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Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Edward Kershaw (The Claw) (twitter: @ClaytonKersh22)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: March 19, 1988 in Dallas, TX
High School: Highland Park HS (University Park, TX)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 25, 2008 (Age 20.067, 16,932nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 2008-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2020, 7 yrs/$215M (14-20) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 6.105, Free Agent: 2021 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2008 20 LAD NL 5 5 .500 4.26 22 21 0 0 0 0 107.2 109 51 51 11 52 3 100 1 0 7 470 98 4.08 1.495 9.1 0.9 4.3 8.4 1.92
2009 21 LAD NL 8 8 .500 2.79 31 30 1 0 0 0 171.0 119 55 53 7 91 4 185 1 2 11 701 143 3.08 1.228 6.3 0.4 4.8 9.7 2.03
2010 22 LAD NL 13 10 .565 2.91 32 32 0 1 1 0 204.1 160 73 66 13 81 9 212 7 2 5 848 133 3.12 1.179 7.0 0.6 3.6 9.3 2.62
2011 ★ 23 LAD NL 21 5 .808 2.28 33 33 0 5 2 0 233.1 174 66 59 15 54 2 248 3 1 5 912 161 2.47 0.977 6.7 0.6 2.1 9.6 4.59 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12,GG
2012 ★ 24 LAD NL 14 9 .609 2.53 33 33 0 2 2 0 227.2 170 70 64 16 63 5 229 5 2 6 901 150 2.89 1.023 6.7 0.6 2.5 9.1 3.63 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16
2013 ★ 25 LAD NL 16 9 .640 1.83 33 33 0 3 2 0 236.0 164 55 48 11 52 2 232 3 2 12 908 194 2.39 0.915 6.3 0.4 2.0 8.8 4.46 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2014 ★ 26 LAD NL 21 3 .875 1.77 27 27 0 6 2 0 198.1 139 42 39 9 31 0 239 2 2 7 749 197 1.81 0.857 6.3 0.4 1.4 10.8 7.71 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
7 Yrs 98 49 .667 2.48 211 209 1 17 9 0 1378.1 1035 412 380 82 424 25 1445 22 11 53 5489 151 2.73 1.059 6.8 0.5 2.8 9.4 3.41
162 Game Avg. 16 8 .667 2.48 34 34 0 3 1 0 223 168 67 62 13 69 4 234 4 2 9 889 151 2.73 1.059 6.8 0.5 2.8 9.4 3.41
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 20 LAD NL 107.2 22 21 51 4.26 4.57 -0.07 0.18 96.9 4.67 5 0.6 1.6 -0.1 1.4 14 .526 .504
2009 21 LAD NL 171.0 31 30 55 2.89 4.56 0.07 0.17 96.3 4.49 30 3.3 .0 -0.1 4.7 45 .608 .521 $404,000
2010 22 LAD NL 204.1 32 32 73 3.22 4.42 -0.34 0.17 96.3 4.74 34 3.9 -0.1 5.5 52 .622 .524 $440,000
2011 ★ 23 LAD NL 233.1 33 33 66 2.55 4.14 0.02 0.15 96.4 4.12 39 4.7 -0.1 6.5 59 .642 .529 $500,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12,GG
2012 ★ 24 LAD NL 227.2 33 33 70 2.77 4.40 -0.03 0.17 94.2 4.33 38 4.4 -0.1 6.2 58 .634 .527 $7,500,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-16
2013 ★ 25 LAD NL 236.0 33 33 55 2.10 4.12 0.25 0.16 96.1 3.88 48 6.0 -0.2 7.8 65 .681 .537 $11,000,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2014 ★ 26 LAD NL 198.1 27 27 42 1.91 4.00 0.08 0.15 97.1 3.94 46 5.9 -0.1 7.5 61 .720 .537 $4,000,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
