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Minors vs. Majors: The Top Minor League Pitchers in the Expansion Era

Minors vs. Majors: The Top Minor League Pitchers in the Expansion Era

In the process of conducting research for the “Minors vs. Majors” chapter for my upcoming book “Hardball Retroactive”, I compiled a database encompassing every player-season for the past 55 years (1963-2017) corresponding with the reorganization and reclassification of the minor leagues prior to the start of the 1963 season. Computing the statistics for each individual and generating a subset of pitchers having at least 150 innings pitched through the duration of their minor league careers, I added columns for minor league Wins, Losses, Saves, ERA, WHIP, BB9 and SO9 along with the basic formula for Fielding Independent Pitching (see Terminology section below). I generated a chart comprised of the top minor league pitchers in the expansion era supplemented by the career leaders in the standard percentage categories (ERA, WHIP, BB9 and SO9). 326 pitchers possessing a minor league career FIP below 2.75 are the primary focus of my assessment. The complete list can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQcOkPllmML_iimGlSyKd4xZW1gV1s5nP5TRfqLiIsJf3dJITaZvqmVRuPptvAv8LyL4XE-2T6XRU8a/pubhtml

Terminology

FIP – Fielding Independent Pitching – “Fielding Independent Pitching converts a pitcher’s three true outcomes into an earned run average-like number. The formula is (13*HR+3*(HBP+BB)-2*K)/IP, plus a constant (usually around 3.2) to put it on the same scale as earned run average.

FIP is a component ERA inspired by the work of Voros McCracken on defense-independent pitching statistics, but has become more widely used because of the ease of computation – it requires only four easily-found box score stats, uses only basic arithmetic operations and has four easily-memorized constants. It was conceived of by both Tom Tango and Clay Dreslough, the latter of who called it Defense-Independent Component ERA.” (definition courtesy of Baseball Prospectus Glossary).

((13*HR+3*(HBP+BB)-2*K)/IP)+3.2)

FIP_MLB – pitcher’s Major League FIP through 2017 (minimum 150 IP in the Majors)

Assessment

I divided the pitchers achieving a FIP of 2.75 or below into three classifications. Pitchers owning a 2.50 FIP or lower in their minor league careers encompass the High Honors list while hurlers in the 2.51 to 2.75 range are designated in the Honors section. Individuals who qualify based on pitching at least 150 innings as a minor leaguer but failing to reach the same mark as a Major Leaguer place within the Incomplete category. For the sake of comparison, Clayton Kershaw is the active leader in FIP_MLB (as of January 1, 2018) among starters with a 2.60 mark while Craig Kimbrel tops relievers at 1.81.

High Honors 

Based on the criteria outlined above, 109 pitchers compiled a FIP of 2.50 or better during their minor league careers. The group includes Hall of Famer Don Sutton, Most Valuable Players (Roger Clemens and Clayton Kershaw), Cy Young award winners (Max Scherzer along with Clemens and Kershaw) and 2013 NL Rookie of the Year Jose D. Fernandez. Fireballing relief ace David Robertson tops the FIP and ERA leader boards. Cole Hamels places runner-up with a 1.47 ERA during his minor league career. Bob Lee merited an appearance in the Midsummer Classic in 1965 as the Angels closer notched a career-best 23 saves to complement a 1.92 ERA. Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels paced the NL with a 1.082 WHIP in 2008 and claimed World Series MVP honors as he led the Phillies to the championship. 2003 WS MVP award winner Josh Beckett (20-7, 3.27) finished runner-up in the 2007 AL Cy Young balloting.  Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98) struck out 10.7 batters per nine innings and placed third in the 2017 AL Cy Young vote. Rick Ankiel, runner-up in the 2000 NL Rookie of the Year race, returned to the big leagues as an outfielder in 2007 after struggling to find the strike zone since the 2000 postseason.

FIP Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 150 IP, <= 2.50 FIP)

Name FIP FIP-MLB W L SV ERA WHIP BB9 SO9
David Robertson 1.70 2.79 12 6 9 1.28 0.931 3.5 12.6
Jose D. Fernandez ROY 2.03 2.44 15 4 0 2.32 1.000 2.5 10.9
Bob Lee 2.05 3.30 21 3 NA 1.91 1.041 2.4 11.6
Joe Thatcher 2.10 3.19 17 10 21 1.98 1.080 2.4 11.3
Cole Hamels 2.10 3.60 15 5 0 1.47 0.922 3.1 11.8
Jesse Crain 2.12 3.77 13 8 42 2.11 0.950 3.1 11.6
Brad Brach 2.14 3.68 21 16 119 2.42 1.021 1.8 11.2
Kevin Quackenbush 2.14 3.92 21 6 76 1.52 1.085 3.1 11.3
Roger Clemens MVP, CY 2.22 3.09 13 6 0 1.68 0.938 2.3 10.5
Josh Beckett 2.28 3.78 17 5 0 1.93 0.915 2.2 12.1
Phil Hughes 2.28 4.16 32 8 0 2.36 0.934 2.3 10.0
Tony Cingrani 2.28 4.45 16 7 0 1.65 0.975 2.9 11.7
Rafael Betancourt 2.29 3.05 12 9 51 3.35 1.128 2.0 11.1
Antonio Osuna 2.35 3.60 2 8 51 2.27 1.002 3.1 11.8
AJ Ramos 2.37 3.31 9 16 83 2.29 1.050 3.6 12.2
Hung-Chih Kuo 2.38 2.97 7 8 4 2.84 1.216 3.2 12.4
Alex Claudio 2.38 3.31 22 11 18 2.08 0.999 1.8 9.0
Erik Bedard 2.38 3.82 28 15 2 2.74 1.106 2.9 10.7
Luis Severino 2.43 3.53 31 12 0 2.51 1.057 2.2 9.0
Don Sutton HOF 2.44 3.24 24 9 0 2.37 1.033 1.7 8.9
Clayton Kershaw MVP, CY 2.46 2.60 12 11 1 2.42 1.095 3.5 11.5
Dylan Bundy 2.47 4.51 10 9 0 2.59 1.048 2.6 9.8
Evan Scribner 2.48 3.93 29 21 84 2.85 1.040 2.3 11.2
Max Scherzer CY 2.50 3.25 9 5 0 2.81 1.096 3.9 11.4
Rick Ankiel 2.50 4.38 34 21 0 2.80 1.069 3.8 12.8

 

Honors 

The second tier features Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven and Nolan Ryan, 1971 AL MVP and Cy Young honoree Vida Blue along with relief ace and 2011 NL Rookie of the Year Craig Kimbrel. “Dirty Craig” ranks second to Jack Leathersich with 14.4 strikeouts per nine innings. 1971 NL All-Star Don Wilson compiled 104 victories with a 3.15 ERA until his untimely passing in January 1975 due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Southpaw Matt Moore (17-4, 3.29) achieved All-Star status in 2013 as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. Ian Kennedy (21-4, 2.88) placed fourth in the 2011 NL Cy Young race while topping the Senior Circuit in wins. Tom “Flash” Gordon (17-9, 3.64) finished second in the 1989 AL Rookie of the Year voting while working in a variety of roles for the Royals. Noah Syndergaard entered the 2018 campaign with 10.3 SO/9, an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.099 in 61 MLB starts. Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13) garnered the NL ERA title and finished third in the Cy Young balloting in 2016 as the Cubs captured their first World Series trophy since 1908. 

