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2019 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
1Justin Verlander36HOUALMLB21HOU6.7782.582.6634340210223.01376664364203006048470.8035.51.51.712.17.14
2Gerrit Cole28HOUALMLB20HOU5.8002.502.8033330000212.11426659294803263348170.8956.01.22.013.86.79
3Mitchell Lambson28WPG,NAV,SMLAA,MXPW,ATLLFgW,Ind208.7143.133.3636360420233.022287812260320911049631.2108.60.82.38.13.48
4Josh Lindblom32DOOKBOFgn203.8702.502.643030000194.21655754132901896077730.9977.60.61.38.76.52
5Eduardo Rodriguez26BOSALMLB19BOS6.7603.813.9034340000203.11958886247522137038591.3288.61.13.39.42.84
6Cesar Valdez34YUC,LCYMEX,DOWLAAA,FgW193.8642.012.2930290110188.1171484272101626097431.0198.20.31.07.77.71
7Octavio Acosta28MCD,JALMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW189.6674.965.0638350110188.222210610420641147200118301.51610.61.03.17.02.30
8Domingo German26NYA,SWBAL,ILMLB,AAA18NYY4.8184.164.4728250000147.01297368324101585056131.1567.92.02.59.73.85
9Zack Greinke35ARI,HOUNL,ALMLB18ARI-HOU5.7832.933.1533330000208.21757368213021874128100.9827.50.91.38.16.23
10Stephen Strasburg30WASNLMLB18WSN6.7503.323.4033330000209.016179772456425110088411.0386.91.02.410.84.48
11Max Fried25ATLNLMLB17ATL6.7394.024.3533301100165.217480742147317351117021.3349.51.12.69.43.68
12Jason Garcia26SXC,MTG,MTI,PRIAA,SOUL,PRWL,CARSInd,AA,FgW17TBR5.7733.794.1028230210142.2137656086101309266181.3888.60.53.88.22.13
13Kwang Hyun Kim30SKKKBOFgn176.7392.513.033130000190.11986453133811802087861.2409.40.61.88.54.74
14Young-ha Lee21DOOKBOFgn174.8103.643.862927100163.1148706656119010246921.2808.20.33.45.01.48
15Angel Sanchez29SKKKBOFgn175.7732.622.782828000165.01515148242014822116711.1708.20.12.38.13.52
16Henry Sosa33SKK,FUBKBO,CPBLFgn175.7732.732.932828210181.01455955203301812187120.9837.21.01.69.05.48
17Mitch Atkins33YOR,MTYATLL,MXPWInd,FgW1612.5712.853.2438380300233.22098474164401735159431.0838.00.61.76.73.93
18Yoimer Camacho29ROU,CCSFFDB,VEWLFgn,FgW1601.0001.481.8041153111140.1732823223318580101170.6844.70.11.511.98.04
19Marco Gonzales27SEAALMLB16SEA13.5523.994.7034340000203.021010690235611476128661.3109.31.02.56.52.63
20Dakota Hudson24SLNNLMLB16STL7.6963.354.1233321001174.21608065228681369057571.4088.21.14.47.01.58
21Clayton Kershaw31LAN,TUL,OKCNL,TL,PCLMLB,AA,AAA16LAD5.7623.053.2031300000188.21546764314302012177451.0447.31.52.19.64.67
22Mitch Lively33BTH,MAZCPBL,MXPWFgn,FgW1612.5712.923.7739340000212.12198969126161727179151.3199.30.52.67.32.82
23Radhames Liz35LNWCPBLFgn166.7274.184.683027002161.21558475195811796146861.3188.61.13.210.03.09
24Lance Lynn32TEXALMLB16TEX11.5933.673.8433330000208.119589852159024680188751.2198.40.92.510.64.17
25James Marvel25ATO,INA,PITEL,IL,NLAA,AAA,MLB16PIT8.6673.463.5632320220179.215671691452314515277411.1587.80.72.67.32.79
