Here are your MLB pitch count leaders at the halfway point of the season

Just a different stat for you this morning–looking at the pitching stats and I was trying to see if there was a correlation between total number of pitches and pitcher rating–I was have surmised that a lower number of pitches might indicate a higher rating, as pitchers getting into a lot of trouble during games will throw more pitches.  But Justin Verlander is the top-rated pitcher in the AL and has the highest pitch count in the majors (he also goes deeper into games AND he’s been dating Kate Upton–this guy is a winner for sure).  However, the top three pitchers in the NL (Dickey, Gonzalez, Strasburg), all have pitch counts under 1700, so I think the corrolation needs further investigation.  It will be interesting to see, however, how many of these guys are on the IR before the end of the season.

You can see all of Bias Free Sports’ player ratings by going to www.biasfreerankings.com/mlbplayerratings.htm.

Player Team GP GS IP W L ERA BB K TP WHIP Rating
Justin Verlander DET 18 18 132 9 5 2.580 30 128 2032 0.950 25.770
James Shields TB 18 18 118 8 5 4.170 34 109 1995 1.420 20.810
Johnny Cueto CIN 18 18 120 10 5 2.390 27 91 1927 1.160 23.050
Jason Vargas SEA 19 19 126 8 7 4.070 32 86 1924 1.150 18.880
Jon Lester BOS 18 18 112 5 6 4.490 30 94 1888 1.350 16.060
Yovani Gallardo MIL 18 18 108 7 6 3.740 50 107 1878 1.380 20.080
Felix Hernandez SEA 18 18 123 6 5 3.130 35 128 1874 1.230 21.940
Edinson Volquez SD 18 18 107 5 7 3.520 63 98 1866 1.380 17.400
Matt Cain SF 17 17 120 9 3 2.620 24 118 1835 0.960 24.720
David Price TB 17 17 111 11 4 2.820 37 105 1833 1.200 24.980
Justin Masterson CLE 18 18 114 5 8 4.400 47 93 1833 1.350 16.050
Clayton Kershaw LAD 18 18 120 6 5 2.910 32 119 1832 1.060 21.430
Jake Peavy CHW 17 17 120 7 5 2.850 26 108 1827 0.990 21.460
Ricky Romero TOR 18 18 110 8 4 5.220 58 76 1825 1.470 16.410
C.J. Wilson LAA 18 18 111 9 5 2.430 49 88 1820 1.160 21.710
Cole Hamels PHI 17 17 118 10 4 3.200 29 118 1817 1.100 25.000
Zack Greinke MIL 19 19 111 9 3 3.320 26 111 1778 1.230 23.050
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE 17 17 102 8 7 4.500 58 77 1773 1.510 17.190
Tim Lincecum SF 18 18 96.2 3 10 6.420 50 104 1766 1.580 12.900
Max Scherzer DET 17 17 97.1 8 5 4.720 33 121 1760 1.390 21.490
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