7 Seasons 1378.1 211 209 412 2.69 4.29 0.01 0.16 96.1 4.27 240 28.8 .8 -0.9 39.7 354 .637 .526 $23,844,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp 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
2008 20 LAD NL NLCS L PHI 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
2009 21 LAD NL NLDS W STL 0 0 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 9 2 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 28 1.500 12.2 1.4 1.4 5.4 4.00
2009 21 LAD NL NLCS L PHI 0 1 .000 9.45 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 7 7 2 6 0 6 1 0 3 31 1.650 6.8 2.7 8.1 8.1 1.00
2013 25 LAD NL NLDS W ATL 1 0 1.000 0.69 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.0 6 3 1 0 4 0 18 0 0 2 50 0.769 4.2 0.0 2.8 12.5 4.50
2013 25 LAD NL NLCS L STL 0 2 .000 6.30 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 12 8 7 0 3 1 10 0 0 2 44 1.500 10.8 0.0 2.7 9.0 3.33
2014 26 LAD NL NLDS L STL 0 2 .000 7.82 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.2 12 11 11 3 2 0 19 0 0 1 51 1.105 8.5 2.1 1.4 13.5 9.50
4 Yrs (6 Series) 1 5 .167 5.12 11 8 0 0 0 0 51.0 45 32 29 6 18 2 58 1 0 9 213 1.235 7.9 1.1 3.2 10.2 3.22
3 NLDS 1 2 .333 3.90 5 5 0 0 0 0 32.1 27 16 14 4 7 1 41 0 0 4 129 1.052 7.5 1.1 1.9 11.4 5.86
3 NLCS 0 3 .000 7.23 6 3 0 0 0 0 18.2 18 16 15 2 11 1 17 1 0 5 84 1.554 8.7 1.0 5.3 8.2 1.55

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2011 LAD NL 23 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2012 LAD NL 24 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2013 LAD NL 25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LAD NL 26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
4 Yrs (4 GP) 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 15 0.750 4.5 0.0 2.3 4.5 2.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2008 20 LAD NL 22 470 411 51 109 22 2 11 5 2 52 100 .265 .347 .409 .756 .323 168 12 1 3 3 3 3
2009 21 LAD NL 31 701 596 55 119 28 0 7 6 7 91 185 .200 .306 .282 .588 .276 168 12 1 11 2 4 2
2010 22 LAD NL 32 848 748 73 160 32 4 13 8 8 81 212 .214 .295 .320 .615 .279 239 9 7 8 4 9 9
2011 23 LAD NL 33 912 842 66 174 30 1 15 14 9 54 248 .207 .256 .298 .554 .274 251 14 3 11 2 2 11
2012 24 LAD NL 33 901 810 70 170 38 3 16 8 12 63 229 .210 .270 .323 .593 .271 262 17 5 18 4 5 10
2013 25 LAD NL 33 908 840 55 164 30 3 11 5 4 52 232 .195 .244 .277 .521 .255 233 20 3 8 3 2 11
2014 26 LAD NL 27 749 709 42 139 29 5 9 5 4 31 239 .196 .231 .289 .521 .281 205 15 2 6 1 0 7
7 Yrs 211 5489 4956 412 1035 209 18 82 51 46 424 1445 .209 .273 .308 .581 .276 1526 99 22 65 19 25 53
162 Game Avg. 34 889 802 67 168 34 3 13 8 7 69 234 .209 .273 .308 .581 .276 247 16 4 11 3 4 9
MLB Averages .257 .323 .403 .727 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2008 20 LAD NL 1.0 0.1 486 0.4 8.6 -8.2 1.00 -0.1 0.5 1.0 0.1 0.95 -2.0 1 0 0
2009 21 LAD NL 25.2 2.6 727 3.1 13.6 -10.5 1.06 3.0 -0.1 28.6 3.1 0.94 32.0 0 0 0
2010 22 LAD NL 22.4 2.4 871 3.5 16.0 -12.5 1.03 3.0 0.4 25.8 2.8 0.93 32.5 0 0 0
2011 23 LAD NL 37.0 4.1 944 3.7 17.1 -13.3 1.00 4.6 -0.8 37.5 4.3 0.89 45.3 0 0 0
