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2009 Register Pitching Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev W Aff L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1Pablo Ortega32QRO,MAZ,MEXMEX,MXPW,CARSAAA,FgW228.7332.943.5337370000229.22409075124329316179431.2329.40.51.73.62.16
2Jim Magrane30SOM,GUAATLL,MXPWInd,FgW218.7243.103.4042400310267.02631019225782191101511121.2778.90.82.66.42.45
3Felix Hernandez23SEAALMLB19SEA5.7922.493.0534340210238.220081661571021781179771.1357.50.62.78.23.06
4CC Sabathia28NYAALMLB19NYY8.7043.373.7634340210230.01979686186771979059381.1487.70.72.67.72.94
5Justin Verlander26DETALMLB19DET9.6793.453.7135350310240.02199992206352696489821.1758.20.82.410.14.27
6Adam Wainwright27SLNNLMLB19STL8.7042.632.9034340100233.02167568176612123079701.2108.30.72.58.23.21
7Justin Lehr31LOU,CIN,LHVIL,NLAAA,MLB18CIN-PHI6.7504.054.1531292320182.1172848222541935077471.2398.51.12.74.61.72
8Josh Beckett29BOSALMLB17BOS6.7393.864.2032320420212.11989991255511997138831.1928.41.12.38.43.62
9Chris Carpenter34SLNNLMLB17STL4.8102.242.2928280310192.2156494873811447017501.0077.30.31.86.73.79
10Scott Feldman26TEXALMLB17TEX8.6804.084.1334310000189.21788786186501139257911.2818.40.93.15.41.74
11Dicky Gonzalez30YOM,YOMJPCL,JPELFgn173.8502.172.452823300191.01525246123101399127540.9587.20.61.56.54.48
12Roy Halladay32TORALMLB17TOR10.6302.793.0932320940239.02348274223502085029631.1268.80.81.37.85.94
13Donald Hume23HDSCALLA+17SEA5.7734.815.2228270000151.2165888115531117120176751.4379.80.93.16.92.21
14Andres Meza22PUE,CULMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1710.6303.914.1734301320170.1180797485936314097221.4039.50.43.13.31.07
15Brian Adams31SOM,NAVATLL,MXPWInd,FgW1613.5524.655.1239390200228.1278130118274711748049911.42311.01.11.96.93.70
16Homer Bailey23CIN,LOUNL,ILMLB,AAA16CIN10.6153.724.1734340210203.02029484227921687078751.3849.01.03.57.42.13
17Scott Baker27MIN,FTMAL,FLORMLB,A+16MIN9.6404.264.3534340110207.019510098284911654048511.1798.51.22.17.23.37
18Alberto Bastardo25SBR,CNG,MGA,ABQCALL,SOUL,VEWL,PCLA+,AA,FgW,AAA16LAD5.7623.684.5439380100200.119210182186811687288381.2988.60.83.17.52.47
19Craig Clark24SJOCALLA+16SFG2.8892.863.2326251000147.21315347193601355076011.1318.01.22.28.23.75
20Erik Davis22FWAMIDWA16SDP6.7273.644.0832191000123.2111565054411068065221.2538.10.43.27.72.41
21Jorge De La Rosa28COLNLMLB16COL9.6404.384.6233320000185.017295902083319391127991.3788.41.04.09.42.33
22Zack Greinke25KCAALMLB16KCR8.6672.162.5133330630229.11956455115102424059151.0737.70.42.09.54.75
23John Halama37GWI,SML,AGUIL,ATLL,DOWLAAA,Ind,FgW16ATL11.5933.153.3235320400214.12127975124911234108731.2188.90.52.15.22.51
24David Huff24CLE,CLBAL,ILMLB,AAA16CLE9.6405.315.4230300000167.21941019921571971027371.49710.41.13.15.21.70
