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The 2020 season of the National League was the one hundred forty-fifth 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 60 34 26 0 .567 -.- 265 (4.42) 451 (4.00) 0.220 0.318 0.387 3.99 0.986
2 St. Louis Cardinals* 58 30 28 0 .517 3.0 240 (4.14) 376 (3.95) 0.234 0.323 0.371 3.90 0.983
3 Cincinnati Reds* 60 31 29 0 .517 3.0 243 (4.05) 243 (4.05) 0.212 0.312 0.403 3.84 0.986
4 Milwaukee Brewers* 60 29 31 0 .483 5.0 247 (4.12) 264 (4.40) 0.223 0.313 0.389 4.16 0.984
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 60 19 41 0 .317 15.0 219 (3.65) 298 (4.97) 0.220 0.284 0.357 4.68 0.978
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 60 35 25 0 .583 -.- 348 (5.80) 288 (4.80) 0.268 0.349 0.483 4.41 0.985
2 Miami Marlins* 60 31 29 0 .517 4.0 263 (4.38) 304 (5.07) 0.244 0.319 0.384 4.86 0.981
3 Philadelphia Phillies 60 28 32 0 .467 7.0 306 (5.10) 311 (5.18) 0.257 0.342 0.439 5.14 0.983
4 New York Mets 60 26 34 0 .433 9.0 286 (4.77) 511 (5.13) 0.272 0.348 0.459 4.98 0.985
4 Washington Nationals 60 26 34 0 .433 9.0 293 (4.88) 301 (5.02) 0.264 0.336 0.433 5.09 0.981
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 60 43 17 0 .717 -.- 349 (5.82) 213 (3.55) 0.256 0.338 0.483 3.02 0.982
2 San Diego Padres* 60 37 23 0 .617 6.0 325 (5.42) 241 (4.02) 0.257 0.333 0.466 3.86 0.985
3 San Francisco Giants 60 29 31 0 .483 14.0 299 (4.98) 297 (4.95) 0.263 0.335 0.451 4.64 0.980
4 Colorado Rockies 60 26 34 0 .433 17.0 275 (4.58) 353 (5.88) 0.257 0.311 0.405 5.59 0.981
2 Arizona Diamondbacks 60 25 35 0 .417 18.0 269 (4.48) 295 (4.92) 0.241 0.312 0.391 4.84 0.983

League leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Starling Marte Arizona/Miami 61
At Bats Dansby Swanson Atlanta Braves 237
Runs Scored Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves 51
Hits Trea Turner Washington Nationals 78
Doubles Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves 23
Triples Mike Yastrzemski
Trevor Story
Trea Turner
San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies
Washington Nationals
4
Home Runs Marcell Ozuna Atlanta Braves 18
Total Bases Marcell Ozuna Atlanta Braves 145
Runs Batted In Marcell Ozuna Atlanta Braves 56
Stolen Bases Trevor Story Colorado Rockies 15
Caught Stealing Jonathan Villar Miami Marlins 5
Walks Bryce Harper Washington Nationals 49
Intentional Base-on-Balls Juan Soto Washington Nationals 12
Hit by Pitch Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs 14
Strikeouts Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers 85
Sacrifice Hits Austin Hedges San Diego Padres 5
Sacrifice Flies Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies 5
Grounded into Double Plays Evan Longoria
Orlando Arcia
San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee Brewers
10
Batting Average Juan Soto Washington Nationals 0.351
On-Base Percentage Juan Soto Washington Nationals 0.490
Slugging Percentage Juan Soto Washington Nationals 0.695
On-Base plus Slugging Juan Soto Washington Nationals 1.185
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Juan Soto Washington Nationals 212

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Yu Darvish Chicago Cubs 8
Losses Luke Weaver Arizona Diamondbacks 9
Win-Loss Percentage Max Fried Atlanta Braves 1.000
Appearances Tyler Rogers San Francisco Giants 29
Games Started Kyle Freeland
Brandon Woodruff
German Marquez
Colorado Rockies
Milwaukee Brewers
Colorado Rockies
13
Complete Games Aaron Nola
Adam Wainwright
Trevor Bauer
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
2
Shutouts Trevor Bauer Cincinnati Reds 2
Games Finished Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers 24
Saves Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers 13
Innings Pitched German Marquez Colorado Rockies 81.2
Batters Faced German Marquez Colorado Rockies 344
Hits Allowed Patrick Corbin Washington Nationals 85
Home Runs Allowed Trevor Williams Pittsburgh Pirates 15
Base-on-Balls Allowed Robbie Ray Arizona Diamondbacks 31
Intentional Base-on-Balls Kyle Finnegan
Stefan Crichton
Washington Nationals
San Francisco Giants
4
Hit Batsmen Zack Wheeler
Logan Webb
Philadelphia Phillies
San Francisco Giants
7
Strikeouts Jacob deGrom New York Mets 104
Wild Pitches Sonny Gray Cincinnati Reds 7
Balks Johnny Cueto
Anibal Sanchez
San Francisco Giants
Washington Nationals
2
Runs Allowed Trevor Williams Pittsburgh Pirates 42
Earned Runs Allowed Anibal Sanchez Washington Nationals 39
Earned Run Average Trevor Bauer Cincinnati Reds 1.73
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Trevor Bauer Cincinnati Reds 0.795

All-Star Game[edit]

The 2020 All-Star Game had been scheduled to be played on Tuesday, July 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Postseason[edit]

The 2020 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with the second-place team in each division and two wild card teams. The teams competed in a best-of-three Wild Card Series, a best-of-five Division Series, and a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Wild Card Series Division Series League Championship Series
                           
  1  Los Angeles Dodgers 2  
8  Milwaukee Brewers 0  
  1  Los Angeles Dodgers 3  
  5  San Diego Padres 0  
4  San Diego Padres 2
  5  St. Louis Cardinals 1  
    1  Los Angeles Dodgers 4
  6  Atlanta Braves 3
  3  Chicago Cubs 0  
6  Miami Marlins 2  
  6  Miami Marlins 0
  2  Atlanta Braves 3  
7  Cincinnati Reds 0
  2  Atlanta Braves 2  

In the World Series, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the American League's Tampa Bay Rays, 4 games to 2.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was 1B Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 410 out of a possible 420 points and 28 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 201 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 Devin Williams, a relief pitcher with the Milwaukee Brewers. In the award's voting, he had 95 out of a possible 150 points and 14 of 30 first-place votes.

The Trevor Hoffman Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Devin Williams of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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 Max Fried Atlanta Braves
C Tucker Barnhart Cincinnati Reds
1B Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
2B Kolten Wong St. Louis Cardinals
3B Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies
SS Javier Baez Chicago Cubs
LF Tyler O'Neill St. Louis Cardinals
CF Trent Grisham San Diego Padres
RF Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers

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 Travis d'Arnaud Atlanta Braves
1B Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves
2B Donovan Solano San Francisco Giants
3B Manny Machado San Diego Padres
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres
OF Juan Soto Washington Nationals
Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers
Ronald Acuna Atlanta Braves
DH Marcell Ozuna Atlanta Braves

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2020 Major League Baseball

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