2009 MLB Individual stat leaders: pitching

Joshua Lobdell - Author
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Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:00 p.m. ET

Continuing are look at the 2009 MLB regular season today we focus in on the pitching individual stat leaders.

Wins

American League

CC Sabathia New York Yankees 19

Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 19

Felix Hernadez Seattle Mariners 19

The lack of a twenty game winner seems rather curious. In fact this is the first time in 14 years that the American League did not feature a 20 game winner. It also seems curious that none of these three men will likely win the AL Cy Young Award.

National League

Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 19

Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 17

Jorge De La Rosa Colorado Rockies 16

The fact that neither league produced a 20 game winner seems to indicate a change from a league built around starting pitching to one built around relief pitching.

ERA

American League

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Zack Geinke Kansas City Royals 2.16

Hernandez 2.48

Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 2.79

based on these numbers, and the fact that he is leading two of them seems to suggest that Hernandez should be the favorite to win the AL Cy Young. That probably won’t happen, but he had a great year.

National League

Carpenter 2.24

Tim Linecum San Francisco Giants 2.48

Jair Jurrjens Atlanta Braves 2.60

Strike outs

American League

Verlander 269

Grienke 242

Jon Lester Boston Red Sox 225

National League

Lincecum 261

Javier Vasquez Atlanta Braves 238

Dan Harren Arizona Diamondbacks 223

Saves

American League

Brian Fuentes Los Angeles Angels 48

Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins 47

Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 44

National League

Heath Bell San Diego Padres 42

Francisco Cordero Cincinnati Reds 39

Ryan Franklin St. Louis Cardinals 38

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