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