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Hits Allowed Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Hits Allowed measures the total number of hits a pitcher gives up over the course of the season.

List only includes qualifying pitchers.

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Hits allowed leaders given up the fewest number of hits over the course of a season among qualifying pitchers (to be “qualified” a pitcher must pitch the same number of innings that their team played that year – usually 162 but occasionally 163 or 161). Those who give up the fewest hits are usually more likely to have a high number of strikeouts as well, as striking out batters more frequently means they do not have as many opportunities to put the ball into play and possibly get a hit. Because baseball has seen less offense over the last few years, league leaders allow slightly fewer hits over the course of a season than ten to fifteen years ago. Those who lead the league also are more likely to pitch barely more than the number of innings pitched required to lead the league, which is why ratio statistics like hits allowed per nine innings are often more useful in judging pitchers’ effectiveness.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Hits Allowed Leaders
RankPlayerPosTeamHits Allowed
1Marco EstradaPTOR134
2Erasmo RamirezPTB145
3Zack GreinkePARI148
4Jake OdorizziPTB149
5Jacob deGromPNYM149
6Jake ArrietaPCHC150
7Trevor BauerPCLE152
8Carlos CarrascoPCLE154
9Yordano VenturaPKC154
10Francisco LirianoPPIT155
11Danny SalazarPCLE156
12Matt HarveyPNYM156
13Hector SantiagoPLAA156
14Jason HammelPCHC158
15Michael WachaPSTL162
16Mike FiersPHOU162
17Scott KazmirPHOU162
18Jimmy NelsonPMIL163
19Taijuan WalkerPSEA163
20Clayton KershawPLAD163
21Kyle HendricksPCHC166
22Ian KennedyPSD166
23Sonny GrayPOAK166
24Carlos MartinezPSTL168
25Chris HestonPSF169
26Tyson RossPSD172
27Lance LynnPSTL172
28J.A. HappPTOR173
29A.J. BurnettPPIT174
30Dan HarenPCHC174
31Mike LeakePSF174
32Chris ArcherPTB175
33Chris TillmanPBAL176
34Max ScherzerPWAS176
35Jeff LockePPIT179
36Felix HernandezPSEA180
37Tom KoehlerPMIA180
38Madison BumgarnerPSF181
39Garrett RichardsPLAA181
40Gio GonzalezPWAS181
41Ubaldo JimenezPBAL182
42Jon LesterPCHC183
43Gerrit ColePPIT183
44Shelby MillerPATL183
45Dallas KeuchelPHOU185
46Chris SalePCWS185
47Kyle GibsonPMIN186
48CC SabathiaPNYY188
49James ShieldsPSD189
50Corey KluberPCLE189
51Julio TeheranPATL189
52Aaron HarangPPHI189
53Edinson VolquezPKC190
54Cole HamelsPTEX190
55David PricePBOS190
56Wei-Yin ChenPBAL192
57Jonathon NiesePPIT192
58Rubby De La RosaPARI193
59Yovani GallardoPTEX193
60Johnny CuetoPKC194
61Anthony DeSclafaniPCIN194
62Brett AndersonPLAD194
63John DanksPCWS195
64R.A. DickeyPTOR195
65Rick PorcelloPBOS196
66Alex WoodPLAD198
67Mike PelfreyPDET198
68Andrew CashnerPSD200
69Alfredo SimonPDET201
70Wade MileyPSEA201
71Jordan ZimmermannPDET204
72Collin McHughPHOU207
73Colby LewisPTEX211
74John LackeyPCHC211
75Mark BuehrlePTOR214
76Bartolo ColonPNYM217
77Jose QuintanaPCWS218
78Jeff SamardzijaPSF228
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