FIP Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 150 IP, <= 2.75 FIP) 

Name FIP FIP-MLB W L SV ERA WHIP BB9 SO9
Will Harris 2.51 3.13 16 15 14 2.51 1.134 3.1 11.2
Craig Kimbrel ROY 2.53 1.81 8 7 51 1.84 1.123 5.6 14.4
Dan Otero 2.53 3.14 18 13 101 2.02 1.053 1.2 7.5
Don Wilson 2.54 3.10 29 16 NA 2.00 1.098 3.0 9.1
Luke Gregerson 2.54 3.14 16 12 48 2.85 1.117 3.3 10.3
Sergio Romo 2.56 2.88 25 9 24 2.35 0.955 1.7 10.3
Jordan Montgomery 2.56 4.07 25 14 0 2.57 1.161 2.6 8.9
Casey Janssen 2.57 3.77 18 10 1 2.78 1.010 1.5 7.8
Jason Motte 2.58 3.88 11 9 30 2.71 1.206 3.0 11.3
Matt Moore 2.58 4.24 30 24 0 2.74 1.122 3.7 12.5
David Riske 2.58 4.44 11 10 73 2.32 1.126 3.4 11.2
Ian Kennedy 2.60 4.23 19 6 0 1.95 0.985 2.8 9.9
Kelvin Herrera 2.62 3.19 18 8 17 1.85 1.004 2.2 9.1
Tim Collins 2.62 3.89 19 13 35 2.67 1.097 4.0 13.0
Tony Sipp 2.62 4.49 16 10 8 2.78 1.070 3.1 11.7
Ismael Valdez 2.63 4.41 14 9 0 2.88 1.161 2.1 7.8
Steve Olin 2.64 3.31 22 10 62 2.68 1.090 2.8 9.2
Tom Gordon 2.64 3.71 29 8 3 2.47 1.179 5.0 11.4
Brad Boxberger 2.64 3.91 12 21 23 3.59 1.270 3.9 12.7
Liam Hendriks 2.65 3.88 54 30 0 2.89 1.080 1.5 7.6
Steve Reed 2.65 4.42 17 9 110 1.99 1.064 2.4 9.2
Joe Kennedy 2.65 4.61 31 16 0 2.88 1.118 2.2 8.7
Bert Blyleven HOF 2.68 3.19 22 7 1 2.29 1.114 2.5 8.0
Vida Blue MVP, CY 2.69 3.43 31 18 0 2.57 1.194 4.4 11.4
Mat Latos 2.69 3.61 16 9 0 2.53 1.151 2.8 9.7
Noah Syndergaard 2.70 2.60 34 20 1 3.19 1.213 2.6 10.0
Jeff Francis 2.70 4.39 44 26 0 2.84 1.093 2.0 9.1
Drew Smyly 2.71 3.82 11 10 0 3.03 1.214 2.9 9.8
Joe Musgrove 2.71 4.31 29 11 1 2.77 1.025 1.1 8.5
Michael Tonkin 2.71 4.57 26 26 65 2.92 1.170 2.3 9.6
Jose Quintana 2.72 3.51 19 11 2 2.76 1.167 3.9 10.0
Orlando Hernandez 2.72 4.45 16 6 0 3.08 1.077 3.0 11.0
J.J. Hoover 2.72 4.65 33 22 20 2.95 1.171 2.8 10.1
Jonathan Broxton 2.73 3.15 23 11 12 3.00 1.191 3.4 10.0
Kyle Hendricks 2.73 3.43 31 19 3 2.66 1.059 1.6 7.6
Nolan Ryan HOF 2.74 2.97 24 14 NA 3.13 1.346 6.0 12.9
Vinnie Pestano 2.74 3.62 12 19 87 2.46 1.107 3.0 10.2
Clyde Wright 2.75 3.82 24 6 NA 2.86 1.131 3.0 8.5
Steven Matz 2.75 3.89 25 21 0 2.40 1.146 2.9 9.4
Rich Harden 2.75 3.95 26 16 0 2.97 1.147 3.9 11.1

 

Incomplete 

The Minor League hurlers classified in the subsequent table can be grouped into four subcategories: prospects who are on the cusp of the Majors, phenoms who briefly reached the big leagues but failed to register at least 150 MLB innings pitched, individuals whose careers were either abbreviated or ended due to injury, and ballplayers who generated impressive numbers in the Minors but retired or left pro ball to pursue a different career path. Active pitchers that are slated to arrive in the Major Leagues in the near future include Dylan Cease, Brent Lee Honeywell, Mitch Keller, AJ Puk and Sixto Sanchez. San Diego reliever Kyle McGrath currently wields the best WHIP (0.829) and tenth-best ERA (1.60) spanning the last 55 minor league campaigns.

FIP Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 150 IP, <= 2.75 FIP, < 150 MLB IP) 

