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Single-Season Top 10 Leaders

WAR for Pitchers †
1. Larry Dierker1969 8.6
2. Mike Scott1986 8.4
3. Roger Clemens2005 7.8
Justin Verlander2019 7.8
5. Turk Farrell1962 7.0
Roy Oswalt2002 7.0
7. Gerrit Cole2019 6.9
8. Joe Niekro1982 6.8
Andy Pettitte2005 6.8
10. Mike Hampton1999 6.7
Dallas Keuchel2015 6.7
Roy Oswalt2007 6.7
Earned Run Average
1. Nolan Ryan1981 1.69
2. Doug Jones1992 1.85
3. Roger Clemens2005 1.87
4. J.R. Richard1980 1.90
5. Dave Smith1980 1.93
6. Hal Woodeshick1963 1.97
7. Xavier Hernandez1992 2.11
8. Chris Devenski2016 2.16
9. Bob Knepper1981 2.18
10. Danny Darwin1990 2.21
Wins
1. Mike Hampton1999 22
2. Jose Lima1999 21
Joe Niekro1979 21
Justin Verlander2019 21
5. Gerrit Cole2019 20
Larry Dierker1969 20
Dallas Keuchel2015 20
Joe Niekro1980 20
Roy Oswalt2004 20
Roy Oswalt2005 20
J.R. Richard1976 20
Mike Scott1989 20
Win-Loss %
1. Randy Johnson1998 .909
2. Xavier Hernandez1992 .900
3. Brad Peacock2017 .867
4. Mike Hampton1999 .846
Charlie Kerfeld1986 .846
6. Juan Agosto1988 .833
Charlie Morton2018 .833
8. Roy Oswalt2001 .824
9. Roger Clemens2004 .818
Mark Portugal1993 .818
Walks & Hits per IP
1. Justin Verlander2019 0.803
2. Gerrit Cole2019 0.895
3. Justin Verlander2018 0.902
4. Chris Devenski2016 0.914
5. Mike Scott1986 0.923
6. J.R. Richard1980 0.924
7. Turk Farrell1963 0.969
8. Mike Scott1988 0.983
9. Roger Clemens2005 1.008
10. Doug Jones1992 1.012
Hits per 9 IP
1. J.R. Richard1980 5.147
2. Justin Verlander2019 5.529
3. Hal Woodeshick1963 5.921
4. Mike Scott1986 5.949
5. Nolan Ryan1981 5.980
6. Nolan Ryan1986 6.017
7. Gerrit Cole2019 6.019
8. Nolan Ryan1983 6.143
9. J.R. Richard1978 6.276
10. Gerrit Cole2018 6.424
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. Hal Brown1963 0.509
2. Jose Lima1998 1.234
3. Doug Jones1992 1.370
4. Shane Reynolds1999 1.437
5. Vern Ruhle1982 1.450
6. Bob Bruce1964 1.468
7. Bob Bruce1965 1.489
8. Turk Farrell1965 1.512
9. Shane Reynolds1994 1.524
10. Roy Oswalt2001 1.525
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. Gerrit Cole2019 13.818
2. Octavio Dotel2001 12.429
3. Gerrit Cole2018 12.399
4. Justin Verlander2018 12.196
5. Justin Verlander2019 12.108
6. Nolan Ryan1987 11.480
7. Brad Peacock2017 10.977
8. Charlie Morton2018 10.832
9. Octavio Dotel2000 10.224
10. Lance McCullers Jr.2017 10.011
Games Played
1. Octavio Dotel2002 83
2. Juan Agosto1990 82
3. Joe Boever1992 81
Chad Qualls2006 81
5. Doug Jones1992 80
Brad Lidge2004 80
7. Brandon Lyon2010 79
Chad Qualls2007 79
9. Brad Lidge2003 78
Brad Lidge2006 78
Ricky Stone2002 78
Billy Wagner2003 78
Saves
1. Jose Valverde2008 44
Billy Wagner2003 44
3. Brad Lidge2005 42
4. Billy Wagner1999 39
Billy Wagner2001 39
6. Roberto Osuna2019 38
7. Doug Jones1992 36
8. Billy Wagner2002 35
9. Ken Giles2017 34
10. Dave Smith1986 33
Innings Pitched
1. Larry Dierker1969 305.1
2. J.R. Richard1979 292.1
3. J.R. Richard1976 291.0
4. Jerry Reuss1973 279.1
5. J.R. Richard1978 275.1
Mike Scott1986 275.1
7. Joe Niekro1982 270.0
8. Larry Dierker1970 269.2