25Javier Martinez26YUC,NAVMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW168.6673.674.1934320100189.02118877255101043158011.38610.01.22.45.02.04
26Brian Matusz22FDK,BOW,BALCARL,EL,ALA+,AA,MLB16BAL4.8002.683.1427270110157.21395547134601592056481.1737.90.72.69.13.46
27Jon Michael Redding21GRLMIDWA16LAD3.8424.605.3526260000133.014979689390968165871.41410.10.62.66.52.46
28Joe Saunders28ANAALMLB16LAA7.6964.604.9431310110186.020210295296421016158051.4309.81.43.14.91.58
29Joe Savery23REA,LHVEL,ILAA,AAA16PHI6.7274.404.6428270200151.1153787413771962086681.5209.10.84.65.71.25
30Shohei Tateyama28YKUJPCLFgn166.7273.393.682727520188.119577712045212611027981.2749.31.02.26.02.80
31Hideaki Wakui23SEIJPPLFgn166.7272.302.4227271140211.21625754127621999058631.1246.90.53.28.52.62
32Jered Weaver26ANAALMLB16LAA8.6673.753.8833330420211.01969188266631744038821.2428.41.12.87.42.64
33Kazuki Yoshimi24CNIJPCLFgn167.6962.002.472725540189.11665242103321473167501.0517.90.51.67.04.45
34Bronson Arroyo32CINNLMLB15CIN13.5363.844.1333330320220.121410194316561279019231.2668.71.32.75.21.95
35Nate Bump32CAM,TOLATLL,ILInd,AAA15DET3.8332.442.7422220100147.213345406260748005841.0778.10.41.64.52.85
36Yu Darvish22NPNJPPLFgn155.7501.731.782323820182.0118363594501676057010.8965.80.42.28.33.71
37Carlos Hernandez22STK,MDL,SACCALL,TL,PCLA+,AA,AAA15OAK8.6524.064.8429250000150.21648168115311165076591.4409.80.73.26.92.19
38Daniel Hudson22BIR,WSM,CHR,KAN,CHASOUL,CARL,IL,SALL,ALAA,A+,AAA,A,MLB15CHW6.7142.442.9332281100166.01215445843018011046590.9886.60.42.39.84.19
39Ubaldo Jimenez25COL,LCYNL,DOWLMLB,FgW15COL12.5563.433.5534340100223.018688851386620510389331.2207.50.53.58.32.38
40Josh Johnson25FLONLMLB15FLA5.7503.233.3233330200209.018477751458619160108551.1587.90.62.58.23.29
41Brian Lawrence33POR,CAM,CRO,NOR,ORCATLL,PRWL,PCL,GOBLFgW,AAA,Ind15SDP-FLA10.6003.804.5531301200180.01919176124011158037621.2839.60.62.05.82.88
42Jon Lester25BOSALMLB15BOS8.6523.413.5432320200203.11868077206402253068431.2308.20.92.810.03.52
43Tim Lincecum25SFNNLMLB15SFG7.6822.482.7632320420225.116869621068226160119051.0476.70.42.710.43.84
44Aquilino Lopez34KIA,GIGKBO,DOWLFgn,FgW155.7502.983.9132290400202.22198867643013410038571.2939.70.31.96.03.12
45Derek Lowe36ATLNLMLB15ATL10.6004.675.0434340000194.2232109101166371114248551.51510.70.72.95.11.76
46Jason Marquis30COLNLMLB15COL13.5364.044.3333330210216.021810497158061154169211.3809.10.63.34.81.44
47Joel Pineiro30SLNNLMLB15STL12.5563.493.9532320320214.02189483112711058048651.1459.20.51.14.43.89
48Toshiya Sugiuchi28FKAJPPLFgn155.7502.362.782626610191.01455950146312044077641.0896.80.73.09.63.24
49Masahiro Tanaka20TOHJPPLFgn156.7142.332.422524631189.21705149134301717037711.1238.10.62.08.13.98
50Javier Vazquez32ATLNLMLB15ATL10.6002.873.0832320300219.11817570204422384068741.0267.40.81.89.85.41
