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Major League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. HornsbySTL 10.3
2. RoganKCM 9.3
3. HeilmannDET 7.0
4. DonohueCIN 6.9
5. CuylerPIT 6.8
6. LuqueCIN 6.8
7. JohnsonWSH 6.7
8. SimmonsPHA 6.6
9. WintersHIL 6.5
10. SpeakerCLE 6.5
WAR for Pitchers
1. RoganKCM 7.4
2. PennockNYY 6.6
3. RixeyCIN 6.5
4. LuqueCIN 6.3
CoveleskiWSH 6.3
6. DonohueCIN 6.1
7. HarrissPHA 6.0
8. VanceBRO 6.0
9. ShockerNYY 5.7
10. RommelPHA 5.5
Earned Run Average
1. Foster2TM 1.62
2. RoganKCM 1.74
3. LuqueCIN 2.63
4. DeanKCM 2.74
5. CoveleskiWSH 2.84
6. RixeyCIN 2.88
7. CooperDS 2.88
8. McCallCAG 2.95
9. PennockNYY 2.96
10. BrittBBS 3.01
Wins
1. VanceBRO 22
2. LyonsCHW 21
DonohueCIN 21
RommelPHA 21
RixeyCIN 21
6. CoveleskiWSH 20
JohnsonWSH 20
8. HarrissPHA 19
MeadowsPIT 19
10. RuetherWSH 18
Win-Loss %
1. CurryHIL .917
2. RoganKCM .882
3. CooperDS .857
4. CorbettHBG .846
CockrellHIL .846
6. CoveleskiWSH .800
HensleySLS .800
8. McClureBBS .789
9. DeanKCM .786
10. BellKCM .769
Walks & Hits per IP
1. Foster2TM 1.000
2. RoganKCM 1.011
3. BellKCM 1.054
4. DeanKCM 1.062
5. CooperDS 1.077
6. CockrellHIL 1.098
7. TylerMRS 1.113
8. BrittBBS 1.126
9. PadrónCAG 1.136
10. DrakeKCM 1.156
Hits per 9 IP
1. Foster2TM 6.577
2. McCallCAG 7.034
3. DeanKCM 7.218
4. RoganKCM 7.300
5. CockrellHIL 7.377
6. BellKCM 7.393
7. BrittBBS 7.443
8. MorrisDS 7.929
9. DrakeKCM 8.005
10. PadrónCAG 8.019
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. AlexanderCHC 1.106
2. DavisSLS 1.393
3. DonohueCIN 1.465
4. RixeyCIN 1.472
5. CooperDS 1.534
6. TylerMRS 1.783
7. RoganKCM 1.796
8. SmithCLE 1.823
9. CurryHIL 1.828
10. CooneyBSN 1.832
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. VanceBRO 7.496
2. Grier2TM 5.917
3. HollandBRG 5.870
4. Farrell2TM 5.754
5. Foster2TM 5.654
6. RoganKCM 5.562
7. GrovePHA 5.300
8. HendersonAC 4.927
9. TylerMRS 4.876
10. KenyonDS 4.807
Games Played
1. MarberryWSH 55
2. WalbergPHA 53
3. RommelPHA 52
VangilderSLB 52
5. PennockNYY 47
6. HoytNYY 46
HarrissPHA 46
8. GrovePHA 45
DoyleDET 45
10. MorrisonPIT 44
Saves
1. MarberryWSH 16
2. DoyleDET 8
3. WalbergPHA 7
ConnallyCHW 7
5. HoytNYY 6
VangilderSLB 6
7. StrongBBS 4
BushCHC 4
ShauteCLE 4
MorrisonPIT 4
CooperDS 4
Innings Pitched
1. DonohueCIN 301.0
2. LuqueCIN 291.0
3. RixeyCIN 287.1
4. PennockNYY 277.0
5. RingPHI 270.0
6. VanceBRO 265.1
7. LyonsCHW 262.2
8. RommelPHA 261.0
9. EhmkeBOS 260.2
10. MeadowsPIT 255.1
Strikeouts
