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Major League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WilliamsBOS 10.4
2. DiMaggioNYY 9.4
3. LeeCHW 9.0
4. FellerCLE 8.2
5. ReiserBRO 8.0
6. WyattBRO 7.6
7. WaltersCIN 7.0
8. CamilliBRO 6.9
9. TravisWSH 6.8
10. KellerNYY 6.7
WAR for Pitchers
1. LeeCHW 8.6
2. FellerCLE 8.2
3. WyattBRO 6.7
4. WaltersCIN 6.6
5. RiddleCIN 5.9
6. BentonDET 5.7
7. WhiteSTL 5.4
8. SmithCHW 5.3
9. MuncriefSLB 4.6
10. Vander MeerCIN 4.2
Earned Run Average
1. WalkerKCM 1.46
2. SmithKCM 1.53
3. SmithKCM 1.77
4. ByrdBEG 2.02
5. HenryJRC 2.03
6. RiddleCIN 2.24
7. BradleyKCM 2.32
8. WyattBRO 2.34
9. LeeCHW 2.37
10. WhiteSTL 2.40
Wins
1. FellerCLE 25
2. LeeCHW 22
HigbeBRO 22
WyattBRO 22
5. NewsomeBOS 19
RiddleCIN 19
WaltersCIN 19
8. LeonardWSH 18
9. ButcherPIT 17
WarnekeSTL 17
WhiteSTL 17
Win-Loss %
1. FerrellCAG 1.000
McKinnisBBB 1.000
SmithKCM 1.000
SmithKCM 1.000
5. RiddleCIN .826
6. BankheadBBB .800
7. GomezNYY .750
BradleyKCM .750
McDuffieHG .750
10. ByrdBEG .727
Walks & Hits per IP
1. SmithKCM 0.809
2. WalkerKCM 0.932
3. HenryJRC 0.935
4. JohnsonKCM 0.955
5. BradleyKCM 1.008
6. WyattBRO 1.058
7. GainesBEG 1.067
8. SmithKCM 1.082
9. DavisBRO 1.089
10. ByrdBEG 1.090
Hits per 9 IP
1. SmithKCM 6.339
2. HenryJRC 6.387
3. BankheadBBB 6.545
4. BradleyKCM 6.750
5. Vander MeerCIN 6.839
6. GainesBEG 6.886
7. WalkerKCM 6.932
8. WyattBRO 6.961
9. SmithKCM 7.082
10. WhiteSTL 7.243
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. SmithKCM 0.939
2. BryantKCM 1.209
3. JohnsonKCM 1.227
4. WalkerKCM 1.459
5. DavisBRO 1.575
6. RadcliffeMRS 1.705
7. Mathis2TM 1.753
8. LyonsCHW 1.778
9. McDuffieHG 1.845
10. LeonardWSH 1.898
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. Vander MeerCIN 8.032
2. SmithSNS 7.393
3. Mathis2TM 7.013
4. GainesBEG 6.886
5. FellerCLE 6.822
6. NewsomDET 6.292
7. SmithKCM 6.222
8. SmithKCM 6.197
9. HenryJRC 6.097
10. MossMRS 6.058
Games Played
1. HigbeBRO 48
2. PearsonPHI 46
3. CaseyBRO 45
4. FellerCLE 44
Hutchings2TM 44
6. NewsomDET 43
JohnsonBSN 43
8. MeltonNYG 42
9. BrownCLE 41
10. RybaBOS 40
Saves
1. MurphyNYY 15
2. BrownNYG 8
3. BentonDET 7
FerrickPHA 7
CaseyBRO 7
Crouch2TM 7
7. RybaBOS 6
PearsonPHI 6
9. BrownCLE 5
HevingCLE 5
BeggsCIN 5
HutchinsonSTL 5
Innings Pitched
1. FellerCLE 343.0
2. WaltersCIN 302.0
3. LeeCHW 300.1
4. HigbeBRO 298.0
5. WyattBRO 288.1
6. SmithCHW 263.1
7. LeonardWSH 256.0
