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Games Started Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Games Started measures the total number of games in which a pitcher starts the game by throwing out the first pitch.

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Games started leaders is one of the rare statistics in baseball in which the leaders post the same (or nearly the same) numbers every year. Because of the well-established five man starting rotation in baseball, if a starting pitcher remains in the rotation and does not miss a start due to injury the most number of starts he can make is approximately 33 or 34 (or in rare instances slightly more if a manager decides to skip another pitcher’s start due to off days throughout the season). Those who lead the league in games started are among the best pitchers in the game, simply by virtue of their remaining healthy and pitching well enough not to lose any starts in the rotation. Unless the philosophy behind managing a team’s starting rotation changes, the leaders will post nearly the same numbers year in and year out.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Games Started Leaders
RankPlayerPosTeamGames Started
1Chris ArcherPTB34
2Jake ArrietaPCHC33
3Dallas KeuchelPHOU33
4Colby LewisPTEX33
5Clayton KershawPLAD33
6Max ScherzerPWAS33
7James ShieldsPSD33
8John LackeyPCHC33
9Jordan ZimmermannPDET33
10Yovani GallardoPTEX33
11Edinson VolquezPKC33
12R.A. DickeyPTOR33
13Julio TeheranPATL33
14Tyson RossPSD33
15Shelby MillerPATL33
16Collin McHughPHOU32
17Gerrit ColePPIT32
18Zack GreinkePARI32
19Madison BumgarnerPSF32
20David PricePBOS32
21Garrett RichardsPLAA32
22Mark BuehrlePTOR32
23Rubby De La RosaPARI32
24Cole HamelsPTEX32
25Alex WoodPLAD32
26Ubaldo JimenezPBAL32
27Dan HarenPCHC32
28Wade MileyPSEA32
29Johnny CuetoPKC32
30Jon LesterPCHC32
31Kyle GibsonPMIN32
32Jeff SamardzijaPSF32
33Corey KluberPCLE32
34Hector SantiagoPLAA32
35Jose QuintanaPCWS32
36Kyle HendricksPCHC32
37Felix HernandezPSEA31
38Sonny GrayPOAK31
39Bartolo ColonPNYM31
40Alfredo SimonPDET31
41Chris SalePCWS31
42Chris HestonPSF31
43Lance LynnPSTL31
44Francisco LirianoPPIT31
45Chris TillmanPBAL31
46Wei-Yin ChenPBAL31
47Gio GonzalezPWAS31
48J.A. HappPTOR31
49Tom KoehlerPMIA31
50Jason HammelPCHC31
51Brett AndersonPLAD31
52Anthony DeSclafaniPCIN31
53Scott KazmirPHOU31
54Andrew CashnerPSD31
55Michael WachaPSTL30
56Jacob deGromPNYM30
57Danny SalazarPCLE30
58Carlos CarrascoPCLE30
59Trevor BauerPCLE30
60Mike LeakePSF30
61Jimmy NelsonPMIL30
62Ian KennedyPSD30
63Jeff LockePPIT30
64John DanksPCWS30
65Mike FiersPHOU30
66Mike PelfreyPDET30
67Carlos MartinezPSTL29
68Matt HarveyPNYM29
69Taijuan WalkerPSEA29
