6.91 1.08
Johan Santana 1 3 11 5 0 0 34.0 35 15 10 32 3.97 3.20 8.47 2.65 9.26 1.32
Tom Seaver 3 3 8 8 2 0 61.7 51 19 16 51 2.77 3.19 7.44 2.34 7.44 1.09
Dizzy Dean 2 2 5 4 2 0 34.3 28 11 6 19 2.88 3.17 4.98 1.57 7.34 0.99
Lew Burdette 4 2 6 6 4 0 49.3 43 16 8 25 2.92 3.13 4.56 1.46 7.84 1.03
Frank Viola 3 1 5 5 0 0 31.3 31 15 8 25 4.31 3.13 7.18 2.30 8.90 1.24
Dennis Leonard 3 5 10 9 2 0 50.0 56 24 10 31 4.32 3.10 5.58 1.80 10.08 1.32
Bruce Hurst 3 2 7 7 3 0 51.0 46 13 12 37 2.29 3.08 6.53 2.12 8.12 1.14
Silver King 2 6 9 9 8 0 66.0 63 16 11 33 2.18 3.00 4.50 1.50 8.59 1.12
Herb Pennock 5 0 10 5 4 3 55.3 39 12 8 24 1.95 3.00 3.90 1.30 6.34 0.85
Tommy Bridges 4 1 7 5 4 0 46.0 52 18 9 27 3.52 3.00 5.28 1.76 10.17 1.33
Jon Lester 2 3 8 6 0 0 42.0 34 12 13 39 2.57 3.00 8.36 2.79 7.29 1.12
Don Drysdale 3 3 7 6 3 0 39.7 36 13 12 36 2.95 3.00 8.17 2.72 8.17 1.21
John Smoltz 15 4 41 27 2 4 209.0 172 62 67 199 2.67 2.97 8.57 2.89 7.41 1.14
Francisco Rodriguez 5 4 21 0 0 3 31.7 27 11 14 41 3.13 2.93 11.65 3.98 7.67 1.29
Mort Cooper 2 3 6 6 2 0 45.0 37 15 12 35 3.00 2.92 7.00 2.40 7.40 1.09
Eddie Plank 2 5 7 6 6 0 54.7 37 8 11 32 1.32 2.91 5.27 1.81 6.09 0.88
Jamie Moyer 3 3 8 8 0 0 41.3 37 19 10 29 4.14 2.90 6.31 2.18 8.06 1.14
John Clarkson 2 5 8 8 7 0 64.0 64 19 18 52 2.67 2.89 7.31 2.53 9.00 1.28
Jim McCormick 3 3 6 6 6 0 44.0 40 14 8 23 2.86 2.88 4.70 1.64 8.18 1.09
Eddie Cicotte 2 3 6 5 4 0 44.7 42 11 7 20 2.22 2.86 4.03 1.41 8.46 1.10
Mickey Lolich 3 1 5 5 3 0 46.0 34 8 11 31 1.57 2.82 6.07 2.15 6.65 0.98
Chief Bender 6 4 10 10 9 0 85.0 65 23 21 59 2.44 2.81 6.25 2.22 6.88 1.01
Jim Lonborg 2 3 5 5 2 0 33.3 21 13 5 14 3.51 2.80 3.78 1.35 5.67 0.78
Whitey Ford 10 8 22 22 7 0 146.0 132 44 34 94 2.71 2.76 5.79 2.10 8.14 1.14
Mordecai Brown 5 4 9 7 5 0 57.7 50 19 13 35 2.97 2.69 5.46 2.03 7.80 1.09
Carl Hubbell 4 2 6 6 4 0 50.3 40 10 12 32 1.79 2.67 5.72 2.15 7.15 1.03
Brandon Backe 1 0 7 6 0 0 36.7 24 12 12 32 2.95 2.67 7.85 2.95 5.89 0.98
Rollie Fingers 4 4 30 0 0 9 57.3 50 15 17 45 2.35 2.65 7.06 2.67 7.85 1.17
John Candelaria 2 2 6 6 0 0 34.3 33 11 11 29 2.88 2.64 7.60 2.88 8.65 1.28
Mark Wohlers 1 2 39 0 0 10 38.3 33 10 17 44 2.35 2.59 10.33 3.99 7.75 1.30
Jeff Nelson 2 3 55 0 0 0 54.3 52 16 24 62 2.65 2.58 10.27 3.98 8.61 1.40
