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Line Drive Percentage (LD%) Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Line Drive Percentage (LD%) is a pitching statistic that measures the percentage of balls hit into play off a pitcher that are line drives.

LD% = Line Drives / Batted In Play

More about Line Drive Percentage (LD%) Leaders

Pitching line drive percentage leaders are those who allow the greatest percentage of balls put into play against them to result in a home run. The list below is for all ERA-qualifying pitchers, which means they pitched at least one inning for every team game pitched, though generally speaking the pitchers who allow the greatest percentage of line drives are not going to be the most effective. This is because of all of the batted ball types (also including ground balls, fly balls, and pop ups), line drives are most likely to result in a base hit (approximately 70% of the time). Thus pitchers should strive to allow more ground balls or fly balls/pop ups and fewer line drives. A pitcher’s defense has no impact on this percentage as it is a batted ball type determined by how a batter made contact with the pitch.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Pitcher Line Drive Percentage - LD%
RankPlayerTeamBIPLDLD%
1David PriceBOS59215025.34%
2Madison BumgarnerSF56314225.22%
3J.A. HappTOR50112524.95%
4Jeff LockePIT51812924.90%
5A.J. BurnettPIT48311824.43%
6Clayton KershawLAD52312724.28%
7Gerrit ColePIT55813524.19%
8Jason HammelCHC46511123.87%
9Jose QuintanaCWS61314623.82%
10Ian KennedySD44110523.81%
11Anthony DeSclafaniCIN54713023.77%
12Alex WoodLAD56913523.73%
13Cole HamelsTEX56513423.72%
14Yovani GallardoTEX58713923.68%
15Bartolo ColonNYM61714423.34%
16Mike PelfreyDET55713023.34%
17Julio TeheranATL55312923.33%
18Aaron HarangPHI54912622.95%
19Taijuan WalkerSEA47110822.93%
20Mike LeakeSF57913222.80%
21Francisco LirianoPIT47610822.69%
22Corey KluberCLE55612522.48%
23Andrew CashnerSD54012122.41%
24Zack GreinkeARI57812922.32%
25Johnny CuetoKC61013622.30%
26Colby LewisTEX63614122.17%
27Jordan ZimmermannDET58813022.11%
28Lance LynnSTL48910822.09%
29Jon LesterCHC54512022.02%
30Ubaldo JimenezBAL52311521.99%
31Gio GonzalezWAS50511121.98%
32Carlos MartinezSTL47810521.97%
33Dan HarenCHC55112121.96%
34Scott KazmirHOU51511221.75%
35R.A. DickeyTOR65814321.73%
36Michael WachaSTL51811221.62%
37Chris HestonSF51011021.57%
38Jeff SamardzijaSF65314021.44%
39Max ScherzerWAS54611721.43%
40Chris SaleCWS50010721.40%
41Mark BuehrleTOR66414221.39%
42Jake ArrietaCHC56612121.38%
43John DanksCWS55311821.34%
44Jake OdorizziTB47910221.29%
45John LackeyCHC63213421.20%
46Jacob deGromNYM48010121.04%
47Kyle GibsonMIN58012221.03%
48Jonathon NiesePIT55711721.01%
49Wade MileySEA59612520.97%
50Kyle HendricksCHC49710420.93%
51Chris ArcherTB52611020.91%
52Rick PorcelloBOS51310720.86%
53Collin McHughHOU60212520.76%
54Shelby MillerATL58912120.54%
55Alfredo SimonDET59412120.37%
56Jimmy NelsonMIL50410220.24%
57CC SabathiaNYY50010120.20%
58Carlos CarrascoCLE4479020.13%
59Mike FiersHOU4849720.04%
60Yordano VenturaKC4559120.00%
61Edinson VolquezKC59411819.87%
62Erasmo RamirezTB4739319.66%
63Wei-Yin ChenBAL56011019.64%
64Chris TillmanBAL52810319.51%
65Trevor BauerCLE4639019.44%
66Matt HarveyNYM4999719.44%
67Tom KoehlerMIA55210719.38%
68Sonny GrayOAK58311319.38%
69Tyson RossSD5079719.13%
70Dallas KeuchelHOU62411919.07%
71Hector SantiagoLAA5009418.80%
72Rubby De La RosaARI55210218.48%
73Felix HernandezSEA5409717.96%
74James ShieldsSD5159117.67%
75Garrett RichardsLAA58210217.53%
76Danny SalazarCLE4768317.44%
77Brett AndersonLAD5659817.35%
78Marco EstradaTOR5077915.58%
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