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Major League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WaltersCIN 9.8
2. FellerCLE 9.7
3. DiMaggioNYY 8.3
4. Newsom2TM 7.7
5. MizeSTL 7.5
6. FoxxBOS 6.9
7. GroveBOS 6.8
8. RolfeNYY 6.7
9. WilliamsBOS 6.6
10. JohnsonPHA 6.6
WAR for Pitchers
1. FellerCLE 9.2
2. WaltersCIN 8.2
3. Newsom2TM 8.2
4. GroveBOS 7.1
5. Passeau2TM 6.0
6. CaseyBRO 5.2
7. BowmanSTL 5.2
8. LeeCHC 5.1
9. HamlinBRO 4.8
10. LeonardWSH 4.8
Earned Run Average
1. PartlowHG 1.74
2. EvansIAB 1.86
3. BrownNE 1.89
4. WalkerKCM 1.99
5. OwensCBR 2.04
6. WaltersCIN 2.29
7. Hubert2TM 2.40
8. SmithKCM 2.43
9. GroveBOS 2.54
10. TrentCAG 2.56
Wins
1. WaltersCIN 27
2. DerringerCIN 25
3. FellerCLE 24
4. DavisSTL 22
5. RuffingNYY 21
6. HamlinBRO 20
Newsom2TM 20
LeonardWSH 20
9. LeeCHC 19
10. GumbertNYG 18
Win-Loss %
1. RobertsHG 1.000
2. WalkerKCM .889
OwensCBR .889
4. RadcliffeMRS .857
5. HillNE .833
6. DonaldNYY .813
7. McAllisterSL3 .800
8. GroveBOS .789
9. DerringerCIN .781
10. ByrdBEG .778
Walks & Hits per IP
1. SmithKCM 0.970
2. WalkerKCM 1.004
3. PartlowHG 1.007
4. RadcliffeMRS 1.011
5. BrownNE 1.053
6. DavisMRS 1.061
7. OwensCBR 1.070
8. LyonsCHW 1.089
9. BradleyKCM 1.106
10. WaltersCIN 1.125
Hits per 9 IP
1. PartlowHG 6.364
2. EvansIAB 6.517
3. HillNE 6.632
BrownNE 6.632
5. FellerCLE 6.887
6. Hubert2TM 7.027
7. SmithKCM 7.033
8. WaltersCIN 7.053
9. BoweCAG 7.128
10. WalkerKCM 7.147
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. DerringerCIN 1.047
2. DavisMRS 1.091
3. RadcliffeMRS 1.343
4. LyonsCHW 1.355
5. TrentCAG 1.397
6. HubbellNYG 1.403
7. ByrdBEG 1.658
8. SmithKCM 1.698
9. DavisSTL 1.742
10. HamlinBRO 1.802
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. BoweCAG 9.504
2. FellerCLE 7.463
3. SmithKCM 6.871
4. HutchinsonKCM 6.480
5. TiantNYC 6.339
6. RadcliffeMRS 6.265
7. WalkerKCM 6.254
8. BradleyKCM 6.247
9. EvansIAB 6.207
10. ParkerHG 6.136
Games Played
1. BrownCHW 61
2. DeanPHA 54
3. ShounSTL 53
4. SewellPIT 52
5. BowmanSTL 51
6. DavisSTL 49
7. DickmanBOS 48
8. BrownPIT 47
9. HevingBOS 46
10. CooperSTL 45
Saves
1. MurphyNYY 19
2. BrownCHW 18
3. ShounSTL 9
4. HevingBOS 8
BowmanSTL 8
6. DeanPHA 7
DavisSTL 7
AppletonWSH 7
BrownPIT 7
10. BrownNYG 6
DickmanBOS 6
Innings Pitched
1. WaltersCIN 319.0
2. DerringerCIN 301.0
3. FellerCLE 296.2
4. Newsom2TM 291.2
5. LeeCHC 282.1
6. Passeau2TM 274.1
7. HamlinBRO 269.2
8. LeonardWSH 269.1
9. DavisSTL 248.0
10. GumbertNYG 243.2