51Randy Wells26CHN,IWANL,PCLMLB,AAA15CHC10.6003.013.5332320000191.11847564155341256137951.2398.70.72.55.92.36
52Sean West23FLO,JCKNL,SOULMLB,AA15FLA9.6254.795.3232310000167.11839989237221355047541.5249.81.23.97.31.88
53Scott Barnes21SJO,AKR,KINCALL,EL,CARLAA,A+14SFG-CLE5.7373.413.8627270000142.113161541549013811095971.2658.30.93.18.72.82
54Tony Barnette25RENPCLAAA14ARI8.6365.795.8529290000164.2185107106246201217037331.50010.11.33.46.61.95
55Clay Buchholz24PAW,BOSIL,ALAAA,MLB14BOS6.7003.253.4933320110191.01587469206611572157861.1737.40.93.17.42.38
56Matt Cain24SFNNLMLB14SFG8.6362.893.0233330400217.21847370227361713098861.1817.60.93.07.12.34
57Francisco Campos36CMP,HRM,MEXMEX,MXPW,CARSAAA,FgW1412.5382.863.9540370200223.12129871195411334099151.1918.50.82.25.42.46
58Jung-hoon Cho24LTGKBOFgn149.6094.054.792727220182.118997822353317570117841.3279.31.12.68.63.30
59Casey Coleman21KNXSOULAA14CHC6.7003.683.8127270100149.014263618580845126331.3428.60.53.55.11.45
60John Ely23BIRSOULAA14CHW2.8752.823.6327270100156.1140634995001251066381.2158.10.52.97.22.50
61Paul Fagan24LECFRONInd143.8242.703.2122200100140.01145042143308314315641.0507.30.92.15.32.52
62Deolis Guerra20FTM,NBR,MGLFLOR,EL,VEWLA+,AA,FgW14MIN11.5604.965.5632290110165.01771029111461118112127181.3529.70.62.56.42.57
63Jeremy Hall25POEFLORA+14TBR7.6673.624.0725250100139.1129635693511156095771.1778.30.62.37.43.29
64Tommy Hanson22ATL,GWINL,ILMLB,AAA14ATL7.6672.412.6932320000194.01455852156312069067791.0726.70.72.99.63.27
65Dan Haren28ARINLMLB14ARI10.5833.143.2633330310229.119283802738222340139091.0037.51.11.58.85.87
66Trey Hearne25SPD,MEMTL,PCLAA,AAA14STL4.7782.923.2728221110154.11365650114909710116381.1997.90.62.95.71.98
67Jeremy Hefner23LEL,PORCALL,PCLA+,AAA14SDP9.6094.104.7928280000156.017283711340014711096591.3599.90.82.38.53.68
68Jair Jurrjens23ATLNLMLB14ATL10.5832.602.9734340000215.01867162157511523238841.2147.80.63.16.42.03
69Yudai Kawai29CNI,CHUJPCL,JPWLFgn145.7373.333.642420220146.0147595411380722146131.2679.10.72.34.41.89
70Cliff Lee30CLE,PHIAL,NLMLB14CLE-PHI13.5193.223.4234340620231.22458883174311815079691.2439.50.71.77.04.21
71Braden Looper34MILNLMLB14MIL7.6675.225.6934340000194.2226123113396461005058661.49010.41.83.04.61.56
72Mike McCardell24FTM,NBR,MESFLOR,EL,AZFLA+,AA,Fal14MIN8.6364.174.7729290100151.015280701537112914016361.2529.10.92.27.73.49
73Daniel McCutchen26INA,PITIL,NLAAA,MLB14PIT8.6363.624.0230300000179.01838072164031294057491.2469.20.82.06.53.23
74Ricky Nolasco26FLO,NORNL,PCLMLB,AAA14FLA10.5834.865.1833330300200.0200115108234782072038431.2359.01.02.19.34.40
75Carl Pavano33CLE,MINALMLB14CLE-MIN12.5385.105.3733330110199.1235119113263911476058541.37510.61.21.86.63.77
76Andy Pettitte37NYAALMLB14NYY8.6364.164.6732320000194.219310190207611484038341.3828.90.93.56.81.95