70Jonathon NiesePPIT29
71Aaron HarangPPHI29
72CC SabathiaPNYY29
73Yordano VenturaPKC28
74Marco EstradaPTOR28
75Drew HutchisonPTOR28
76Jake OdorizziPTB28
77Rick PorcelloPBOS28
78Nathan EovaldiPNYY27
79Michael PinedaPNYY27
80Erasmo RamirezPTB27
81Jeremy HellicksonPPHI27
82Kyle KendrickPCOL27
83Chase AndersonPARI27
84Jorge De La RosaPCOL26
85A.J. BurnettPPIT26
86Miguel GonzalezPBAL26
87Jesse ChavezPTOR26
88Nathan KarnsPSEA26
89Jered WeaverPLAA26
90Phil HughesPMIN25
91Joe KellyPBOS25
92Anibal SanchezPDET25
93Matt GarzaPMIL25
94Masahiro TanakaPNYY24
95Noah SyndergaardPNYM24
96Jeremy GuthriePKC24
97Danny DuffyPKC24
98Matt ShoemakerPLAA24
99Stephen StrasburgPWAS23
100Tommy MilonePMIN23
101Carlos RodonPCWS23
102Charlie MortonPPIT23
103Robbie RayPARI23
104Ryan VogelsongPSF22
105Tim HudsonPSF22
106Lance McCullersPHOU22
107Chris RusinPCOL22
108Kyle LohsePMIL22
109Eduardo RodriguezPBOS21
110Taylor JungmannPMIL21
111C.J. WilsonPLAA21
112Nick MartinezPTEX21
113Kendall GravemanPOAK21
114Mike BolsingerPLAD21
115Mat LatosPLAA21
116Michael LorenzenPCIN21
117Jerome WilliamsPPHI21
118Jaime GarciaPSTL20
119Hisashi IwakumaPSEA20
120Chad BettisPCOL20
121Williams PerezPATL20
122Justin VerlanderPDET20
123Roenis EliasPBOS20
124Wily PeraltaPMIL20
125Matt WislerPATL19
126Jake PeavyPSF19
127David PhelpsPMIA19
128Chris YoungPKC18
129Clay BuchholzPBOS18
130Andrew HeaneyPLAA18
131Odrisamer DespaignePSD18
132Scott FeldmanPHOU18
133Adam WarrenPCHC17
134Ervin SantanaPMIN17
135Ivan NovaPNYY17
136Kevin GausmanPBAL17
137Trevor MayPMIN16
138Patrick CorbinPARI16
139Jesse HahnPOAK16
140Mike MontgomeryPSEA16
141Shane GreenePDET16
142Raisel IglesiasPCIN16
143Eddie ButlerPCOL16
144Cody AndersonPCLE15
145Tim LincecumPSF15
146Wandy RodriguezPKC15
147Adam MorganPPHI15
148Doug FisterPWAS15
149Mike FoltynewiczPATL15
150David BuchananPPHI15
151Martin PerezPTEX14
152Alex ColomePTB13
153Aaron NolaPPHI13
154Joe RossPWAS13
155Carlos FriasPLAD13
156James PaxtonPSEA13
157Daniel NorrisPDET13
158Jarred CosartPMIA13
159Sean O'SullivanPPHI13
160Chris BassittPOAK13
161Justin NicolinoPMIA12
162David HalePCOL12
163Drew SmylyPTB12
164Tanner RoarkPWAS12
165Brad HandPMIA12
166Josh CollmenterPARI12
167Felix DoubrontPOAK12
168Matt MoorePTB12
169Keyvius SampsonPCIN12
170Matt BoydPDET12
171Aaron SanchezPTOR11
172Jose FernandezPMIA11
173Luis SeverinoPNYY11
174Adam ConleyPMIA11
175Henry OwensPBOS11
176Bud NorrisPATL11
177Kyle LobsteinPDET11
178Roberto HernandezPHOU11
179Matt CainPSF11
180Josh TomlinPCLE10
181Tyler DuffeyPMIN10
182Derek HollandPTEX10
183Chi Chi GonzalezPTEX10
184Yohan FlandePCOL10
185Jordan LylesPCOL10
186Vidal NunoPSEA10
187John LambPCIN10
188Travis WoodPCHC9
189Drew PomeranzPSD9
