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Pitcher Strikeout to Walk Ratio Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Strikeout to Walk Ratio or K/BB is a pitching statistic that measures the number of strikeouts a pitcher throws for each walk the pitcher allows. K/BB gives an indication of the ability of a pitcher to control their pitches.

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Strikeout to walk ratio leaders are those who have the highest proportion of strikeouts against for every walk they allow. With the rapid increase in strikeouts in recent years leaders in this category have seen higher and higher rates nearly every year (with a modern day record set in 2014 by Phil Hughes with an outstanding ratio of 11.6). Most league leaders will have a ratio of approximately five or six strikeouts for every walk allowed, though a pitcher with a ratio of four or higher is generally a very effective pitcher. Pitchers can of course score high on this measure by doing everything they can to limit the number of walks against (which is what Hughes did in 2014 by allowing an astoundingly low sixteen walks in over 200 innings pitched).


CHANGE SEASON: 
Strikeout to Walk Ratio
RankPlayerTeamKBBK/BB
1Max ScherzerWAS276348.10
2Clayton KershawLAD301427.20
3Chris SaleCWS274426.50
4Madison BumgarnerSF234396.00
5Bartolo ColonNYM136245.70
6Jacob deGromNYM205385.40
7Corey KluberCLE245455.40
8Matt HarveyNYM188375.10
9Carlos CarrascoCLE216435.00
10Zack GreinkeARI200405.00
11Jake ArrietaCHC236484.90
12David PriceBOS225474.80
13Gerrit ColePIT202444.60
14Jon LesterCHC207474.40
15Jason HammelCHC172404.30
16Jordan ZimmermannDET164394.20
17Dallas KeuchelHOU216514.20
18Jose QuintanaCWS177444.00
19Rick PorcelloBOS149383.90
20Kyle HendricksCHC167433.90
21Taijuan WalkerSEA157403.90
22Chris ArcherTB252663.80
23Johnny CuetoKC176463.80
24Wei-Yin ChenBAL153413.70
25Danny SalazarCLE195533.70
26Cole HamelsTEX215623.50
27Dan HarenCHC132383.50
28J.A. HappTOR151453.40
29Colby LewisTEX142423.40
30Ian KennedySD174523.30
31Jake OdorizziTB150463.30
32John LackeyCHC175533.30
33Jeff SamardzijaSF163493.30
34Felix HernandezSEA191583.30
35Erasmo RamirezTB126403.20
36Collin McHughHOU171533.20
37Carlos MartinezSTL184632.90
38Sonny GrayOAK169592.90
39A.J. BurnettPIT143492.90
40Francisco LirianoPIT205702.90
41Mark BuehrleTOR91332.80
42Mike FiersHOU180642.80
43James ShieldsSD216812.70
44Anthony DeSclafaniCIN151552.70
45Yordano VenturaKC156582.70
46CC SabathiaNYY137502.70
47Scott KazmirHOU155592.60
48Michael WachaSTL153582.60
49Brett AndersonLAD116462.50
50Ubaldo JimenezBAL168682.50
51Andrew CashnerSD165662.50
52Tyson RossSD212842.50
53Lance LynnSTL167682.50
54Rubby De La RosaARI150632.40
55Alex WoodLAD139592.40
56Gio GonzalezWAS169692.40
57Mike LeakeSF119492.40
58Marco EstradaTOR131552.40
59Garrett RichardsLAA176762.30
60Hector SantiagoLAA162712.30
61Shelby MillerATL171732.30
62Wade MileySEA147642.30
63Julio TeheranATL171732.30
64Jimmy NelsonMIL148652.30
65Kyle GibsonMIN145652.20
66Jeff LockePIT129602.20
67John DanksCWS124562.20
68Chris HestonSF141642.20
69Trevor BauerCLE170792.20
70Edinson VolquezKC155722.20
71R.A. DickeyTOR126612.10
72Aaron HarangPHI108512.10
73Jonathon NiesePIT113552.10
74Chris TillmanBAL120641.90
75Mike PelfreyDET86451.90
76Yovani GallardoTEX121681.80
77Tom KoehlerMIA137771.80
78Alfredo SimonDET117681.70
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