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Major League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WilliamsBOS 10.5
2. CooperSTL 8.3
3. GordonNYY 7.7
4. OttNYG 7.1
5. SlaughterSTL 6.9
6. KellerNYY 6.8
7. DiMaggioNYY 6.4
8. MizeNYG 6.4
9. HughsonBOS 6.3
10. PeskyBOS 6.2
WAR for Pitchers
1. CooperSTL 8.2
2. HughsonBOS 6.2
3. BentonDET 5.6
4. WhiteDET 5.5
5. StarrCIN 5.4
6. LyonsCHW 4.8
7. NiggelingSLB 4.7
8. Vander MeerCIN 4.6
9. BeazleySTL 4.3
10. NewhouserDET 4.1
Earned Run Average
1. PartlowHG 1.69
2. Day2TM 1.73
3. CooperSTL 1.78
4. OwensCCB 1.83
5. MatchettKCM 1.92
6. LyonsCHW 2.10
7. PaigeKCM 2.12
8. BeazleySTL 2.13
9. BonhamNYY 2.27
10. GainesBEG 2.35
Wins
1. HughsonBOS 22
CooperSTL 22
3. BonhamNYY 21
BeazleySTL 21
5. PasseauCHC 19
WyattBRO 19
7. Vander MeerCIN 18
8. BagbyCLE 17
MarchildonPHA 17
SewellPIT 17
Win-Loss %
1. JohnsonKCM 1.000
2. HookerNE .857
3. BremerCCB .833
MatchettKCM .833
McDanielKCM .833
6. KristSTL .813
7. BonhamNYY .808
8. BuchananPS .800
Day2TM .800
10. BorowyNYY .789
FrenchBRO .789
Walks & Hits per IP
1. Day2TM 0.912
2. MarkhamBBB 0.930
3. BonhamNYY 0.987
4. CooperSTL 0.987
5. PartlowHG 0.988
6. PaigeKCM 1.009
7. GainesBEG 1.055
8. OwensCCB 1.068
9. LyonsCHW 1.070
10. ManningNE 1.097
Hits per 9 IP
1. Day2TM 5.292
2. PartlowHG 6.247
3. GainesBEG 6.296
4. EvansMRS 6.429
5. SmithNBY 6.577
6. CooperSTL 6.685
7. NewhouserDET 6.713
8. Vander MeerCIN 6.934
9. ManningNE 6.977
10. AdamsBEG 7.200
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. BonhamNYY 0.956
2. MarkhamBBB 1.025
3. LyonsCHW 1.298
4. PaigeKCM 1.369
5. SuttonCAG 1.688
6. Warneke2TM 1.790
7. Lohrman2TM 1.846
8. MathisMRS 1.895
9. SmithKCM 1.901
10. RuffingNYY 1.905
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. Day2TM 9.288
2. JohnsonKCM 7.714
3. PaigeKCM 6.968
4. Vander MeerCIN 6.861
5. GainesBEG 6.723
6. SmithNBY 5.885
7. McKinnis2TM 5.659
8. MarkhamBBB 5.639
9. BarnhillNYC 5.609
10. HillNE 5.377
Games Played
1. AdamsNYG 61
2. CaseyBRO 50
3. BeazleySTL 43
PodgajnyPHI 43
5. JaveryBSN 42
MeltonPHI 42
7. HaynesCHW 40
DietzPIT 40
HughesPHI 40
SainBSN 40
SewellPIT 40
Saves
1. CaseyBRO 13
2. MurphyNYY 11
AdamsNYG 11
4. BeggsCIN 8
5. SainBSN 6
HaynesCHW 6
BrownBOS 6
8. NewhouserDET 5
CasterSLB 5
GumbertSTL 5
Innings Pitched
1. TobinBSN 287.2
2. HughsonBOS 281.0
3. CooperSTL 278.2
4. PasseauCHC 278.1
5. StarrCIN 276.2
6. BagbyCLE 270.2
7. JaveryBSN 261.0
8. WaltersCIN 253.2
9. HughesPHI 253.0
10. AukerSLB 249.0
Strikeouts
1. Vander MeerCIN 186
2. CooperSTL 152
3. Newsom2TM 134
