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Pitcher Ground Into Double Plays Per Nine Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Ground Into Double Plays Per Nine is a pitching statistic which measures the average number of times batters hit into a double play on a per nine inning basis while the pitcher is on the mound.

*Qualifying pitchers only

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Pitching ground into double plays per nine leaders induce the most number of ground ball double plays for every nine innings pitched. The list below shows only pitchers who qualified for the ERA title by throwing at least as many innings as games played by his team. Ground balls are known as “a pitcher’s best friend” and can help a pitcher escape a scoring threat they may face. Pitchers who throw low in the strike zone and/or who throw a lot of offspeed and/or breaking pitches are more likely to induce more ground ball double plays simply by being more likely to induce a lot of ground balls. In most years the league leader will be able to induce about 1.5 ground balls for every 9 innings pitched.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Ground Into Double Players Per Nine Average
RankPlayerTeamIPGIDPGIDP/9
1Mike PelfreyDET164291.60
2Chris HestonSF177261.30
3Mark BuehrleTOR198281.30
4Alex WoodLAD189251.20
5Kyle GibsonMIN194271.20
6Tom KoehlerMIA187241.20
7John LackeyCHC218291.20
8Francisco LirianoPIT186221.10
9Rick PorcelloBOS172211.10
10CC SabathiaNYY167201.10
11Brett AndersonLAD180231.10
12Anthony DeSclafaniCIN184221.10
13Mike LeakeSF192221.00
14Gerrit ColePIT208221.00
15A.J. BurnettPIT164181.00
16Carlos MartinezSTL179191.00
17Rubby De La RosaARI188180.90
18Jimmy NelsonMIL177180.90
19Edinson VolquezKC200200.90
20Yovani GallardoTEX184180.90
21James ShieldsSD202210.90
22Jonathon NiesePIT176170.90
23Kyle HendricksCHC180150.80
24Johnny CuetoKC212180.80
25R.A. DickeyTOR214180.80
26John DanksCWS177150.80
27Cole HamelsTEX212190.80
28Aaron HarangPHI172160.80
29Scott KazmirHOU183170.80
30Sonny GrayOAK208190.80
31Garrett RichardsLAA207190.80
32Andrew CashnerSD184170.80
33Felix HernandezSEA201180.80
34Dallas KeuchelHOU232210.80
35Ubaldo JimenezBAL184160.80
36Jose QuintanaCWS206180.80
37Gio GonzalezWAS175160.80
38Chris TillmanBAL173160.80
39Carlos CarrascoCLE183170.80
40Tyson RossSD196170.80
41Lance LynnSTL175160.80
42Jordan ZimmermannDET201150.70
43Corey KluberCLE222180.70
44Dan HarenCHC187140.70
45David PriceBOS220170.70
46Jason HammelCHC170130.70
47Erasmo RamirezTB163130.70
48Bartolo ColonNYM194160.70
49Jeff LockePIT168130.70
50J.A. HappTOR172140.70
51Jeff SamardzijaSF214170.70
52Wei-Yin ChenBAL191150.70
53Shelby MillerATL205170.70
54Julio TeheranATL200150.70
55Trevor BauerCLE176140.70
56Matt HarveyNYM189130.60
57Alfredo SimonDET187130.60
58Colby LewisTEX204140.60
59Jake ArrietaCHC229150.60
60Zack GreinkeARI222150.60
61Wade MileySEA193130.60
62Jon LesterCHC205130.60
63Chris SaleCWS208130.60
64Yordano VenturaKC163110.60
65Danny SalazarCLE185110.50
66Ian KennedySD168100.50
67Madison BumgarnerSF218110.50
68Collin McHughHOU203120.50
69Michael WachaSTL18190.40
70Jake OdorizziTB16980.40
71Chris ArcherTB212100.40
72Mike FiersHOU18080.40
73Jacob deGromNYM19180.40
74Taijuan WalkerSEA16980.40
75Clayton KershawLAD23280.30
76Marco EstradaTOR18160.30
77Max ScherzerWAS22850.20
78Hector SantiagoLAA18030.10
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