8. NewsomDET 250.1
9. HudsonWSH 249.2
10. SewellPIT 249.0
Strikeouts
1. FellerCLE 260
2. Vander MeerCIN 202
3. WyattBRO 176
4. NewsomDET 175
5. LeeCHW 130
6. WaltersCIN 129
7. HigbeBRO 121
8. RigneyCHW 119
9. CooperSTL 118
10. WhiteSTL 117
Games Started
1. FellerCLE 40
2. HigbeBRO 39
3. NewsomDET 36
4. WaltersCIN 35
WyattBRO 35
6. LeeCHW 34
7. HudsonWSH 33
LeonardWSH 33
SmithCHW 33
10. ButcherPIT 32
SewellPIT 32
Vander MeerCIN 32
Complete Games
1. LeeCHW 30
2. FellerCLE 28
3. WaltersCIN 27
4. WyattBRO 23
5. SmithCHW 21
6. PasseauCHC 20
TobinBSN 20
8. LeonardWSH 19
LyonsCHW 19
ButcherPIT 19
HigbeBRO 19
Shutouts
1. WyattBRO 7
2. FellerCLE 6
Vander MeerCIN 6
4. DavisBRO 5
WaltersCIN 5
6. HumphriesCHW 4
LeonardWSH 4
ChandlerNYY 4
RiddleCIN 4
WarnekeSTL 4
Home Runs
1. RigneyCHW 21
2. AukerSLB 20
KnottPHA 20
4. WarnekeSTL 19
5. HarrisSLB 18
LeeCHW 18
MuncriefSLB 18
SewellPIT 18
9. NiggelingSLB 17
HigbeBRO 17
Bases on Balls
1. FellerCLE 194
2. NewhouserDET 137
3. HigbeBRO 132
4. Vander MeerCIN 126
5. MarchildonPHA 118
NewsomDET 118
7. MilnarCLE 116
8. ChaseWSH 115
9. SmithCHW 114
10. GomezNYY 103
Hits
1. WaltersCIN 292
2. FellerCLE 284
3. LeonardWSH 271
4. AukerSLB 268
5. NewsomDET 265
6. PasseauCHC 262
7. LeeCHW 258
8. ButcherPIT 249
9. HigbeBRO 244
10. SmithCHW 243
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. SmithKCM 6.625
2. BryantKCM 5.000
3. Mathis2TM 4.000
4. RadcliffeMRS 3.167
5. HenryJRC 3.000
JohnsonKCM 3.000
7. GainesBEG 2.533
8. McDuffieHG 2.364
9. SmithKCM 2.333
10. WalkerKCM 2.250
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. LeonardWSH 0.211
2. LeeCHC 0.269
3. ChandlerNYY 0.275
4. HarrisBOS 0.278
5. JaveryBSN 0.280
6. WaltersCIN 0.298
7. LanningPIT 0.307
8. NewhouserDET 0.312
WyattBRO 0.312
10. Vander MeerCIN 0.318
Losses
1. NewsomDET 20
2. MilnarCLE 19
3. ChaseWSH 18
4. SmithCHW 17
SewellPIT 17
6. SalvoBSN 16
7. AukerSLB 15
BagbyCLE 15
MarchildonPHA 15
JohnsonBSN 15
WaltersCIN 15
Earned Runs
1. AukerSLB 132
2. NewsomDET 128
3. FellerCLE 120
4. ChaseWSH 116
5. MilnarCLE 111
6. HarrisSLB 108
7. HigbeBRO 104
8. SewellPIT 103
9. RigneyCHW 101
10. SundraWSH 99
Wild Pitches
1. MarchildonPHA 12
2. ChaseWSH 11
3. LeonardWSH 9
HigbeBRO 9
5. KnottPHA 8
SmithCLE 8
SewellPIT 8
Grissom2TM 8
Allen2TM 8
Hadley2TM 8
Hit By Pitch
1. PearsonPHI 8
2. NewsomeBOS 7
3. BagbyCLE 6
HigbeBRO 6
JaveryBSN 6
WhiteSTL 6
7. FellerCLE 5
MuncriefSLB 5
SmithCHW 5
WilsonBOS 5