1. VanceBRO 221
2. LuqueCIN 140
3. HendersonAC 125
4. GrovePHA 116
5. JohnsonWSH 108
6. Grier2TM 103
7. RoganKCM 96
8. EhmkeBOS 95
HarrissPHA 95
10. RingPHI 93
TylerMRS 93
BlakeCHC 93
Games Started
1. DonohueCIN 38
2. RingPHI 37
3. LuqueCIN 36
RixeyCIN 36
5. HarrissPHA 33
WhitehillDET 33
ZacharyWSH 33
8. FaberCHW 32
CoveleskiWSH 32
LyonsCHW 32
CarlsonPHI 32
Complete Games
1. DonohueCIN 27
2. VanceBRO 26
3. EhmkeBOS 22
SmithCLE 22
LuqueCIN 22
RixeyCIN 22
7. RingPHI 21
PennockNYY 21
9. AlexanderCHC 20
CooneyBSN 20
HendersonAC 20
MeadowsPIT 20
Shutouts
1. LyonsCHW 5
2. VanceBRO 4
RoganKCM 4
GrayPHA 4
CarlsonPHI 4
LuqueCIN 4
GiardSLB 4
8. DrakeKCM 3
BlankenshipCHW 3
CoveleskiWSH 3
DonohueCIN 3
JohnsonWSH 3
RuffingBOS 3
Home Runs
1. MitchellPHI 23
2. DanforthSLB 19
KremerPIT 19
CarlsonPHI 19
5. BushSLB 18
CooneyBSN 18
CooperCHC 18
8. ShockerNYY 17
BlakeCHC 17
10. RhemSTL 16
Bases on Balls
1. GrovePHA 131
2. RingPHI 119
3. BlakeCHC 114
4. DavisSLB 106
5. RuetherWSH 105
6. JonesNYY 104
7. GrimesBRO 102
8. GastonSLB 101
9. HarrissPHA 95
RommelPHA 95
Hits
1. RingPHI 325
2. DonohueCIN 310
3. GrimesBRO 305
4. RixeyCIN 302
5. SmithCLE 296
6. EhmkeBOS 285
RommelPHA 285
8. GastonSLB 284
9. HoytNYY 283
10. CarlsonPHI 281
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. VanceBRO 3.348
2. RoganKCM 3.097
3. TylerMRS 2.735
4. SalmonBBB 2.360
5. Foster2TM 2.333
6. AlexanderCHC 2.172
7. Farrell2TM 2.031
8. PadrónCAG 2.000
9. CooperDS 1.960
10. DeanKCM 1.914
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. DonohueCIN 0.090
2. RuetherWSH 0.202
3. GreenfieldNYG 0.210
4. GenewichBSN 0.213
5. UhleCLE 0.214
6. HarrissPHA 0.214
7. LuqueCIN 0.217
8. MillerCLE 0.236
9. LyonsCHW 0.240
10. BentonBSN 0.246
Losses
1. JonesNYY 21
2. EhmkeBOS 20
3. WingfieldBOS 19
GrimesBRO 19
5. LuqueCIN 18
RuffingBOS 18
BlakeCHC 18
8. MitchellPHI 17
PennockNYY 17
10. RingPHI 16
BarnesBSN 16
Earned Runs
1. GrimesBRO 138
2. RingPHI 131
3. SmithCLE 128
4. JonesNYY 127
5. BlakeCHC 125
6. WhitehillDET 124
7. ThurstonCHW 121
RuffingBOS 121
9. BushSLB 118
10. MitchellPHI 117
GastonSLB 117
Wild Pitches
1. RingPHI 14
2. GrovePHA 9
3. EhrhardtBRO 8
GrimesBRO 8
LuqueCIN 8
6. DavisSLB 6
GastonSLB 6
SpearmanMRS 6
9. HoytNYY 5
WalbergPHA 5
GrayPHA 5
LyonsCHW 5
UhleCLE 5
MeadowsPIT 5
TylerMRS 5
GiardSLB 5
RommelPHA 5
Hit By Pitch
1. EhmkeBOS 11
2. VanceBRO 10
WhitehillDET 10
4. KremerPIT 9
StonerDET 9
6. CooperHBG 8
JohnsonNYY 8
WingfieldBOS 8
RuetherWSH 8
