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2011 American League Pitching Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Justin Verlander 28 DET MLB DET 24 5 .828 2.40 34 34 0 4 2 0 251.0 174 73 67 24 57 0 250 3 2 7 969 0.920 6.2 0.9 2.0 9.0 4.39
2 CC Sabathia* 30 NYA MLB NYY 19 8 .704 3.00 33 33 0 3 1 0 237.1 230 87 79 17 61 4 230 7 1 2 985 1.226 8.7 0.6 2.3 8.7 3.77
3 Jered Weaver 28 ANA MLB LAA 18 8 .692 2.41 33 33 0 4 2 0 235.2 182 65 63 20 56 0 198 3 0 8 926 1.010 7.0 0.8 2.1 7.6 3.54
4 Gio Gonzalez* 25 OAK MLB OAK 16 12 .571 3.12 32 32 0 0 0 0 202.0 175 81 70 17 91 1 197 8 1 6 864 1.317 7.8 0.8 4.1 8.8 2.16
5 Dan Haren 30 ANA MLB LAA 16 10 .615 3.17 35 34 1 4 3 0 238.1 211 91 84 20 33 1 192 5 0 6 953 1.024 8.0 0.8 1.2 7.3 5.82
6 Derek Holland* 24 TEX MLB TEX 16 5 .762 3.95 32 32 0 4 4 0 198.0 201 97 87 22 67 1 162 6 1 2 843 1.354 9.1 1.0 3.0 7.4 2.42
7 Ivan Nova 24 NYA MLB NYY 16 4 .800 3.70 28 27 1 0 0 0 165.1 163 74 68 13 57 3 98 6 0 11 704 1.331 8.9 0.7 3.1 5.3 1.72
8 James Shields 29 TBA MLB TBR 16 12 .571 2.82 33 33 0 11 4 0 249.1 195 83 78 26 65 1 225 5 0 4 975 1.043 7.0 0.9 2.3 8.1 3.46
9 C.J. Wilson* 30 TEX MLB TEX 16 7 .696 2.94 34 34 0 3 1 0 223.1 191 89 73 16 74 0 206 10 0 6 915 1.187 7.7 0.6 3.0 8.3 2.78
10 Jon Lester* 27 BOS MLB BOS 15 9 .625 3.47 31 31 0 0 0 0 191.2 166 77 74 20 75 0 182 11 0 4 799 1.257 7.8 0.9 3.5 8.5 2.43
11 Ricky Romero* 26 TOR MLB TOR 15 11 .577 2.92 32 32 0 4 2 0 225.0 176 85 73 26 80 2 178 14 1 9 917 1.138 7.0 1.0 3.2 7.1 2.23
12 Max Scherzer 26 DET MLB DET 15 9 .625 4.43 33 33 0 0 0 0 195.0 207 101 96 29 56 1 174 7 0 12 833 1.349 9.6 1.3 2.6 8.0 3.11
13 Matt Harrison* 25 TEX MLB TEX 14 9 .609 3.39 31 30 0 0 0 0 185.2 180 79 70 13 57 1 126 1 1 6 772 1.276 8.7 0.6 2.8 6.1 2.21
14 Felix Hernandez 25 SEA MLB SEA 14 14 .500 3.47 33 33 0 5 0 0 233.2 218 99 90 19 67 0 222 7 1 12 964 1.220 8.4 0.7 2.6 8.6 3.31
15 Colby Lewis 31 TEX MLB TEX 14 10 .583 4.40 32 32 0 2 1 0 200.1 187 103 98 35 56 1 169 6 0 4 839 1.213 8.4 1.6 2.5 7.6 3.02
16 Rick Porcello 22 DET MLB DET 14 9 .609 4.75 31 31 0 0 0 0 182.0 210 103 96 18 46 1 104 8 0 12 784 1.407 10.4 0.9 2.3 5.1 2.26
