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2008 Register Pitching Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev W Aff L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1Cliff Lee29CLEALMLB22CLE3.8802.542.7431310420223.12146863123411705048911.1108.60.51.46.95.00
2Brandon Webb29ARINLMLB22ARI7.7593.303.7734340310226.220695831365518312189441.1968.20.52.67.32.82
3Hisashi Iwakuma27TOHJPPLFgn214.8401.872.142828520201.2161484233611594047870.9777.20.11.67.14.42
4Nerio Rodriguez37MVA,ESC,CTS,DOM,HRMMEX,DOWL,CPBL,CARS,MXPWAAA,FgW,Fgn216.7783.213.5034311000185.11727266123911582177511.1388.40.61.97.74.05
5Roy Halladay31TORALMLB20TOR11.6452.783.2234330920246.022088761839320612049871.0538.00.71.47.55.28
6Mike Johnson32LNWCPBLFgn202.9092.453.192726331183.2175655086001077127751.2798.60.42.95.21.78
7Mike Mussina39NYAALMLB20NYY9.6903.373.8234340000200.12148575173131508048191.2239.60.81.46.74.84
8Daisuke Matsuzaka27BOS,PAWAL,ILMLB,AAA19BOS3.8642.923.1330300000172.21326056129511597067351.3156.90.65.08.31.67
9A.J. Burnett31TORALMLB18TOR10.6434.074.4335341100221.12111091001986223192119571.3428.60.83.59.42.69
10Jhoulys Chacin20AVL,MODSALL,CALLA,A+18COL3.8572.032.5328280200177.214350406420160160127111.0417.20.32.18.13.81
11Tim Lincecum24SFNNLMLB18SFG5.7832.622.8534330210227.018272661184126562179281.1727.20.43.310.53.15
12Mitch Atkins22KNX,IWASOUL,PCLAA,AAA17CHC7.7084.004.7628280000164.11558773255001327116961.2478.51.42.77.22.64
13Ryan Dempster31CHNNLMLB17CHC6.7392.963.2733330100206.21747568147611877058561.2107.60.63.38.12.46
14Gavin Floyd25CHAALMLB17CHW8.6803.844.6733330100206.119010788307061459098781.2608.31.33.16.32.07
15Seth Greisinger32YOMJPCLFgn179.6543.063.283131000206.02017570203101679038421.1268.80.91.47.35.39
16Ted Lilly32CHNNLMLB17CHC9.6544.094.2234340000204.21879693326421847448611.2268.21.42.88.12.88
17Roy Oswalt30HOUNLMLB17HOU10.6303.543.8432320320208.219989822347216510018621.1798.61.02.07.13.51
18Oscar Rivera27YUC,MXLMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW179.6543.463.6032320320182.11727370187201166057611.3388.50.93.65.71.61
19CC Sabathia27MIL,CLENL,ALMLB17MIL-CLE10.6302.703.02353501050253.022385761959125172210231.1157.90.72.18.94.25
20Joe Saunders27ANAALMLB17LAA7.7083.413.7331310100198.01878275215321036038071.2128.51.02.44.71.94
21Edinson Volquez24CIN,AZUNL,DOWLMLB,FgW17CIN6.7393.403.9435331000198.2169877515985209141108531.3447.70.74.49.52.13
22Brad Bergesen22BOW,FDKEL,CARLAA,A+16BAL7.6963.103.5428260320165.1158655713330874056761.1558.60.71.84.72.64
23Chad Billingsley23LANNLMLB16LAD10.6153.143.4135321110200.218876701480620180108591.3368.40.63.69.02.51
24Aaron Cook29COLNLMLB16COL9.6403.964.3432320210211.12361029313482964068861.34410.10.62.04.12.00
25Rafael Cruz22VCZ,OBR,AGUMEX,MXPW,DOWLAAA,FgW168.6674.234.66572813103187.1216978820438546068071.38310.41.02.12.61.26