Joe Blanton 2 0 9 6 0 0 39.3 36 18 13 33 4.12 2.54 7.55 2.97 8.24 1.25
Johnny Sain 2 2 6 2 2 0 30.7 27 9 6 15 2.64 2.50 4.40 1.76 7.92 1.08
Roger Clemens 12 8 35 34 1 0 199.0 173 83 70 173 3.75 2.47 7.82 3.17 7.82 1.22
Warren Spahn 4 3 8 6 3 0 56.0 47 19 13 32 3.05 2.46 5.14 2.09 7.55 1.07
Greg Maddux 11 14 35 30 2 1 198.0 195 72 51 125 3.27 2.45 5.68 2.32 8.86 1.24
Pete Alexander 3 2 7 5 4 1 43.0 36 17 12 29 3.56 2.42 6.07 2.51 7.53 1.12
Steve Blass 3 1 6 6 2 0 40.7 33 14 12 29 3.10 2.42 6.42 2.66 7.30 1.11
Andy Pettitte 19 10 42 42 0 0 263.0 271 112 72 173 3.83 2.40 5.92 2.46 9.27 1.30
Woody Williams 3 3 8 8 0 0 41.3 42 26 13 31 5.66 2.38 6.75 2.83 9.15 1.33
Mike Moore 4 3 7 7 0 0 38.3 35 14 11 26 3.29 2.36 6.10 2.58 8.22 1.20
Doug Drabek 2 5 7 7 2 0 48.3 40 11 14 33 2.05 2.36 6.14 2.61 7.45 1.12
Rube Marquard 2 5 11 8 2 0 58.7 52 20 15 35 3.07 2.33 5.37 2.30 7.98 1.14
Orval Overall 3 1 8 5 3 0 51.3 37 9 15 35 1.58 2.33 6.14 2.63 6.49 1.01
Walter Johnson 3 3 6 5 5 0 50.0 56 14 15 35 2.52 2.33 6.30 2.70 10.08 1.42
John Tudor 5 4 11 11 1 0 63.3 64 24 19 44 3.41 2.32 6.25 2.70 9.09 1.31
Kevin Brown 5 5 14 13 2 0 81.7 76 38 31 71 4.19 2.29 7.82 3.42 8.38 1.31
Randy Myers 2 2 29 0 0 8 30.7 18 8 14 32 2.35 2.29 9.39 4.11 5.28 1.04
Red Ruffing 7 2 10 10 8 0 85.7 74 25 27 61 2.63 2.26 6.41 2.84 7.77 1.18
Orel Hershiser 8 3 22 18 4 1 132.0 103 38 43 97 2.59 2.26 6.61 2.93 7.02 1.11
George Mullin 3 3 7 6 6 0 58.0 45 12 16 36 1.86 2.25 5.59 2.48 6.98 1.05
Mike Stanton 5 2 53 0 0 1 55.7 43 13 21 47 2.10 2.24 7.60 3.40 6.95 1.15
Waite Hoyt 6 4 12 11 6 0 83.7 81 17 22 49 1.83 2.23 5.27 2.37 8.71 1.23
Gary Nolan 2 2 11 11 0 0 59.3 53 22 14 31 3.34 2.21 4.70 2.12 8.04 1.13
Ken Holtzman 6 4 13 12 2 0 70.3 61 18 18 39 2.30 2.17 4.99 2.30 7.81 1.12
Mike Timlin 0 3 46 0 0 1 50.7 46 24 19 41 4.26 2.16 7.28 3.38 8.17 1.28
Derek Lowe 5 7 23 12 0 1 95.3 78 34 32 69 3.21 2.16 6.51 3.02 7.36 1.15
Kerry Wood 2 2 14 5 0 0 42.7 34 16 21 45 3.38 2.14 9.49 4.43 7.17 1.29
Clem Labine 2 2 13 1 1 2 31.3 37 11 7 15 3.16 2.14 4.31 2.01 10.63 1.40
John Burkett 2 1 6 5 1 0 30.0 40 16 7 15 4.80 2.14 4.50 2.10 12.00 1.57
Jack Billingham 2 1 10 6 0 1 42.0 28 9 15 32 1.93 2.13 6.86 3.21 6.00 1.02
Carl Mays 3 4 8 7 5 1 57.3 47 15 8 17 2.35 2.13 2.67 1.26 7.38 0.96
