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Major League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. VaughanPIT 8.9
2. OttNYG 8.8
3. LeeCHC 8.2
4. FoxxBOS 7.5
5. GreenbergDET 6.5
6. MizeSTL 6.4
7. CliftSLB 6.4
8. GoodmanCIN 6.2
9. CroninBOS 6.2
10. RuffingNYY 6.1
WAR for Pitchers
1. LeeCHC 8.0
2. LeeCHW 5.5
3. DerringerCIN 5.5
4. RuffingNYY 5.3
5. HarderCLE 5.2
6. FellerCLE 5.1
GroveBOS 5.1
8. BryantCHC 5.1
9. CasterPHA 5.0
10. BrownHG 4.9
Earned Run Average
1. SmithKCM 1.88
2. BrownHG 1.88
3. HowardBCA 2.01
4. CorneliusCAG 2.13
5. HollandNBY 2.48
6. JohnsonCAG 2.57
7. BradleyKCM 2.59
8. LeeCHC 2.66
9. RootCHC 2.86
10. PorterBEG 2.90
Wins
1. LeeCHC 22
2. DerringerCIN 21
RuffingNYY 21
4. NewsomSLB 20
5. BryantCHC 19
6. GomezNYY 18
7. FellerCLE 17
HarderCLE 17
9. WeilandSTL 16
PearsonNYY 16
CasterPHA 16
Win-Loss %
1. WalkerHG 1.000
BrownHG 1.000
3. CorneliusCAG .889
4. McHenryPS .875
5. PorterBEG .857
6. BradleyKCM .800
7. ByrdBEG .778
SmithKCM .778
GroveBOS .778
TaylorPC .778
Walks & Hits per IP
1. BradleyKCM 0.822
2. SmithKCM 0.993
3. HowardBCA 1.021
4. BrownHG 1.023
5. Evans2TM 1.083
6. CorneliusCAG 1.113
7. HubbellNYG 1.140
8. Miller2TM 1.167
9. DerringerCIN 1.186
10. JeffersonMRS 1.188
Hits per 9 IP
1. BradleyKCM 5.363
2. HowardBCA 6.032
3. Evans2TM 6.450
4. Miller2TM 6.833
5. MorrisPC 7.060
6. Vander MeerCIN 7.070
7. FellerCLE 7.293
8. BrownHG 7.395
9. CorneliusCAG 7.423
10. PartlowHG 7.550
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. Bremer2TM 0.779
2. SmithKCM 0.983
3. DavisSTL 1.402
4. DerringerCIN 1.437
5. JeffersonMRS 1.508
6. TrentCAG 1.578
7. HubbellNYG 1.659
8. RootCHC 1.680
9. TurnerBSN 1.813
10. BrownHG 1.814
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. BradleyKCM 10.356
2. BarnesKCM 8.723
3. McAllisterAB3 8.504
4. HowardBCA 7.899
5. FellerCLE 7.779
6. CalhounAB3 7.677
7. MarkhamKCM 7.457
8. SmithKCM 7.063
9. MorrisPC 6.812
10. WilsonMRS 6.660
Games Played
1. CoffmanNYG 51
BrownPIT 51
3. McGeeSTL 47
4. MulcahyPHI 46
5. HumphriesCLE 45
6. BryantCHC 44
RootCHC 44
NewsomSLB 44
HamlinBRO 44
LeeCHC 44
PasseauPHI 44
Saves
1. CoffmanNYG 12
2. MurphyNYY 11
3. RootCHC 9
4. HumphriesCLE 6
ErricksonBSN 6
HamlinBRO 6
McKainBOS 6
8. PotterPHA 5
McGeeSTL 5
AppletonWSH 5
BrownNYG 5
BrownPIT 5
Innings Pitched
1. NewsomSLB 329.2
2. DerringerCIN 307.0
3. LeeCHC 291.0
4. CasterPHA 281.1
5. FellerCLE 277.2
6. BryantCHC 270.1
7. TurnerBSN 268.0
8. MulcahyPHI 267.1
9. Walters2TM 251.0
10. RuffingNYY 247.1