Name FIP FIP-MLB W L SV ERA WHIP BB9 SO9
Trevor Hildenberger 1.71 9 11 52 1.57 0.880 1.4 10.5
Joe Jimenez 1.71 15 7 56 1.56 0.908 2.8 13.0
A.J. Puk 1.88 6 14 0 3.82 1.211 3.4 12.8
Norwith Gudino 2.05 11 6 1 2.62 1.119 1.7 8.9
Ryan Meisinger 2.07 10 7 19 2.18 1.085 2.6 11.0
Tim Norton 2.08 9 7 9 2.41 1.007 2.1 10.8
Juan Rojas 2.09 14 9 17 2.00 1.019 2.2 10.9
Shane Bieber 2.10 10 5 0 2.55 1.049 0.5 8.3
Brian Keller 2.10 12 8 2 2.63 1.076 1.7 10.1
Scooter Hightower 2.15 12 8 2 2.42 1.053 1.1 8.9
Zac Curtis 2.17 8 8 66 2.44 1.090 3.0 12.7
James Moody 2.20 7 5 7 1.95 1.057 2.8 10.9
Denny Peralta 2.21 15 12 5 3.92 1.282 1.9 8.8
Brett Black 2.22 11 7 52 2.84 0.978 0.9 10.7
Jordan Humphreys 2.22 13 7 2 2.58 1.020 1.6 9.4
Kyle McGrath 2.23 7 5 6 1.60 0.829 1.4 10.1
Danny Barnes 2.24 14 15 67 2.40 1.042 2.5 11.9
Nick Rumbelow 2.24 14 8 29 2.73 0.994 2.4 10.4
Henry Perez 2.25 25 12 0 2.25 1.086 2.3 9.1
Nick Fanti 2.26 17 3 0 2.28 0.949 2.0 9.8
Silvino Bracho 2.27 11 9 87 2.44 0.980 2.1 12.5
Nick Goody 2.27 7 8 20 2.13 1.030 3.0 13.2
Masanori Murakami 2.27 16 10 NA 1.72 0.914 2.2 11.1
Leonard Scott 2.27 19 16 36 2.40 1.161 3.8 11.4
Casey Mulligan 2.29 8 5 33 2.17 1.188 3.8 12.1
Mat Batts 2.30 15 7 0 2.36 1.000 1.6 8.7
Carl Edwards 2.31 20 11 7 2.21 1.045 4.2 11.4
James Hoyt 2.31 12 10 50 3.08 1.146 3.4 12.4
Paul Gibbs 2.32 8 4 7 1.68 1.032 3.3 12.1
Mark Larosa 2.32 8 9 32 2.79 1.172 2.7 9.4
Elvin Orozco 2.32 18 2 4 2.69 1.135 2.8 10.1
Brett Weber 2.32 12 6 27 2.71 1.110 2.1 9.7
Eric Brown 2.33 14 4 24 2.05 1.048 1.9 8.8
Jovanny Cedeno 2.33 19 4 1 2.06 1.005 3.2 10.3
Ryan Dull 2.33 15 13 42 2.03 1.011 2.1 11.1
Alec Hansen 2.33 13 9 0 2.39 1.066 3.3 12.5
Cristian Javier 2.33 11 2 2 2.23 1.017 3.2 11.5
Gabriel Moya 2.33 22 10 35 2.57 1.068 2.5 11.5
Sixto Sanchez 2.33 11 9 0 2.47 0.973 1.6 7.5
Kyle Grana 2.34 12 5 42 1.69 1.127 4.1 11.4
Denyi Reyes 2.34 20 2 0 2.25 0.984 0.7 7.4
Frank Speek 2.34 5 7 1 1.76 0.993 3.0 11.3
Luke Weaver 2.36 25 11 0 1.99 1.071 1.8 8.8
Paul Sewald 2.37 17 8 70 2.20 1.033 2.1 10.8
Pedro Araujo 2.38 26 9 16 2.63 1.095 2.8 10.4
Matt Milburn 2.38 8 13 1 4.41 1.306 1.7 9.1
Francisco Carrillo 2.39 12 16 15 2.51 1.114 2.0 9.6
Gabe Hemmer 2.39 8 9 14 3.03 1.300 3.3 10.3
Brandon Peterson 2.39 9 7 18 2.51 1.159 4.0 11.9
Jonathan Padilla 2.40 11 6 0 2.66 1.098 1.9 8.9
Michael Suarez 2.40 22 10 5 3.55 1.310 2.5 9.5
Matt Cooper 2.41 15 15 14 3.31 1.130 2.6 11.1
Jonathan Holder 2.41 14 10 17 2.44 1.048 2.0 9.4
Raul Pedie 2.41 22 7 28 1.95 1.047 3.0 11.2
Gian Rizzo 2.41 9 7 9 2.54 1.119 1.4 8.6
Trevor Frank 2.42 11 16 46 3.00 1.019 1.5 9.9
Donnie Hart 2.42 14 7 26 2.39 1.146 2.3 9.2
Derek Law 2.42 13 7 56 2.75 1.164 2.8 10.9
Edubray Ramos 2.43 13 11 30 2.68 1.062 2.4 9.1
Federico Tanco 2.44 10 10 2 2.45 1.179 2.3 10.3
Carlos Zabala 2.44 8 10 0 3.49 1.246 2.3 9.6
Joey Lucchesi 2.45 11 9 2 1.99 0.934 1.8 10.1
Jean Carlos Reyes 2.45 6 13 2 3.43 1.293 3.5 10.5
Zac Rosscup 2.45 18 12 11 2.62 1.113 3.3 11.0
Carson Smith 2.45 8 9 40 2.72 1.237 3.5 10.9
Nick Wittgren 2.45 9 14 81 2.21 1.048 1.6 9.5
Luke Leftwich 2.46 13 15 8 3.04 1.244 2.5 9.7
Juan Marcano 2.46 10 10 1 2.29 1.088 3.1 10.5
Franklin Noel 2.46 18 11 30 2.40 1.256 3.5 9.1
Michael Schwimer 2.46 22 11 55 2.54 1.138 3.2 11.8
Joey Wentz 2.46 9 7 0 2.87 1.161 3.6 10.5
Logan Allen 2.47 10 14 0 2.89 1.195 2.9 9.7
Eduard Bazardo 2.47 12 12 6 2.66 1.094 2.9 9.6
Scott Clackum 2.47 11 8 21 2.75 1.182 1.8 7.0
Richard Acosta 2.48 24 12 10 2.38 1.049 1.5 8.7
Eric Alonzo 2.48 8 7 5 2.45 1.133 2.0 8.3
Corbin Burnes 2.48 11 3 0 1.74 0.993 2.7 9.0
Enosil Tejeda 2.48 22 12 33 1.94 1.039 2.8 9.8
Kyle Kubat 2.49 15 8 8 2.30 1.028 1.8 7.9
Frank Lima 2.49 9 7 1 3.86 1.220 2.6 9.9
Austin Sodders 2.49 11 8 0 1.92 0.976 1.8 7.8
Chris Woodfin 2.49 11 16 54 3.03 1.229 3.8 11.7
David Oca 2.50 17 11 0 2.90 1.240 2.6 8.9
Cody Winiarski 2.50 4 7 26 4.00 1.357 3.4 11.2
Steve Ames 2.51 12 13 63 2.45 1.151 2.3 10.4
Fautino De Los Santos 2.51 19 20 4 3.59 1.250 3.3 11.6
Heath Haynes 2.51 41 11 40 2.66 1.054 2.2 10.3
