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