Strikeouts
1. FellerCLE 246
2. Newsom2TM 192
3. WaltersCIN 137
Passeau2TM 137
5. CooperSTL 130
6. BridgesDET 129
7. DerringerCIN 128
8. RigneyCHW 119
9. ChaseWSH 118
10. KrakauskasWSH 110
Games Started
1. Newsom2TM 37
2. LeeCHC 36
HamlinBRO 36
WaltersCIN 36
5. DerringerCIN 35
FellerCLE 35
Passeau2TM 35
8. GumbertNYG 34
LeonardWSH 34
10. KlingerPIT 33
Complete Games
1. WaltersCIN 31
2. DerringerCIN 28
3. FellerCLE 24
Newsom2TM 24
5. RuffingNYY 22
6. LeonardWSH 21
7. LeeCHC 20
8. HamlinBRO 19
9. PosedelBSN 18
10. GroveBOS 17
Passeau2TM 17
Shutouts
1. FetteBSN 6
2. DerringerCIN 5
PosedelBSN 5
RuffingNYY 5
5. FellerCLE 4
McGeeSTL 4
7. DavisSTL 3
ThompsonCIN 3
WeilandSTL 3
Newsom2TM 3
Home Runs
1. HamlinBRO 27
NelsonPHA 27
3. Marcum2TM 26
PotterPHA 26
5. Kennedy2TM 22
6. GumbertNYG 21
7. Newsom2TM 19
MulcahyPHI 19
9. KramerSLB 18
DavisSTL 18
LeeCHC 18
Bases on Balls
1. FellerCLE 142
2. KramerSLB 127
3. Newsom2TM 126
4. Kennedy2TM 124
5. Higbe2TM 123
6. ChaseWSH 114
KrakauskasWSH 114
8. MillsSLB 113
9. WaltersCIN 109
10. MilnarCLE 99
Hits
1. DerringerCIN 321
2. LeeCHC 295
3. DavisSTL 279
4. LeonardWSH 273
5. Newsom2TM 272
6. KramerSLB 269
Passeau2TM 269
8. LeeCHW 260
9. PotterPHA 258
10. GumbertNYG 257
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. RadcliffeMRS 4.667
2. SmithKCM 4.048
3. DavisMRS 4.000
4. TrentCAG 3.667
5. DerringerCIN 3.657
6. WalkerKCM 3.316
7. BradleyKCM 2.682
8. HubbellNYG 2.583
9. LyonsCHW 2.500
10. TiantNYC 2.250
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. CooperSTL 0.256
2. TroutDET 0.278
3. Passeau2TM 0.295
4. MeltonNYG 0.304
5. FrenchCHC 0.325
6. PosedelBSN 0.326
7. OstermuellerBOS 0.339
8. BrownPIT 0.359
9. LyonsCHW 0.365
10. Shoffner2TM 0.371
Losses
1. Kennedy2TM 20
2. ChaseWSH 19
3. KlingerPIT 17
KrakauskasWSH 17
Butcher2TM 17
6. KramerSLB 16
DavisSTL 16
MulcahyPHI 16
9. LeeCHC 15
Higbe2TM 15
MeltonNYG 15
Earned Runs
1. PotterPHA 144
2. KramerSLB 137
Kennedy2TM 137
4. MulcahyPHI 125
5. GumbertNYG 117
6. Newsom2TM 116
RossPHA 116
8. KrakauskasWSH 111
9. LeeCHW 110
10. KlingerPIT 109
HamlinBRO 109
Higbe2TM 109
Wild Pitches
1. FellerCLE 14
2. PotterPHA 12
3. ChaseWSH 11
MulcahyPHI 11
5. Harris2TM 10
6. KramerSLB 9
SunkelSTL 9
8. WaltersCIN 8
9. Higbe2TM 7
10. HaynesWSH 6
TamulisBRO 6
KlingerPIT 6
LeonardWSH 6
Hit By Pitch
1. CaseyBRO 11
MulcahyPHI 11
3. Higbe2TM 10
4. TamulisBRO 8
MillsSLB 8
6. BowmanPIT 7
7. MooreCIN 6
BridgesDET 6
WeilandSTL 6
