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.
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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.