Nine to Know: Leading Pitchers in Starts 2009-18

Over the last 10 seasons, Max Scherzer leads all pitchers in starts, but Justin Verlander leads in innings pitched.

In this group, Zack Greinke has the lowest ERA, while Scherzer has the lowest WHIP.

Felix Hernandez leads in both complete games and shutouts.

Scherzer leads in wins, while James Shields leads in losses. Shields is the only pitcher under .500.

Shields has also surrendered the most homers, while Gio Gonzalez has allowed the fewest.

Max Scherzer has recorded the most strikeouts and Rick Porcello has walked the fewest batters.

Scherzer has the lowest BAA and Porcello has the highest batting average against.

RkPlayerGSIPERAWHIPAgeGCGSHOWLW-L%HRERBBSOHRTmBA
1Max Scherzer3222061.2 3.221.09424-3332210515978.67116917937385642383231ARI-DET-WSN.222
2Justin Verlander3222159.0 3.191.11626-3532221615889.64018208307655892229212DET-HOU.226
3Jon Lester3212011.1 3.451.22125-3432113215090.62518288417706281928201BOS-OAK-CHC.242
4James Shields3202061.1 4.031.29127-36322187113115.496203010069236321786291TBR-KCR-SDP-CHW.256
5Zack Greinke3112004.2 3.091.11825-3431113515373.67717797476894631927188KCR-MIL-LAA-LAD-ARI.237
6Cole Hamels3102010.0 3.391.18125-3431113511891.56518078097575661897221PHI-TEX-CHC.240
7Rick Porcello3071863.0 4.261.30320-29311103135106.56019989678814291364224DET-BOS.273
8Gio Gonzalez3001780.0 3.621.30923-323034212693.57515967687157341714147OAK-WSN-MIL.239
9Felix Hernandez2991991.2 3.191.15623-3230020912992.58417397957055641874182SEA.234

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