Brad Radke 2 3 6 6 0 0 35.0 37 14 8 17 3.60 2.13 4.37 2.06 9.51 1.29
Max Lanier 2 1 7 4 0 0 31.7 24 6 12 25 1.71 2.08 7.11 3.41 6.82 1.14
Blue Moon Odom 3 1 10 4 1 0 39.7 22 5 13 27 1.13 2.08 6.13 2.95 4.99 0.88
Matt Garza 2 1 5 5 0 0 31.0 26 12 14 29 3.48 2.07 8.42 4.06 7.55 1.29
Steve Avery 5 3 18 12 0 0 77.7 61 25 29 60 2.90 2.07 6.95 3.36 7.07 1.16
Lefty Gomez 6 0 7 7 4 0 50.3 51 16 15 31 2.86 2.07 5.54 2.68 9.12 1.31
Jimmy Key 5 3 14 11 0 0 68.7 71 24 17 35 3.15 2.06 4.59 2.23 9.31 1.28
Freddy Garcia 6 2 9 9 1 0 55.0 51 19 22 45 3.11 2.05 7.36 3.60 8.35 1.33
Vida Blue 1 5 17 10 1 2 64.7 55 31 23 47 4.31 2.04 6.54 3.20 7.65 1.21
Ron Guidry 5 2 10 10 3 0 62.7 52 21 25 51 3.02 2.04 7.32 3.59 7.47 1.23
Catfish Hunter 9 6 22 19 4 1 132.3 114 48 35 70 3.26 2.00 4.76 2.38 7.75 1.13
Jack Morris 7 4 13 13 5 0 92.3 83 39 32 64 3.80 2.00 6.24 3.12 8.09 1.25
Tommy John 6 3 14 13 3 0 88.3 82 26 24 48 2.65 2.00 4.89 2.45 8.35 1.20
Roy Oswalt 5 1 11 9 0 0 60.3 58 24 23 46 3.58 2.00 6.86 3.43 8.65 1.34
Chris Carpenter 5 2 9 9 0 0 58.3 54 19 19 38 2.93 2.00 5.86 2.93 8.33 1.25
Nelson Briles 2 1 6 5 2 0 37.3 28 11 8 16 2.65 2.00 3.86 1.93 6.75 0.96
Jack Pfiester 1 3 5 3 2 0 34.0 38 15 8 16 3.97 2.00 4.24 2.12 10.06 1.35
Alejandro Pena 4 3 23 0 0 4 31.0 23 7 14 28 2.03 2.00 8.13 4.06 6.68 1.19
Orlando Hernandez 9 3 19 14 0 0 106.0 77 30 55 107 2.55 1.95 9.08 4.67 6.54 1.25
Bill Donovan 1 4 6 6 5 0 50.0 41 16 17 33 2.88 1.94 5.94 3.06 7.38 1.16
Barry Zito 4 3 7 7 0 0 44.3 34 16 17 33 3.25 1.94 6.70 3.45 6.90 1.15
Daisuke Matsuzaka 3 1 7 7 0 0 35.7 39 19 17 33 4.79 1.94 8.33 4.29 9.84 1.57
Allie Reynolds 7 2 15 9 5 4 77.3 61 24 32 62 2.79 1.94 7.22 3.72 7.10 1.20
Jose Mesa 3 1 27 0 0 6 35.0 42 20 15 29 5.14 1.93 7.46 3.86 10.80 1.63
Todd Stottlemyre 3 5 15 9 1 0 53.3 60 35 25 48 5.91 1.92 8.10 4.22 10.13 1.59
Kevin Tapani 1 2 7 5 0 0 31.7 34 19 12 23 5.40 1.92 6.54 3.41 9.66 1.45
Dave McNally 7 4 14 12 6 0 90.3 65 25 34 65 2.49 1.91 6.48 3.39 6.48 1.10
Armando Benitez 3 2 28 0 0 4 30.3 25 12 19 36 3.56 1.89 10.68 5.64 7.42 1.45
Bob Caruthers 7 8 18 16 16 1 147.0 135 41 28 53 2.51 1.89 3.24 1.71 8.27 1.11
Al Leiter 2 3 21 11 0 0 81.7 81 42 36 68 4.63 1.89 7.49 3.97 8.93 1.43