2012 24 LAD NL 33.3 3.6 933 3.7 17.0 -13.3 1.02 4.1 -0.5 38.9 4.4 0.90 42.7 0 0 0
2013 25 LAD NL 46.2 5.4 935 4.9 17.0 -12.1 .99 5.4 -0.5 47.0 5.6 0.88 54.1 0 0 0
2014 26 LAD NL 40.2 4.7 770 5.3 14.9 -9.6 .99 5.2 0.2 45.6 5.6 0.87 52.1 0 0 0
7 Yrs 205.3 22.9 5666 24.6 104.1 -79.6 1.01 25.1 -0.9 224.3 25.9 0.91 256.6 1 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 20 LAD NL 22 21 5 5 11 1 0 13 8 .619 5 3 0 0 8 38% 50.0 70 18 20 6 0 8 4.4 4.2 5.1 88 4 13 4 0 108
2009 21 LAD NL 31 30 8 8 14 1 1 14 16 .467 3 4 0 0 16 53% 58.0 83 12 19 6 0 13 4.0 3.1 5.6 100 1 13 16 0 112
2010 22 LAD NL 32 32 13 10 9 3 6 18 14 .563 5 3 1 1 23 72% 59.2 84 17 18 5 0 12 3.9 4.0 6.4 106 1 4 27 0 118
2011 23 LAD NL 33 33 21 5 7 1 1 23 10 .697 2 4 5 2 25 76% 64.8 93 32 19 5 0 17 4.4 4.5 7.1 105 1 8 22 2 125
2012 24 LAD NL 33 33 14 9 10 0 6 21 12 .636 3 3 2 2 25 76% 63.0 83 24 9 6 0 14 4.0 3.4 6.9 105 1 6 25 1 120
2013 25 LAD NL 33 33 16 9 8 1 5 19 14 .576 3 0 3 2 27 82% 66.9 87 28 10 3 0 15 3.9 3.9 7.2 104 0 9 22 2 132
2014 26 LAD NL 27 27 21 3 3 2 2 23 4 .852 1 2 6 2 24 89% 70.3 102 16 3 1 0 14 5.3 4.5 7.3 101 2 6 19 0 117
7 Yrs 211 209 98 49 62 9 21 131 78 .627 22 19 17 9 148 71% 62 102 12 98 32 0 93 4.2 4.0 6.6 102 10 59 135 5 132
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 102 -16 4.4 4.4 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2008 20 LAD NL 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1.004 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 13
2009 21 LAD NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.059 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 39
2 Yrs 53 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.037 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 4.5 26

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2008 20 LAD NL 470 20% 2.3% 21.3% 11.1% 7.5% 32% 0.97 1.54 64% 19% 8.0% 10% 96 12 13%
2009 21 LAD NL 701 22% 1.0% 26.4% 13.0% 5.0% 29% 0.66 0.87 58% 18% 3.4% 18% 130 12 9%
2010 22 LAD NL 848 21% 1.5% 25.0% 9.6% 5.8% 31% 0.70 0.90 62% 18% 5.1% 19% 152 9 6%
2011 23 LAD NL 912 17% 1.6% 27.2% 5.9% 5.0% 26% 0.77 0.95 64% 15% 5.7% 20% 140 14 10%
2012 24 LAD NL 901 19% 1.8% 25.4% 7.0% 6.3% 34% 0.90 1.23 63% 16% 6.2% 15% 130 17 13%
2013 25 LAD NL 908 19% 1.2% 25.6% 5.7% 4.9% 27% 0.92 1.21 66% 23% 4.1% 16% 134 20 15%
2014 26 LAD NL 749 19% 1.2% 31.9% 4.1% 5.7% 31% 1.09 1.55 62% 23% 4.9% 17% 113 15 13%
7 Yrs 5489 19% 1.5% 26.3% 7.7% 5.6% 30% 0.84 1.13 63% 19% 5.2% 17% 895 99 11%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2008 20 LAD NL 470 1859 3.96 1130 61.2% 32.0% 14.5% 25.4% 28.1% 68.0% 1.6% 41.6% 78.6% 54.5% 5.7% 27 15 22.1% 104 46 2 36 64 36.0% 14 9 0 0 0
2009 21 LAD NL 704 3028 4.30 1851 61.4% 28.8% 17.5% 30.7% 22.9% 71.2% 1.2% 43.7% 75.4% 55.4% 6.8% 48 27 25.1% 177 98 7 54 128 29.2% 26 17 0 0 0
2010 22 LAD NL 853 3390 3.97 2135 63.6% 30.4% 17.1% 26.8% 25.7% 69.6% 2.7% 44.3% 75.4% 59.9% 5.6% 48 27 27.7% 236 129 12 51 160 24.1% 47 12 0 0 0
