Latest MLB Leaders (March 22nd — May 31st)
With the first two months 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 (58)
Most At-Bats – Jose Altuve (242)
Most Hits – Jose Altuve (77)
Highest Average – Troy Tulowitzki (.352)
Highest OBP – Troy Tulowitzki (.454)
Highest SLG – Nelson Cruz (.675)
Most Runs – Josh Donaldson (48)
Most Doubles – Paul Goldschmidt and Chase Utley (22).
Most Triples - Alex Rios (6)
Most Home Runs – Nelson Cruz (20)
Most RBI’s – Nelson Cruz (52)
Most Base On Balls - Jose Bautista (46)
Most Strikeouts – Ryan Howard (67)
Most Stolen Bases – Dee Gordon (34)
Most Caught Stealing – Billy Hamilton, Alex Rios and Jean Segura (6).
Most Intentional Base On Balls – David Ortiz (12)
Most Hit By Pitch – Shin-Soo Choo, Derek Dietrich and Neil Walker (8).
Most Sacrifice Flies – Matt Joyce (7)
Most Total Bases – Nelson Cruz (137)
Most Extra Base Hits – Edwin Encarnacion (34)
Most Grounded Into Double Plays – Alex Rios (14)
Most Ground Outs – Elvis Andrus (102)
Most Number Of Pitches Faced – Mike Trout (1,080)
Most Plate Appearances – Jose Altuve (261)
MLB LEADERS (AL and NL) – PITCHING
Most Wins – Mark Buehrle (9)
Most Losses – Brandon McCarthy and Charlie Morton (7).
Best ERA – Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto (1.68).
Most Games Started – Twenty-one players tied for most (12).
Most Games Pitched – Al Alburquerque, Carlos Torres and Brad Ziegler (29).
Most Saves – Francisco Rodriguez, Huston Street and Sergio Romo (17).
Most Innings Pitched – Johnny Cueto (91)
Most Hits Allowed – David Price (89)
Most Runs Allowed – Brandon McCarthy (46)
Most Earned Runs Allowed – Brandon McCarthy (42)
Most Home Runs Allowed – Marco Estrada (17)
Most Strikeouts – Corey Kluber (95)
Most Walks – A.J. Burnett (37)
Most Complete Games – Johnny Cueto (3)
Most Shutouts – Five players tied for most (2).
Best Opponent Avg. – Johnny Cueto (.151)
Most Games Finished – Francisco Rodriguez (26)
Most Double Plays Achieved – Four players tied for most (13).
Most Wild Pitches – Garrett Richards (11)
Most Balks – Samuel Deduno and Franklin Morales (3).
Most Stolen Bases Allowed – Gerrit Cole (15)
Most Pickoffs – Danny Duffy and Charlie Morton (3).
Most Batters Faced – David Price (351)
Most Pitches Thrown – Justin Verlander (1,348)