Dwight Gooden 0 4 12 9 0 0 59.0 57 26 26 49 3.97 1.88 7.47 3.97 8.69 1.41
Tom Lovett 2 3 5 5 4 0 38.0 37 19 8 15 4.50 1.88 3.55 1.89 8.76 1.18
C.C. Sabathia 7 4 13 13 0 0 77.3 83 40 38 71 4.66 1.87 8.26 4.42 9.66 1.56
Bartolo Colon 2 3 9 9 1 0 52.3 49 21 22 41 3.61 1.86 7.05 3.78 8.43 1.36
Ron Reed 0 2 22 1 0 1 32.0 38 18 14 26 5.06 1.86 7.31 3.94 10.69 1.63
Tim Hudson 1 3 10 9 1 0 54.7 54 21 20 37 3.46 1.85 6.09 3.29 8.89 1.35
Charles Nagy 3 4 15 14 0 0 84.7 87 42 30 55 4.46 1.83 5.85 3.19 9.25 1.38
Scott Erickson 2 1 9 9 0 0 52.0 55 23 18 33 3.98 1.83 5.71 3.12 9.52 1.40
John Lackey 3 4 14 12 0 0 78.0 75 27 29 53 3.12 1.83 6.12 3.35 8.65 1.33
Jerry Koosman 4 0 7 6 2 0 40.3 32 17 17 31 3.79 1.82 6.92 3.79 7.14 1.21
Luis Tiant 3 0 5 4 3 0 34.7 29 11 11 20 2.86 1.82 5.19 2.86 7.53 1.15
Mike Cuellar 4 4 12 12 4 0 85.3 66 27 31 56 2.85 1.81 5.91 3.27 6.96 1.14
Jim Palmer 8 3 17 15 6 0 124.3 101 36 50 90 2.61 1.80 6.51 3.62 7.31 1.21
Bruce Kison 5 1 10 4 1 0 36.3 19 8 15 27 1.98 1.80 6.69 3.72 4.71 0.94
Charlie Leibrandt 1 7 13 7 1 0 57.3 53 24 19 34 3.77 1.79 5.34 2.98 8.32 1.26
Jeff Weaver 4 4 10 6 0 0 39.3 39 17 14 25 3.89 1.79 5.72 3.20 8.92 1.35
Spud Chandler 2 2 6 4 2 1 33.3 28 6 9 16 1.62 1.78 4.32 2.43 7.56 1.11
Denny Neagle 1 2 13 7 1 0 49.7 34 19 22 39 3.44 1.77 7.07 3.99 6.16 1.13
Danny Cox 3 3 15 7 2 0 58.3 58 21 28 49 3.24 1.75 7.56 4.32 8.95 1.47
Darren Oliver 1 2 20 1 0 1 32.7 25 15 12 21 4.13 1.75 5.79 3.31 6.89 1.13
Dave Stieb 1 3 5 5 0 0 31.7 23 15 16 28 4.26 1.75 7.96 4.55 6.54 1.23
Larry Gura 2 3 9 8 1 0 44.0 58 19 11 19 3.89 1.73 3.89 2.25 11.86 1.57
Storm Davis 1 3 6 6 0 0 31.7 32 18 11 19 5.12 1.73 5.40 3.13 9.09 1.36
Vic Raschi 5 3 11 8 3 0 60.3 52 15 25 43 2.24 1.72 6.41 3.73 7.76 1.28
Bob Welch 3 3 17 9 0 2 49.3 58 25 24 41 4.56 1.71 7.48 4.38 10.58 1.66
Andy Benes 1 1 10 9 0 0 54.3 51 33 26 44 5.47 1.69 7.29 4.31 8.45 1.42
Clay Carroll 4 2 22 0 0 2 32.3 24 5 13 22 1.39 1.69 6.12 3.62 6.68 1.14
Joaquin Andujar 3 2 8 6 0 1 35.3 40 16 12 20 4.08 1.67 5.09 3.06 10.19 1.47
Paul Byrd 3 1 8 5 0 0 33.3 44 20 9 15 5.40 1.67 4.05 2.43 11.88 1.59
Pete Conway 2 2 4 4 4 0 33.0 31 11 6 10 3.00 1.67 2.73 1.64 8.45 1.12
Mike Hampton 2 4 11 10 1 0 65.0 48 27 32 53 3.74 1.66 7.34 4.43 6.65 1.23