26Yu Darvish21NPNJPPLFgn164.8001.881.9725241020200.21364442114402089147640.8976.10.52.09.34.73
27Tommy Hanson21MSS,MYR,MESSOUL,CARL,AZFLAA,A+,Fal16ATL5.7622.112.5432320110166.295473910590212170116630.9245.10.53.211.43.59
28Dan Haren27ARINLMLB16ARI8.6673.333.5833330110216.020486801940420660118811.1308.50.81.78.65.15
29Kwang Hyun Kim19SKKKBOFgn164.8002.392.782727110162.0127504396311502036591.1737.10.53.58.32.38
30Jon Lester24BOSALMLB16BOS6.7273.213.3433330220210.120278751466115210138741.2748.60.62.86.52.30
31Francisco Liriano24ROC,MIN,ESC,FTMIL,AL,DOWL,FLORAAA,MLB,FgW,A+16MIN8.6673.553.8938380000210.11919183166821964078761.2318.20.72.98.42.88
32Jamie Moyer45PHINLMLB16PHI7.6963.713.9033330000196.119985812062412311038411.3299.10.92.85.61.98
33Sean O'Sullivan20RCUCALLA+16LAA8.6674.735.3528251100158.016794838500111110126921.3739.50.52.86.32.22
34Pablo Ortega31QRO,MAZ,MEXMEX,MXPW,CARSAAA,FgW1611.5933.303.6138380000207.021683761650110314088701.2859.40.72.24.52.06
35Ervin Santana25ANA,LCYAL,DOWLMLB,FgW16LAA7.6963.553.7233330210220.12019187234822179159061.1308.20.92.08.94.52
36Johan Santana29NYNNLMLB16NYM7.6962.532.8434340320234.12067466236352064299641.1487.90.92.47.93.27
37Bronson Arroyo31CINNLMLB15CIN11.5774.775.2234340100200.0219116106296821636068711.4359.91.33.17.32.40
38Mark Buehrle29CHAALMLB15CHW12.5563.794.3634340100218.224010692225241405049181.3359.90.92.15.82.69
39Madison Bumgarner18AUGSALLA15SFG3.8331.461.7824240110141.2111282332101645235480.9327.10.21.310.47.81
40Esmailin Caridad24KNX,DYT,MESSOUL,FLOR,AZFLAA,A+,Fal15CHC8.6523.753.9138271000168.01447370204301054226811.1137.71.12.35.62.44
41Alfredo Caudillo20SLT,MXLMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW156.7143.803.9641261000168.015474711085113111087251.4238.30.54.67.01.54
42Kyle Davies24KCA,OMAAL,PCLMLB,AAA15KCR9.6253.384.1732320000170.216879641464010931127201.3598.90.73.45.71.70
43Juan Delgadillo25TRR,HRMMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW156.7142.212.9032310000183.116259455641117102117671.2338.00.23.15.71.83
44Scott Diamond21MYR,ROMCARL,SALLA+,A15ATL3.8332.893.6626240110152.2142624983901235076351.1868.40.52.37.33.15
45Armando Galarraga26DET,TOLAL,ILMLB,AAA15DET7.6823.634.0632300000190.21598677296221376067901.1597.51.42.96.52.21
46Matt Harrison22TEX,FRI,OKCAL,TL,PCLMLB,AA,AAA15TEX6.7144.465.1030300220167.2189958318592972337311.47910.11.03.25.21.64
47Satoshi Komatsu26ORXJPPLFgn153.8332.512.873622300172.11345548144211512046881.0217.00.72.27.93.60
48Colby Lewis28HIR,HIRJPCL,JPWLFgn159.6252.853.002826320183.01616158122841857317271.0337.90.61.49.16.61
49Kyle Lohse29SLNNLMLB15STL6.7143.783.9633330000200.02118884184931193058391.3009.50.82.25.42.43
50Arturo Lopez25MCD,LMO,POR,MEXMEX,MXPW,PCL,CARSAAA,FgW15SDP8.6524.054.2533250200137.2130656210463940055671.2788.50.73.06.12.04
