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Pitcher Ground Ball Percentage (GB%) Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Ground Ball Percentage (GB%) is a pitching statistic that measures the percentage of balls batted into play off a pitcher that are classified as ground balls. 

GB% = ground balls hit / balls in play

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Pitching ground ball percentage leaders are those who allowed the highest percentage of ground balls against among all balls put into play against them.  Ground ball percentage leaders are most likely to be pitchers who throw a higher proportion of sinkers or other offspeed pitches, which are more likely to be “beat into the ground” by opposing batters. Those who lead the league in ground ball percentage are best served by having an above average infield defense playing against them, or for a team the effectively deploys shifts more often. Those who are allow the lowest percentage of ground balls against are not necessarily bad pitchers but most couple that pitching style with also striking out more batters and/or having a low home run to fly ball ratio.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Pitcher Ground Ball Percentage - GB%
RankPlayerTeamBIPGBGB%
1Brett AndersonLAD56538267.61%
2Dallas KeuchelHOU62439763.62%
3Tyson RossSD50731962.92%
4Felix HernandezSEA54031658.52%
5Garrett RichardsLAA58233357.22%
6Jake ArrietaCHC56632357.07%
7Jonathon NiesePIT55731556.55%
8Carlos MartinezSTL47826655.65%
9Kyle GibsonMIN58032255.52%
10Gio GonzalezWAS50527855.05%
11Yordano VenturaKC45525054.95%
12Chris HestonSF51027954.71%
13A.J. BurnettPIT48326354.45%
14Francisco LirianoPIT47625854.20%
15Sonny GrayOAK58331554.03%
16Mike LeakeSF57931153.71%
17Kyle HendricksCHC49726653.52%
18Jimmy NelsonMIL50426853.17%
19Jeff LockePIT51827352.70%
20Carlos CarrascoCLE44723552.57%
21Mike PelfreyDET55729152.24%
22Rubby De La RosaARI55228852.17%
23Yovani GallardoTEX58730351.62%
24Alex WoodLAD56929351.49%
25Clayton KershawLAD52326851.24%
26Ubaldo JimenezBAL52326550.67%
27Erasmo RamirezTB47323850.32%
28Wade MileySEA59629950.17%
29Jon LesterCHC54527350.09%
30Cole HamelsTEX56528350.09%
31Andrew CashnerSD54027050.00%
32CC SabathiaNYY50024749.40%
33James ShieldsSD51525449.32%
34Gerrit ColePIT55827549.28%
35Jose QuintanaCWS61330048.94%
36Zack GreinkeARI57828248.79%
37Tom KoehlerMIA55226948.73%
38Shelby MillerATL58928648.56%
39Chris ArcherTB52625548.48%
40Edinson VolquezKC59428547.98%
41Rick PorcelloBOS51324647.95%
42John LackeyCHC63230347.94%
43Matt HarveyNYM49923947.90%
44Michael WachaSTL51824547.30%
45Mark BuehrleTOR66431347.14%
46Jacob deGromNYM48022647.08%
47Collin McHughHOU60228347.01%
48Danny SalazarCLE47622246.64%
49Chris TillmanBAL52824446.21%
50Alfredo SimonDET59427345.96%
51Anthony DeSclafaniCIN54725145.89%
52Lance LynnSTL48922345.60%
53Jordan ZimmermannDET58826344.73%
54R.A. DickeyTOR65829444.68%
55Chris SaleCWS50022344.60%
56Bartolo ColonNYM61727444.41%
57Scott KazmirHOU51522844.27%
58Johnny CuetoKC61027044.26%
59Corey KluberCLE55624644.24%
60Madison BumgarnerSF56324343.16%
61J.A. HappTOR50121643.11%
62Wei-Yin ChenBAL56023842.50%
63Julio TeheranATL55323442.31%
64David PriceBOS59225042.23%
65Ian KennedySD44118642.18%
66Taijuan WalkerSEA47119741.83%
67Jason HammelCHC46519341.51%
68Jeff SamardzijaSF65327041.35%
69Trevor BauerCLE46319141.25%
70Mike FiersHOU48419941.12%
71Jake OdorizziTB47919139.87%
72John DanksCWS55321939.60%
73Aaron HarangPHI54921138.43%
74Max ScherzerWAS54620737.91%
75Colby LewisTEX63622936.01%
76Marco EstradaTOR50717434.32%
77Dan HarenCHC55117732.12%
78Hector SantiagoLAA50016032.00%
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