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Quality Starts Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Quality Starts is a statistic in baseball assigned to pitchers who start a game and pitches at least six innings without allowing more than three earned runs.

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Pitching quality starts leaders are pitchers who make the most starts in which they pitch at least six or more innings and do not allow more than three earned runs. This is an imprecise measure, as a pitcher can be credited with a quality start by either throwing nine shutout innings or by pitching just six innings and allowing six runs (three earned). Nevertheless, over the course of the season the “cheap” quality starts and “hard earned” quality starts tend to even out and is a useful back-of-the-envelope metric to determine what pitchers kept their teams in the game the longest. Whether a pitcher was credited with a win, loss, or no decision does not impact whether they were credited with a quality start.


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Quality Starts Leaders
RankPlayerPosTeamGSQuality Starts
1Zack GreinkePARI3230
2Jake ArrietaPCHC3329
3Dallas KeuchelPHOU3327
4Clayton KershawPLAD3327
5John LackeyPCHC3326
6Jose QuintanaPCWS3225
7Gerrit ColePPIT3225
8Garrett RichardsPLAA3224
9David PricePBOS3224
10Jacob deGromPNYM3023
11Chris SalePCWS3123
12Max ScherzerPWAS3323
13Sonny GrayPOAK3122
14Madison BumgarnerPSF3222
15Jordan ZimmermannPDET3322
16Matt HarveyPNYM2921
17Cole HamelsPTEX3221
18Collin McHughPHOU3221
19Jon LesterPCHC3221
20Tyson RossPSD3321
21Shelby MillerPATL3321
22Carlos MartinezPSTL2920
23Wei-Yin ChenPBAL3120
24Francisco LirianoPPIT3120
25Felix HernandezPSEA3120
26Julio TeheranPATL3320
27R.A. DickeyPTOR3320
28Colby LewisPTEX3320
29Michael WachaPSTL3019
30Mike LeakePSF3019
31Lance LynnPSTL3119
32Bartolo ColonPNYM3119
33Mark BuehrlePTOR3219
34Johnny CuetoPKC3219
35Corey KluberPCLE3219
36James ShieldsPSD3319
37Edinson VolquezPKC3319
38Chris ArcherPTB3419
39Jonathon NiesePPIT2918
40Danny SalazarPCLE3018
41Trevor BauerPCLE3018
42Andrew CashnerPSD3118
43Brett AndersonPLAD3118
44Tom KoehlerPMIA3118
45Masahiro TanakaPNYY2417
46A.J. BurnettPPIT2617
47Jake OdorizziPTB2817
48Taijuan WalkerPSEA2917
49Ian KennedyPSD3017
50Carlos CarrascoPCLE3017
51Anthony DeSclafaniPCIN3117
52Dan HarenPCHC3217
53Kyle GibsonPMIN3217
54Alex WoodPLAD3217
55Wade MileyPSEA3217
56Carlos RodonPCWS2316
57Marco EstradaPTOR2816
58Scott KazmirPHOU3116
59J.A. HappPTOR3116
60Gio GonzalezPWAS3116
61Jaime GarciaPSTL2015
62Rick PorcelloPBOS2815
63Mike FiersPHOU3015
64John DanksPCWS3015
65Hector SantiagoPLAA3215
66Jeff SamardzijaPSF3215
67Justin VerlanderPDET2014
68Noah SyndergaardPNYM2414
69Jorge De La RosaPCOL2614
70Chris HestonPSF3114