Steve Carlton 6 6 16 14 1 0 99.3 96 36 51 84 3.26 1.65 7.61 4.62 8.70 1.48
Tom Glavine 14 16 35 35 3 0 218.3 191 80 87 143 3.30 1.64 5.89 3.59 7.87 1.27
David Cone 8 3 21 18 1 0 111.3 93 47 58 94 3.80 1.62 7.60 4.69 7.52 1.36
Jack Coombs 5 0 6 6 4 0 53.3 42 16 21 34 2.70 1.62 5.74 3.54 7.09 1.18
Danny Jackson 4 3 11 9 2 0 57.3 59 21 23 37 3.30 1.61 5.81 3.61 9.26 1.43
Julian Tavarez 2 4 31 0 0 0 30.7 31 12 10 16 3.52 1.60 4.70 2.93 9.10 1.34
Bob Turley 4 3 15 8 3 1 53.7 43 19 29 46 3.19 1.59 7.71 4.86 7.21 1.34
Ed Lopat 4 1 7 7 3 0 52.0 51 15 12 19 2.60 1.58 3.29 2.08 8.83 1.21
Bob Forsch 3 4 12 5 1 0 37.3 42 24 12 19 5.79 1.58 4.58 2.89 10.13 1.45
Don Gullett 4 5 20 13 1 1 93.0 78 39 38 60 3.77 1.58 5.81 3.68 7.55 1.25
Stan Coveleski 3 2 5 5 4 0 41.3 31 8 7 11 1.74 1.57 2.40 1.52 6.75 0.92
Kirk Rueter 1 1 8 6 0 0 40.3 42 17 11 17 3.79 1.55 3.79 2.45 9.37 1.31
Jeff Tesreau 1 3 6 4 1 0 32.3 30 13 13 20 3.62 1.54 5.57 3.62 8.35 1.33
Dave Stewart 10 6 22 18 3 0 133.0 99 41 48 73 2.77 1.52 4.94 3.25 6.70 1.11
Juan Guzman 5 1 8 8 0 0 51.7 42 14 27 41 2.44 1.52 7.14 4.70 7.32 1.34
Jeff Suppan 3 4 10 10 0 0 57.0 46 23 24 36 3.63 1.50 5.68 3.79 7.26 1.23
Dennis Martinez 2 2 12 7 0 0 43.3 42 16 12 18 3.32 1.50 3.74 2.49 8.72 1.25
Jarrod Washburn 1 3 8 7 0 0 36.7 40 20 14 21 4.91 1.50 5.15 3.44 9.82 1.47
Ron Darling 1 3 7 7 0 0 35.7 34 15 18 27 3.79 1.50 6.81 4.54 8.58 1.46
Harry Brecheen 4 1 7 3 3 0 32.7 28 3 12 18 0.83 1.50 4.96 3.31 7.71 1.22
Terry Mulholland 1 2 15 3 0 0 31.3 38 23 10 15 6.61 1.50 4.31 2.87 10.91 1.53
Kenny Rogers 3 3 12 8 0 0 43.3 41 20 23 34 4.15 1.48 7.06 4.78 8.52 1.48
A.J. Burnett 1 2 6 6 0 0 33.3 28 21 19 28 5.67 1.47 7.56 5.13 7.56 1.41
Tug McGraw 3 3 26 0 0 6 52.3 38 13 33 48 2.24 1.45 8.25 5.68 6.54 1.36
Bob Walk 3 1 9 4 1 1 42.0 32 21 16 23 4.50 1.44 4.93 3.43 6.86 1.14
Tim Wakefield 5 7 18 11 2 0 72.0 68 54 38 54 6.75 1.42 6.75 4.75 8.50 1.47
Fernando Valenzuela 5 1 9 8 2 0 63.7 47 14 31 44 1.98 1.42 6.22 4.38 6.64 1.23
Jaret Wright 3 6 16 10 0 0 56.0 61 44 34 48 7.07 1.41 7.71 5.46 9.80 1.70
Tim Belcher 4 2 8 5 0 0 37.7 38 21 20 28 5.02 1.40 6.69 4.78 9.08 1.54
Johnny Podres 4 1 6 6 2 0 38.3 29 9 13 18 2.11 1.38 4.23 3.05 6.81 1.10
Chad Ogea 2 3 9 5 0 0 38.7 35 14 14 19 3.26 1.36 4.42 3.26 8.15 1.27