17 Josh Beckett 31 BOS MLB BOS 13 7 .650 2.89 30 30 0 1 1 0 193.0 146 65 62 21 52 1 175 9 0 6 767 1.026 6.8 1.0 2.4 8.2 3.37
18 Mark Buehrle* 32 CHA MLB CHW 13 9 .591 3.59 31 31 0 0 0 0 205.1 221 93 82 21 45 3 109 2 0 1 858 1.295 9.7 0.9 2.0 4.8 2.42
19 Jeremy Hellickson 24 TBA MLB TBR 13 10 .565 2.95 29 29 0 2 1 0 189.0 146 64 62 21 72 8 117 4 1 8 774 1.153 7.0 1.0 3.4 5.6 1.63
20 Alexi Ogando 27 TEX MLB TEX 13 8 .619 3.51 31 29 2 1 1 0 169.0 149 73 66 16 43 0 126 7 0 5 693 1.136 7.9 0.9 2.3 6.7 2.93
21 Trevor Cahill 23 OAK MLB OAK 12 14 .462 4.16 34 34 0 0 0 0 207.2 214 102 96 19 82 1 147 8 0 15 901 1.425 9.3 0.8 3.6 6.4 1.79
22 Bruce Chen* 34 KCA MLB KCR 12 8 .600 3.77 25 25 0 1 0 0 155.0 152 71 65 18 50 2 97 7 0 2 654 1.303 8.8 1.0 2.9 5.6 1.94
23 Gavin Floyd 28 CHA MLB CHW 12 13 .480 4.37 31 30 1 1 0 0 193.2 180 97 94 22 45 2 151 11 1 12 798 1.162 8.4 1.0 2.1 7.0 3.36
24 Freddy Garcia 34 NYA MLB NYY 12 8 .600 3.62 26 25 1 0 0 0 146.2 152 63 59 16 45 5 96 3 0 4 626 1.343 9.3 1.0 2.8 5.9 2.13
25 John Lackey 32 BOS MLB BOS 12 12 .500 6.41 28 28 0 0 0 0 160.0 203 119 114 20 56 1 108 19 0 11 743 1.619 11.4 1.1 3.2 6.1 1.93
26 Justin Masterson 26 CLE MLB CLE 12 10 .545 3.21 34 33 0 1 0 0 216.0 211 89 77 11 65 4 158 11 0 5 908 1.278 8.8 0.5 2.7 6.6 2.43
27 David Price* 25 TBA MLB TBR 12 13 .480 3.49 34 34 0 0 0 0 224.1 192 93 87 22 63 5 218 9 0 2 918 1.137 7.7 0.9 2.5 8.7 3.46
28 Josh Tomlin 26 CLE MLB CLE 12 7 .632 4.25 26 26 0 0 0 0 165.1 157 80 78 24 21 2 89 3 0 3 662 1.077 8.5 1.3 1.1 4.8 4.24
29 Zach Britton* 23 BAL MLB BAL 11 11 .500 4.61 28 28 0 0 0 0 154.1 162 93 79 12 62 3 97 1 0 7 666 1.451 9.4 0.7 3.6 5.7 1.56
30 A.J. Burnett 34 NYA MLB NYY 11 11 .500 5.15 33 32 0 0 0 0 190.1 190 115 109 31 83 2 173 9 0 25 837 1.434 9.0 1.5 3.9 8.2 2.08
31 Wade Davis 25 TBA MLB TBR 11 10 .524 4.45 29 29 0 1 0 0 184.0 190 96 91 23 63 1 105 8 0 6 795 1.375 9.3 1.1 3.1 5.1 1.67
32 Luke Hochevar 27 KCA MLB KCR 11 11 .500 4.68 31 31 0 0 0 0 198.0 192 110 103 23 62 4 128 7 2 7 835 1.283 8.7 1.0 2.8 5.8 2.06