51Levi Maxwell23KAN,WSMSALL,CARLA,A+15CHW6.7143.784.0430203201140.11196359144001154365651.1337.60.92.67.42.88
52Vin Mazzaro21MDL,SACTL,PCLAA,AAA15OAK6.7142.743.4728270000171.01646652645013116077181.2228.60.32.46.92.91
53Franklin Morales22CSP,CCS,COLPCL,VEWL,NLAAA,FgW,MLB15COL10.6004.825.2536360000188.218811010121112312981158361.5909.01.05.36.21.15
54Sam Narron26NVL,HVL,AZUPCL,SOUL,DOWLAAA,AA,FgW15MIL8.6524.495.0233300300186.12071049323541835037991.40110.01.12.64.01.54
55Ricky Nolasco25FLONLMLB15FLA8.6523.523.7334320110212.11928883284261866318681.1028.11.21.87.94.43
56Bobby Parnell23BNG,NOR,PES,NYNEL,PCL,AZFL,NLAA,AAA,Fal,MLB15NYM9.6254.374.6842353000173.016990841477113770157511.4228.80.74.07.11.78
57Adam Pettyjohn31LOU,CINIL,NLAAA,MLB15CIN7.6824.955.3531291000178.11991069822451968037661.36810.01.12.34.82.13
58Jasiel Acosta25MVA,GUAMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1412.5384.524.7034340210195.12171029823430703188191.33110.01.12.03.21.63
59Victor Alvarez31MCD,GUAMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW149.6093.884.2032310000169.1178797310540693047191.3709.50.52.93.71.28
60Eddie Bonine27TOL,DET,ERIIL,AL,ELAAA,MLB,AA14DET6.7004.354.8723230100136.2147746613250798035741.2599.70.91.65.23.16
61Mike Bumstead30NWKATLLInd149.6095.376.0829290200177.2203120106267021437078031.53710.31.33.57.22.04
62Nathan Culp23LELCALLA+14SDP8.6363.834.7527260000157.1189836710230745026721.34710.80.61.34.23.22
63Pedro Flores31FTW,MTNAA,MEXInd,AAA144.7784.284.6719190000117.2130615665309411035261.5559.90.54.17.21.77
64Victor Garate23GRL,SBR,CCSMIDW,CALL,VEWLA,A+,FgW14LAD3.8242.893.4242192000137.01195244125521748155791.2707.80.83.611.43.16
65Jose Garcia27NWK,ORNATLL,VEWLInd,FgW147.6674.985.6843227200179.0194113992582411715078051.5429.81.34.15.91.43
66Jon Garland28ANAALMLB14LAA8.6364.905.3132320100196.223711610723594908048641.50510.81.12.74.11.53
67Dillon Gee22SCE,PCE,BNGFLOR,PRWL,ELA+,FgW,AA14NYM6.7002.752.9735350000203.01786762937015712048041.0597.90.41.67.04.24
68Sean Gleason22DEL,WOASALL,HIWBA,WRk14BAL4.7783.103.6138255210174.1145706075901163287121.1707.50.43.06.01.97
69Cole Hamels24PHINLMLB14PHI10.5833.093.5233330220227.11938978285371961009141.0827.61.12.17.83.70
70Deunte Heath22MYR,MSS,MESCARL,SOUL,AZFLA+,AA,Fal14ATL7.6674.515.6137251100163.217010282138001087287301.5279.30.74.45.91.35
71Kei Igawa28SWB,NYAIL,ALAAA,MLB14NYY7.6673.703.9928252200160.11547166154501174056681.2418.60.82.56.62.60
72Edwin Jackson24TBAALMLB14TBR11.5604.424.4732310000183.11999190237711082177921.5059.81.13.85.31.40
73Jon Kibler21WMIMIDWA14DET5.7371.752.2723230210154.1103393043201263465850.8756.00.21.97.33.94
74Scott Lewis24AKR,CLE,BFL,AGUEL,AL,IL,DOWLAA,MLB,AAA,FgW14CLE4.7782.893.3326260100143.11265346142501231055731.0537.90.91.67.74.92