77Rick Porcello20DETALMLB14DET9.6093.964.2731310000170.2176817523520893167201.3369.31.22.74.71.71
78Steve Randolph35YKO,ABQ,LGU,OMAJPCL,PCL,VEWLFgn,AAA,FgW14LAD-KCR7.6673.523.7738232110145.2114615788811477146321.3877.00.55.49.11.67
79Dan Reichert32BPTATLLInd149.6093.534.4128280730193.2183957612750126210108471.3328.50.63.55.91.68
80Nerio Rodriguez38MVA,ESC,UPR,DOMMEX,DOWL,CPBL,CARSAAA,FgW,Fgn147.6672.893.3836341201202.220076651449317571138551.2298.90.62.27.83.57
81Wandy Rodriguez30HOUNLMLB14HOU12.5383.023.3733330110205.21927769216351935128491.2408.40.92.88.43.06
82Charles Shirek23BIR,WSMSOUL,CARLAA,A+14CHW5.7373.594.0626250100155.116070628330762266391.2429.30.51.94.42.30
83Itsuki Shoda27SIN,GIGCPBL,DOWLFgn,FgW146.7004.444.9229270300166.12029182103901172047241.44910.90.52.16.33.00
84Josh Tomlin24AKRELAA14CLE9.6094.165.0326250000145.01498167212711257036011.2149.21.31.77.84.63
85Seong-hwan Yoon27SAMKBOFgn145.7374.324.483028200166.216383801934013110036901.1828.81.01.87.13.85
86Jasiel Acosta26MVA,GUA,MAZMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1310.5655.035.4237290200159.1192968920541665087161.54410.81.13.13.71.22
87Carlos Alvarado31ABQ,PCEPCL,PRWLAAA,FgW13LAD10.5653.503.8533300100180.01637770207101586077701.3008.21.03.67.92.23
88Alejandro Armenta30CMP,NAVMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1311.5425.085.3030300000164.216997932593011370107401.5919.21.45.16.21.22
89David Bromberg21FTMFLORA+13MIN4.7652.703.0527260110153.11255246663014814056421.2267.30.43.78.72.35
90Billy Buckner25REN,ARIPCL,NLAAA,MLB13ARI9.5914.644.8934291110180.118598931774116040197781.4369.20.83.78.02.16
91Mark Buehrle30CHAALMLB13CHW10.5653.844.0933330110213.12229791274531055128741.2529.41.11.94.42.33
92A.J. Burnett32NYAALMLB13NYY9.5914.044.3033330100207.0193999325970195101178961.4018.41.14.28.52.01
93Troy Cate28LGI,MANATLL,ELInd,AA13TOR5.7223.283.5525230200134.1123534914320876055491.1548.20.92.15.82.72
94Won-jun Chang23LTGKBOFgn138.6194.154.592828110162.21758375168251086047271.5809.70.94.56.01.32
95Chris Cody25NVL,HVLPCL,SOULAAA,AA13MIL9.5913.904.0827260100152.115069661840110610186501.2478.91.12.46.32.65
96Willie Collazo29NOR,CROPCL,PRWLAAA,FgW13FLA8.6193.794.2344262000185.018687782252010012057731.2869.01.12.54.91.92
97Rafael Cruz23VCZ,OBRMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1311.5423.994.6239292320185.0202958220363845137751.2869.81.01.84.12.33
98John Danks24CHAALMLB13CHW11.5423.774.0032320100200.11848984287311495018391.2838.31.33.36.72.04
99Seth Etherton32REN,ARAPCL,VEWLAAA,FgW13ARI11.5424.544.8439372000214.0236115108315211659059061.3469.91.32.26.93.17
100Pedro Figueroa23KNC,STKMIDW,CALLA,A+13OAK6.6843.383.7927270000152.01516457966114552106551.4288.90.53.98.62.20

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