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