9. Don Wilson1971 268.0
10. J.R. Richard1977 267.0
Strikeouts
1. Gerrit Cole2019 326
2. J.R. Richard1979 313
3. Mike Scott1986 306
4. J.R. Richard1978 303
5. Justin Verlander2019 300
6. Justin Verlander2018 290
7. Gerrit Cole2018 276
8. Nolan Ryan1987 270
9. Nolan Ryan1982 245
10. Don Wilson1969 235
Games Started
1. Jerry Reuss1973 40
2. J.R. Richard1976 39
3. Bob Knepper1986 38
Joe Niekro1979 38
Joe Niekro1983 38
Joe Niekro1984 38
J.R. Richard1979 38
8. Larry Dierker1969 37
Bob Knepper1985 37
Denny Lemaster1969 37
Mike Scott1986 37
Complete Games
1. Larry Dierker1969 20
2. J.R. Richard1979 19
3. Don Wilson1971 18
4. Larry Dierker1970 17
5. Mike Cuellar1967 16
Joe Niekro1982 16
J.R. Richard1978 16
8. Larry Dierker1975 14
J.R. Richard1976 14
10. J.R. Richard1977 13
Don Wilson1969 13
Don Wilson1972 13
Home Runs
1. Jose Lima2000 48
2. Brandon Backe2008 36
Justin Verlander2019 36
4. Woody Williams2007 35
5. Jose Lima1998 34
6. Mike Fiers2017 32
7. Larry Dierker1970 31
Wade Miller2001 31
Brett Myers2011 31
10. Jose Lima1999 30
Bases on Balls
1. J.R. Richard1976 151
2. J.R. Richard1978 141
3. J.R. Richard1975 138
4. Jerry Reuss1973 117
5. Nolan Ryan1982 109
6. Joe Niekro1979 107
7. J.R. Richard1977 104
8. Mike Hampton1999 101
Joe Niekro1983 101
Nolan Ryan1983 101
Hits
1. Jerry Reuss1973 271
2. Joe Niekro1980 268
3. Dave Roberts1973 264
4. Larry Dierker1970 263
5. Shane Reynolds1998 257
6. Jose Lima1999 256
7. Bob Knepper1985 253
8. Jose Lima2000 251
9. Shane Reynolds1999 250
10. Chris Holt2000 247
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. Hal Brown1963 8.500
2. Justin Verlander2018 7.838
3. Justin Verlander2019 7.143
4. Gerrit Cole2019 6.792
5. Roy Oswalt2001 6.000
6. Doug Jones1992 5.471
7. Shane Reynolds1999 5.324
8. Jose Lima1998 5.281
9. Shane Reynolds1994 5.238
10. Chris Devenski2016 5.200
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. Dave Smith1980 0.088
2. Nolan Ryan1981 0.121
3. Ken Forsch1978 0.135
4. J.R. Richard1980 0.158
5. Hal Woodeshick1962 0.194
6. Mike LaCoss1984 0.205
7. Mike LaCoss1982 0.235
8. Hal Woodeshick1963 0.237
9. Joe Boever1992 0.243
10. Joaquin Andujar1978 0.244
Losses
1. Turk Farrell1962 20
2. Bob Bruce1965 18
Doug Drabek1993 18
4. Lucas Harrell2013 17
Ken Johnson1963 17
Bob Knepper1987 17
Denny Lemaster1969 17
8. Jack Billingham1971 16
Larry Dierker1975 16
Chris Holt2000 16
Ken Johnson1962 16
Ken Johnson1964 16
Jose Lima2000 16
Nolan Ryan1987 16
Don Wilson1968 16
Don Wilson1973 16
Hal Woodeshick1962 16
Earned Runs
1. Jose Lima2000 145
2. Chris Holt2000 123
3. Larry Dierker1970 116
Jerry Reuss1973 116
5. Brandon Backe2008 112
6. Woody Williams2007 110
7. Brett Myers2011 107
8. Bob Knepper1987 104
9. Larry Dierker1975 103
Scott Elarton2000 103
Dave Giusti1967 103
Wild Pitches
1. Joe Niekro1985 21
2. Larry Dierker1968 20
J.R. Richard1975 20
4. Joe Niekro1979 19
Joe Niekro1982 19
J.R. Richard1979 19
7. Nolan Ryan1982 18
8. Mike Fiers2016 17
9. Bo Belinsky1967 16
J.R. Richard1978 16
Nolan Ryan1981 16
Don Wilson1969 16
Hit By Pitch
1. Jack Billingham1971 16
Darryl Kile1996 16
