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The 2017 season of the National League was the one hundred forty-second 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 92 70 0 .568 -.- 822 (5.07) 695 (4.29) 0.255 0.338 0.437 3.95 0.984
2 Milwaukee Brewers 162 86 76 0 .531 6.0 732 (4.52) 697 (4.30) 0.249 0.322 0.429 4.00 0.981
3 St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 0 .512 9.0 761 (4.70) 705 (4.35) 0.256 0.334 0.426 4.01 0.984
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 75 87 0 .463 17.0 668 (4.12) 731 (4.51) 0.244 0.318 0.386 4.22 0.984
5 Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 0 .420 24.0 753 (4.65) 869 (5.36) 0.253 0.329 0.433 5.17 0.986
Eastern Division
1 Washington Nationals 162 97 65 0 .599 -.- 819 (5.06) 672 (4.15) 0.266 0.332 0.449 3.88 0.985
2 Miami Marlins 162 77 85 0 .475 20.0 778 (4.80) 822 (5.07) 0.267 0.331 0.431 4.82 0.988
3 Atlanta Braves 162 72 90 0 .444 25.0 732 (4.52) 821 (5.07) 0.263 0.326 0.412 4.72 0.984
4 New York Mets 162 70 92 0 .432 27.0 735 (4.54) 863 (5.33) 0.250 0.320 0.434 5.01 0.984
5 Philadelphia Phillies 162 66 96 0 .407 31.0 690 (4.26) 782 (4.83) 0.250 0.315 0.409 4.55 0.986
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 104 58 0 .642 -.- 770 (4.75) 580 (3.58) 0.249 0.334 0.437 3.38 0.985
2 Arizona Diamondbacks* 162 93 69 0 .574 11.0 812 (5.01) 659 (4.07) 0.254 0.329 0.445 3.66 0.982
3 Colorado Rockies* 162 87 75 0 .537 17.0 824 (5.09) 757 (4.67) 0.273 0.338 0.444 4.51 0.987
4 San Diego Padres 162 71 91 0 .438 33.0 604 (3.73) 816 (5.04) 0.234 0.299 0.393 4.67 0.981
5 San Francisco Giants 162 64 98 0 .395 40.0 639 (3.94) 776 (4.79) 0.249 0.309 0.380 4.50 0.985

League leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Joey Votto
Freddy Galvis
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
162
At Bats Ender Inciarte Atlanta Braves 662
Runs Scored Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies 137
Hits Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies 213
Doubles Daniel Murphy
Nolan Arenado
Washington Nationals
Colorado Rockies
43
Triples Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies 14
Home Runs Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins 59
Total Bases Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies 387
Runs Batted In Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins 132
Stolen Bases Dee Gordon Miami Marlins 60
Caught Stealing Dee Gordon Miami Marlins 16
Walks Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 134
Intentional Base-on-Balls Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 20
Hit by Pitch Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs 24
Strikeouts Trevor Story Colorado Rockies 191
Sacrifice Hits Zach Davies Milwaukee Brewers 14
Sacrifice Flies Adam Duvall Cincinnati Reds 11
Grounded into Double Plays Matt Kemp Atlanta Braves 25
Batting Average Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies 0.331
On-Base Percentage Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 0.454
Slugging Percentage Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins 0.631
On-Base plus Slugging Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 1.032
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 168

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 18
Losses 4 tied with 15
Win-Loss Percentage Alex Wood Los Angeles Dodgers 0.842
Appearances Corey Knebel
Juan Nicasio
Milwaukee Brewers
PIT-PHI-STL
76
Games Started 4 tied with 33
Complete Games 4 tied with 2
Shutouts Carlos Martinez St. Louis Cardinals 2
Games Finished Greg Holland Colorado Rockies 58
Saves Kenley Jansen
Greg Holland
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
41
Innings Pitched Jeff Samardzija San Francisco Giants 207.2
Batters Faced Clayton Richard
Carlos Martinez
San Diego Padres
St. Louis Cardinals
858
Hits Allowed Clayton Richard San Diego Padres 240
Home Runs Allowed John Lackey Chicago Cubs 36
Base-on-Balls Allowed Gio Gonzalez Washington Nationals 79
Intentional Base-on-Balls Seung-hwan Oh St. Louis Cardinals 9
Hit Batsmen Jhoulys Chacin
Jose Urena
San Diego Padres
Miami Marlins
14
Strikeouts Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 268
Wild Pitches Trevor Cahill
Jake Arrieta
San Diego Padres
Chicago Cubs
14
Balks Jaime Garcia
Jose Torres
Atlanta Braves
San Diego Padres
3
Runs Allowed Matt Moore San Francisco Giants 116
Earned Runs Allowed Matt Moore San Francisco Giants 107
Earned Run Average Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2.31
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Max Scherzer Washington Nationals 0.902

All-Star Game[edit]

The National League lost the 2017 All-Star Game, played at Marlins Park in Miami, FL on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by a score of 2 to 1 against the National League. The league's manager was Joe Maddon.

Postseason[edit]

The 2017 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 Arizona Diamondbacks     
  WC2 Colorado Rockies   0       West.  Los Angeles Dodgers   3      
  WC1 Arizona Diamondbacks   1           West Los Angeles Dodgers    4 
       Cent. Chicago Cubs  
        East. Washington Nationals      
        Cent. Chicago Cubs   3    

In the World Series, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers were defeated by the American League's Houston Astros, 4 games to 3.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was OF Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins. In the award's voting, he had 302 out of a possible 420 points and 10 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 2012 out of a possible 210 points and 27 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Cody Bellinger, a first baseman 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 Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds
1B Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks
2B D.J. LeMahieu Colorado Rockies
3B Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies
SS Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants
LF Marcell Ozuna Miami Marlins
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 Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
1B Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks
2B Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals
3B Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies
SS Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers
OF Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies
Marcell Ozuna Miami Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins
P Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2017 Major League Baseball

Further Reading[edit]

  • Joe Posnanski: "10 second-half questions from All-Star moments", mlb.com, July 12, 2017. [1]
  • Kevin Santo: "NL second half preview: Can the Cubs rebound?", USA Today Sports, July 13, 2017. [2]

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