Aaron Sele 0 6 7 7 0 0 36.3 42 18 13 17 4.46 1.31 4.21 3.22 10.40 1.51
Livan Hernandez 7 3 12 10 1 0 68.0 67 30 36 47 3.97 1.31 6.22 4.76 8.87 1.51
Matt Morris 2 6 15 11 0 0 73.3 73 33 34 44 4.05 1.29 5.40 4.17 8.96 1.46
Carl Erskine 2 2 11 7 2 0 41.7 36 27 24 31 5.83 1.29 6.70 5.18 7.78 1.44
Darryl Kile 1 3 5 5 0 0 30.0 22 16 14 18 4.80 1.29 5.40 4.20 6.60 1.20
Kevin Appier 0 2 7 6 0 0 32.0 34 19 18 23 5.34 1.28 6.47 5.06 9.56 1.63
Don Larsen 4 2 10 6 1 0 36.0 24 11 19 24 2.75 1.26 6.00 4.75 6.00 1.19
Ernie Shore 3 1 4 4 3 0 34.7 24 7 12 15 1.82 1.25 3.89 3.12 6.23 1.04
Burt Hooton 6 3 11 11 1 0 59.7 55 21 27 33 3.17 1.22 4.98 4.07 8.30 1.37
Bill Hallahan 3 1 7 5 3 1 39.7 29 6 23 27 1.36 1.17 6.13 5.22 6.58 1.31
Dock Ellis 2 4 7 6 0 0 35.3 39 16 12 14 4.08 1.17 3.57 3.06 9.93 1.44
Rick Reuschel 1 4 8 7 0 0 32.3 43 21 12 14 5.85 1.17 3.90 3.34 11.97 1.70
Charlie Getzien 4 2 6 6 6 0 58.0 61 16 15 17 2.48 1.13 2.64 2.33 9.47 1.31
Bob Shawkey 1 3 8 5 1 0 41.7 45 21 16 18 4.54 1.13 3.89 3.46 9.72 1.46
Dave Foutz 3 6 10 9 9 0 75.0 87 22 26 29 2.64 1.12 3.48 3.12 10.44 1.51
Paul Derringer 2 4 11 7 3 0 52.7 45 20 27 30 3.42 1.11 5.13 4.61 7.69 1.37
Paul Splittorff 2 0 7 4 0 0 38.7 39 12 10 11 2.79 1.10 2.56 2.33 9.08 1.27
Russ Ortiz 3 1 9 9 0 0 44.0 51 28 25 27 5.73 1.08 5.52 5.11 10.43 1.73
Burleigh Grimes 3 4 9 7 4 0 56.7 49 27 26 28 4.29 1.08 4.45 4.13 7.78 1.32
Dick Tidrow 1 0 13 0 0 0 33.7 35 15 13 14 4.01 1.08 3.74 3.48 9.36 1.43
Pete Vuckovich 1 2 6 5 1 0 33.7 33 14 15 16 3.74 1.07 4.28 4.01 8.82 1.43
Jerry Reuss 2 8 11 11 2 0 62.7 57 25 25 25 3.59 1.00 3.59 3.59 8.19 1.31
Scott Kazmir 1 2 8 7 0 0 36.3 37 21 26 26 5.20 1.00 6.44 6.44 9.17 1.73
Ed Reulbach 2 0 7 5 2 0 32.7 24 11 14 13 3.03 0.93 3.58 3.86 6.61 1.16
Joe Bush 2 5 9 6 5 1 60.7 49 18 20 18 2.67 0.90 2.67 2.97 7.27 1.14
Hal Schumacher 2 2 5 5 2 0 32.7 35 15 19 17 4.13 0.89 4.68 5.23 9.64 1.65
Art Nehf 4 4 12 9 6 0 79.0 50 19 32 28 2.16 0.88 3.19 3.65 5.70 1.04
Ed Figueroa 0 4 7 7 0 0 31.3 39 26 14 12 7.47 0.86 3.45 4.02 11.20 1.69
Ed Crane 5 2 7 7 6 0 55.0 44 20 38 31 3.27 0.82 5.07 6.22 7.20 1.49
Elton Chamberlain 2 3 5 5 5 0 44.0 52 26 16 13 5.32 0.81 2.66 3.27 10.64 1.55
Babe Ruth 3 0 3 3 2 0 31.0 19 3 10 8 0.87 0.80 2.32 2.90 5.52 0.94