UhleCLE 8
MeadowsPIT 8
GardnerHBG 8
Batters Faced
1. RingPHI 1,239
2. DonohueCIN 1,232
3. LuqueCIN 1,196
4. RixeyCIN 1,186
5. RommelPHA 1,154
6. PennockNYY 1,143
7. EhmkeBOS 1,134
8. GrimesBRO 1,129
9. LyonsCHW 1,110
10. WingfieldBOS 1,105
Games Finished
1. MarberryWSH 39
2. DoyleDET 34
3. ConnallyCHW 28
4. FuhrBOS 23
WalbergPHA 23
VangilderSLB 23
7. RommelPHA 20
8. Sheehan2TM 19
9. DyerSTL 18
10. BushCHC 17
Adjusted ERA+
1. Foster2TM 327
2. RoganKCM 302
3. DeanKCM 192
4. CooperDS 182
5. McCallCAG 178
6. PadrónCAG 170
7. BellKCM 164
8. BrittBBS 163
9. WintersHIL 162
10. McClureBBS 157
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. VanceBRO 1.78
2. DonohueCIN 2.32
3. LuqueCIN 2.37
4. RixeyCIN 2.64
5. JohnsonWSH 2.76
6. FaberCHW 2.81
ScottNYG 2.81
8. Quinn2TM 2.86
9. SherdelSTL 2.86
10. PennockNYY 2.87
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. RoganKCM 59
2. LuqueCIN 47
3. RixeyCIN 41
4. CoveleskiWSH 41
5. WintersHIL 40
6. DeanKCM 39
7. PennockNYY 38
8. DonohueCIN 36
9. CooperDS 36
10. BlankenshipCHW 32
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. RoganKCM 6.0
2. LuqueCIN 4.7
3. RixeyCIN 4.1
4. CoveleskiWSH 4.0
5. DeanKCM 3.8
6. WintersHIL 3.8
7. PennockNYY 3.7
8. DonohueCIN 3.6
9. CooperDS 3.4
10. BlankenshipCHW 3.1
Foster2TM 3.1
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. LuqueCIN 55.62
2. RixeyCIN 46.37
3. VanceBRO 38.52
4. DonohueCIN 37.52
5. BlankenshipCHW 36.24
6. LyonsCHW 35.75
7. ScottNYG 34.66
8. SherdelSTL 31.82
9. HarrissPHA 31.22
10. JohnsonWSH 29.89
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. LuqueCIN 6.5
2. VanceBRO 5.2
3. ScottNYG 4.5
4. AldridgePIT 4.0
5. LyonsCHW 4.0
6. CoveleskiWSH 3.7
7. RixeyCIN 3.5
8. JohnsonWSH 3.4
9. BlankenshipCHW 3.1
10. HarrissPHA 3.1
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. LuqueCIN 5.0
2. VanceBRO 4.2
3. DonohueCIN 4.1
4. RixeyCIN 4.1
5. PennockNYY 4.1
6. ScottNYG 3.4
7. BlankenshipCHW 3.1
8. HarrissPHA 2.9
9. LyonsCHW 2.6
10. MeadowsPIT 2.5
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. ScottNYG 13.0
2. JohnsonWSH 11.7
3. CoveleskiWSH 11.0
4. MarberryWSH 9.5
5. HarrissPHA 9.4
6. AldridgePIT 8.0
7. RuetherWSH 7.7
8. MeadowsPIT 7.1
9. LuqueCIN 6.1
10. KremerPIT 5.9
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. LuqueCIN 5.8
2. RixeyCIN 4.7
3. VanceBRO 3.9
4. DonohueCIN 3.8
5. BlankenshipCHW 3.6
6. LyonsCHW 3.6
7. ScottNYG 3.5
8. SherdelSTL 3.1
9. JohnsonWSH 3.0
10. HarrissPHA 2.9