MLB Leaders in Computer Rankings at the All-Star Break

As we hit the All-Star Break, Bias Free Sports looks at the NL and AL leaders in the computer rankings in hitting and pitching.   A couple of interesting sidenotes in the ratings:

1) Andrew McCutchen not only has taken over as the top hitter in the National League, he leads all of MLB, barely edging out Josh Hamilton.

2) Justin Verlander, David Price, Yu Darvish and Chris Sale have been trading the top starting pitching spot in the AL all season, with no starter holding the number one position more than two weeks at a time.

3) After lurking around the fifth and sixth position for most of the season, R.A. Dickey has lately been dominating the NL starting pitchers, but Gio Gonzalez is starting to close the gap.

You can see the complete ratings for each of the categories by going to www.biasfreerankings.com/mlbplayerratings.htm.

NL Hitters:

RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS Rating
1 Andrew McCutchen PIT 309 58 112 17 5 18 60 14 0.362 1.039 20.09
2 Ryan Braun MIL 307 56 94 14 2 24 61 15 0.306 0.990 19.47
3 Carlos Gonzalez COL 315 61 104 19 4 17 58 11 0.330 0.967 19.10
4 David Wright NYM 302 56 106 27 2 11 59 9 0.351 1.004 18.22
5 Carlos Beltran STL 297 50 88 11 1 20 65 8 0.296 0.924 17.83
6 Matt Holliday STL 319 56 101 21 1 14 56 4 0.317 0.917 17.12
7 Melky Cabrera SF 337 55 119 18 7 8 44 10 0.353 0.910 16.81
8 Michael Bourn ATL 357 60 111 17 6 7 32 25 0.311 0.817 16.67
9 Hunter Pence PHI 340 58 97 15 2 16 50 4 0.285 0.834 16.40
10 Joey Votto CIN 287 50 100 35 0 14 48 5 0.348 1.087 16.27

AL Hitters:

RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS Rating
1 Josh Hamilton TEX 299 54 92 15 1 27 75 6 0.308 1.016 20.05
2 Miguel Cabrera DET 343 52 111 26 0 18 71 3 0.324 0.938 18.93
3 Jose Bautista TOR 315 59 77 12 0 27 65 4 0.244 0.899 18.28
4 Edwin Encarnacion TOR 308 55 91 14 0 23 58 9 0.295 0.947 18.13
5 David Ortiz BOS 308 62 96 25 0 22 57 0 0.312 1.013 18.11
6 Mike Trout LAA 258 57 88 15 3 12 40 26 0.341 0.959 17.46
7 Robinson Cano NYY 332 57 104 26 1 20 51 1 0.313 0.953 17.11
8 Curtis Granderson NYY 327 61 81 10 2 23 48 6 0.248 0.853 16.66
9 Adam Jones BAL 339 54 98 19 2 20 44 11 0.289 0.864 16.60
10 Jason Kipnis CLE 329 53 91 8 3 11 49 20 0.277 0.765 16.59

NL Starters:

RK Player Team GP GS IP W L ERA BB K WHIP Rating
1 R.A. Dickey NYM 17 17 120 12 1 2.400 26 123 0.930 28.470
2 Gio Gonzalez WAS 17 17 101 12 3 2.920 42 118 1.110 27.270
3 Stephen Strasburg WAS 17 17 99 9 4 2.820 28 128 1.100 25.380
4 Cole Hamels PHI 17 17 118 10 4 3.200 29 118 1.100 25.000
5 Matt Cain SF 17 17 120 9 3 2.620 24 118 0.960 24.720
6 Lance Lynn STL 17 17 103 11 4 3.410 36 105 1.230 24.360
7 James McDonald PIT 17 17 110 9 3 2.370 31 100 0.970 23.160
8 Johnny Cueto CIN 18 18 120 10 5 2.390 27 91 1.160 23.050
9 Zack Greinke MIL 19 19 111 9 3 3.320 26 111 1.230 23.050
10 Madison Bumgarner SF 17 17 115 10 5 3.270 23 99 1.100 23.030

AL Starters:

RK Player Team GP GS IP W L ERA BB K WHIP Rating
1 Justin Verlander DET 18 18 132 9 5 2.580 30 128 0.950 25.770
2 David Price TB 17 17 111 11 4 2.820 37 105 1.200 24.980
3 Yu Darvish TEX 16 16 102 10 5 3.590 53 117 1.360 24.250
4 Chris Sale CHW 16 15 102 10 2 2.190 25 98 0.950 24.160
5 CC Sabathia NYY 15 15 107 9 3 3.450 29 105 1.270 22.280
6 Ivan Nova NYY 17 17 110 10 3 3.920 33 100 1.380 22.200
7 Jered Weaver LAA 15 15 96.2 10 1 1.960 22 73 0.900 21.940
8 Felix Hernandez SEA 18 18 123 6 5 3.130 35 128 1.230 21.940
9 C.J. Wilson LAA 18 18 111 9 5 2.430 49 88 1.160 21.710
10 Max Scherzer DET 17 17 97.1 8 5 4.720 33 121 1.390 21.490

NL Relief Pitchers:

RK Player Team GP IP W L SV SVO ERA BB K WHIP Rating
1 Craig Kimbrel ATL 33 33 0 1 25 26 1.360 10 56 0.700 33.540
2 Joel Hanrahan PIT 35 34 4 0 23 26 2.380 18 35 1.120 32.000
3 Jason Motte STL 35 38.1 3 3 20 24 3.050 12 39 1.020 27.830
4 Kenley Jansen LAD 39 39.1 4 2 15 18 2.060 13 63 0.760 27.480
5 Santiago Casilla SF 36 31.2 2 4 21 25 2.840 11 30 1.330 26.830
6 Aroldis Chapman CIN 35 39.1 4 4 11 15 1.830 12 71 0.740 24.530
7 Jonathan Papelbon PHI 33 32.1 2 3 18 20 3.340 8 40 1.140 24.520
8 Tyler Clippard WAS 38 37.1 2 3 14 15 1.930 15 43 0.910 22.460
9 Huston Street SD 25 24 2 0 13 13 1.130 8 32 0.750 21.320
10 John Axford MIL 36 34.1 2 5 15 20 4.720 19 49 1.460 20.720

AL Relief Pitchers:

RK Player Team GP IP W L SV SVO ERA BB K WHIP Rating
1 Fernando Rodney TB 40 38.2 2 1 25 26 0.930 5 38 0.750 36.620
2 Jim Johnson BAL 37 37.1 1 0 26 27 1.210 9 22 0.750 34.740
3 Chris Perez CLE 34 32.1 0 2 24 26 3.340 7 35 1.110 30.550
4 Rafael Soriano NYY 36 33.2 2 0 20 21 1.600 15 34 1.340 29.960
5 Jonathan Broxton KC 31 31.2 1 1 21 24 1.990 12 23 1.330 28.480
6 Joe Nathan TEX 36 36.1 1 2 18 19 1.730 4 45 0.940 28.330
7 Alfredo Aceves BOS 41 43.2 0 6 19 23 4.330 14 41 1.190 25.080
8 Ernesto Frieri LAA 37 38 1 0 11 11 0.710 21 63 1.000 24.090
9 Jose Valverde DET 36 35 3 2 16 19 4.110 19 25 1.370 23.520
10 Casey Janssen TOR 33 34.1 1 1 12 13 2.360 5 35 0.870 20.770
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