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