190Jason VargasPKC9
191Steven WrightPBOS9
192Justin MastersonPBOS9
193Jason MarquisPCIN9
194Aaron BrooksPOAK9
195Mike WrightPBAL9
196Jose UrenaPMIA9
197Jon GrayPCOL9
198Kris MedlenPKC8
199Ricky NolascoPMIN8
200Vance WorleyPBAL8
201Jerad EickhoffPPHI8
202Tyler LyonsPSTL8
203Matt AndriesePTB8
204Archie BradleyPARI8
205Brett OberholtzerPHOU8
206Eric StultsPLAD8
207Severino GonzalezPPHI7
208Nick TropeanoPLAA7
209Chad BillingsleyPPHI7
210Ross DetwilerPATL7
211Tsuyoshi WadaPCHC7
212Vince VelasquezPHOU7
213Josh SmithPCIN7
214Alec AsherPPHI7
215Randy WolfPDET7
216Tyler CravyPMIL7
217Dillon GeePNYM7
218Zack GodleyPARI6
219Steven MatzPNYM6
220Erik JohnsonPCWS6
221Shaun MarcumPCLE6
222Zach DaviesPMIL6
223Kyle RyanPDET6
224Colin ReaPSD6
225David HolmbergPCIN6
226Tim CooneyPSTL6
227Sean NolinPOAK6
228Manny BanuelosPATL6
229Tyler MatzekPCOL5
230Tyler WilsonPBAL5
231Ariel PenaPMIL5
232Brandon MorrowPSD5
233Allen WebsterPPIT5
234Kevin CorreiaPPHI5
235Hector NoesiPCWS5
236Ryan WeberPATL5
237Buck FarmerPDET5
238Joe BlantonPPIT4
239Brandon FinneganPCIN4
240Marcus StromanPTOR4
241Brandon McCarthyPLAD4
242Christian BergmanPCOL4
243Jhoulys ChacinPARI4
244Rich HillPOAK4
245Adam WainwrightPSTL4
246Logan VerrettPNYM4
247Chase WhitleyPTB4
248TJ HousePCLE4
249Chris CapuanoPNYY4
250Henderson AlvarezPMIA4
251Clayton RichardPCHC3
252Scott CopelandPTOR3
253Trevor CahillPCHC3
254Matt HarrisonPPHI3
255Robbie ErlinPSD3
256Jon MoscotPCIN3
257Asher WojciechowskiPHOU3
258Dallas BeelerPCHC3
259Dan StrailyPHOU3
260Tyler WagnerPMIL3
261Matt BarnesPBOS2
262Chris NarvesonPMIA2
263Steve GeltzPTB2
264Cody MartinPSEA2
265Edgar OlmosPCHC2
266Phil KleinPTEX2
267Jorge LopezPMIL2
268Scott BakerPLAD2
269Joe WielandPLAD2
270Bruce ChenPCLE2
271Casey KellyPSD2
272Anthony RanaudoPTEX2
273Craig BreslowPBOS2
274Bryan MitchellPNYY2
275Frankie MontasPCWS2
276Barry ZitoPOAK2
277Brandon BeachyPLAD2
278Samuel DedunoPHOU2
279Homer BaileyPCIN2
280Randall DelgadoPARI1
281Daniel HudsonPARI1
282Zach McAllisterPCLE1
283Sean GilmartinPNYM1
284Yimi GarciaPLAD1
285Alex WilsonPDET1
286Ian ThomasPLAD1
287Juan NicasioPLAD1
288Kendry FloresPMIA1
289Casey SadlerPPIT1
290Dustin McGowanPPHI1
291J.R. GrahamPMIN1
292Yusmeiro PetitPSF1
293A.J. ColePWAS1
294Phillippe AumontPCWS1
295Brian JohnsonPBOS1
296David HuffPLAD1
297Cory RasmusPLAA1
298Donn RoachPSEA1
299Yohan PinoPKC1
300Brad MillsPOAK1
301Brad PeacockPHOU1
302Todd RedmondPBAL1
303Gonzalez GermenPCOL1
304Chris BeckPCWS1
305Tony CingraniPCIN1
306Zach LeePLAD1
307Frank GarcesPSD1
308Rafael MonteroPNYM1
309Taylor JordanPWAS1
310Marco GonzalesPSTL1
311Tony ZychPSEA1
312Toru MurataPCLE1
313Drew RucinskiPCHC1
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