# Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched (WHIP) is a pitching statistic that details the average number of hits and walks a pitcher allows on a per inning basis, which gives an indication of how often a pitcher lets batters to reach the bases.

*Qualifying pitchers

Pitching walks and hits per inning pitched (WHIP) leaders are those who allow the fewest number of combined walks and hits allowed for every inning they pitch.  Though this has a reputation as something of an “advanced” statistic the computation is actually very simple as it just the sum of walks and hits allowed divided by all innings pitched. As pitchers have become more dominant in recent years it is becoming more common for the league leaders in WHIP to have a ratio below one. It is not a perfect statistic, as it does not differentiate between, for example, a walk allowed with nobody on and a home run allowed with the bases loaded, but is still useful in looking at the frequency in which batters safely reach base (though it does not include hits batsmen or catcher’s interference in the calculations).

CHANGE SEASON:
Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched - WHIP Leaders
RankPlayerTeamWalksHitsInnings PitchedWHIP
1Zack GreinkeARI401482220.84
2Jake ArrietaCHC481502290.86
4Max ScherzerWAS341762280.92
5Jacob deGromNYM381491910.98
7Dallas KeuchelHOU511852321.02
8Matt HarveyNYM371561891.02
10Corey KluberCLE451892221.05
11Carlos CarrascoCLE431541831.07
12David PriceBOS471902201.08
13Sonny GrayOAK591662081.08
14Gerrit ColePIT441832081.09
15Chris SaleCWS421852081.09
16Jon LesterCHC471832051.12
17Erasmo RamirezTB401451631.13
18Johnny CuetoKC461942121.13
19Dan HarenCHC381741871.13
20Danny SalazarCLE531561851.13
21Chris ArcherTB661752121.14
22Jake OdorizziTB461491691.15
23Kyle HendricksCHC431661801.16
24Jason HammelCHC401581701.16
25Mike LeakeSF491741921.16
26Felix HernandezSEA581802011.18
27Cole HamelsTEX621902121.19
28R.A. DickeyTOR611952141.19
29Jordan ZimmermannDET392042011.20
30Taijuan WalkerSEA401631691.20
31John LackeyCHC532112181.21
32Michael WachaSTL581621811.21
33Scott KazmirHOU591621831.21
34Francisco LirianoPIT701551861.21
35Wei-Yin ChenBAL411921911.22
36Bartolo ColonNYM242171941.24
37Mark BuehrleTOR332141981.24
38Garrett RichardsLAA761812071.24
39Colby LewisTEX422112041.24
40Mike FiersHOU641621801.25
41Shelby MillerATL731832051.25
42Hector SantiagoLAA711561801.26
43J.A. HappTOR451731721.27
44Jose QuintanaCWS442182061.27
45Collin McHughHOU532072031.28
46Jeff SamardzijaSF492282141.29
47Kyle GibsonMIN651861941.29
48Carlos MartinezSTL631681791.29
49Jimmy NelsonMIL651631771.29
50Yordano VenturaKC581541631.30
51Ian KennedySD521661681.30
52Trevor BauerCLE791521761.31
53Chris HestonSF641691771.31
54Edinson VolquezKC721902001.31
55Julio TeheranATL731892001.31
56Tyson RossSD841721961.31
58James ShieldsSD811892021.33
59Anthony DeSclafaniCIN551941841.35
60A.J. BurnettPIT491741641.36
62Rubby De La RosaARI631931881.36
63Ubaldo JimenezBAL681821841.36
64Rick PorcelloBOS381961721.36
66Tom KoehlerMIA771801871.37
67Lance LynnSTL681721751.37
68Chris TillmanBAL641761731.39
69Aaron HarangPHI511891721.39
70Jonathon NiesePIT551921761.40
71John DanksCWS561951771.41
72CC SabathiaNYY501881671.42
73Jeff LockePIT601791681.42
74Gio GonzalezWAS691811751.42
75Yovani GallardoTEX681931841.42
76Alfredo SimonDET682011871.44
77Andrew CashnerSD662001841.44
78Mike PelfreyDET451981641.48
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