2011 23 LAD NL 918 3469 3.78 2264 65.4% 25.8% 18.6% 28.8% 26.8% 74.2% 0.5% 48.5% 75.0% 63.8% 4.1% 38 21 25.1% 230 110 8 48 200 19.4% 43 16 0 0 0
2012 24 LAD NL 904 3469 3.84 2234 64.7% 27.6% 18.7% 26.7% 27.0% 72.4% 1.3% 46.8% 74.1% 64.7% 2.8% 25 15 25.6% 231 118 11 64 165 27.9% 41 6 0 0 1
2013 25 LAD NL 910 3428 3.77 2286 66.8% 26.7% 18.9% 27.3% 27.1% 73.3% 0.4% 48.9% 74.2% 64.9% 2.6% 24 15 29.9% 272 145 10 67 165 28.9% 57 8 0 0 0
2014 26 LAD NL 750 2722 3.63 1887 69.3% 23.3% 21.8% 29.6% 25.3% 76.7% 0.0% 53.2% 71.6% 68.7% 2.5% 19 14 32.9% 247 140 12 64 175 26.8% 62 5 0 0 0
7 Yrs 5509 21365 3.88 13787 64.8% 27.5% 18.4% 28.0% 26.1% 72.5% 1.1% 46.9% 74.6% 62.3% 4.2% 229 134 27.2% 1497 786 62 384 1057 26.6% 290 73 0 0 1
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.7% 15.4% 27.1% 29.8% 72.3% 1.5% 45.9% 78.7% 59.3% 4.8% 23.3% 24.5%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2008 20 LAD NL 470 109 18 3 11 0 9 8 3 6 5 26 9 4 35% 3 7 1 173 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 13 0
2009 21 LAD NL 701 119 12 0 7 0 16 6 1 1 6 29 16 4 55% 2 11 0 252 6 7 46% 4 5 2 2 0 0 7 4 20 0
2010 22 LAD NL 848 160 17 2 13 0 14 6 7 10 3 27 16 6 59% 9 5 1 309 8 8 50% 7 8 1 0 0 0 8 7 10 0
2011 23 LAD NL 912 174 26 3 15 0 15 12 3 5 10 30 12 8 40% 11 5 0 282 14 9 61% 12 9 2 0 0 0 9 7 12 0
2012 24 LAD NL 901 170 29 0 16 0 14 12 4 8 8 32 14 7 44% 10 6 4 282 8 12 40% 8 12 0 0 0 0 11 9 15 0
2013 25 LAD NL 908 164 14 2 11 0 9 9 2 6 5 36 14 6 39% 11 12 1 282 5 4 56% 5 4 0 0 0 0 7 3 23 0
2014 26 LAD NL 749 139 12 0 9 0 3 8 1 7 2 27 8 10 30% 7 7 1 226 5 4 56% 5 3 0 1 0 0 4 2 15 0
7 Yrs 5489 1035 128 10 82 0 80 61 21 43 39 207 89 45 43% 53 53 8 1806 51 46 53% 45 43 6 3 0 0 48 34 108 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2008 20 5 5 .500 4.26 22 21 0 0 0 0 107.2 109 51 51 11 52 3 100 1 0 7 470 98 1.495 9.1 0.9 4.3 8.4 1.92 98
2009 21 13 13 .500 3.36 53 51 1 0 0 0 278.2 228 106 104 18 143 7 285 2 2 18 1171 121 1.331 7.4 0.6 4.6 9.2 1.99 121
2010 22 26 23 .531 3.17 85 83 1 1 1 0 483.0 388 179 170 31 224 16 497 9 4 23 2019 126 1.267 7.2 0.6 4.2 9.3 2.22 126
2011 23 47 28 .627 2.88 118 116 1 6 3 0 716.1 562 245 229 46 278 18 745 12 5 28 2931 135 1.173 7.1 0.6 3.5 9.4 2.68 135
2012 24 61 37 .622 2.79 151 149 1 8 5 0 944.0 732 315 293 62 341 23 974 17 7 34 3832 138 1.137 7.0 0.6 3.3 9.3 2.86 138
2013 25 77 46 .626 2.60 184 182 1 11 7 0 1180.0 896 370 341 73 393 25 1206 20 9 46 4740 146 1.092 6.8 0.6 3.0 9.2 3.07 146
2014 26 98 49 .667 2.48 211 209 1 17 9 0 1378.1 1035 412 380 82 424 25 1445 22 11 53 5489 151 1.059 6.8 0.5 2.8 9.4 3.41 151

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2008 20 6 6 .500 3.92 108.0 112 52 47 11 53 100 1 1.528 9.3 4.4 8.3 1.89 0.9 22
2009 21 11 8 .579 2.68 171.0 125 57 51 7 96 185 1 1.292 6.6 5.1 9.7 1.93 0.4 31
2010 22 13 10 .565 3.04 204.0 167 77 69 14 85 212 7 1.235 7.4 3.8 9.4 2.49 0.6 32
2011 23 17 9 .654 2.59 233.0 188 74 67 16 58 248 3 1.056 7.3 2.2 9.6 4.28 0.6 33
