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Complete Games Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Complete Games are awarded to a pitcher when they have pitched every inning played and faced every batter in the game without the benefit of a relief pitcher.

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Complete games are becoming more and more of a rarity in baseball for a variety of reasons, including increased awareness of pitch counts (and some might say an over awareness of pitch counts), increased use in relievers and in particular specialty relievers, and an increased number of pitches batters see per plate appearance. Currently, pitchers who are able to pitch five or more complete games per year are considered a rarity and are generally recognized as “workhorses”. Twenty or so years ago there were approximately double the number of complete games thrown by league leaders, but unless there is a fundamental shift in how pitchers are utilized in the future the number of complete games thrown will likely continue to go down, or at least remain stagnant.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Complete Games Leaders
RankPlayerPosTeamGSComplete Games
1Madison BumgarnerPSF324
2Mark BuehrlePTOR324
3Corey KluberPCLE324
4Max ScherzerPWAS334
5Clayton KershawPLAD334
6Jake ArrietaPCHC334
7Carlos CarrascoPCLE303
8Sonny GrayPOAK313
9David PricePBOS323
10Dallas KeuchelPHOU333
11Josh TomlinPCLE102
12Mike MontgomeryPSEA162
13Chris RusinPCOL222
14John DanksPCWS302
15Mike LeakePSF302
16Alfredo SimonPDET312
17Felix HernandezPSEA312
18Chris HestonPSF312
19Johnny CuetoPKC322
20Cole HamelsPTEX322
21Jeff SamardzijaPSF322
22Shelby MillerPATL332
23R.A. DickeyPTOR332
24Colby LewisPTEX332
25Rich HillPOAK41
26Derek HollandPTEX101
27Chi Chi GonzalezPTEX101
28Josh CollmenterPARI121
29Cody AndersonPCLE151
30Eddie ButlerPCOL161
31Jesse HahnPOAK161
32Clay BuchholzPBOS181
33Justin VerlanderPDET201
34Hisashi IwakumaPSEA201
35Williams PerezPATL201
36Kendall GravemanPOAK211
37Taylor JungmannPMIL211
38Lance McCullersPHOU221
39Carlos RodonPCWS231
40Masahiro TanakaPNYY241
41Anibal SanchezPDET251
42Phil HughesPMIN251
43Jered WeaverPLAA261
44Jorge De La RosaPCOL261
45Michael PinedaPNYY271
46Drew HutchisonPTOR281
47CC SabathiaPNYY291
48Taijuan WalkerPSEA291
49Mike FiersPHOU301
50Trevor BauerPCLE301
51Bartolo ColonPNYM311
52Chris SalePCWS311
53Brett AndersonPLAD311
54Kyle HendricksPCHC321
55Kyle GibsonPMIN321
56Wade MileyPSEA321
57Zack GreinkePARI321
58Jon LesterPCHC321
59Jose QuintanaPCWS321
60Garrett RichardsPLAA321
61Edinson VolquezPKC331
62John LackeyPCHC331
63Tyson RossPSD331
64Chris ArcherPTB341
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