Adonis Terry 3 4 8 8 7 0 62.0 72 35 28 22 5.08 0.79 3.19 4.06 10.45 1.61
Jesse Haines 3 1 6 4 2 0 32.3 24 6 16 12 1.67 0.75 3.34 4.45 6.68 1.24
Lefty Tyler 1 1 4 4 1 0 33.0 22 7 14 8 1.91 0.57 2.18 3.82 6.00 1.09
Sherry Smith 1 2 3 3 3 0 30.3 17 3 9 5 0.89 0.56 1.48 2.67 5.04 0.86
Bill Sherdel 0 4 4 4 1 0 30.3 30 11 11 6 3.26 0.55 1.78 3.26 8.90 1.35
Lady Baldwin 4 1 5 5 5 0 42.0 28 7 10 4 1.50 0.40 0.86 2.14 6.00 0.90

Btw, to create this leaderboard, all you need is Baseball-Databank's postseason pitching file, our 2010 playoff stats from the site, the player linking tool (to sync up 2010 player names to BBref Player IDs), and Microsoft Excel.

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7 Responses to “Data Dump: Postseason Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Leaders”

  1. Whoops! Somehow forgot ERA on the first pass... Updated now.

  2. I find it sexist that you make a list specifically to put a "Lady" last. You also have a "Sherry", a "Jesse", and a "Babe" towards the bottom. What is your agenda here??? Shame on you.

  3. Seriously speaking, I have a question as to the analytical and predictive value of K/9 vs K/BB. Suppose pitcher A has 120 Ks and 20 BB in 200 IP, for a K/9 of 5.4 and a K/BB of 9. Pitcher B has 200 K and 50 BB, for a K/9 of 9 and a K/BB of 4. Which one is "better"?

  4. Re: #2 - Hey, it's not my fault they threw like gi-- er, really non-dominant pitchers.

    As for the value of K/BB, K/9, BB/9, etc., they are actually pretty predictive when you combine using FIP or some other DIPS metric:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_independent_pitching_statistics

    Trouble is, you also need to know how many HR they allowed to calculate DIPS, and for some reason the Databank's postseason file doesn't include HR.

    At any rate, looking at the coefficients in FIP, the negative impact of a walk does tend to slightly outweigh the positive impact of a strikeout, so a more evolved version of K/BB would probably just need to take that fact into account.

  5. Johnny Twisto Says:
  6. JT and NP, always coming through in a pinch. Thanks guys!

  7. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    I did not expect Tug McGraw to have the third-highest postseason BB/9 rate.