Juan Heredia 2.51 11 8 3 2.25 1.141 3.7 10.8
Andrew Triggs 2.51 13 10 52 2.09 1.038 2.0 9.0
Jeff Leystra 2.52 14 9 16 2.83 1.226 2.3 9.2
Jesus Linarez 2.52 10 4 2 2.78 1.236 2.8 8.8
Josh Lueke 2.52 15 25 69 3.20 1.172 2.3 10.7
Abel Moreno 2.52 23 12 0 2.97 1.138 1.8 8.6
Eugenio Palma 2.52 12 4 5 2.05 0.970 1.5 7.7
James Reeves 2.52 11 3 6 2.28 1.043 2.7 10.3
Tim Spooneybarger 2.52 11 2 16 1.79 1.075 4.1 11.0
Feny Arias 2.53 9 9 0 2.75 1.290 3.0 8.2
Anderson Espinoza 2.53 6 13 0 3.35 1.230 2.6 8.9
Tyler Jones 2.53 25 21 62 3.70 1.328 3.3 10.9
Victor Romero 2.53 8 14 2 2.03 1.032 2.0 8.0
Alex Santana 2.53 15 8 7 2.46 1.045 3.6 10.6
Dario Alvarez 2.54 27 17 5 2.92 1.214 3.7 11.1
Bruce Bensching 2.54 15 17 40 2.11 1.194 3.5 11.1
Mark Brandenburg 2.54 20 16 21 2.08 1.089 2.2 9.1
Wil Browning 2.54 20 12 44 2.86 1.164 3.3 10.7
Grant Dayton 2.54 26 22 21 2.83 1.136 2.8 11.6
Werner Leal 2.54 13 10 0 3.94 1.387 2.3 8.0
Jack Leathersich 2.54 12 13 8 3.30 1.293 5.0 14.9
Triston McKenzie 2.54 19 12 0 2.68 0.994 2.6 11.6
Cory Burns 2.55 16 25 137 3.47 1.253 2.7 10.2
Dylan Cease 2.55 4 12 0 2.89 1.222 4.7 12.1
James Farris 2.55 5 16 33 3.12 1.155 2.7 10.7
Luis Gomez 2.55 9 9 9 1.94 1.093 2.4 8.7
Jose Hernandez 2.55 8 6 2 3.04 1.178 1.8 9.3
Kody Kerski 2.55 12 10 14 3.26 1.346 2.7 9.2
Casey Mittauer 2.55 13 11 19 2.05 1.029 1.8 7.2
David Paulino 2.55 13 10 2 2.35 1.027 2.5 9.9
Taylor Widener 2.55 10 8 4 2.68 1.021 3.3 10.7
Brad Wieck 2.55 14 14 8 3.07 1.281 3.7 12.0
Edgar Arredondo 2.56 12 9 0 3.15 1.189 1.4 8.5
Yanuel Cuevas 2.56 7 8 18 2.21 1.126 2.1 7.6
Brent Fisher 2.56 10 13 4 3.41 1.268 2.8 10.6
Mauricio Llovera 2.56 11 9 0 2.90 1.170 3.0 9.3
Franklin Perez 2.56 10 10 4 3.33 1.217 2.7 9.5
Joey Strain 2.56 11 6 12 4.09 1.313 1.0 7.1
Henry Williamson 2.56 9 10 6 4.46 1.305 2.8 10.0
Tom Graham 2.57 18 13 36 3.39 1.145 2.2 9.0
Yeison Santana 2.57 10 12 6 4.04 1.281 2.4 9.6
Derek Andersen 2.58 10 7 4 3.02 1.044 1.6 8.9
Diego Castillo 2.58 11 16 32 2.97 1.210 2.8 10.0
John Curtiss 2.58 8 6 26 2.99 1.211 3.1 11.3
Ryan Flannery 2.58 20 12 54 2.44 1.100 2.4 7.8
Craig Grasser 2.58 9 5 58 1.59 1.071 2.8 10.3
Bryan Oland 2.58 12 7 31 2.93 1.180 2.2 9.7
James Pazos 2.58 10 9 18 2.30 1.147 3.7 10.2
Yancarlos Santiago 2.58 11 7 1 2.48 1.072 2.6 9.0
Ranger Suarez 2.58 22 14 3 2.09 0.995 1.8 8.2
Pedro Avila 2.59 22 15 0 3.28 1.211 2.8 11.2
Juan Campos 2.59 16 7 40 2.96 1.100 1.8 8.9
Nestor Cortes 2.59 25 14 4 2.08 0.996 2.1 9.5
Juan De Paula 2.59 11 11 0 2.69 1.085 2.5 8.7
Ryne Harper 2.59 28 19 29 2.39 1.148 2.9 10.8
Ben Heller 2.59 14 13 38 2.76 1.068 3.5 12.1
Andy Otero 2.59 15 12 7 2.53 1.156 2.9 10.4
Leonardo De La Cruz 2.60 6 14 0 3.07 1.349 4.2 9.9
Scott Effross 2.60 12 3 13 3.18 1.290 2.6 8.2
Mark Montgomery 2.60 22 11 63 2.35 1.079 3.6 11.5
Jonathan Ortiz 2.60 32 15 109 2.65 1.038 2.2 10.4
Spencer Patton 2.60 16 14 44 3.16 1.189 3.3 12.5
Raynel Espinal 2.61 12 15 15 3.02 1.081 2.2 10.4
Brent Lee Honeywell 2.61 31 19 0 2.88 1.082 2.0 9.9
Carlos Rodriguez 2.61 11 11 0 2.84 1.124 2.1 9.0
Glenn Sparkman 2.61 15 16 4 2.65 1.107 2.1 9.0
Brock Stewart 2.61 16 14 3 3.12 1.175 2.1 10.0
Yoshinori Tateyama 2.61 7 4 9 2.57 1.091 1.7 10.4
Maximiliano Belliard 2.62 10 7 1 3.00 1.176 1.6 7.5
Colby Blueberg 2.62 16 6 44 2.21 1.141 3.1 9.9
Buddy Hernandez 2.62 26 12 17 2.50 1.141 3.2 10.7
Dilmer Mejia 2.62 12 8 1 3.22 1.117 1.9 7.9
R.J. Swindle 2.62 23 12 22 2.06 0.992 1.8 9.7
Adolfi Telleria 2.62 14 10 1 2.78 1.179 1.5 8.0
Shawn Armstrong 2.63 15 12 54 2.37 1.230 4.5 12.1
Ryan Helsley 2.63 22 6 0 2.22 1.121 2.9 9.4
Willie Hooker 2.63 52 34 NA 2.02 1.141 3.4 10.2
Sung Ki Jung 2.63 3 8 47 2.70 1.181 3.1 10.0
Jose Pena 2.63 23 12 24 2.52 1.010 2.7 10.6
Ricardo Rodriguez 2.63 18 14 34 2.80 1.168 2.3 8.8
Fernando Romero 2.63 23 16 0 2.85 1.164 2.7 8.7
Shea Douglas 2.64 14 9 13 2.38 1.052 3.0 10.4
Trevor Richards 2.64 14 14 0 2.52 1.023 2.1 9.5
Hamilton Bennett 2.65 15 4 23 2.38 1.088 2.4 8.5
Phil Bickford 2.65 8 8 0 2.71 1.136 3.3 10.3
Ryan Bicondoa 2.65 11 10 1 2.55 1.116 2.2 8.1