Strikeouts
1. FellerCLE 240
2. NewsomSLB 226
3. BryantCHC 135
4. MillsSLB 134
5. DerringerCIN 132
6. GomezNYY 129
7. RuffingNYY 127
8. Vander MeerCIN 125
9. LeeCHC 121
10. WeilandSTL 117
BauersPIT 117
Games Started
1. NewsomSLB 40
CasterPHA 40
3. DerringerCIN 37
LeeCHC 37
5. FellerCLE 36
6. TurnerBSN 34
Walters2TM 34
BauersPIT 34
MulcahyPHI 34
10. GumbertNYG 33
PasseauPHI 33
TobinPIT 33
Complete Games
1. NewsomSLB 31
2. DerringerCIN 26
3. TurnerBSN 22
RuffingNYY 22
5. FellerCLE 20
Walters2TM 20
GomezNYY 20
CasterPHA 20
9. LeeCHC 19
MacFaydenBSN 19
Shutouts
1. LeeCHC 9
2. MacFaydenBSN 5
3. DerringerCIN 4
GomezNYY 4
BrownHG 4
WarnekeSTL 4
7. WilsonBOS 3
BryantCHC 3
FrenchCHC 3
SchumacherNYG 3
TurnerBSN 3
Walters2TM 3
FetteBSN 3
LeonardWSH 3
RuffingNYY 3
FitzsimmonsBRO 3
HamlinBRO 3
Vander MeerCIN 3
Home Runs
1. NewsomSLB 30
2. NelsonPHA 29
3. CasterPHA 25
4. RossPHA 23
ThomasPHA 23
6. TurnerBSN 21
7. DerringerCIN 20
8. MeltonNYG 19
9. HildebrandSLB 18
WhitehillCLE 18
LeeCHC 18
Ferrell2TM 18
StrattonCHW 18
Bases on Balls
1. FellerCLE 208
2. NewsomSLB 192
3. BryantCHC 125
4. MulcahyPHI 120
5. CasterPHA 117
6. MillsSLB 116
7. ChaseWSH 113
PearsonNYY 113
KennedyDET 113
10. Walters2TM 108
Hits
1. NewsomSLB 334
2. DerringerCIN 315
3. CasterPHA 310
4. MulcahyPHI 294
5. LeeCHC 281
PasseauPHI 281
7. TurnerBSN 267
8. MeltonNYG 266
9. Walters2TM 259
ThomasPHA 259
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. Bremer2TM 8.000
2. SmithKCM 7.182
3. BradleyKCM 5.091
4. BarnesKCM 4.200
5. TrentCAG 4.111
6. MarkhamKCM 3.625
7. JeffersonMRS 3.455
8. RadcliffeMRS 3.300
9. CalhounAB3 3.222
10. HubbellNYG 3.152
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. BradleyKCM 0.000
WilsonMRS 0.000
WalkerHG 0.000
EatmonBBB 0.000
CalhounAB3 0.000
6. PorterBEG 0.153
7. HollandNBY 0.166
8. McGeeSTL 0.167
9. KransonKCM 0.168
10. CorneliusCAG 0.186
Losses
1. MulcahyPHI 20
CasterPHA 20
3. FrenchCHC 19
4. TurnerBSN 18
Hollingsworth2TM 18
PasseauPHI 18
7. RossPHA 16
NewsomSLB 16
9. WilsonBOS 15
LeonardWSH 15
HamlinBRO 15
Earned Runs
1. NewsomSLB 186
2. MulcahyPHI 137
3. CasterPHA 136
4. FellerCLE 126
5. Ferrell2TM 125
6. MillsSLB 124
7. NelsonPHA 120
PasseauPHI 120
9. Walters2TM 117
10. ThomasPHA 116
Wild Pitches
1. CarletonCHC 12
2. Walters2TM 11
LeonardWSH 11
4. PearsonNYY 9
PosedelBRO 9
6. Hollingsworth2TM 8
AppletonWSH 8
MungoBRO 8
9. AllenCLE 7
RigneyCHW 7
KennedyDET 7
Hit By Pitch
1. WhitehillCLE 9
2. HogsettWSH 8
MillsSLB 8
PressnellBRO 8
