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2016 National League

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The 2016 season of the National League was the one hundred forty-first season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates the team was one of its league's wild cards, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 Chicago Cubs 162 103 58 1 .640 -.- 808 (4.99) 556 (3.43) 0.256 0.343 0.429 3.15 0.983
2 St. Louis Cardinals 162 86 76 0 .531 17.5 779 (4.81) 712 (4.40) 0.255 0.325 0.443 4.08 0.983
3 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 78 83 1 .484 25.0 729 (4.50) 758 (4.68) 0.257 0.332 0.402 4.21 0.982
4 Milwaukee Brewers 162 73 89 0 .451 30.5 671 (4.14) 733 (4.52) 0.244 0.322 0.407 4.08 0.978
5 Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 0 .420 35.5 716 (4.42) 854 (5.27) 0.256 0.316 0.408 4.91 0.983
Eastern Division
1 Washington Nationals 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 763 (4.71) 612 (3.78) 0.256 0.326 0.426 3.51 0.988
2 New York Mets* 162 87 75 0 .537 8.0 671 (4.14) 617 (3.81) 0.246 0.316 0.417 3.58 0.985
3 Miami Marlins 161 79 82 0 .491 15.5 655 (4.07) 682 (4.24) 0.263 0.322 0.394 4.05 0.985
4 Philadelphia Phillies 162 71 91 0 .438 24.0 610 (3.77) 796 (4.91) 0.240 0.301 0.385 4.63 0.984
5 Atlanta Braves 161 68 93 0 .422 26.5 649 (4.03) 779 (4.84) 0.255 0.321 0.384 4.51 0.983
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 91 71 0 .562 -.- 725 (4.48) 638 (3.94) 0.249 0.319 0.409 3.70 0.986
2 San Francisco Giants* 162 87 75 0 .537 4.0 715 (4.41) 631 (3.90) 0.258 0.329 0.398 3.65 0.988
3 Colorado Rockies 162 75 87 0 .463 16.0 845 (5.22) 860 (5.31) 0.275 0.336 0.457 4.91 0.982
4 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 69 93 0 .426 22.0 752 (4.64) 890 (5.49) 0.261 0.320 0.432 5.09 0.983
5 San Diego Padres 162 68 94 0 .420 23.0 686 (4.23) 770 (4.75) 0.235 0.299 0.390 4.43 0.982

League leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Nolan Arenado
Chris Carter
Colorado Rockies
Milwaukee Brewers
160
At Bats Jean Segura Arizona Diamondbacks 637
Runs Scored Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs 121
Hits Jean Segura Arizona Diamondbacks 203
Doubles Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals 47
Triples Brandon Crawford
Cesar Hernandez
Chris Owings
San Francisco Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
Arizona Diamondbacks
11
Home Runs Nolan Arenado
Chris Carter
Colorado Rockies
Milwaukee Brewers
41
Total Bases Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies 352
Runs Batted In Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies 133
Stolen Bases Jonathan Villar Milwaukee Brewers 62
Caught Stealing Jonathan Villar Milwaukee Brewers 18
Walks Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks 110
Intentional Base-on-Balls Bryce Harper Washington Nationals 20
Hit by Pitch Derek Dietrich Miami Marlins 24
Strikeouts Chris Carter Milwaukee Brewers 206
Sacrifice Hits Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 13
Sacrifice Flies Matt Kemp San Diego/Atlanta 12
Grounded into Double Plays Martin Prado Miami Marlins 24
Batting Average D.J. LeMahieu Colorado Rockies 0.348
On-Base Percentage Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 0.434
Slugging Percentage Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals 0.595
On-Base plus Slugging Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals 0.985
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 160

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 20
Losses Jimmy Nelson Milwaukee Brewers 16
Win-Loss Percentage Jon Lester Chicago Cubs 0.792
Appearances Brad Hand San Diego Padres 82
Games Started Max Scherzer
Madison Bumgarner
Washington Nationals
San Francisco Giants
34
Complete Games Johnny Cueto San Francisco Giants 5
Shutouts Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Games Finished Jeurys Familia
Mark Melancon
New York Mets
Pittsburgh/Washington
67
Saves Jeurys Familia New York Mets 51
Innings Pitched Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 228.1
Batters Faced Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants 912
Hits Allowed Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 220
Home Runs Allowed Dan Straily
Max Scherzer
Cincinnati Reds
Washington Nationals
31
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jimmy Nelson Milwaukee Brewers 86
Intentional Base-on-Balls Archie Bradley Arizona Diamondbacks 8
Hit Batsmen Jimmy Nelson Milwaukee Brewers 17
Strikeouts Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 284
Wild Pitches Jake Arrieta Chicago Cubs 16
Balks Antonio Bastardo New York/Pittsburgh 4
Runs Allowed Patrick Corbin Arizona Diamondbacks 109
Earned Runs Allowed Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 102
Earned Run Average Kyle Hendricks Chicago Cubs 2.13
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 0.968

All-Star Game[edit]

The National League lost the 2016 All-Star Game, played at Petco Park in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by a score of 4 to 2 against the American League. The league's manager was Terry Collins.

Postseason[edit]

The 2016 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with two wild card teams. The teams competed in a Wild Card Game and two best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Wild Card Game     Division Series     League Championship Series
                           
        WC San Francisco Giants     
  WC2 San Francisco Giants   1       Cent.  Chicago Cubs   3      
  WC1 New York Mets            Cent Chicago Cubs    4 
       West. Los Angeles Dodgers  
        East. Washington Nationals      
        West. Los Angeles Dodgers   3    

In the World Series, the National League champion Chicago Cubs defeated the American League's Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was 3B Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 415 out of a possible 420 points and 29 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals. In the award's voting, he had 192 out of a possible 210 points and 25 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Corey Seager, a shortstop with the Los Angeles Dodgers, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 150 out of a possible 150 points and all 30 first-place votes.

The Trevor Hoffman Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Kenley Jansen of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Gold Gloves[edit]

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Zack Greinke Arizona Diamondbacks
C Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
1B Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
2B Joe Panik San Francisco Giants
3B Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies
SS Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants
LF Starling Marte Pittsburgh Pirates
CF Ender Inciarte Atlanta Braves
RF Jason Heyward Chicago Cubs

Silver Sluggers[edit]

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Wilson Ramos Washington Nationals
1B Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
2B Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals
3B Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies
SS Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers
OF Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies
Yoenis Cespedes New York Mets
Christian Yelich Miami Marlins
P Jake Arrieta Chicago Cubs

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2016 Major League Baseball

Further Reading[edit]

  • Doug Miller: "Most amazing National League games of 2016", mlb.com, December 29, 2016. [1]