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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 

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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).

Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched - WHIP Leaders
RankPlayerTeamWalksHitsInnings PitchedWHIP
1Zack GreinkeARI401482220.84
2Jake ArrietaCHC481502290.86
3Clayton KershawLAD421632320.88
4Max ScherzerWAS341762280.92
5Jacob deGromNYM381491910.98
6Madison BumgarnerSF391812181.01
7Dallas KeuchelHOU511852321.02
8Matt HarveyNYM371561891.02
9Marco EstradaTOR551341811.04
10Corey KluberCLE451892221.05
11Carlos CarrascoCLE431541831.07
12Sonny GrayOAK591662081.08
13David PriceBOS471902201.08
14Gerrit ColePIT441832081.09
15Chris SaleCWS421852081.09
16Jon LesterCHC471832051.12
17Erasmo RamirezTB401451631.13
18Johnny CuetoKC461942121.13
19Danny SalazarCLE531561851.13
20Dan HarenCHC381741871.13
21Chris ArcherTB661752121.14
22Jake OdorizziTB461491691.15
23Jason HammelCHC401581701.16
24Mike LeakeSF491741921.16
25Kyle HendricksCHC431661801.16
26Felix HernandezSEA581802011.18
27R.A. DickeyTOR611952141.19
28Cole HamelsTEX621902121.19
29Jordan ZimmermannDET392042011.20
30Taijuan WalkerSEA401631691.20
31John LackeyCHC532112181.21
32Michael WachaSTL581621811.21
33Francisco LirianoPIT701551861.21
34Scott KazmirHOU591621831.21
35Wei-Yin ChenBAL411921911.22
36Garrett RichardsLAA761812071.24
37Colby LewisTEX422112041.24
38Bartolo ColonNYM242171941.24
39Mark BuehrleTOR332141981.24
40Mike FiersHOU641621801.25
41Shelby MillerATL731832051.25
42Hector SantiagoLAA711561801.26
43Jose QuintanaCWS442182061.27
44J.A. HappTOR451731721.27
45Collin McHughHOU532072031.28
46Jimmy NelsonMIL651631771.29
47Jeff SamardzijaSF492282141.29
48Carlos MartinezSTL631681791.29
49Kyle GibsonMIN651861941.29
50Ian KennedySD521661681.30
51Yordano VenturaKC581541631.30
52Chris HestonSF641691771.31
53Edinson VolquezKC721902001.31
54Julio TeheranATL731892001.31
55Trevor BauerCLE791521761.31
56Tyson RossSD841721961.31
57Brett AndersonLAD461941801.33
58James ShieldsSD811892021.33
59Anthony DeSclafaniCIN551941841.35
60Ubaldo JimenezBAL681821841.36
61A.J. BurnettPIT491741641.36
62Rick PorcelloBOS381961721.36
63Alex WoodLAD591981891.36
64Rubby De La RosaARI631931881.36
65Wade MileySEA642011931.37
66Tom KoehlerMIA771801871.37
67Lance LynnSTL681721751.37
68Chris TillmanBAL641761731.39
69Aaron HarangPHI511891721.39
70Jonathon NiesePIT551921761.40
71John DanksCWS561951771.41
72Jeff LockePIT601791681.42
73Yovani GallardoTEX681931841.42
74CC SabathiaNYY501881671.42
75Gio GonzalezWAS691811751.42
76Andrew CashnerSD662001841.44
77Alfredo SimonDET682011871.44
78Mike PelfreyDET451981641.48
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