4. HigbeBRO 115
5. HughsonBOS 113
6. BentonDET 110
MarchildonPHA 110
8. WaltersCIN 109
9. NiggelingSLB 107
MeltonPHI 107
Games Started
1. JaveryBSN 37
2. BagbyCLE 35
CooperSTL 35
4. AukerSLB 34
PasseauCHC 34
Newsom2TM 34
7. SewellPIT 33
StarrCIN 33
TobinBSN 33
Vander MeerCIN 33
Complete Games
1. TobinBSN 28
2. PasseauCHC 24
3. BonhamNYY 22
HughsonBOS 22
CooperSTL 22
6. Vander MeerCIN 21
WaltersCIN 21
8. LyonsCHW 20
9. HudsonWSH 19
HughesPHI 19
JaveryBSN 19
Shutouts
1. CooperSTL 10
2. BonhamNYY 6
3. DavisBRO 5
JaveryBSN 5
SewellPIT 5
6. BagbyCLE 4
BorowyNYY 4
HarderCLE 4
HughsonBOS 4
MastersonWSH 4
RuffingNYY 4
WhiteDET 4
FrenchBRO 4
StarrCIN 4
Vander MeerCIN 4
Home Runs
1. TobinBSN 20
2. BagbyCLE 19
3. SmithCHW 17
HigbeBRO 17
HubbellNYG 17
6. AukerSLB 16
DietrichCHW 16
WolffPHA 16
9. TroutDET 15
10. HarrisPHA 14
MarchildonPHA 14
Bases on Balls
1. MarchildonPHA 140
2. NewhouserDET 114
MeltonPHI 114
4. HigbeBRO 106
StarrCIN 106
Newsom2TM 106
7. Vander MeerCIN 102
8. ChristopherPHA 99
HughesPHI 99
10. TobinBSN 96
Hits
1. PasseauCHC 284
2. TobinBSN 283
3. AukerSLB 273
4. BagbyCLE 267
5. HudsonWSH 266
6. Newsom2TM 264
7. SewellPIT 259
8. HughsonBOS 258
9. JaveryBSN 251
10. WynnWSH 246
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. MarkhamBBB 5.500
2. PaigeKCM 5.091
3. Day2TM 3.185
4. BonhamNYY 2.958
5. SmithKCM 2.800
6. HutchinsonMRS 2.545
7. BarnhillNYC 2.529
8. ByrdBEG 2.304
9. MathisMRS 2.250
10. CooperSTL 2.235
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. TrucksDET 0.161
2. LeeCHC 0.164
3. GumbertSTL 0.166
4. BeazleySTL 0.167
5. MilnarCLE 0.172
6. DerringerCIN 0.173
7. NewhouserDET 0.196
8. WagnerBOS 0.219
9. Vander MeerCIN 0.221
10. LanierSTL 0.224
HollingsworthSLB 0.224
Losses
1. TobinBSN 21
2. SmithCHW 20
MeltonPHI 20
4. JohnsonPHI 19
Newsom2TM 19
6. TroutDET 18
HughesPHI 18
8. HudsonWSH 17
9. WynnWSH 16
HoerstPHI 16
JaveryBSN 16
Earned Runs
1. Newsom2TM 129
2. TobinBSN 127
3. HudsonWSH 116
4. MarchildonPHA 114
5. AukerSLB 113
6. WynnWSH 108
7. SmithCHW 95
8. LeeCHC 94
SewellPIT 94
10. BessePHA 91
Wild Pitches
1. MarchildonPHA 13
2. TroutDET 8
MeltonPHI 8
4. JuddBOS 7
NiggelingSLB 7
TrucksDET 7
BeazleySTL 7
TobinBSN 7
9. BentonDET 5
BridgesDET 5
DonaldNYY 5
HaynesCHW 5
OstermuellerSLB 5
RossCHW 5
SmithCHW 5
WolffPHA 5
ZuberWSH 5
CooperSTL 5
EarleyBSN 5
GumbertSTL 5
PolletSTL 5
Lohrman2TM 5
Sundra2TM 5
Hit By Pitch
1. NiggelingSLB 11
PodgajnyPHI 11
3. HumphriesCHW 7
DavisBRO 7
WyattBRO 7
HookerNE 7
SmithNBY 7
8. TobinBSN 6
9. DietrichCHW 5
HudsonWSH 5
SmithCLE 5
WagnerBOS 5