33 Brandon Morrow 26 TOR MLB TOR 11 11 .500 4.72 30 30 0 0 0 0 179.1 162 103 94 21 69 1 203 12 1 12 777 1.288 8.1 1.1 3.5 10.2 2.94
34 Jeff Niemann 28 TBA MLB TBR 11 7 .611 4.06 23 23 0 1 0 0 135.1 131 65 61 18 37 1 105 5 0 7 572 1.241 8.7 1.2 2.5 7.0 2.84
35 Brad Penny 33 DET MLB DET 11 11 .500 5.30 31 31 0 0 0 0 181.2 222 117 107 24 62 1 74 4 0 9 803 1.563 11.0 1.2 3.1 3.7 1.19
36 Ervin Santana 28 ANA MLB LAA 11 12 .478 3.38 33 33 0 4 1 0 228.2 207 95 86 26 72 4 178 8 1 10 949 1.220 8.1 1.0 2.8 7.0 2.47
37 Alfredo Aceves 28 BOS MLB BOS 10 2 .833 2.61 55 4 15 0 0 2 114.0 84 37 33 8 42 1 80 15 2 1 474 1.105 6.6 0.6 3.3 6.3 1.90
38 Jake Arrieta 25 BAL MLB BAL 10 8 .556 5.05 22 22 0 0 0 0 119.1 115 70 67 21 59 2 93 4 0 0 523 1.458 8.7 1.6 4.4 7.0 1.58
39 Jason Vargas* 28 SEA MLB SEA 10 13 .435 4.25 32 32 0 4 3 0 201.0 205 105 95 22 59 4 131 4 1 3 857 1.313 9.2 1.0 2.6 5.9 2.22
40 Brian Duensing* 28 MIN MLB MIN 9 14 .391 5.23 32 28 0 1 1 0 161.2 193 102 94 21 52 3 115 1 0 3 711 1.515 10.7 1.2 2.9 6.4 2.21
41 Jeremy Guthrie 32 BAL MLB BAL 9 17 .346 4.33 34 32 1 2 0 0 208.0 213 113 100 26 66 5 130 9 0 0 889 1.341 9.2 1.1 2.9 5.6 1.97
42 Philip Humber 28 CHA MLB CHW 9 9 .500 3.75 28 26 0 0 0 0 163.0 151 71 68 14 41 2 116 6 1 9 676 1.178 8.3 0.8 2.3 6.4 2.83
43 Francisco Liriano* 27 MIN MLB MIN 9 10 .474 5.09 26 24 0 1 1 0 134.1 125 81 76 14 75 1 112 7 0 9 591 1.489 8.4 0.9 5.0 7.5 1.49
44 Brandon McCarthy 27 OAK MLB OAK 9 9 .500 3.32 25 25 0 5 1 0 170.2 168 73 63 11 25 1 123 0 0 3 690 1.131 8.9 0.6 1.3 6.5 4.92
45 Carl Pavano 35 MIN MLB MIN 9 13 .409 4.30 33 33 0 3 1 0 222.0 262 123 106 23 40 0 102 8 2 4 955 1.360 10.6 0.9 1.6 4.1 2.55
46 Michael Pineda 22 SEA MLB SEA 9 10 .474 3.74 28 28 0 0 0 0 171.0 133 76 71 18 55 1 173 5 0 9 696 1.099 7.0 0.9 2.9 9.1 3.15
47 Scott Baker 29 MIN MLB MIN 8 6 .571 3.14 23 21 2 1 0 0 134.2 126 50 47 15 32 2 123 4 0 4 548 1.173 8.4 1.0 2.1 8.2 3.84
48 Carlos Carrasco 24 CLE MLB CLE 8 9 .471 4.62 21 21 0 1 0 0 124.2 130 68 64 15 40 3 85 4 0 3 536 1.364 9.4 1.1 2.9 6.1 2.13
49 Bartolo Colon 38 NYA MLB NYY 8 10 .444 4.00 29 26 0 1 1 0 164.1 172 85 73 21 40 3 135 3 0 0 694 1.290 9.4 1.2 2.2 7.4 3.38