SmithSNS 5
JohnsonBSN 5
RiddleCIN 5
SchumacherNYG 5
Batters Faced
1. FellerCLE 1,466
2. HigbeBRO 1,266
3. WaltersCIN 1,252
4. LeeCHW 1,224
5. WyattBRO 1,147
6. NewsomDET 1,130
7. SmithCHW 1,125
8. LeonardWSH 1,073
9. HudsonWSH 1,071
10. SewellPIT 1,055
Games Finished
1. MurphyNYY 31
2. PearsonPHI 30
3. BrownCLE 28
4. BeggsCIN 27
5. BrownNYG 26
6. FerrickPHA 25
RybaBOS 25
CaseyBRO 25
9. BranchNYY 22
Hutchings2TM 22
Adjusted ERA+
1. WalkerKCM 260
2. SmithKCM 246
3. SmithKCM 215
4. ByrdBEG 200
5. HenryJRC 186
6. LeeCHW 174
7. McDuffieHG 166
8. BradleyKCM 162
9. RiddleCIN 161
10. WyattBRO 159
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. WyattBRO 2.44
2. LeonardWSH 2.59
3. Vander MeerCIN 2.69
4. DavisBRO 2.75
5. LeeCHC 2.79
6. WaltersCIN 2.80
7. PasseauCHC 2.89
8. LohrmanNYG 2.89
9. LyonsCHW 2.94
10. HarrisBOS 2.95
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. LeeCHW 56
2. WyattBRO 43
3. FellerCLE 36
4. RiddleCIN 31
5. WhiteSTL 29
6. SmithCHW 28
7. WaltersCIN 28
8. BentonDET 24
9. WagnerBOS 22
10. RussoNYY 20
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. LeeCHW 5.9
2. WyattBRO 4.7
3. FellerCLE 3.7
4. RiddleCIN 3.4
5. WhiteSTL 3.1
6. WaltersCIN 3.0
7. SmithCHW 2.8
8. BentonDET 2.4
9. WagnerBOS 2.2
10. SmithKCM 2.1
Vander MeerCIN 2.1
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. FellerCLE 52.19
2. WyattBRO 50.14
3. LeeCHW 43.74
4. WaltersCIN 37.08
5. BentonDET 35.66
6. RiddleCIN 34.73
7. WhiteSTL 31.98
8. RussoNYY 26.52
9. WarnekeSTL 24.63
10. HarrisBOS 24.09
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. FellerCLE 6.6
2. LeeCHW 5.3
3. WyattBRO 4.8
4. Vander MeerCIN 4.2
5. RiddleCIN 3.9
6. WaltersCIN 3.9
7. BentonDET 3.5
8. RussoNYY 3.4
9. DerringerCIN 3.3
10. WarnekeSTL 3.2
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. WyattBRO 5.5
2. FellerCLE 4.2
3. RiddleCIN 3.7
4. LeeCHW 3.6
5. WaltersCIN 3.3
6. BentonDET 3.1
7. LanierSTL 3.0
8. WhiteSTL 2.8
9. RussoNYY 2.8
10. SmithCHW 2.7
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. WyattBRO 26.6
2. LanierSTL 14.1
3. FellerCLE 13.7
4. WarnekeSTL 11.5
5. Allen2TM 11.3
6. Gumbert2TM 8.2
7. WhiteSTL 7.2
8. PolletSTL 6.1
9. HigbeBRO 6.1
10. HutchinsonSTL 5.8
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. FellerCLE 5.6
2. WyattBRO 5.5
3. LeeCHW 4.6
4. WaltersCIN 4.1
5. RiddleCIN 3.8
6. BentonDET 3.5
7. WhiteSTL 3.4
8. RussoNYY 2.8
9. WarnekeSTL 2.6
10. HarrisBOS 2.4