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Major League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. FerrellBOS 10.6
2. VaughanPIT 9.8
3. GroveBOS 8.8
4. GehringerDET 8.6
5. GehrigNYY 8.4
6. FoxxPHA 8.0
7. DeanSTL 7.5
8. GreenbergDET 7.5
9. OttNYG 7.2
HermanCHC 7.2
WAR for Pitchers
1. GroveBOS 9.4
2. FerrellBOS 8.2
3. HarderCLE 7.3
4. BlantonPIT 7.2
5. DeanSTL 7.1
6. DavisPHI 7.1
7. AndrewsSLB 6.4
8. DeanSTL 5.7
9. JohnsonPHI 5.2
10. HudlinCLE 5.1
Earned Run Average
1. MatlockPC 1.52
2. StanleyNYC 2.47
3. BlantonPIT 2.58
4. SwiftPIT 2.70
5. GroveBOS 2.70
6. TaylorNYC 2.78
7. FosterCAG 2.84
8. WillisCEG 2.89
9. SchumacherNYG 2.89
10. FrenchCHC 2.96
Wins
1. DeanSTL 28
2. FerrellBOS 25
3. HubbellNYG 23
4. HarderCLE 22
DerringerCIN 22
6. BridgesDET 21
7. LeeCHC 20
GroveBOS 20
WarnekeCHC 20
10. RoweDET 19
DeanSTL 19
SchumacherNYG 19
Win-Loss %
1. MatlockPC 1.000
2. StreeterPC .857
3. DavisPC .833
4. CarterPC .800
WillisCEG .800
PorterCEG .800
7. LeeCHC .769
8. HenshawCHC .722
9. AukerDET .720
10. CastlemanNYG .714
CarterPS .714
Walks & Hits per IP
1. MatlockPC 1.000
2. BlantonPIT 1.081
3. SwiftPIT 1.129
4. WillisCEG 1.151
5. SchumacherNYG 1.166
6. DeanSTL 1.172
7. WarnekeCHC 1.173
8. ClarkBRO 1.174
9. RootCHC 1.192
10. HubbellNYG 1.199
Hits per 9 IP
1. TaylorNYC 6.659
2. BlakeNYC 6.750
3. MatlockPC 7.352
4. BlantonPIT 7.785
5. GriffithCEG 7.792
6. FosterCAG 7.980
7. AllenNYY 8.030
8. TiantNYC 8.037
9. SchumacherNYG 8.083
10. RuffingNYY 8.149
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. ClarkBRO 1.217
2. HubbellNYG 1.457
3. HoytPIT 1.482
4. DerringerCIN 1.594
5. JohnsonPHI 1.597
6. FrenchCHC 1.608
7. SwiftPIT 1.635
8. MatlockPC 1.648
9. HarderCLE 1.660
10. WillisCEG 1.698
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. BlakeNYC 9.304
2. TiantNYC 8.037
3. TaylorNYC 6.780
4. AllenNYY 6.090
5. MungoBRO 6.005
6. CorneliusCAG 5.949
7. EvansND 5.586
8. GriffithCEG 5.436
9. HolmesPS 5.400
10. DayBE 5.383
Games Played
1. Van Atta2TM 58
2. WalkupSLB 55
3. JorgensPHI 53
4. AndrewsSLB 50
DeanSTL 50
6. ThomasSLB 49
7. KnottSLB 48
8. BivinPHI 47
9. DeanSTL 46
SmithBSN 46
Saves
1. LeonardBRO 8
2. KnottSLB 7
3. JohnsonPHI 6
HoytPIT 6
StoutNYG 6
6. HildebrandCLE 5
HudlinCLE 5
DeanSTL 5
SmithNYG 5
WyattCHW 5
SmithBSN 5
HogsettDET 5
MurphyNYY 5
BrennanCIN 5
DeanSTL 5
Innings Pitched
1. DeanSTL 325.1
2. FerrellBOS 322.1
3. HubbellNYG 302.2
4. HarderCLE 287.1
5. WhitehillWSH 279.1
6. DerringerCIN 276.2
7. RoweDET 275.2
8. BridgesDET 274.1
9. GroveBOS 273.0
10. DeanSTL 269.2
Strikeouts
1. DeanSTL 190