26Charlie Morton35TBAALMLB16TBR6.7273.053.2833330000194.215471661557024012157901.0847.10.72.611.14.21
27Yoanys Quiala25SAC,LMO,RMD,MEXPCL,MXPW,EL,CARSAAA,FgW,AA16SFG10.6154.464.8736350000199.2201108992855417310298491.2829.11.32.57.83.15
28Shun Yamaguchi31YOM,YOMJPCL,JPELFgn164.8002.783.0828000181.01486256864119413057501.1717.40.43.29.63.03
29Hyeon-jong Yang31KIAKBOFgn168.6672.292.732929220184.2165564763301632017311.0728.00.31.67.94.94
30Kohei Arihara26NPNJPPLFgn158.6522.462.6824110164.11114945144001619096390.9196.10.82.28.84.03
31Shane Bieber24CLEALMLB15CLE8.6523.283.6134331320214.11868678314012596168591.0547.81.31.710.96.48
32Luis Castillo26CINNLMLB15CIN8.6523.403.5932320000190.21397672227902267357811.1436.61.03.710.72.86
33Joe Corbett22WTA,SPO,RGSLSC,NORW,ARIZNCAA,A-,Rk15TEX1.9382.242.70341412014116.274352983211669024660.9095.70.62.512.85.19
34Andrew Dean22UIS,PDS,FWAGLVC,ARIZ,MIDWNCAA,Rk,A15SDP01.0002.883.3929172000122.099463973601489365031.1077.30.52.710.94.11
35Mike Fiers34OAKALMLB15OAK4.7893.904.0033330110184.216682803053012691137541.1868.11.52.66.12.38
36Dylan File23BIL,CARSOUL,CARLAA,A+15MIL6.7143.243.4926260100147.01455753922213610046001.1368.90.61.38.36.18
37Edgar Gonzalez36MTY,MTYMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1511.5775.185.7638370000186.02441191072345011614078381.55411.81.12.25.62.58
38Kyle Hodgson--FSC,HGDMSAC,PECONCAA,Ind153.8333.133.3726211240149.21385652162101410046041.0628.31.01.38.56.71
39Jake Odorizzi29MINALMLB15MIN7.6823.513.6830300000159.01396562165301784046581.2087.90.93.010.13.36
40Jake Paulson27AKR,GUA,CLBEL,MXPW,ILAA,FgW,AAA15CLE14.5174.024.6141333000199.1227102891167512780128671.47510.20.53.05.71.90
41James Paxton30NYAALMLB15NYY6.7143.824.2429290000150.21387164235501862176331.2818.21.43.311.13.38
42Daryl Thompson33SMLATLLInd158.6523.133.3228280410192.21687167202701627047661.0127.80.91.37.66.00
43Takumi Akiyama28HAN,HANJPWL,JPCLFgn145.7373.303.7223000128.1127534714220933045221.1618.91.01.56.54.23
44John Anderson30LNC,PRH,ESCATLL,AUBL,DOWLInd,Fgn,FgW1413.5193.864.4846361100233.02281161002280221661249911.3228.80.83.18.32.70
45Jose Berrios25MINALMLB14MIN8.6363.684.2232320100200.11949482265101959188421.2238.71.22.38.83.82
46Walker Buehler24LANNLMLB14LAD4.7783.263.8030300200182.11537766203702157047371.0427.61.01.810.65.81
47Jorge Castillo37QRO,HRMMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1411.5603.964.3137291000156.21587569194311371266421.2839.11.12.57.93.19
48Patrick Corbin29WASNLMLB14WSN7.6673.253.6133330110202.01698173247022383048351.1837.51.13.110.63.40
49Alex Delgado24OAX,OBR,OBRMEX,MXPW,AZFLAAA,FgW,Fal149.6094.775.0039381100200.0215111106315601752178551.3559.71.42.57.93.13
