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