2. BridgesDET 163
3. HubbellNYG 150
4. DeanSTL 143
MungoBRO 143
6. BlantonPIT 142
7. RoweDET 140
8. GomezNYY 138
9. GroveBOS 121
10. DerringerCIN 120
WarnekeCHC 120
Games Started
1. FerrellBOS 38
2. DeanSTL 36
3. HarderCLE 35
HubbellNYG 35
5. RoweDET 34
WhitehillWSH 34
BridgesDET 34
8. DeanSTL 33
DerringerCIN 33
SchumacherNYG 33
Complete Games
1. FerrellBOS 31
2. DeanSTL 29
3. HubbellNYG 24
4. BridgesDET 23
GroveBOS 23
BlantonPIT 23
7. RoweDET 21
8. DerringerCIN 20
WarnekeCHC 20
10. WhitehillWSH 19
DeanSTL 19
RuffingNYY 19
DavisPHI 19
LyonsCHW 19
MarcumPHA 19
Shutouts
1. RoweDET 6
2. HarderCLE 4
FitzsimmonsNYG 4
MungoBRO 4
BridgesDET 4
BlantonPIT 4
FrenchCHC 4
WeaverPIT 4
9. HudlinCLE 3
HenshawCHC 3
LeeCHC 3
SwiftPIT 3
DerringerCIN 3
FerrellBOS 3
WilsherePHA 3
DavisPHI 3
SchumacherNYG 3
TiantNYC 3
LyonsCHW 3
TamulisNYY 3
DeanSTL 3
Home Runs
1. HubbellNYG 27
2. BridgesDET 22
3. ParmeleeNYG 20
BivinPHI 20
5. WarnekeCHC 19
6. GomezNYY 18
HadleyWSH 18
8. WalkupSLB 17
CarletonCHC 17
RuffingNYY 17
WhiteheadCHW 17
KennedyCHW 17
Bases on Balls
1. Cain2TM 123
2. BridgesDET 113
3. FerrellBOS 108
4. WalkupSLB 104
WhitehillWSH 104
6. PearsonCLE 103
7. HadleyWSH 102
8. WhiteheadCHW 101
DietrichPHA 101
10. ParmeleeNYG 97
Newsom2TM 97
Hits
1. FerrellBOS 336
2. DeanSTL 324
3. WhitehillWSH 318
4. HubbellNYG 314
5. HarderCLE 313
6. DerringerCIN 295
7. FrenchCHC 279
8. FrankhouseBSN 278
9. BridgesDET 277
10. Newsom2TM 276
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. HubbellNYG 3.061
2. MatlockPC 2.923
3. JohnsonPHI 2.871
4. DeanSTL 2.600
5. BlantonPIT 2.582
6. DeanSTL 2.468
7. DerringerCIN 2.449
8. WarnekeCHC 2.400
9. HoytPIT 2.333
10. Bell2TM 2.300
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. StanleyNYC 0.000
2. BlantonPIT 0.106
3. TaylorNYC 0.121
4. HarveyPC 0.174
5. HarderCLE 0.188
6. GroveBOS 0.198
7. FosterCAG 0.219
8. MatlockPC 0.254
9. HollingsworthCIN 0.260
10. SwiftPIT 0.265
Losses
1. CantwellBSN 25
2. BrandtBSN 19
3. SmithBSN 18
Newsom2TM 18
5. Van Atta2TM 16
6. ThomasSLB 15
GomezNYY 15
TietjeCHW 15
FrankhouseBSN 15
MacFayden2TM 15
JorgensPHI 15
HadleyWSH 15
Earned Runs
1. WhitehillWSH 133
2. WalkupSLB 126
FerrellBOS 126
HadleyWSH 126
5. FrankhouseBSN 122
6. Newsom2TM 121
7. Cain2TM 117
8. CrowderDET 114
9. RoweDET 113
10. DietrichPHA 111
Wild Pitches
1. HallahanSTL 10
WarnekeCHC 10
3. ThomasSLB 9
LeonardBRO 9
5. ParmeleeNYG 8
GomezNYY 8
7. KnottSLB 7
MahaffeyPHA 7
WhitehillWSH 7
LeeCHC 7
TurbevillePHA 7
BabichBRO 7
CastlemanNYG 7
HubbellNYG 7
KennedyCHW 7
BlantonPIT 7
WeaverPIT 7
Hit By Pitch
1. WilsherePHA 10