Donald Campbell 2.65 8 2 8 2.92 1.299 2.6 10.0
Dustin May 2.65 9 7 1 3.67 1.187 1.7 8.9
Jorge Oviedo 2.65 17 8 1 3.04 1.100 1.3 7.9
Eric Peterson 2.65 15 9 18 3.83 1.305 2.4 10.1
Anthony Slama 2.65 15 16 102 2.51 1.162 4.1 12.0
Matt Way 2.65 13 9 0 3.22 1.133 2.3 9.1
Preston Guilmet 2.66 27 21 104 2.69 1.037 1.9 9.8
Dixon Llorens 2.66 8 7 26 3.58 1.298 4.8 13.5
Chad Orvella 2.66 9 6 50 2.39 0.947 2.1 11.0
Ricardo Paulino 2.66 11 8 3 2.69 1.049 1.5 7.7
Jose Quijada 2.66 15 8 7 2.73 1.096 2.6 9.6
Sam Tuivailala 2.66 9 8 46 3.50 1.310 4.5 12.4
Domingo Acevedo 2.67 15 13 0 2.82 1.190 2.4 9.8
Yeraldo Fermin 2.67 15 6 4 2.94 1.102 1.9 6.8
Julio Ramos 2.67 14 12 0 2.19 1.180 2.2 8.2
Dan Remenowsky 2.67 23 14 44 2.83 1.108 2.9 11.4
Sean Townsley 2.67 9 14 7 2.95 1.262 2.2 8.2
Jeff Urlaub 2.67 18 11 11 2.90 1.036 1.8 8.9
Kevin Ziomek 2.67 19 19 0 3.07 1.166 2.9 9.3
Elvin Garcia 2.68 13 6 4 2.29 0.998 0.6 5.6
Tyler Glasnow 2.68 45 21 0 2.02 1.065 4.2 11.9
Josh Higgins 2.68 17 12 49 2.09 1.058 2.1 9.1
Rick Navarro 2.68 5 13 5 3.61 1.226 3.0 9.9
Henry Owens 2.68 12 17 51 2.77 1.128 4.0 12.1
Eduardo Paredes 2.68 9 12 58 2.53 1.100 2.5 10.4
Jake Paulson 2.68 16 16 5 3.69 1.249 1.9 8.1
Tim Peterson 2.68 17 7 14 3.21 1.109 2.3 10.4
Luis Ramirez 2.68 13 6 18 2.86 1.174 3.8 11.7
George H. Stone 2.68 19 9 NA 2.53 1.000 2.0 9.3
Jeff Taglienti 2.68 19 14 58 3.35 1.174 2.3 8.4
Michael Brady 2.69 26 28 70 3.07 1.064 1.5 9.1
Brian Clark 2.69 19 14 6 2.96 1.323 2.8 8.5
Miguel De Los Santos 2.69 15 15 12 3.87 1.238 4.9 13.6
Edgar Estanga 2.69 18 12 18 3.46 1.209 2.6 9.6
Chris Frey 2.69 10 5 13 2.78 1.212 2.6 8.4
Paul Fry 2.69 16 16 13 3.08 1.344 3.9 11.0
Joe Mantiply 2.69 20 13 14 2.53 1.141 2.2 8.7
Scott Mitchinson 2.69 24 23 0 3.42 1.109 1.9 8.9
Jon Perrin 2.69 11 18 1 3.10 1.138 1.5 8.2
Matt Ramsey 2.69 10 10 48 2.86 1.288 4.0 10.9
Brian Reed 2.69 16 7 7 2.33 1.074 3.4 11.1
Juan Valdez 2.69 16 20 1 2.14 1.046 1.8 6.8
Aaron Barrett 2.70 6 10 54 3.20 1.209 4.0 11.8
Joe Broussard 2.70 15 9 21 3.06 1.172 2.2 10.1
Mike Larkin 2.70 21 7 21 1.58 0.942 1.6 7.5
Jose Suarez 2.70 10 8 0 3.53 1.247 2.3 9.1
Mike Zagurski 2.70 28 23 30 3.02 1.222 3.9 11.7
Ronnie Corona 2.71 9 8 10 3.07 1.300 3.8 10.3
Pete Duprey 2.71 12 4 9 2.26 1.279 3.5 9.4
David Speer 2.71 17 10 10 2.99 1.298 2.3 8.6
Julio Urias 2.71 15 8 0 2.65 1.092 3.0 10.4
Keith Conway 2.72 17 8 12 2.25 1.258 4.1 10.2
Matt Davenport 2.72 10 10 6 3.54 1.381 2.9 7.3
Juan De Leon 2.72 12 5 13 1.97 0.992 3.0 11.0
Blake Green 2.72 16 9 0 2.14 1.249 4.3 10.1
Alec Mills 2.72 21 23 9 3.00 1.151 1.9 8.5
Brian Moran 2.72 20 19 13 3.05 1.183 2.6 10.3
Tony Pavlovich 2.72 12 13 86 2.57 1.094 2.5 8.9
Dillon Peters 2.72 22 13 0 2.40 1.099 1.9 7.6
Alex Powers 2.72 14 8 8 3.69 1.279 3.2 10.5
Bobby Ryan 2.72 14 14 16 2.67 1.180 2.5 8.0
Ricardo Smith 2.72 11 10 1 3.25 1.240 1.8 8.1
Bryse Wilson 2.72 11 8 0 2.20 1.014 2.5 9.2
Yadier Alvarez 2.73 8 9 1 3.68 1.325 4.2 10.6
Michael Flores 2.73 10 11 1 3.33 1.247 3.6 10.2
Kyle Hooper 2.73 8 6 9 3.37 1.196 3.3 10.9
Zack Jones 2.73 11 9 35 2.95 1.211 5.0 12.8
Mitch Keller 2.73 17 13 0 2.79 1.053 2.5 9.5
Oswell Munoz 2.73 9 4 0 1.98 0.871 0.8 8.4
Alex Reyes 2.73 20 21 0 3.50 1.314 4.6 12.1
Christopher Thomas 2.73 14 8 15 2.74 1.054 2.2 9.5
Chin-hui Tsao 2.73 33 24 18 2.89 1.095 2.3 10.3
Tucker Healy 2.74 14 11 27 3.15 1.223 3.7 11.5
Danny Herrera 2.74 21 15 19 2.73 1.066 2.3 8.9
Justin Kamplain 2.74 10 16 13 3.23 1.171 2.4 8.5
Trent Lare 2.74 6 7 0 3.07 1.195 1.7 8.7
C.C. Lee 2.74 24 17 11 3.29 1.147 2.9 11.1
Scott Edwin Lewis 2.74 20 20 0 2.68 1.064 2.0 8.9
JoJo Romero 2.74 12 5 0 2.27 1.116 2.4 8.2
Omar Beltre 2.75 26 27 11 2.45 1.131 2.7 8.8
Carlos Daniel Diaz 2.75 10 12 1 2.73 1.296 3.5 8.7
Juan Hernandez 2.75 13 9 0 3.25 1.225 2.8 9.6
John Hogg 2.75 26 26 NA 2.55 1.091 2.6 7.8
Juan Martinez 2.75 12 5 1 1.81 1.067 3.3 8.8
Tom Mastny 2.75 34 16 3 2.53 1.155 2.7 8.9
Domenic Mazza 2.75 18 14 0 3.35 1.183 1.6 7.7
Miles Mikolas 2.75 23 16 66 3.01 1.260 1.8 7.6
Jacob Waguespack 2.75 13 10 8 3.26 1.328 3.4 9.4

