Latest MLB Leaders (March 22nd – April 30th)
With the first month of the 2014 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.
But 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 leads that particular category. I’ve done this for the past two seasons and it was well received, so I wanted to continue to do it for this season as well.
The following lists are categorized into hitting and pitching, but not AL or NL:
MLB LEADERS (AL and NL) – HITTING
Most Games Played – Paul Goldschmidt and Aaron Hill (31).
Most At-Bats – Paul Goldschmidt (124)
Most Hits – Melky Cabrera (41)
Highest Average – Charlie Blackmon (.374)
Highest OBP – Troy Tulowitzki (.477)
Highest SLG – Troy Tulowitzki (.727)
Most Runs – Brian Dozier (25)
Most Doubles – Paul Goldschmidt (12)
Most Triples – Adeiny Hechavarria and Andrelton Simmons (3).
Most Home Runs - Jose Abreu (10)
Most RBI’s - Jose Abreu (32)
Most Base On Balls - Jose Bautista (30)
Most Strikeouts - Abraham Almonte (39)
Most Stolen Bases - Dee Gordon (13)
Most Caught Stealing - Billy Hamilton (5)
Most Intentional Base On Balls - Prince Fielder (9)
Most Hit By Pitch - Jason Castro and Brandon Moss (5).
Most Sacrifice Flies - Matt Joyce (5)
Most Total Bases – Jose Abreu (71)
Most Extra Base Hits - Jose Abreu (19)
Most Grounded Into Double Plays - Carlos Santana (7)
Most Ground Outs - Elvis Andrus (53)
Most Number Of Pitches Faced - Mike Trout (570)
Most Plate Appearances – Paul Goldschmidt (138)
MLB LEADERS (AL and NL) – PITCHING
Most Wins – Zack Greinke and Adam Wainwright (5).
Most Losses - Four players tied for most (5).
Best ERA – Johnny Cueto (1.15)
Most Games Started - Wade Miley and Hyun-Jin Ryu (7).
Most Games Pitched – Kenley Jansen (17)
Most Saves – Francisco Rodriguez (13)
Most Innings Pitched – Johnny Cueto (47)
Most Hits Allowed – Cliff Lee (52)
Most Runs Allowed – Brandon McCarthy and Wade Miley (27).
Most Earned Runs Allowed – Wade Miley (25)
Most Home Runs Allowed – Eight players tied for most (7).
Most Strikeouts – Jose Fernandez (55)
Most Walks – Shelby Miller (21)
Most Complete Games – Johnny Cueto and Martin Perez (2).
Most Shutouts – Martin Perez (2)
Best Opponent Avg. – Johnny Cueto (.136)
Most Games Finished – Francisco Rodriguez (16)
Most Double Plays Achieved – Martin Perez (12)
Most Wild Pitches – Wade Miley (6)
Most Balks – Samuel Deduno and Franklin Morales (2).
Most Stolen Bases Allowed – Trevor Cahill, Drew Hutchinson and Tyson Ross (7)
Most Pickoffs – Four players tied for most (2).
Most Batters Faced – Johnny Cueto and Wade Miley (177).
Most Pitches Thrown – C.J. Wilson (689)