50Randy Dobnak24PEN,ROC,MIN,FTMSOUL,IL,AL,FLORAA,AAA,MLB,A+14MIN5.7371.982.4833264101163.1131453673301328156481.0047.20.41.87.34.00
51Manuel Flores33CMP,JALMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW148.6364.544.7038291220172.11739087214501497067281.2659.01.12.47.83.31
52Lucas Giolito24CHAALMLB14CHW9.6093.413.5229290320176.21316967245712284067051.0646.71.22.911.64.00
53Michael Hope22FMH,SHPAA,PSACInd,NCAA144.7783.664.6544912022118.01136148945112070105171.3398.60.73.49.22.67
54Brendan Jenkins24SENFFDBFgn143.8242.143.371916210117.29744282201274020.9947.40.21.59.76.35
55Ryan Johnson26LCU,WPGHLC,AANCAA,Ind146.7003.273.6325250010151.113161551070013672116421.3287.80.64.28.11.94
56Chris Kachmar22LPU,EUG,CBZASun,NORW,ARIZNCAA,A-,Rk14CHC3.8243.224.2029154010120.093564385601304385101.2427.00.64.29.82.32
57Casey Kelly29LGKKBOFgn1412.5382.553.492929000180.116470517410126160127471.1378.20.32.06.33.07
58Tim Melville29ABQ,COL,LGIPCL,NL,ATLLAAA,MLB,Ind14COL8.6364.895.2727260000141.21548377345721319166301.4899.82.23.68.32.30
59Wade Miley32HOUALMLB14HOU6.7003.984.4633330000167.11648374236101405247201.3458.81.23.37.52.30
60Mike Minor31TEXALMLB14TEX10.5833.593.7232320210208.11908683306812007028631.2388.21.32.98.62.94
61Zach Neal30SEI,SEIJPPL,JPELFgn144.7783.153.9725000143.0150635012220759145911.2039.40.81.44.73.41
62Keven Pimentel23TPA,BOISSC,NORWNCAA,A-14COL3.8243.744.4641192000149.11437462451013114466381.2998.60.23.17.92.57
63Rick Porcello30BOSALMLB14BOS12.5385.525.8932320000174.1198114107314521436257681.39410.21.62.37.43.18
64Colin Rea28IWAPCLAAA14CHC4.7783.954.5026260100148.01427465176031202036261.3658.61.03.67.32.00
65Hyun Jin Ryu32LANNLMLB14LAD5.7372.322.6129290110182.21605347172421634007231.0077.90.81.28.06.79
66Ryan Solimine--MIT,ADINECC,PGCLNCAA,Smr143.8242.502.8119180340118.2111373391101005034791.0288.40.70.87.69.09
67Mike Soroka21ATL,GWINL,ILMLB,AAA14ATL4.7782.742.9331310000184.01586056154211527037341.0877.70.72.17.43.62
68Adam Wainwright37SLNNLMLB14STL10.5834.194.3531310000171.21818380226471538027451.4279.51.23.48.02.39
69Tyler Wilson29LGKKBOFgn147.6672.923.753030100185.01717760744113710067631.1628.30.32.16.73.11
70Taisuke Yamaoka23ORX,ORXJPPL,JPWLFgn144.7783.593.9427200178.01617871164611644027301.1638.10.82.38.33.57
71Tim Adleman31TOL,ERI,LGIIL,EL,ATLLAAA,AA,Ind13DET4.7653.093.3023201200128.01004744153601373195101.0637.01.12.59.63.81
72Brett Anderson31OAKALMLB13OAK9.5913.894.0931310000176.0181807620492904047431.3079.31.02.54.61.84
73Homer Bailey33KCA,OAKALMLB13KCR-OAK9.5914.574.6331310000163.11628483215311494146961.3168.91.22.98.22.81
74Ronald Bolanos22AMA,LEL,SDNTL,CALL,NLAA,A+,MLB13SDP9.5913.964.5630261000150.0125766614650161142176331.2677.50.83.99.72.48