 

Honorable Mention

The following chart enumerates the Major League career leaders in FIP since 1963 accompanied by their minor league career totals.

FIP Major League Career Leaders (1963-2017)

Name FIP FIP-MLB W L SV ERA WHIP BB9 SO9
Craig Kimbrel 2.53 1.81 8 7 51 1.84 1.123 5.6 14.4
Jose D. Fernandez 2.03 2.44 15 4 0 2.32 1.000 2.5 10.9
Clayton Kershaw 2.46 2.60 12 11 1 2.42 1.095 3.5 11.5
Noah Syndergaard 2.70 2.60 34 20 1 3.19 1.213 2.6 10.0
Mariano Rivera 2.79 2.76 27 18 1 2.35 1.027 2.0 8.0
David Robertson 1.70 2.79 12 6 9 1.28 0.931 3.5 12.6
J.R. Richard 3.40 2.86 47 48 0 3.73 1.444 5.7 10.0
Stephen Strasburg 1.58 2.87 9 5 0 2.19 0.837 1.7 11.5
Sergio Romo 2.56 2.88 25 9 24 2.35 0.955 1.7 10.3
Pedro J. Martinez 3.35 2.91 35 20 0 3.16 1.205 3.7 9.5
Lee Smith 5.13 2.93 39 40 21 4.72 1.735 6.6 5.0
Corey Kluber 3.71 2.94 45 50 0 4.40 1.398 3.6 9.1
Chris Sale 2.50 2.94 0 0 0 1.88 1.047 5.0 18.8
Bruce Sutter 2.96 2.94 12 18 22 2.58 1.235 2.7 8.1
Bob Moose 2.94 2.95 33 14 0 3.17 1.188 2.7 8.0
Rollie Fingers 3.52 2.96 42 36 NA 2.82 1.174 3.0 6.6
Nolan Ryan 2.74 2.97 24 14 NA 3.13 1.346 6.0 12.9
Tom Seaver 3.32 3.04 12 12 NA 3.13 1.190 2.8 8.1
Rafael Betancourt 2.29 3.05 12 9 51 3.35 1.128 2.0 11.1
Sam McDowell 2.80 3.06 11 6 NA 2.37 1.049 4.1 10.3
Jon Matlack 3.68 3.06 54 39 0 3.67 1.323 3.8 7.6
Trevor Hoffman 2.86 3.08 9 7 26 2.90 1.220 4.0 10.7
Roger Clemens 2.22 3.09 13 6 0 1.68 0.938 2.3 10.5
Bill Singer 4.14 3.09 47 44 NA 4.11 1.404 4.0 6.5
Terry Forster 4.11 3.09 6 3 0 3.51 1.534 6.1 5.9
Don Wilson 2.54 3.10 29 16 NA 2.00 1.098 3.0 9.1
Doug Jones 3.71 3.11 69 65 40 3.24 1.294 2.8 6.0
Alejandro Pena 3.72 3.12 16 14 40 3.52 1.287 4.3 6.8
Gary Lavelle 4.13 3.14 53 67 9 4.23 1.525 4.2 6.0
Luke Gregerson 2.54 3.14 16 12 48 2.85 1.117 3.3 10.3
Steve Carlton 3.80 3.15 26 14 NA 2.79 1.260 4.7 8.6
Jonathan Broxton 2.73 3.15 23 11 12 3.00 1.191 3.4 10.0
Ron Reed 3.13 3.16 30 17 0 2.43 1.036 2.2 7.0
Rich Gossage 3.31 3.18 23 11 1 2.88 1.154 3.0 7.5
Madison Bumgarner 2.81 3.19 34 7 0 2.22 1.069 2.0 8.0
Randy D. Johnson 4.08 3.19 29 27 0 3.52 1.499 6.5 9.5
Sparky Lyle 3.59 3.19 21 13 NA 3.43 1.425 5.3 9.2
Gary Nolan 2.16 3.19 9 4 0 2.28 1.014 2.7 12.8
Steve Rogers 4.07 3.20 14 26 0 3.54 1.384 3.5 6.2
Rick Reuschel 2.86 3.22 35 15 0 2.49 1.093 1.6 6.8
Mike G. Marshall 3.40 3.23 48 33 7 2.84 1.220 3.2 7.5
Curt Schilling 3.28 3.23 50 43 3 3.22 1.261 3.0 7.4
Dan Quisenberry 3.31 3.24 14 9 42 2.00 1.036 1.8 4.4
Clay Carroll 3.93 3.24 29 33 8 3.69 1.296 2.6 5.4
Don Sutton 2.44 3.24 24 9 0 2.37 1.033 1.7 8.9
John Smoltz 4.03 3.24 22 26 0 3.86 1.276 3.4 6.6
Max Scherzer 2.50 3.25 9 5 0 2.81 1.096 3.9 11.4
Fritz Peterson 2.98 3.25 37 18 NA 2.43 1.093 2.8 8.8
Larry Dierker 1.53 3.26 2 3 0 3.23 1.000 4.2 14.1
Jerry Koosman 2.88 3.26 35 33 NA 2.56 1.076 2.9 9.3
Tug McGraw 3.57 3.26 29 25 0 2.81 1.201 4.0 8.2
Greg Maddux 3.46 3.26 36 15 0 2.86 1.185 2.7 5.7
Kent Tekulve 3.47 3.26 53 31 56 2.25 1.231 3.6 7.4
Ron Guidry 3.33 3.27 19 21 26 3.19 1.346 5.1 9.6
David Price 3.33 3.27 14 5 0 2.87 1.217 3.2 9.4
Bret Saberhagen 3.25 3.27 17 10 0 2.72 1.077 2.0 6.6
Fergie Jenkins 3.27 3.28 38 23 NA 3.16 1.206 3.4 8.8
Jose Rijo 3.45 3.28 41 31 1 2.90 1.349 4.2 8.7
Andy Messersmith 4.04 3.29 19 20 NA 3.69 1.322 3.6 7.7
Mike Cuellar 3.33 3.29 22 10 NA 2.82 1.178 3.1 7.4
Adam Wainwright 3.27 3.29 49 41 0 3.78 1.257 2.8 8.9

 

FIP Minor League Single-Season Leaders (Minimum 100 IP, 1963-2017)