PasseauPHI 8
CarletonCHC 8
7. FellerCLE 7
GumbertNYG 7
LeonardWSH 7
StrattonCHW 7
Batters Faced
1. NewsomSLB 1,475
2. DerringerCIN 1,263
3. CasterPHA 1,250
4. FellerCLE 1,248
5. MulcahyPHI 1,201
6. LeeCHC 1,194
7. BryantCHC 1,146
8. Walters2TM 1,111
9. TurnerBSN 1,107
10. PasseauPHI 1,096
Games Finished
1. CoffmanNYG 35
2. BrownNYG 32
BrownPIT 32
4. SmithPHA 27
5. MurphyNYY 26
6. HumphriesCLE 25
7. CascarellaCIN 23
AppletonWSH 23
9. SivessPHI 22
10. RussellCHC 21
SmithPHI 21
ColeSLB 21
SchottCIN 21
Adjusted ERA+
1. BrownHG 251
2. SmithKCM 217
3. HowardBCA 203
4. CorneliusCAG 191
5. HollandNBY 191
6. PorterBEG 164
7. GroveBOS 160
8. JohnsonCAG 159
9. BradleyKCM 158
10. WalkerHG 157
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. BradleyKCM 1.48
2. CalhounAB3 2.13
3. SmithKCM 2.25
4. MarkhamKCM 2.45
5. WilsonMRS 2.53
6. HollandNBY 2.73
7. HowardBCA 2.76
8. WalkerHG 2.80
9. BrownHG 2.89
10. RadcliffeMRS 2.90
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. BrownHG 41
2. LeeCHC 40
3. RuffingNYY 36
4. LeeCHW 33
5. GroveBOS 33
6. GomezNYY 30
7. DerringerCIN 29
8. RigneyCHW 26
9. LyonsCHW 26
10. SmithKCM 24
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. LeeCHC 4.2
2. BrownHG 4.0
3. RuffingNYY 3.5
4. GroveBOS 3.2
5. LeeCHW 3.1
6. DerringerCIN 3.1
7. GomezNYY 2.9
8. LyonsCHW 2.5
9. BryantCHC 2.4
10. RigneyCHW 2.4
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. LeeCHC 54.29
2. RuffingNYY 49.18
3. LeeCHW 38.44
4. GomezNYY 37.66
5. DerringerCIN 37.18
6. GroveBOS 36.63
7. LyonsCHW 31.92
8. BryantCHC 27.43
9. HarderCLE 27.04
10. BagbyBOS 25.57
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. LeeCHC 6.8
2. RuffingNYY 4.4
3. GroveBOS 4.1
4. HarderCLE 4.0
5. MacFaydenBSN 3.8
6. DerringerCIN 3.7
7. BryantCHC 3.4
8. ChandlerNYY 3.3
9. LeeCHW 3.2
10. KlingerPIT 3.0
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. RuffingNYY 4.0
2. LeeCHC 4.0
3. DerringerCIN 3.2
4. BryantCHC 3.2
5. HarderCLE 2.9
6. GomezNYY 2.9
7. LeeCHW 2.8
8. BauersPIT 2.6
9. ChandlerNYY 2.6
10. GroveBOS 2.5
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. LeeCHC 21.4
2. DeanCHC 10.0
3. HubbellNYG 9.6
4. RuffingNYY 8.7
5. BryantCHC 8.0
6. GroveBOS 7.6
7. ChandlerNYY 7.2
8. AllenCLE 6.2
9. MurphyNYY 5.9
10. GomezNYY 5.8
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. LeeCHC 5.9
2. RuffingNYY 4.9
3. DerringerCIN 4.0
4. GomezNYY 3.7
5. LeeCHW 3.6
6. GroveBOS 3.5
7. LyonsCHW 3.0
8. BryantCHC 2.8
9. HarderCLE 2.6
10. Vander MeerCIN 2.6