2012 24 16 9 .640 2.68 228.0 181 76 68 17 67 229 5 1.088 7.1 2.6 9.0 3.42 0.7 33
2013 25 18 8 .692 2.17 236.0 180 63 57 12 57 232 3 1.004 6.9 2.2 8.8 4.07 0.5 33
2014 26 16 6 .727 2.00 198.0 154 49 44 10 34 239 2 0.949 7.0 1.5 10.9 7.03 0.5 27
7 Yrs 97 56 .634 2.63 1378.0 1107 448 403 87 450 1445 22 1.130 7.2 9.4 3.21 0.6 211



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (12, 6%)
2012 NL (16, 3%)
2013 NL (7, 35%)
2014 NL (1, 85%)
1 MVP
1.29 Career Shares (180th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (1, 92%)
2012 NL (2, 43%)
2013 NL (1, 99%)
2014 NL (1, 100%)
3 Cy Youngs
3.34 Career Shares (9th)

Gold Gloves
2011 NL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2011 July NL Pitcher of the Month
2013 July NL Pitcher of the Month
2014 June NL Pitcher of the Month
2014 July NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2011 Jun 26th NL Player of the Week
2012 May 20th NL Player of the Week
2013 Apr 7th NL Player of the Week
2014 Jun 22nd NL Player of the Week
2014 Sep 14th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2011 NL  7.2 (5th)
2012 NL  6.6 (6th)
2013 NL  8.4 (2nd)
2014 NL  8.0 (1st)
Active  41.1 (29th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2010 NL  5.5 (7th)
2011 NL  6.5 (4th)
2012 NL  6.2 (1st)
2013 NL  7.9 (1st)
2014 NL  7.5 (1st)
Active  39.7 (9th)
Career  39.7 (171st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2009 NL  2.79 (5th)
2010 NL  2.91 (9th)
2011 NL  2.28 (1st)
2012 NL  2.53 (1st)
2013 NL  1.83 (1st)
2014 NL  1.77 (1st)
Active  2.48 (1st)
Career  2.48 (41st)

Wins s c a p y
2011 NL  21 (1st)
2013 NL  16 (3rd)
2014 NL  21 (1st)
Active  98 (28th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2011 NL  .808 (2nd)
2013 NL  .640 (9th)
2014 NL  .875 (1st)
Active  .667 (1st)
Career  .667 (12th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2011 NL  0.977 (1st)
2012 NL  1.023 (1st)
2013 NL  0.915 (1st)
2014 NL  0.857 (1st)
Active  1.059 (1st)
Career  1.059 (8th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 NL  6.263 (1st)
2010 NL  7.047 (4th)
2011 NL  6.711 (1st)
2012 NL  6.720 (1st)
2013 NL  6.254 (2nd)
2014 NL  6.308 (2nd)
Active  6.758 (1st)
Career  6.758 (2nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 NL  1.983 (9th)
2014 NL  1.407 (4th)
Active  2.769 (30th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 NL  9.737 (5th)
2010 NL  9.338 (4th)
2011 NL  9.566 (2nd)
2012 NL  9.053 (5th)
2013 NL  8.848 (8th)
2014 NL  10.845 (1st)
Active  9.435 (3rd)
Career  9.435 (7th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2011 NL  233.3 (3rd)
2012 NL  227.7 (2nd)
2013 NL  236.0 (2nd)
Active  1,378.3 (42nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2010 NL  212 (5th)
2011 NL  248 (1st)
2012 NL  229 (2nd)
2013 NL  232 (1st)
2014 NL  239 (3rd)
Active  1,445 (23rd)
Career  1,445 (219th)

Games Started s c a p y
2011 NL  33 (4th)
2012 NL  33 (1st)
2013 NL  33 (2nd)
Active  209 (48th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2011 NL  5 (3rd)