75Jake Brigham31WOIKBOFgn135.7222.963.522828000158.11486252546013012176691.2258.40.32.67.42.83
76Jack Bunting--JHUCENTNCAA1301.0002.332.7517120085.0812622310755123401.0718.60.31.17.97.50
77Tucker Burgess--NGUCCarNCAA132.8672.163.07202000108.189372611151138014420.9607.40.91.29.47.53
78Paul Campbell23MTG,POESOUL,FLORAA,A+13TBR8.6193.673.8627201000144.2126625993721126085811.1277.80.62.37.03.03
79Raul Carrillo27SLT,NAVMEX,MXPWAAA,FgW1312.5204.575.2638380000207.02551211052563014580159051.53611.11.12.76.32.30
80Anthony Carter33ASu,AZU,DOMMEX,DOWL,CARSAAA,FgW135.7223.013.7972049001780.26734279377717043451.2897.51.04.17.91.92
81Woo-chan Cha32LGKKBOFgn138.6194.124.652928000168.118187771659012450137301.4269.70.93.26.62.10
82Mike Clevinger28CLE,AKR,CLBAL,EL,ILMLB,AA,AAA13CLE4.7652.842.8423230000133.11024242113901782005291.0586.90.72.612.04.56
83William Cuevas28WIZKBOFgn1310.5653.623.913030000184.015380741863013512047601.1747.50.93.16.62.14
84Reid Detmers19ULVACCNCAA134.7652.782.78191800113.171353512331677014440.9185.61.02.613.35.06
85Drake Fellows21VDYSECNCAA132.8674.094.40191910116.21115753947133170175161.3548.60.73.610.32.83
86Mike Foltynewicz27ATL,GWINL,ILMLB,AAA13ATL7.6504.334.7631310000168.11588981245421504077081.2598.41.32.98.02.78
87Kyle Gibson31MINALMLB13MIN7.6504.845.5734290000160.01759986235601607087061.4449.81.33.29.02.86
88Casey Harman30PUE,BTHMEX,CPBLAAA,Fgn134.7654.564.9026240000132.11567267262701122015721.38310.61.81.87.64.15
89Shota Imanaga25YKOJPCLFgn137.6502.913.1225330170.01285955185681864026841.0826.81.03.09.83.32
90Eric Jokisch29WOIKBOFgn139.5913.133.573030110181.11667263939014111067461.1318.20.41.97.03.62
91Merrill Kelly30ARINLMLB13ARI14.4814.424.6632320000183.11849590295741582047771.3159.01.42.87.82.77
92Dave Kubiak29SOM,ESC,TRRATLL,DOWL,MEXInd,FgW,AAA135.7222.993.1630300100165.11275855145821616286781.1196.90.83.28.82.78
93Jon Lester35CHNNLMLB13CHC10.5654.465.3031310000171.220510185265201655037641.49710.71.42.78.73.17
94Zac Lowther23BOWELAA13BAL7.6502.552.8026260000148.01024642863015450105931.1156.20.53.89.42.44
95Kevin McGovern30WPG,SMLAA,ATLLInd139.5913.574.0425240000151.11476860125021170056341.3028.70.73.07.02.34
96Ian McKinney24MOD,ARKCALL,TLA+,AA13SEA5.7223.033.6328280100151.112161511159016816096311.1897.20.73.510.02.85
97Nestor Molina30ASu,LRAMEX,VEWLAAA,FgW1312.5204.525.4935350100195.02141199820593151110118501.4009.90.92.77.02.56
98Yoanner Negrín35YUCMEXAAA136.6843.223.7724240000148.013362531049112414036221.2308.10.63.07.52.53
99Sean Nolin29TAC,LGI,BIRPCL,ATLL,SOULAAA,Ind,AA13SEA-CHW5.7224.074.2727241000137.01346562194001354255731.2708.81.22.68.93.38
100Shinichi Ohnuki25YKO,CBA,YOKJPCL,AUBL,JPELFgn137.6504.234.703543000132.01406962104431114045711.3949.50.73.07.62.52

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