DayBE 10
3. DeanSTL 9
ParmeleeNYG 9
WilliamsBE 9
AukerDET 9
7. HerrmannCIN 8
JorgensPHI 8
9. WhitehillWSH 7
SmithNYG 7
WaltersPHI 7
DavisPHI 7
PezzulloPHI 7
Batters Faced
1. FerrellBOS 1,391
2. DeanSTL 1,362
3. HubbellNYG 1,265
4. WhitehillWSH 1,239
5. HarderCLE 1,206
6. BridgesDET 1,195
7. DerringerCIN 1,153
8. RoweDET 1,146
9. GroveBOS 1,137
10. DeanSTL 1,125
Games Finished
1. HogsettDET 30
2. WyattCHW 25
Van Atta2TM 25
4. RussellWSH 24
5. StoutNYG 23
6. PettitWSH 22
SmithBSN 22
8. MaloneNYY 21
9. BrownCLE 19
HoytPIT 19
MurphyNYY 19
BentonBSN 19
BettsBSN 19
Adjusted ERA+
1. MatlockPC 336
2. StanleyNYC 207
3. TaylorNYC 183
4. FosterCAG 180
5. WillisCEG 177
6. GroveBOS 175
7. CarterPC 166
8. DavisPC 163
9. BlantonPIT 159
10. GriffithCEG 157
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. BlantonPIT 2.89
2. MatlockPC 3.03
3. StanleyNYC 3.32
4. GroveBOS 3.33
5. HarderCLE 3.35
6. ThompsonCEG 3.35
7. Bell2TM 3.39
8. SwiftPIT 3.40
9. DeanSTL 3.40
10. BlakeNYC 3.41
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. GroveBOS 54
2. BlantonPIT 40
3. DeanSTL 39
4. FerrellBOS 39
5. HarderCLE 39
6. LyonsCHW 30
7. SwiftPIT 30
8. SchumacherNYG 29
9. FrenchCHC 28
10. AndrewsSLB 28
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. GroveBOS 5.4
2. BlantonPIT 4.1
3. DeanSTL 4.0
4. FerrellBOS 3.9
5. HarderCLE 3.8
6. LyonsCHW 3.0
7. SwiftPIT 3.0
8. SchumacherNYG 3.0
9. FrenchCHC 2.9
10. WarnekeCHC 2.8
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. GroveBOS 53.45
2. DeanSTL 47.95
3. HarderCLE 42.20
4. SchumacherNYG 39.86
5. DeanSTL 38.89
6. FerrellBOS 38.74
7. BlantonPIT 38.48
8. RuffingNYY 35.43
9. HubbellNYG 35.28
10. RoweDET 34.22
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. GroveBOS 6.9
2. DeanSTL 5.4
3. FerrellBOS 5.2
4. HarderCLE 4.7
5. HubbellNYG 4.7
6. LyonsCHW 4.5
7. FrenchCHC 4.5
8. DeanSTL 4.5
9. AndrewsSLB 4.2
10. SchumacherNYG 3.9
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. DeanSTL 5.2
2. GroveBOS 5.1
3. BlantonPIT 4.4
4. DeanSTL 4.3
5. RoweDET 4.3
6. SchumacherNYG 4.2
7. HarderCLE 4.0
8. SwiftPIT 3.4
9. RuffingNYY 3.3
10. WarnekeCHC 3.2
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. DeanSTL 23.5
2. WarnekeCHC 18.4
3. HubbellNYG 15.2
4. FrenchCHC 14.8
5. DeanSTL 14.1
6. SchumacherNYG 12.5
7. RootCHC 10.3
8. BridgesDET 8.2
9. LyonsCHW 7.7
10. RoweDET 6.7
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. GroveBOS 5.2
2. DeanSTL 4.9
3. SchumacherNYG 4.2
4. HarderCLE 4.1
5. BlantonPIT 3.9
6. DeanSTL 3.9
7. RuffingNYY 3.7
8. FerrellBOS 3.7
9. HubbellNYG 3.7
10. RoweDET 3.5