50 Jesse Crain 29 CHA MLB CHW 8 3 .727 2.62 67 0 11 0 0 1 65.1 50 20 19 7 31 5 70 0 1 0 268 1.240 6.9 1.0 4.3 9.6 2.26
51 John Danks* 26 CHA MLB CHW 8 12 .400 4.33 27 27 0 2 1 0 170.1 182 89 82 19 46 5 135 7 0 6 728 1.339 9.6 1.0 2.4 7.1 2.93
52 Guillermo Moscoso 27 OAK MLB OAK 8 10 .444 3.38 23 21 1 0 0 0 128.0 102 59 48 14 38 1 74 2 1 0 526 1.094 7.2 1.0 2.7 5.2 1.95
53 Nick Blackburn 29 MIN MLB MIN 7 10 .412 4.49 26 26 0 1 0 0 148.1 183 91 74 19 54 5 76 4 0 5 670 1.598 11.1 1.2 3.3 4.6 1.41
54 Roberto Hernandez 30 CLE MLB CLE 7 15 .318 5.25 32 32 0 0 0 0 188.2 205 125 110 22 60 3 109 14 1 3 833 1.405 9.8 1.0 2.9 5.2 1.82
55 Edwin Jackson 27 CHA MLB CHW 7 7 .500 3.92 19 19 0 1 1 0 121.2 134 55 53 8 39 2 97 0 1 7 522 1.422 9.9 0.6 2.9 7.2 2.49
56 Jake Peavy 30 CHA MLB CHW 7 7 .500 4.92 19 18 0 1 1 0 111.2 117 61 61 10 24 4 95 3 0 4 470 1.263 9.4 0.8 1.9 7.7 3.96
57 Joel Pineiro 32 ANA MLB LAA 7 7 .500 5.13 27 24 2 0 0 0 145.2 182 90 83 16 38 3 62 2 0 2 631 1.510 11.2 1.0 2.3 3.8 1.63
58 Tim Wakefield 44 BOS MLB BOS 7 8 .467 5.12 33 23 6 1 0 0 154.2 163 110 88 25 47 1 93 8 1 15 677 1.358 9.5 1.5 2.7 5.4 1.98
59 Al Alburquerque 25 DET MLB DET 6 1 .857 1.87 41 0 11 0 0 0 43.1 21 9 9 0 29 4 67 2 0 4 182 1.154 4.4 0.0 6.0 13.9 2.31
60 Clay Buchholz 26 BOS MLB BOS 6 3 .667 3.48 14 14 0 0 0 0 82.2 76 34 32 10 31 1 60 2 0 3 353 1.294 8.3 1.1 3.4 6.5 1.94
61 Shawn Camp 35 TOR MLB TOR 6 3 .667 4.21 67 0 23 0 0 1 66.1 79 36 31 3 22 9 32 6 0 0 292 1.523 10.7 0.4 3.0 4.3 1.45
62 Tyler Chatwood 21 ANA MLB LAA 6 11 .353 4.75 27 25 0 0 0 0 142.0 166 81 75 14 71 4 74 6 1 3 633 1.669 10.5 0.9 4.5 4.7 1.04
63 Scott Downs* 35 ANA MLB LAA 6 3 .667 1.34 60 0 10 0 0 1 53.2 39 11 8 3 15 3 35 0 0 2 218 1.006 6.5 0.5 2.5 5.9 2.33
64 Jeff Francis* 30 KCA MLB KCR 6 16 .273 4.82 31 31 0 1 0 0 183.0 224 102 98 19 39 5 91 5 1 5 803 1.437 11.0 0.9 1.9 4.5 2.33
65 Casey Janssen 29 TOR MLB TOR 6 0 1.000 2.26 55 0 11 0 0 2 55.2 47 14 14 2 14 1 53 2 0 2 223 1.096 7.6 0.3 2.3 8.6 3.79
66 Jim Johnson 28 BAL MLB BAL 6 5 .545 2.67 69 0 20 0 0 9 91.0 80 30 27 5 21 3 58 2 1 2 366 1.110 7.9 0.5 2.1 5.7 2.76