WaltersCIN 6
Batters Faced
1. WaltersCIN 1,283
2. Newsom2TM 1,261
3. DerringerCIN 1,245
4. FellerCLE 1,243
5. LeeCHC 1,202
6. Passeau2TM 1,150
7. LeonardWSH 1,133
8. HamlinBRO 1,100
9. DavisSTL 1,059
10. GumbertNYG 1,047
Games Finished
1. BrownCHW 56
2. DeanPHA 38
3. MurphyNYY 34
4. AppletonWSH 27
5. HevingBOS 26
6. ShounSTL 25
7. RussellCHC 24
8. DickmanBOS 23
9. HutchinsonBRO 21
10. BrownNYG 20
CoffmanNYG 20
SewellPIT 20
Adjusted ERA+
1. PartlowHG 273
2. BrownNE 251
3. EvansIAB 212
4. Hubert2TM 198
5. WalkerKCM 197
6. OwensCBR 193
7. GroveBOS 185
8. BrownNBY 180
9. LyonsCHW 173
10. WaltersCIN 170
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. DerringerCIN 2.77
2. LyonsCHW 2.84
3. FrenchCHC 2.84
4. Passeau2TM 2.87
5. FellerCLE 2.97
6. BridgesDET 3.03
7. MeltonNYG 3.11
8. CooperSTL 3.14
9. BrownPIT 3.21
10. GroveBOS 3.22
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. WaltersCIN 55
2. FellerCLE 55
3. GroveBOS 45
4. Newsom2TM 42
5. RuffingNYY 39
6. LyonsCHW 33
7. DerringerCIN 31
8. BridgesDET 29
9. BowmanSTL 28
10. CaseyBRO 27
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. WaltersCIN 6.0
2. FellerCLE 5.4
3. GroveBOS 4.6
4. Newsom2TM 4.2
5. RuffingNYY 3.8
6. LyonsCHW 3.3
7. DerringerCIN 3.3
8. BowmanSTL 2.9
9. BridgesDET 2.8
10. CaseyBRO 2.8
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. FellerCLE 65.64
2. WaltersCIN 62.58
3. GroveBOS 50.69
4. RuffingNYY 48.31
5. Newsom2TM 44.51
6. DerringerCIN 35.51
7. BowmanSTL 34.63
8. HarderCLE 33.71
9. LeonardWSH 33.51
10. BridgesDET 32.64
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. WaltersCIN 6.3
2. RuffingNYY 5.9
3. GroveBOS 5.1
4. DerringerCIN 5.1
5. BowmanSTL 5.1
6. FellerCLE 4.6
7. LeonardWSH 4.5
8. LyonsCHW 3.7
9. BridgesDET 3.2
10. RussoNYY 2.9
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. FellerCLE 5.8
2. WaltersCIN 5.3
3. RuffingNYY 4.0
4. GroveBOS 3.5
5. GomezNYY 3.4
6. LyonsCHW 3.4
7. BowmanSTL 3.2
8. RussoNYY 3.1
9. Newsom2TM 3.0
10. DerringerCIN 3.0
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. WaltersCIN 20.0
2. DerringerCIN 16.9
3. RuffingNYY 10.2
4. BowmanSTL 9.8
5. ThompsonCIN 7.3
6. DonaldNYY 6.4
7. McGeeSTL 6.0
8. GomezNYY 5.3
9. GroveBOS 5.0
10. BrownCHW 4.6
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. WaltersCIN 7.0
2. FellerCLE 6.8
3. GroveBOS 5.2
4. RuffingNYY 5.0
5. Newsom2TM 4.2
6. DerringerCIN 3.8
7. BowmanSTL 3.5
8. HarderCLE 3.4
9. LeonardWSH 3.4
10. GomezNYY 3.2