Charlie Morton2018 16
4. Darryl Kile1993 15
5. Wade Blasingame1971 13
Mike Fiers2017 13
Charlie Morton2017 13
8. Bob Bruce1962 12
Darryl Kile1995 12
Woody Williams2007 12
Batters Faced
1. J.R. Richard1976 1218
2. Larry Dierker1969 1207
3. Jerry Reuss1973 1198
4. J.R. Richard1979 1175
5. J.R. Richard1978 1139
6. Larry Dierker1970 1132
7. Joe Niekro1983 1113
8. Joe Niekro1980 1096
9. Joe Niekro1979 1095
10. J.R. Richard1977 1092
Games Finished
1. Jose Valverde2008 71
2. Doug Jones1992 70
3. Billy Wagner2003 67
4. Brad Lidge2005 65
5. Billy Wagner2002 61
6. Doug Jones1993 60
7. Billy Wagner2001 58
8. Roberto Osuna2019 56
9. Ken Giles2017 55
Billy Wagner1999 55
Adjusted ERA+
1. Roger Clemens2005 226
2. Nolan Ryan1981 195
3. Roger Clemens2006 194
4. Gerrit Cole2019 185
5. Chris Devenski2016 182
Doug Jones1992 182
7. Justin Verlander2019 179
8. Andy Pettitte2005 177
9. Octavio Dotel2001 175
10. J.R. Richard1980 174
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. J.R. Richard1980 1.94
2. Mike Scott1986 2.16
3. J.R. Richard1979 2.21
4. Mike Cuellar1968 2.24
5. Mike Cuellar1966 2.27
Dave Smith1980 2.27
7. Nolan Ryan1981 2.28
8. Doug Jones1992 2.29
9. Octavio Dotel2001 2.31
10. Bob Bruce1964 2.32
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. Roger Clemens2005 54
2. Justin Verlander2019 52
3. Gerrit Cole2019 49
4. Andy Pettitte2005 45
Mike Scott1986 45
6. Mike Hampton1999 42
7. Justin Verlander2018 41
8. Darryl Kile1997 40
9. Larry Dierker1969 38
Dallas Keuchel2015 38
Roy Oswalt2006 38
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. Roger Clemens2005 5.9
2. Justin Verlander2019 5.4
3. Gerrit Cole2019 5.1
4. Mike Scott1986 5.0
5. Andy Pettitte2005 4.8
6. Larry Dierker1969 4.3
Mike Hampton1999 4.3
Justin Verlander2018 4.3
9. Dallas Keuchel2015 4.2
Darryl Kile1997 4.2
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24) †
1. Justin Verlander2019 58.65
2. Gerrit Cole2019 55.12
3. Roger Clemens2005 55.06
4. Mike Scott1986 52.92
5. Andy Pettitte2005 47.59
6. Mike Hampton1999 47.55
7. Larry Dierker1969 46.06
8. Justin Verlander2018 44.91
9. Darryl Kile1997 43.04
10. Roy Oswalt2006 41.21
Win Probability Added (WPA) †
1. Larry Dierker1969 6.3
2. Roger Clemens2005 6.0
3. Billy Wagner1999 5.9
4. Brad Lidge2004 5.7
Mike Scott1986 5.7
6. Justin Verlander2019 5.6
7. Joe Niekro1982 5.2
8. Andy Pettitte2005 5.1
Justin Verlander2018 5.1
10. Mike Hampton1999 4.8
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI) †
1. Mike Scott1986 6.5
2. Larry Dierker1969 5.9
3. Justin Verlander2019 5.4
4. Roger Clemens2005 5.2
Gerrit Cole2019 5.2
6. Dallas Keuchel2015 4.8
7. Andy Pettitte2005 4.7
8. Mike Hampton1999 4.3
Joe Niekro1982 4.3
Don Wilson1971 4.3
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW) †
1. Mike Scott1986 6.2
2. Roger Clemens2005 6.1
Justin Verlander2019 6.1
4. Gerrit Cole2019 5.7
5. Larry Dierker1969 5.3
6. Andy Pettitte2005 5.1
7. Mike Hampton1999 4.9
Justin Verlander2018 4.9
9. Joe Niekro1982 4.8
10. Darryl Kile1997 4.7

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