In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the average of earned runs allowed by a pitcher per nine innings pitched (i.e. the traditional length of a game). It is determined by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine. Thus, a lower ERA is better.
In modern baseball, an ERA under 2.00 is considered exceptional and is rare. An ERA between 2.00 and 3.00 is also considered excellent and is only achieved by the best pitchers in the league. An ERA between 3.00 and 4.00 is above-average.
The lowest single-season ERA in league history was posted by Tim Keefe, whose 0.86 ERA in 105 innings pitched for the National League’s Troy Trojans in 1880 led his closest competitor by . 52 runs. In the American League, Dutch Leonard’s 0.96 ERA is a single-season record.
Ed Walsh holds the MLB earned run average record with a 1.816.
J. VerlanderHOUMLB Stat Leaders 2022
|EARNED RUN AVERAGE||ERA|
|1 J. VerlanderHOU||1.82|
|2 D. CeaseCHW||2.06|
|3 J. UriasLAD||2.25|
|4 A. ManoahTOR||2.31|
WHIP is a measure of base runner prevention, but it’s important to remember that base runner prevention is part pitching and part defense. The walks are mostly the pitcher’s fault, but hits vary dependig on the situation.Context:
WHIP reflects a pitcher’s propensity for allowing batters to reach base, therefore a lower WHIP indicates better performance. While earned run average (ERA) measures the runs a pitcher gives up, WHIP more directly measures a pitcher’s effectiveness against batters.
Usually, an average WHIP is around 1.30, while a good WHIP is under 1.10, and an elite WHIP is below 1. A WHIP over 1.50 is generally considered poor. Though they aren’t completely related, usually a pitcher with a good WHIP will have a good ERA as well.
Outfielder Ty Cobb, whose career ended in 1928, has the highest batting average in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. He batted . 366 over 24 seasons, mostly with the Detroit Tigers.
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Earned Run Average
| colspan=“3”>Earned Run Average All Time Leaders | ‘Top 1,000’ | | — | | Name | ERA (Raw ERA) | Rank | | Ed Walsh | 1.82 (1.816) | 1 | | Addie Joss | 1.89 (1.887) | 2 | | Jim Devlin | 1.89 (1.890) | 3 |
2022 Hitter Rankings: Top 150 Rest of Season (Updated: 8/14/2022)
Career Leaders & Records for Hits- Pete Rose (24) 4256. 15890. B.
Ty Cobb+ (24) 4189. 13103. L.
Henry Aaron+ (23) 3771. 13941. R.
Stan Musial+ (22) 3630. 12721. L.
Tris Speaker+ (22) 3514. 12020. L.
Derek Jeter+ (20) 3465. 12602. R.
Cap Anson+ (27) 3435. 11331. R.
Honus Wagner+ (21) 3420. 11766. R.
Gus Weyhing (277) holds the dubious record for most hit batsmen in a career. Chick Fraser (219), Pink Hawley (210), and Walter Johnson (205) are the only other pitchers to hit 200 or more batters in their careers.
H/9 represents the average number of hits a pitcher allows per nine innings pitched. It is determined by dividing a pitcher’s hits allowed by his innings pitched and multiplying that by nine. It’s a very useful tool for evaluating pitchers, whose goal is to prevent runs, which are usually scored by hits.
A hold is an unofficial statistic that measures the effectiveness of middle relievers. A hold is granted to a relief pitcher who enters a game with his team in the lead in a save situation, and hands over that lead to another reliever without the score having been tied in the interim.
MLB Team Strikeouts per Game
Can pitchers still hit? MLB is implementing a “Shohei Ohtani Rule,” which will allow pitchers to hit in the order. However, they’re given a separate designation as a designated hitter. This means, in the Angels superstar’s case, once he’s pulled from the game he can continue batting under the DH designation.
Below is the list of the top 100 Major League Baseball pitchers in Walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) with at least 1,000 innings pitched. Addie Joss is the all-time leader with a career WHIP of 0.9678.
FPS: First pitch strikes. FPS%: First pitch strike percentage. FPSO%: % of FPS at-bats that result in an out. FPSW%: % of FPS at-bats that result in a walk. FPSH%: % of FPS at-bats that result in a hit.
Strikeout to walk ratio (K/BB): You can’t simply look at strikeout-to-walk ratio and make firm judgments about a pitcher. But as supporting evidence goes, it’s one of the most useful “eyeball” stats out there.
This stat helps to give an idea of how effective a pitcher is at keeping runners off the bases. Obviously, the fewer baserunners a pitcher allows, the less likely he is to give up runs, especially “big innings.” WHIP does not include hit by pitch, despite the fact that it allows a runner on base.
Definition. Slugging percentage represents the total number of bases a player records per at-bat. Unlike on-base percentage, slugging percentage deals only with hits and does not include walks and hit-by-pitches in its equation. Slugging percentage differs from batting average in that all hits are not valued equally.