Pitcher Age Teams Levels Year FrID FIP ERA WHIP
Tom Wegmann 22 SCE,CLM A+,A 1991 NYM 1.48 1.65 0.826
Joseph Jeran 24 FTL A 1965 NYY 1.48 1.38 0.817
Eric Cyr* 22 LEL A+ 2001 SDP 1.53 1.61 0.914
Cole Hamels* 19 LWD,CLW A,A+ 2003 PHI 1.57 1.34 0.990
Burt Hooton 21 TAC AAA 1971 CHC 1.65 1.68 0.902
Rich Hill* 26 IWA AAA 2006 CHC 1.67 1.80 0.830
Madison Bumgarner* 18 AUG A 2008 SFG 1.71 1.46 0.932
Kevin Bearse* 22 KIN A 1988 CLE 1.73 1.31 1.010
A.J. Burnett 21 KNC A 1998 FLA 1.74 1.97 1.000
Brian Wood 23 CHS,WCH A,AA 1989 SDP 1.77 1.55 0.858
Doug Rau* 21 BAK,SPO A,AAA 1970 LAD 1.80 2.13 0.974
Ron Ebner 24 SPT A 1970 STL 1.82 1.29 1.029
Gary Schlieve 20 MIA A 1965 PHI 1.82 1.73 0.923
Josh Beckett 21 PRT,BRE AA,A+ 2001 FLA 1.86 1.54 0.829
Tom Gordon 20 APP,MEM,OMA A,AA,AAA 1988 KCR 1.88 1.55 0.921
A.J. Puk* 22 MDL,STK AA,A+ 2017 OAK 1.89 4.03 1.248
Mike Villano 24 SJO,SHV A+,AA 1996 SFG 1.89 0.99 0.950
Liam Hendriks 21 FTM,BEL A+,A 2010 MIN 1.89 1.74 0.837
Clayton Blackburn 19 AUG A 2012 SFG 1.91 2.54 1.020
Jose D. Fernandez 19 GBO,JUP A,A+ 2012 FLA 1.93 1.75 0.925
Oscar Zamora 24 COC,PNS A 1969 HOU 1.95 1.15 0.838
Brian Smith 22 HGR A 1995 TOR 1.99 0.87 0.894
Pedro Avila 20 FWA,LEL A,A+ 2017 SDP 2.00 3.70 1.217
Brock Stewart 24 TUL,OKC,RCU AA,AAA,A+ 2016 LAD 2.02 1.79 0.876
Will Inman 19 CHL A 2006 MIL 2.03 1.71 0.895
Alec Mills 23 WMT A+ 2015 KCR 2.04 3.02 1.200
John Maine 22 DEL,FDK A,A+ 2003 BAL 2.05 2.27 0.880
Ben Meyer 24 JUP,GBO A+,A 2017 FLA 2.06 2.02 0.934
Brandon Beachy 23 MSS,GWI AA,AAA 2010 ATL 2.07 1.73 1.014
Scott Taylor* 22 LBG,NBR A+,AA 1990 BOS 2.08 2.48 1.221
Luis Severino 20 CHS,TRE,TAM A,AA,A+ 2014 NYY 2.09 2.47 1.062
Salomon Torres 19 CLI A 1991 SFG 2.10 1.41 0.927
Glenn Sparkman 22 WMT A+ 2014 KCR 2.10 1.56 0.983
Phil Hughes 20 TRE,TAM AA,A+ 2006 NYY 2.10 2.16 0.863
Yusmeiro Petit 19 CLM,SCE,BNG A,A+,AA 2004 NYM 2.11 2.20 0.897
Nestor Molina 22 DUN,MAN A+,AA 2011 TOR 2.12 2.21 0.997
Jose Capellan 23 GRV,MYR,RMD AA,A+,AAA 2004 ATL 2.13 2.32 1.131
Al Jones 24 APP A 1983 CHW 2.13 0.97 0.912
Roy Oswalt 22 RRK,KIS AA,A+ 2000 HOU 2.13 2.21 1.091
Scott Lewis* 22 KIN A+ 2006 CLE 2.14 1.48 0.968
Shane Bieber 22 LBG,AKR,LCO A+,AA,A 2017 CLE 2.14 2.86 1.125
Drew Hutchison 20 LNS,DUN,MAN A,A+,AA 2011 TOR 2.14 2.53 1.038
Dennis James* 24 ELP AA 1972 LAD 2.16 1.84 1.007
Steve Kealey 20 QDS A 1967 ANA 2.16 2.27 1.036
Mitch Keller 20 CHL,BDT A,A+ 2016 PIT 2.17 2.35 0.921
Bryan Hickerson* 23 CLI,SHV A,AA 1987 SFG 2.17 1.64 1.100
David Nied 22 GRV,DHM AA,A+ 1991 ATL 2.18 2.01 0.986
LaTroy Hawkins 20 FWA A 1993 MIN 2.20 2.06 0.960
Del Hill 24 STK A 1964 BAL 2.20 2.33 0.954
Eric Surkamp* 21 AUG A 2009 SFG 2.20 3.30 1.282
Matt Wisler 19 FWA A 2012 SDP 2.20 2.53 1.079
Tyler Robertson* 19 BEL A 2007 MIN 2.20 2.29 1.173
Brian Looney* 23 WPB,HRB A+,AA 1993 WSN 2.20 2.88 1.168
Edwin Escobar* 21 SJO,RMD A+,AA 2013 SFG 2.21 2.80 1.104
Justin Verlander 22 LAK,ERI A+,AA 2005 DET 2.21 1.29 0.902
Noah Syndergaard 19 LNS A 2012 TOR 2.21 2.60 1.080
Mark Grant 18 CLI A 1982 SFG 2.21 2.36 1.002
Randy Moffitt 21 FRE A 1970 SFG 2.21 1.60 0.844
Jake McGee* 23 MTG,DHM AA,AAA 2010 TBD 2.22 3.07 1.192
Dave Roberts* 18 SPB A 1963 PHI 2.22 1.79 0.897
Doug Linton 24 KNX,DUN AA,A 1989 TOR 2.22 2.68 1.082
Dylan Axelrod 24 WSM,BIR A+,AA 2010 CHW 2.22 2.06 1.079
Tyler Duffey 24 ROC,CNG AAA,AA 2015 MIN 2.22 2.54 1.080
John Stephens 19 DEL A 1999 BAL 2.23 3.22 1.080
Don Wilson 20 COC A 1965 HOU 2.23 1.44 0.983
Joe Blanton 22 KNC,MDL A,AA 2003 OAK 2.23 2.29 0.931
Matt Smith* 22 GBO,TAM A,A+ 2001 NYY 2.23 2.44 1.068
Derek Holland* 21 CLI,BAK,FRI A,A+,AA 2008 TEX 2.23 2.27 1.002
Jose Martinez 20 CLM A 1991 NYM 2.23 1.49 0.993
Vida Blue* 18 BUR A 1968 OAK 2.24 2.49 1.197
Tommy Milone* 24 SYR AAA 2011 WSN 2.24 3.22 1.031
Taylor Cole 24 DUN,MAN A+,AA 2014 TOR 2.24 3.43 1.192
Leonard Scott 22 MIA A 1971 BAL 2.25 1.87 1.085
Nate Starner* 24 DUN,LNS A+,A 2008 TOR 2.25 1.76 1.085
Jordan Yamamoto 20 APP A 2016 MIL 2.25 3.82 1.199
Severino Gonzalez 20 CLW,LWD,REA A+,A,AA 2013 PHI 2.25 2.00 1.023
Chuck James* 23 MSS,MYR,RMD AA,A+,AAA 2005 ATL 2.26 2.12 0.862
Hector Noesi 22 CHS,TAM A,A+ 2009 NYY 2.26 2.92 0.949
Doug Brocail 21 CHS A 1988 SDP 2.27 2.69 1.234
Chin-hui Tsao 19 AVL A 2000 COL 2.27 2.73 1.097
Nate Karns 24 POT,HGR A+,A 2012 WSN 2.27 2.17 1.009
Evan Manarino* 23 BEL,STK A,A+ 2016 OAK 2.27 1.98 1.087
Mike Bovee 19 RFD A 1993 KCR 2.27 4.21 1.358
Bill Castro 21 DNV A 1973 MIL 2.28 1.82 1.053
Brett Evert 20 MYR,MAC A+,A 2001 ATL 2.28 1.74 0.975
Rick Ankiel* 18 PRW,PEO A+,A 1998 STL 2.28 2.63 0.969
Ricardo Delgado 24 STK,ELM A,AA 1964 BAL 2.28 2.11 1.018
Daniel Hudson 22 BIR,WSM,CHR AA,A+,AAA 2009 CHW 2.28 2.32 0.943
Cecilio Guante 20 SHL,SAL A 1980 PIT 2.29 2.68 0.942
Jerry Robertson 22 SPT A 1966 STL 2.29 1.49 0.974
Bob Heffner 23 YOR A 1962 BOS 2.29 2.68 1.214
Chris Balcom-Miller 21 AVL A 2010 COL 2.29 3.31 0.966
Erik Bedard* 21 DEL A 2000 BAL 2.29 3.57 1.198
Richard Allen* 20 BUR A 1963 OAK 2.29 2.42 1.111
Paul Ah Yat* 22 AUG,LBG A,A+ 1997 PIT 2.29 2.35 1.007
Drew Smyly* 22 LAK,ERI A+,AA 2011 DET 2.30 2.07 1.103
Gil Downs 22 SAR,LBG A,AA 1963 CHW 2.30 1.37 0.984
Mariano Rivera 21 GBO A 1991 NYY 2.30 2.75 1.212

 

FIP Minor League Career Leaders (Minimum 150 IP)