2012 NL  2 (4th)
2013 NL  3 (3rd)
2014 NL  6 (1st)
Active  17 (11th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2010 NL  1 (8th)
2011 NL  2 (2nd)
2012 NL  2 (2nd)
2013 NL  2 (1st)
2014 NL  2 (3rd)
Active  9 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2009 NL  91 (3rd)
2010 NL  81 (7th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  4.593 (3rd)
2012 NL  3.635 (10th)
2013 NL  4.462 (5th)
2014 NL  7.710 (1st)
Active  3.408 (10th)
Career  3.408 (26th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 NL  0.368 (2nd)
2010 NL  0.573 (7th)
2011 NL  0.579 (5th)
2012 NL  0.633 (6th)
2013 NL  0.420 (2nd)
2014 NL  0.408 (2nd)
Active  0.535 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2009 NL  11 (6th)
2013 NL  12 (6th)
Active  53 (36th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2011 NL  912 (6th)
2012 NL  901 (3rd)
2013 NL  908 (3rd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2009 NL  143 (10th)
2010 NL  133 (9th)
2011 NL  161 (2nd)
2012 NL  150 (1st)
2013 NL  194 (1st)
2014 NL  197 (1st)
Active  151 (1st)
Career  151 (3rd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2009 NL  3.08 (5th)
2010 NL  3.12 (8th)
2011 NL  2.47 (2nd)
2012 NL  2.89 (2nd)
2013 NL  2.39 (2nd)
2014 NL  1.81 (1st)
Active  2.73 (1st)
Career  2.73 (56th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2009 NL  25 (10th)
2010 NL  22 (9th)
2011 NL  37 (3rd)
2012 NL  33 (2nd)
2013 NL  46 (1st)
2014 NL  40 (1st)
Active  205 (5th)
Career  205 (77th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2010 NL  2.4 (10th)
2011 NL  4.1 (3rd)
2012 NL  3.6 (2nd)
2013 NL  5.4 (1st)
2014 NL  4.7 (1st)
Active  22.9 (2nd)
Career  22.9 (62nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2010 NL  25.80 (10th)
2011 NL  37.48 (3rd)
2012 NL  38.92 (1st)
2013 NL  47.03 (1st)
2014 NL  45.60 (1st)
Active  224.35 (4th)
Career  224.35 (44th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.1 (8th)
2010 NL  3.5 (10th)
2011 NL  3.7 (8th)
2012 NL  3.7 (2nd)
2013 NL  4.9 (1st)
2014 NL  5.3 (1st)
Active  24.6 (5th)
Career  24.6 (46th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.0 (4th)
2010 NL  3.0 (6th)
2011 NL  4.6 (1st)
2012 NL  4.1 (1st)
2013 NL  5.4 (1st)
2014 NL  5.2 (1st)
Active  25.1 (2nd)
Career  25.1 (34th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2009 NL  3.1 (9th)
2011 NL  4.3 (3rd)
2012 NL  4.4 (1st)
2013 NL  5.6 (1st)
2014 NL  5.6 (1st)
Active  25.9 (2nd)
Career  25.9 (41st)

Youngest s c a p y
2008 NL  born 1988-03-19 (1st)
2009 NL  born 1988-03-19 (3rd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 45 (32), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 106 (202), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 92 (123), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 37 (89), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (135th), 41.1 career WAR/41.1 7yr-peak WAR/41.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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