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