71Chris TillmanPBAL3114
72Ubaldo JimenezPBAL3214
73Rubby De La RosaPARI3214
74Eduardo RodriguezPBOS2113
75Nick MartinezPTEX2113
76Chris RusinPCOL2213
77Chase AndersonPARI2713
78Yordano VenturaPKC2813
79Aaron HarangPPHI2913
80Jimmy NelsonPMIL3013
81Scott FeldmanPHOU1812
82Clay BuchholzPBOS1812
83Hisashi IwakumaPSEA2012
84C.J. WilsonPLAA2112
85Lance McCullersPHOU2212
86Charlie MortonPPIT2312
87Matt ShoemakerPLAA2412
88Jesse ChavezPTOR2612
89Jered WeaverPLAA2612
90Jeremy HellicksonPPHI2712
91Michael PinedaPNYY2712
92Mike PelfreyPDET3012
93Alfredo SimonPDET3112
94Jason HammelPCHC3112
95Yovani GallardoPTEX3312
96Ervin SantanaPMIN1711
97Andrew HeaneyPLAA1811
98Roenis EliasPBOS2011
99Chad BettisPCOL2011
100Stephen StrasburgPWAS2311
101Anibal SanchezPDET2511
102Phil HughesPMIN2511
103CC SabathiaPNYY2911
104Kyle HendricksPCHC3211
105Cody AndersonPCLE1510
106Jesse HahnPOAK1610
107David PhelpsPMIA1910
108Jake PeavyPSF1910
109Wily PeraltaPMIL2010
110Kendall GravemanPOAK2110
111Taylor JungmannPMIL2110
112Tim HudsonPSF2210
113Tommy MilonePMIN2310
114Robbie RayPARI2310
115Matt GarzaPMIL2510
116Nathan EovaldiPNYY2710
117Jeff LockePPIT3010
118Martin PerezPTEX149
119Patrick CorbinPARI169
120Mike MontgomeryPSEA169
121Williams PerezPATL209
122Mat LatosPLAA219
123Ryan VogelsongPSF229
124Joe KellyPBOS259
125Nathan KarnsPSEA269
126Erasmo RamirezPTB279
127Drew HutchisonPTOR289
128Luis SeverinoPNYY118
129Justin NicolinoPMIA128
130Chris BassittPOAK138
131Joe RossPWAS138
132Adam MorganPPHI158
133Raisel IglesiasPCIN168
134Kevin GausmanPBAL178
135Odrisamer DespaignePSD188
136Matt WislerPATL198
137Jeremy GuthriePKC248
138Danny DuffyPKC248
139Miguel GonzalezPBAL268
140Jerad EickhoffPPHI87
141Tyler DuffeyPMIN107
142Jose FernandezPMIA117
143Doug FisterPWAS157
144Trevor MayPMIN167
145Adam WarrenPCHC177
146Chris YoungPKC187
147Michael LorenzenPCIN217
148Jerome WilliamsPPHI217
149Josh TomlinPCLE106
150Drew SmylyPTB126
151Aaron NolaPPHI136
152James PaxtonPSEA136
153Ivan NovaPNYY176
154Mike BolsingerPLAD216
155Kyle KendrickPCOL276
156Aaron BrooksPOAK95
157Chi Chi GonzalezPTEX105
158Adam ConleyPMIA115
159Aaron SanchezPTOR115
160Roberto HernandezPHOU115
161Carlos FriasPLAD135
162David BuchananPPHI155
163Tim LincecumPSF155
164Wandy RodriguezPKC155
165Shane GreenePDET165
166Kyle LohsePMIL225
167Rich HillPOAK44
168Brandon MorrowPSD54
169Erik JohnsonPCWS64
170Zach DaviesPMIL64
171Kris MedlenPKC84
172Jose UrenaPMIA94
173Jason VargasPKC94
174Steven WrightPBOS94
175Derek HollandPTEX104
176Kyle LobsteinPDET114
177Matt MoorePTB124
178Brad HandPMIA124
179Matt BoydPDET124
180Tanner RoarkPWAS124
181Jarred CosartPMIA134
182Sean O'SullivanPPHI134
183Mike FoltynewiczPATL154
184Marcus StromanPTOR43
185Adam WainwrightPSTL43
186Tyler WilsonPBAL53
187Ryan WeberPATL53
188Shaun MarcumPCLE63
189Steven MatzPNYM63
