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