Latest MLB Leaders (March 28th-April 30th)

With the first full month of the 2012 MLB season in the books I thought I’d take the first day of the new month to recap the season thus far. It’s been exciting, as well as disappointing–depending on how you look at it, and who you’re rooting for.

Instead of talking about the events that have taken place so far this year, I decided to make a list of different categories and beside them name the player(s) that lead that particular category. I did something similar last year, but not until September. I’m planning on posting an entry like this on the first day of each month. (That would make 5 more of these if you’re keeping score at home.)

The following lists are categorized into hitting and pitching, but NOT AL or NL:

MLB LEADERS (AL and NL)- HITTING

Most Games Played-Chase Headley, Ichiro Suzuki, and Will Venable (24)

Most At-Bats-Yunel Escobar and Ichiro Suzuki (102)

Most Hits-Derek Jeter (37)

Highest Average-Matt Kemp (.417)

Most Runs-Matt Kemp and Ian Kinsler (24)

Most Triples-Orlando Hudson (4)

Most Home Runs-Matt Kemp (12)

Most RBI’s-Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp (25)

Most Base On Balls-Joey Votto (20)

Most Strikeouts-Adam Dunn (34)

Most Stolen Bases-Starlin Castro and Dee Gordon (10)

Most Caught Stealing-Will Venable (5)

Most Intentional Base On Balls-David Wright (5)

Most Hit By Pitch-Josh Willingham (4)

Most Sacrifice Flies-Johnny Cueto (6)

Most Total Bases-Matt Kemp (75)

Most Extra Base Hits-Edwin Encarnacion and Matt Kemp (16)

Most Grounded Into Double Plays-Luke Scott (6)

Most Ground Outs-Yunel Escobar (53)

Most Air Outs-J.J. Hardy and Josh Reddick (36)

Most Number Of Pitches Faced-Emilio Bonifacio (467)

Most Plate Appearances-Yunel Escobar and Ian Kinsler (110)

MLB LEADERS (AL and NL)- PITCHING

Most Wins-Eight way tie for most (4)

Most Losses-Ervin Santana (5)

Best ERA-Joe Saunders (0.90)

Most Games Started-Four way tie for most (6)

Most Games Pitched-Kenley Jansen (14)

Most Saves-Craig Kimbrel and Jonathan Papelbon (8)

Most Innings Pitched-Felix Hernandez (44.1)

Most Hits Allowed-Brandon McCarthy (45)

Most Runs Allowed-Clay Buchholz (29)

Most Earned Runs Allowed-Clay Buchholz (28)

Most Home Runs Allowed-Ervin Santana (10)

Most Srikeouts-Felix Hernandez (42)

Most Walks-Yu Darvish, Justin Masterson and Jonathan Sanchez (17)

Most Complete Games-Jake Peavy (2)

Most Shutouts-Six way tie for first (1)

Most Hit Batsmen-Johnny Cueto (5)

Most Games Finished-Brandon League (12)

Most Groundouts Achieved-Henderson Alvarez (56)

Most Double Plays Achieved-Jaime Garcia (9)

Most Wild Pitches-Freddy Garcia (5)

Most Balks-Cole Hamels (2)

Most Stolen Bases Allowed-Matt Latos (9)

Most Pickoffs-Derek Holland (3)

Most Batters Faced-Felix Hernandez (177)

Most Pitches Thrown-Felix Hernandez (637)

3 Comments

It’s a little early still for “On Pace” numbers, but E Santana giving up 10 HR’s already is not a good number

Russel ~ http://wrigleyregular.mlblogs.com/

Wow. Sorry I didn’t read this entry before as I’ve been…busy to say the least, but it is certainly surprising to see some of the numbers associated with some of the names. I mean I heard about the exploits of Kemp, for example, but some of the names on the list are shocking.
-Mateo
http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

RUSSEL-
Haha, no it’s not.
MATEO-
No problem. I appreciate you reading whether it’s an hour after I post it, or a week after. As far as the names on the lists, I was surprised by several of them too.

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