67 Jesse Litsch 26 TOR MLB TOR 6 3 .667 4.44 28 8 4 0 0 1 75.0 69 40 37 10 28 2 66 3 0 3 317 1.293 8.3 1.2 3.4 7.9 2.36
68 Andrew Miller* 26 BOS MLB BOS 6 3 .667 5.54 17 12 2 0 0 0 65.0 77 43 40 8 41 0 50 3 1 2 310 1.815 10.7 1.1 5.7 6.9 1.22
69 Tony Sipp* 27 CLE MLB CLE 6 3 .667 3.03 69 0 17 0 0 0 62.1 45 22 21 10 24 3 57 0 1 2 251 1.107 6.5 1.4 3.5 8.2 2.38
70 Carlos Villanueva 27 TOR MLB TOR 6 4 .600 4.04 33 13 3 0 0 0 107.0 103 49 48 11 32 3 68 4 0 4 454 1.262 8.7 0.9 2.7 5.7 2.13
71 Cory Wade 28 NYA MLB NYY 6 1 .857 2.04 40 0 8 0 0 0 39.2 33 10 9 5 8 0 30 0 0 1 157 1.034 7.5 1.1 1.8 6.8 3.75
72 Grant Balfour 33 OAK MLB OAK 5 2 .714 2.47 62 0 15 0 0 2 62.0 44 17 17 8 20 1 59 0 0 0 242 1.032 6.4 1.2 2.9 8.6 2.95
73 Blake Beavan 22 SEA MLB SEA 5 6 .455 4.27 15 15 0 0 0 0 97.0 106 46 46 13 15 0 42 3 0 4 405 1.247 9.8 1.2 1.4 3.9 2.80
74 Juan Cruz 32 TBA MLB TBR 5 0 1.000 3.88 56 0 9 0 0 0 48.2 36 21 21 5 28 2 46 0 0 3 200 1.315 6.7 0.9 5.2 8.5 1.64
75 Kyle Farnsworth 35 TBA MLB TBR 5 1 .833 2.18 63 0 51 0 0 25 57.2 45 15 14 5 12 1 51 3 0 2 231 0.988 7.0 0.8 1.9 8.0 4.25
76 Jeanmar Gomez 23 CLE MLB CLE 5 3 .625 4.47 11 10 0 0 0 0 58.1 73 31 29 6 15 1 31 1 0 2 259 1.509 11.3 0.9 2.3 4.8 2.07
77 Greg Holland 25 KCA MLB KCR 5 1 .833 1.80 46 0 15 0 0 4 60.0 37 13 12 3 19 3 74 1 0 7 233 0.933 5.6 0.4 2.8 11.1 3.89
78 Phil Hughes 25 NYA MLB NYY 5 5 .500 5.79 17 14 1 1 1 0 74.2 84 48 48 9 27 2 47 4 0 3 334 1.487 10.1 1.1 3.3 5.7 1.74
79 Boone Logan* 26 NYA MLB NYY 5 3 .625 3.46 64 0 6 0 0 0 41.2 43 20 16 4 13 3 46 4 0 1 185 1.344 9.3 0.9 2.8 9.9 3.54
80 Jake McGee* 24 TBA MLB TBR 5 2 .714 4.50 37 0 9 0 0 0 28.0 30 14 14 5 12 1 27 0 0 0 124 1.500 9.6 1.6 3.9 8.7 2.25
81 Darren Oliver* 40 TEX MLB TEX 5 5 .500 2.29 61 0 17 0 0 2 51.0 47 17 13 3 11 1 44 1 1 0 215 1.137 8.3 0.5 1.9 7.8 4.00
82 Rafael Perez* 29 CLE MLB CLE 5 2 .714 3.00 71 0 7 0 0 0 63.0 59 27 21 2 19 0 33 0 1 3 257 1.238 8.4 0.3 2.7 4.7 1.74
83 Jon Rauch 32 TOR MLB TOR 5 4 .556 4.85 53 0 28 0 0 11 52.0 56 28 28 11 14 1 36 1 0 2 225 1.346 9.7 1.9 2.4 6.2 2.57
