Verlander is your MLB total pitch count leader as we head into the closing stretch

Several of you have asked about whether I could show a stat reflecting the overall pitch count leaders and their average pitches per game.  You ask, I deliver!  Here are the top 50 pitchers by total pitch count (TP), and their average number of pitches per game (p/gm).  Justin Verlander far exceeds other starting pitchers, even though he has the lowest WHIP of any of the top 50, but he has also pitched more innings than any other starter, indicating he is going much deeper into games than the rest.  One interesting note:  Stephen Strasburg doesn’t make the top 50, as his average pitches per game is 93.68 and his total number of pitches is 2061, but he has only pitched 127 innings.  The Nationals have indicated they will shut him down in September when gets to around 155 innings or so.  We’ll see if that’s true, or if they continue to remove him earlier and earlier from games so they can stretch him out as far as possible.  To see all the pitching stats from Bias Free Sports, go to www.biasfreerankings.com/mlbplayerratings.htm.

RK Player Team GP GS IP W L ERA BB K TP p/Gm WHIP Rating
1 Justin Verlander DET 23 23 168 12 7 2.510 41 166 2615 113.70 0.980 32.610
2 James Shields TB 23 23 154 10 7 4.080 45 151 2536 110.26 1.330 27.190
3 Yu Darvish TEX 21 21 134 11 8 4.570 74 154 2304 109.71 1.460 27.870
4 Jake Peavy CHW 22 22 154 9 8 3.080 34 138 2408 109.45 1.070 26.150
5 David Price TB 22 22 148 14 4 2.490 48 146 2395 108.86 1.130 32.480
6 Cole Hamels PHI 22 22 154 12 6 3.140 40 153 2377 108.05 1.120 30.540
7 CC Sabathia NYY 20 20 141 12 3 3.560 35 140 2160 108.00 1.210 28.730
8 Matt Cain SF 22 22 152 10 5 3.010 32 142 2353 106.95 1.030 27.660
9 Johnny Cueto CIN 23 23 153 14 6 2.580 35 124 2449 106.48 1.190 30.130
10 Ryan Vogelsong SF 21 21 143 10 5 2.270 48 105 2206 105.05 1.110 24.620
11 Yovani Gallardo MIL 23 23 140 10 8 3.790 56 137 2405 104.57 1.310 26.100
12 C.J. Wilson LAA 24 24 148 9 8 3.340 68 126 2506 104.42 1.300 24.460
13 Clayton Kershaw LAD 23 23 156 9 6 2.880 41 150 2395 104.13 1.040 27.580
14 Jon Lester BOS 23 23 141 5 10 5.360 42 117 2395 104.13 1.400 17.440
15 Felix Hernandez SEA 23 23 164 10 5 2.630 43 159 2389 103.87 1.110 29.660
16 Madison Bumgarner SF 23 23 154 12 7 3.080 31 144 2384 103.65 1.030 29.790
17 Max Scherzer DET 22 22 127 10 6 4.720 46 160 2274 103.36 1.410 27.370
18 Dillon Gee NYM 17 17 109 6 7 4.100 29 97 1751 103.00 1.250 17.850
19 Edinson Volquez SD 23 23 135 7 8 3.730 80 125 2359 102.57 1.360 21.910
20 Shaun Marcum MIL 13 13 82.1 5 3 3.390 26 77 1332 102.46 1.170 15.640
21 Ubaldo Jimenez CLE 23 23 133 9 11 5.250 77 108 2356 102.43 1.610 20.440
22 Brandon Beachy ATL 13 13 81 5 5 2.000 29 68 1331 102.38 0.960 16.340
23 Jason Vargas SEA 24 24 161 12 8 3.690 42 102 2449 102.04 1.140 24.870
24 Phil Hughes NYY 22 22 131 11 9 4.100 31 112 2242 101.91 1.280 24.320
25 Cliff Lee PHI 19 19 133 2 6 3.780 24 124 1935 101.84 1.170 16.950
26 Lance Lynn STL 22 22 133 13 5 3.520 48 133 2240 101.82 1.290 28.990
27 Matt Moore TB 22 22 130 9 7 3.730 62 124 2240 101.82 1.360 23.810
28 Aaron Harang LAD 22 22 130 7 7 3.800 59 100 2238 101.73 1.400 19.300
29 Colby Lewis TEX 16 16 105 6 6 3.430 14 93 1627 101.69 1.080 18.290
30 Gavin Floyd CHW 20 20 122 8 9 4.430 45 99 2032 101.60 1.370 19.600
31 Matt Harrison TEX 22 22 146 13 6 3.310 42 87 2234 101.55 1.310 24.580
32 Justin Masterson CLE 24 24 150 8 10 4.680 66 118 2432 101.33 1.420 21.200
33 Ian Kennedy ARI 23 23 145 10 9 4.340 30 126 2319 100.83 1.320 24.440
34 Trevor Cahill ARI 22 22 139 9 9 3.760 54 101 2214 100.64 1.320 21.520
35 Hiroki Kuroda NYY 23 23 150 10 8 3.240 36 116 2312 100.52 1.190 24.670
36 Kyle Drabek TOR 13 13 71.1 4 7 4.670 47 47 1305 100.38 1.600 9.930
37 Clay Buchholz BOS 19 19 122 9 3 4.480 42 80 1907 100.37 1.350 18.670
38 Tim Lincecum SF 23 23 129 6 11 5.430 62 139 2308 100.35 1.490 20.480
39 Jason Hammel BAL 18 18 109 8 6 3.540 39 106 1806 100.33 1.240 21.320
40 Homer Bailey CIN 22 22 135 9 7 3.980 38 100 2199 99.95 1.360 21.160
41 Jonathon Niese NYM 22 22 136 8 6 3.820 36 116 2190 99.55 1.190 22.090
42 James McDonald PIT 22 22 136 10 5 3.420 51 122 2188 99.45 1.190 25.090
43 Dan Haren LAA 20 20 121 8 8 4.440 30 99 1988 99.40 1.350 19.610
44 Josh Johnson MIA 23 23 139 7 8 3.880 43 122 2285 99.35 1.310 21.510
45 Ricky Romero TOR 23 23 136 8 8 5.470 74 97 2284 99.30 1.540 18.190
46 Felix Doubront BOS 22 22 122 10 6 4.700 52 119 2183 99.23 1.470 23.230
47 Chris Sale CHW 20 19 132 13 3 2.590 31 121 1984 99.20 1.020 28.990
48 Tommy Milone OAK 22 22 140 9 9 3.910 28 101 2182 99.18 1.220 21.470
49 Lucas Harrell HOU 23 23 138 9 8 3.970 53 96 2281 99.17 1.350 20.780
50 Jered Weaver LAA 20 20 131 15 1 2.130 27 101 1982 99.10 0.920 29.550
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