WhiteDET 5
CooperSTL 5
FrenchBRO 5
PressnellCHC 5
SainBSN 5
WaltersCIN 5
ByrdBEG 5
Batters Faced
1. TobinBSN 1,224
2. PasseauCHC 1,177
3. HughsonBOS 1,150
4. StarrCIN 1,136
5. BagbyCLE 1,111
6. JaveryBSN 1,108
7. CooperSTL 1,100
8. AukerSLB 1,093
9. Newsom2TM 1,092
10. MarchildonPHA 1,081
Games Finished
1. AdamsNYG 49
2. HaynesCHW 35
3. BeggsCIN 30
4. CaseyBRO 29
5. Shoun2TM 27
6. MurphyNYY 26
7. CasterSLB 24
SainBSN 24
9. BrownBOS 23
10. EisenstatCLE 19
GorsicaDET 19
ZuberWSH 19
WilkiePIT 19
Adjusted ERA+
1. PartlowHG 228
2. Day2TM 225
3. OwensCCB 213
4. MatchettKCM 203
5. CooperSTL 192
6. PaigeKCM 184
7. LyonsCHW 171
8. GainesBEG 165
9. NewhouserDET 162
10. BeazleySTL 160
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. Vander MeerCIN 2.13
2. CooperSTL 2.19
3. LanierSTL 2.39
4. BonhamNYY 2.41
5. DerringerCIN 2.43
6. BridgesDET 2.53
7. BeazleySTL 2.53
8. HughsonBOS 2.54
9. WaltersCIN 2.54
10. LeeCHC 2.55
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. CooperSTL 46
2. HughsonBOS 36
3. BonhamNYY 32
4. LyonsCHW 29
5. BeazleySTL 27
6. ChandlerNYY 25
7. WhiteDET 24
8. BentonDET 24
9. Vander MeerCIN 23
10. StarrCIN 23
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. CooperSTL 5.4
2. HughsonBOS 3.9
3. BonhamNYY 3.6
4. LyonsCHW 3.3
5. BeazleySTL 3.0
6. ChandlerNYY 2.7
7. Vander MeerCIN 2.6
8. WhiteDET 2.6
9. BentonDET 2.6
10. StarrCIN 2.6
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. CooperSTL 52.69
2. BonhamNYY 40.77
3. HughsonBOS 36.89
4. StarrCIN 34.00
5. BorowyNYY 31.47
6. ChandlerNYY 31.31
7. BeazleySTL 30.67
8. DavisBRO 28.00
9. Vander MeerCIN 25.39
10. LanierSTL 23.32
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. CooperSTL 6.4
2. StarrCIN 6.1
3. BonhamNYY 5.0
4. HughsonBOS 4.3
5. WyattBRO 3.8
6. BorowyNYY 3.4
7. NiggelingSLB 3.3
8. DavisBRO 3.3
9. BeazleySTL 3.2
10. LanierSTL 3.2
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. CooperSTL 6.3
2. BonhamNYY 4.2
3. HughsonBOS 4.1
4. StarrCIN 3.8
5. FrenchBRO 2.9
6. WyattBRO 2.7
7. BorowyNYY 2.6
8. DavisBRO 2.6
9. BreuerNYY 2.5
10. BeazleySTL 2.4
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. CooperSTL 18.9
2. WyattBRO 11.3
3. LanierSTL 10.7
4. DavisBRO 9.5
5. ChandlerNYY 9.4
6. BorowyNYY 7.4
7. BonhamNYY 6.7
8. FrenchBRO 4.8
9. Beckmann2TM 4.6
10. MaconBRO 4.6
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. CooperSTL 6.1
2. BonhamNYY 4.8
3. HughsonBOS 4.0
4. StarrCIN 3.9
5. BorowyNYY 3.6
6. ChandlerNYY 3.6
7. BeazleySTL 3.4
8. DavisBRO 3.2
9. Vander MeerCIN 2.9
10. LanierSTL 2.6