84 Joakim Soria 27 KCA MLB KCR 5 5 .500 4.03 60 0 47 0 0 28 60.1 60 29 27 7 17 0 60 2 0 1 256 1.276 9.0 1.0 2.5 9.0 3.53
85 Jordan Walden 23 ANA MLB LAA 5 5 .500 2.98 62 0 42 0 0 32 60.1 49 22 20 3 26 3 67 1 0 6 253 1.243 7.3 0.4 3.9 10.0 2.58
86 Blake Wood 25 KCA MLB KCR 5 3 .625 3.75 55 0 20 0 0 1 69.2 66 30 29 5 32 7 62 3 0 2 303 1.407 8.5 0.6 4.1 8.0 1.94
87 Matt Albers 28 BOS MLB BOS 4 4 .500 4.73 56 0 10 0 0 0 64.2 62 35 34 7 31 1 68 5 0 2 289 1.438 8.6 1.0 4.3 9.5 2.19
88 Joaquin Benoit 33 DET MLB DET 4 3 .571 2.95 66 0 13 0 0 2 61.0 47 22 20 5 17 1 63 2 0 3 241 1.049 6.9 0.7 2.5 9.3 3.71
89 Matt Capps 27 MIN MLB MIN 4 7 .364 4.25 69 0 35 0 0 15 65.2 66 31 31 10 13 1 34 4 0 1 274 1.203 9.0 1.4 1.8 4.7 2.62
90 Brett Cecil* 24 TOR MLB TOR 4 11 .267 4.73 20 20 0 2 1 0 123.2 122 68 65 22 42 1 87 6 0 1 532 1.326 8.9 1.6 3.1 6.3 2.07
91 Tim Collins* 21 KCA MLB KCR 4 4 .500 3.63 68 0 18 0 0 0 67.0 52 28 27 5 48 2 60 2 0 3 295 1.493 7.0 0.7 6.4 8.1 1.25
92 Aaron Crow 24 KCA MLB KCR 4 4 .500 2.76 57 0 19 0 0 0 62.0 55 20 19 8 31 2 65 0 1 9 266 1.387 8.0 1.2 4.5 9.4 2.10
93 Kyle Drabek 23 TOR MLB TOR 4 5 .444 6.06 18 14 2 0 0 0 78.2 87 54 53 10 55 0 51 1 0 11 365 1.805 10.0 1.1 6.3 5.8 0.93
94 Danny Duffy* 22 KCA MLB KCR 4 8 .333 5.64 20 20 0 0 0 0 105.1 119 66 66 15 51 1 87 5 1 4 474 1.614 10.2 1.3 4.4 7.4 1.71
95 Rich Harden 29 OAK MLB OAK 4 4 .500 5.12 15 15 0 0 0 0 82.2 87 48 47 17 31 0 91 2 0 4 363 1.427 9.5 1.9 3.4 9.9 2.94
96 Frank Herrmann 27 CLE MLB CLE 4 0 1.000 5.11 40 0 17 0 0 0 56.1 71 35 32 7 16 1 34 0 0 1 253 1.544 11.3 1.1 2.6 5.4 2.13
97 Ubaldo Jimenez 27 CLE MLB CLE 4 4 .500 5.10 11 11 0 0 0 0 65.1 68 43 37 7 27 0 62 2 0 2 290 1.454 9.4 1.0 3.7 8.5 2.30
98 Jonathan Papelbon 30 BOS MLB BOS 4 1 .800 2.94 63 0 54 0 0 31 64.1 50 22 21 3 10 1 87 3 0 1 255 0.933 7.0 0.4 1.4 12.2 8.70
99 Felipe Paulino 27 KCA MLB KCR 4 6 .400 4.11 21 20 0 0 0 0 124.2 123 62 57 10 48 2 119 8 1 6 531 1.372 8.9 0.7 3.5 8.6 2.48
100 Chris Perez 25 CLE MLB CLE 4 7 .364 3.32 64 0 57 0 0 36 59.2 46 24 22 5 26 4 39 3 0 1 248 1.207 6.9 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.50

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