75Jesse Litsch23TOR,SYRAL,ILMLB,AAA14TOR10.5833.584.0932310220196.01968978214321179058161.2199.01.02.05.42.72
76Derek Lowe35LANNLMLB14LAD11.5603.243.5834340100211.01948476144571471028511.1338.30.61.96.33.27
77Zach McAllister20TAM,CHSFLOR,SALLA+,A14NYY9.6092.093.1025241111151.0133523592111156056011.0207.90.51.36.95.48
78Gil Meche29KCAALMLB14KCR11.5603.984.1934340000210.12049893197321830058861.3178.70.83.17.82.51
79Anthony Ortega22ARK,SLK,LGUTL,PCL,VEWLAA,AAA,FgW14LAA10.5833.744.3934340110194.2200958116620116102138361.3469.20.72.95.41.87
80Vicente Padilla30TEXALMLB14TEX8.6364.745.2629290110171.01851009026654127153127571.4629.71.43.46.71.95
81James Parr22MSS,RMD,ATLSOUL,IL,NLAA,AAA,MLB14ATL7.6673.693.8033310000173.01657371176001393247251.3018.60.93.17.22.32
82David Pauley25PAW,BOSIL,ALAAA,MLB14BOS5.7374.184.8031273000159.117085741246011411036841.3569.60.72.66.42.48
83Glen Perkins25MIN,ROCAL,ILMLB,AAA14MIN5.7374.154.6933320110184.12119685275801014238101.45910.31.32.84.91.74
84Andy Pettitte36NYAALMLB14NYY14.5004.544.9433330000204.0233112103195541587168811.41210.30.82.47.02.87
85Lou Pote36UPR,CULCPBL,MXPWFgn,FgW146.7004.384.7426250000148.0153787296211084026591.4539.30.53.86.61.74
86Kevin Pucetas23SJO,SCOCALL,AZFLA+,Fal14SFG3.8243.303.5332320000160.21466359153601308186481.1338.20.82.07.33.61
87Clayton Richard24BIR,CHA,CHRSOUL,AL,ILAA,MLB,AAA14CHW11.5603.444.0033283210175.11607867103321155347091.1018.20.51.75.93.48
88Hyun Jin Ryu21HWAKBOFgn147.6673.313.592626210165.21446661126721431056841.2747.80.73.67.82.13
89Jose Sanchez24BNG,MGLEL,VEWLAA,FgW14NYM7.6673.964.2739285000170.21868175115431306197461.4069.80.62.86.92.41
90James Shields26TBAALMLB14TBR8.6363.563.9333330320215.020894852440016012068771.1538.71.01.76.74.00
91Suk-min Yoon21KIAKBOFgn145.7372.332.622423100154.21214540104201194026121.0547.00.62.46.92.83
92Carlos Zambrano27CHNNLMLB14CHC6.7003.914.0530300110188.21728582187211306047961.2938.20.93.46.21.81
93Charlie Zink28PAW,BOSIL,ALAAA,MLB14BOS6.7003.174.0829290210178.215581631350010711087411.1477.80.72.55.42.14
94Brian Adams30SOM,UPR,GIGATLL,CPBL,DOWLInd,Fgn,FgW138.6195.105.9733261100155.118910388214411066066931.50011.01.22.56.12.41
95Tim Alderson19SJOCALLA+13SFG4.7652.792.9726260000145.1125484543401244045811.0947.70.22.17.73.65
96Yuya Ando30HAN,HANJPCL,JPWLFgn139.5913.353.462725200161.1163626084421158126831.2839.10.42.56.42.61
97Michael Anton23CDR,RCUMIDW,CALLA,A+13LAA9.5913.884.1428280320171.21767974125701169187271.3579.20.63.06.12.04
98Cristian Beltre23SBN,ESSMIDW,DOWLA,FgW13ARI9.5913.824.5029270300160.016880681129011211536721.2319.50.61.66.33.86
99Ryan Bicondoa29SMLATLLInd138.6194.264.8629290200196.1240106931853212914088761.49211.00.82.45.92.43
100Ryan Bird23SOIFRONInd133.8132.483.0621200110123.1974234445415241115061.1517.10.33.311.13.38

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