190Zack GodleyPARI63
191Vince VelasquezPHOU73
192Randy WolfPDET73
193Eric StultsPLAD83
194Archie BradleyPARI83
195Jason MarquisPCIN93
196Justin MastersonPBOS93
197Jordan LylesPCOL103
198Vidal NunoPSEA103
199Matt CainPSF113
200Henry OwensPBOS113
201Bud NorrisPATL113
202Felix DoubrontPOAK123
203Josh CollmenterPARI123
204Alex ColomePTB133
205Daniel NorrisPDET133
206Clayton RichardPCHC32
207Robbie ErlinPSD32
208Jhoulys ChacinPARI42
209Kyle RyanPDET62
210Tim CooneyPSTL62
211David HolmbergPCIN62
212Nick TropeanoPLAA72
213Dillon GeePNYM72
214Chad BillingsleyPPHI72
215Vance WorleyPBAL82
216Brett OberholtzerPHOU82
217Tyler LyonsPSTL82
218Travis WoodPCHC92
219Mike WrightPBAL92
220Drew PomeranzPSD92
221John LambPCIN102
222David HalePCOL122
223Eddie ButlerPCOL162
224Anthony RanaudoPTEX21
225Scott BakerPLAD21
226Jon MoscotPCIN31
227Dan StrailyPHOU31
228Scott CopelandPTOR31
229Tyler WagnerPMIL31
230Matt HarrisonPPHI31
231Joe BlantonPPIT41
232Brandon McCarthyPLAD41
233Brandon FinneganPCIN41
234Henderson AlvarezPMIA41
235Logan VerrettPNYM41
236Chase WhitleyPTB41
237Tyler MatzekPCOL51
238Sean NolinPOAK61
239Colin ReaPSD61
240Ross DetwilerPATL71
241Tsuyoshi WadaPCHC71
242Tyler CravyPMIL71
243Alec AsherPPHI71
244Matt AndriesePTB81
245Ricky NolascoPMIN81
246Jon GrayPCOL91
247Yohan FlandePCOL101
248Keyvius SampsonPCIN121
249Rafael MonteroPNYM10
250Gonzalez GermenPCOL10
251David HuffPLAD10
252Phillippe AumontPCWS10
253Marco GonzalesPSTL10
254Randall DelgadoPARI10
255Tony ZychPSEA10
256Toru MurataPCLE10
257Cory RasmusPLAA10
258Yohan PinoPKC10
259Frank GarcesPSD10
260Chris BeckPCWS10
261Taylor JordanPWAS10
262Todd RedmondPBAL10
263Drew RucinskiPCHC10
264Brad MillsPOAK10
265Alex WilsonPDET10
266A.J. ColePWAS10
267Sean GilmartinPNYM10
268Yusmeiro PetitPSF10
269Donn RoachPSEA10
270Zach McAllisterPCLE10
271Ian ThomasPLAD10
272Brian JohnsonPBOS10
273Kendry FloresPMIA10
274Juan NicasioPLAD10
275Brad PeacockPHOU10
276Yimi GarciaPLAD10
277Tony CingraniPCIN10
278Casey SadlerPPIT10
279Dustin McGowanPPHI10
280Zach LeePLAD10
281J.R. GrahamPMIN10
282Daniel HudsonPARI10
283Chris NarvesonPMIA20
284Jorge LopezPMIL20
285Craig BreslowPBOS20
286Brandon BeachyPLAD20
287Bruce ChenPCLE20
288Edgar OlmosPCHC20
289Barry ZitoPOAK20
290Matt BarnesPBOS20
291Frankie MontasPCWS20
292Casey KellyPSD20
293Joe WielandPLAD20
294Steve GeltzPTB20
295Samuel DedunoPHOU20
296Homer BaileyPCIN20
297Phil KleinPTEX20
298Cody MartinPSEA20
299Bryan MitchellPNYY20
300Asher WojciechowskiPHOU30
301Trevor CahillPCHC30
302Dallas BeelerPCHC30
303TJ HousePCLE40
304Christian BergmanPCOL40
305Chris CapuanoPNYY40
306Kevin CorreiaPPHI50
307Ariel PenaPMIL50
308Hector NoesiPCWS50
309Buck FarmerPDET50
310Allen WebsterPPIT50
311Manny BanuelosPATL60
312Severino GonzalezPPHI70
313Josh SmithPCIN70
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