Name FIP FIP-MLB W L SV ERA WHIP BB9 SO9
David Robertson 1.70 2.79 12 6 9 1.28 0.931 3.5 12.6
Trevor Hildenberger 1.71 9 11 52 1.57 0.880 1.4 10.5
Joe Jimenez 1.71 15 7 56 1.56 0.908 2.8 13.0
A.J. Puk 1.88 6 14 0 3.82 1.211 3.4 12.8
Jose D. Fernandez 2.03 2.44 15 4 0 2.32 1.000 2.5 10.9
Bob Lee 2.05 3.30 21 3 NA 1.91 1.041 2.4 11.6
Norwith Gudino 2.05 11 6 1 2.62 1.119 1.7 8.9
Ryan Meisinger 2.07 10 7 19 2.18 1.085 2.6 11.0
Tim Norton 2.08 9 7 9 2.41 1.007 2.1 10.8
Juan Rojas 2.09 14 9 17 2.00 1.019 2.2 10.9
Joe Thatcher 2.10 3.19 17 10 21 1.98 1.080 2.4 11.3
Cole Hamels 2.10 3.60 15 5 0 1.47 0.922 3.1 11.8
Shane Bieber 2.10 10 5 0 2.55 1.049 0.5 8.3
Brian Keller 2.10 12 8 2 2.63 1.076 1.7 10.1
Jesse Crain 2.12 3.77 13 8 42 2.11 0.950 3.1 11.6
Brad Brach 2.14 3.68 21 16 119 2.42 1.021 1.8 11.2
Kevin Quackenbush 2.14 3.92 21 6 76 1.52 1.085 3.1 11.3
Scooter Hightower 2.15 12 8 2 2.42 1.053 1.1 8.9
Zac Curtis 2.17 8 8 66 2.44 1.090 3.0 12.7
James Moody 2.20 7 5 7 1.95 1.057 2.8 10.9
Denny Peralta 2.21 15 12 5 3.92 1.282 1.9 8.8
Roger Clemens 2.22 3.09 13 6 0 1.68 0.938 2.3 10.5
Brett Black 2.22 11 7 52 2.84 0.978 0.9 10.7
Jordan Humphreys 2.22 13 7 2 2.58 1.020 1.6 9.4
Kyle McGrath 2.23 7 5 6 1.60 0.829 1.4 10.1
Danny Barnes 2.24 14 15 67 2.40 1.042 2.5 11.9
Nick Rumbelow 2.24 14 8 29 2.73 0.994 2.4 10.4
Henry Perez 2.25 25 12 0 2.25 1.086 2.3 9.1
Nick Fanti 2.26 17 3 0 2.28 0.949 2.0 9.8
Silvino Bracho 2.27 11 9 87 2.44 0.980 2.1 12.5
Nick Goody 2.27 7 8 20 2.13 1.030 3.0 13.2
Masanori Murakami 2.27 16 10 NA 1.72 0.914 2.2 11.1
Leonard Scott 2.27 19 16 36 2.40 1.161 3.8 11.4
Josh Beckett 2.28 3.78 17 5 0 1.93 0.915 2.2 12.1
Phil Hughes 2.28 4.16 32 8 0 2.36 0.934 2.3 10.0
Tony Cingrani 2.28 4.45 16 7 0 1.65 0.975 2.9 11.7
Rafael Betancourt 2.29 3.05 12 9 51 3.35 1.128 2.0 11.1
Casey Mulligan 2.29 8 5 33 2.17 1.188 3.8 12.1
Mat Batts 2.30 15 7 0 2.36 1.000 1.6 8.7
Carl Edwards 2.31 20 11 7 2.21 1.045 4.2 11.4
James Hoyt 2.31 12 10 50 3.08 1.146 3.4 12.4
Paul Gibbs 2.32 8 4 7 1.68 1.032 3.3 12.1
Mark Larosa 2.32 8 9 32 2.79 1.172 2.7 9.4
Elvin Orozco 2.32 18 2 4 2.69 1.135 2.8 10.1
Brett Weber 2.32 12 6 27 2.71 1.110 2.1 9.7
Eric Brown 2.33 14 4 24 2.05 1.048 1.9 8.8
Jovanny Cedeno 2.33 19 4 1 2.06 1.005 3.2 10.3
Ryan Dull 2.33 15 13 42 2.03 1.011 2.1 11.1
Alec Hansen 2.33 13 9 0 2.39 1.066 3.3 12.5
Cristian Javier 2.33 11 2 2 2.23 1.017 3.2 11.5
Gabriel Moya 2.33 22 10 35 2.57 1.068 2.5 11.5
Sixto Sanchez 2.33 11 9 0 2.47 0.973 1.6 7.5
Kyle Grana 2.34 12 5 42 1.69 1.127 4.1 11.4
Denyi Reyes 2.34 20 2 0 2.25 0.984 0.7 7.4
Frank Speek 2.34 5 7 1 1.76 0.993 3.0 11.3
Antonio Osuna 2.35 3.60 2 8 51 2.27 1.002 3.1 11.8
Luke Weaver 2.36 25 11 0 1.99 1.071 1.8 8.8
AJ Ramos 2.37 3.31 9 16 83 2.29 1.050 3.6 12.2
Paul Sewald 2.37 17 8 70 2.20 1.033 2.1 10.8
Hung-Chih Kuo 2.38 2.97 7 8 4 2.84 1.216 3.2 12.4
Alex Claudio 2.38 3.31 22 11 18 2.08 0.999 1.8 9.0
Erik Bedard 2.38 3.82 28 15 2 2.74 1.106 2.9 10.7
Pedro Araujo 2.38 26 9 16 2.63 1.095 2.8 10.4
Matt Milburn 2.38 8 13 1 4.41 1.306 1.7 9.1
Francisco Carrillo 2.39 12 16 15 2.51 1.114 2.0 9.6
Gabe Hemmer 2.39 8 9 14 3.03 1.300 3.3 10.3
Brandon Peterson 2.39 9 7 18 2.51 1.159 4.0 11.9
Jonathan Padilla 2.40 11 6 0 2.66 1.098 1.9 8.9
Michael Suarez 2.40 22 10 5 3.55 1.310 2.5 9.5
Matt Cooper 2.41 15 15 14 3.31 1.130 2.6 11.1
Jonathan Holder 2.41 14 10 17 2.44 1.048 2.0 9.4
Raul Pedie 2.41 22 7 28 1.95 1.047 3.0 11.2
Gian Rizzo 2.41 9 7 9 2.54 1.119 1.4 8.6
Trevor Frank 2.42 11 16 46 3.00 1.019 1.5 9.9
Donnie Hart 2.42 14 7 26 2.39 1.146 2.3 9.2
Derek Law 2.42 13 7 56 2.75 1.164 2.8 10.9
Luis Severino 2.43 3.53 31 12 0 2.51 1.057 2.2 9.0
Edubray Ramos 2.43 13 11 30 2.68 1.062 2.4 9.1
Don Sutton 2.44 3.24 24 9 0 2.37 1.033 1.7 8.9
Federico Tanco 2.44 10 10 2 2.45 1.179 2.3 10.3
Carlos Zabala 2.44 8 10 0 3.49 1.246 2.3 9.6
Joey Lucchesi 2.45 11 9 2 1.99 0.934 1.8 10.1
Jean Carlos Reyes 2.45 6 13 2 3.43 1.293 3.5 10.5
Zac Rosscup 2.45 18 12 11 2.62 1.113 3.3 11.0
Carson Smith 2.45 8 9 40 2.72 1.237 3.5 10.9
Nick Wittgren 2.45 9 14 81 2.21 1.048 1.6 9.5
Clayton Kershaw 2.46 2.60 12 11 1 2.42 1.095 3.5 11.5
Luke Leftwich 2.46 13 15 8 3.04 1.244 2.5 9.7
Juan Marcano 2.46 10 10 1 2.29 1.088 3.1 10.5
Franklin Noel 2.46 18 11 30 2.40 1.256 3.5 9.1
Michael Schwimer 2.46 22 11 55 2.54 1.138 3.2 11.8
Joey Wentz 2.46 9 7 0 2.87 1.161 3.6 10.5
Dylan Bundy 2.47 4.51 10 9 0 2.59 1.048 2.6 9.8
Logan Allen 2.47 10 14 0 2.89 1.195 2.9 9.7
Eduard Bazardo 2.47 12 12 6 2.66 1.094 2.9 9.6
Scott Clackum 2.47 11 8 21 2.75 1.182 1.8 7.0
Evan Scribner 2.48 3.93 29 21 84 2.85 1.040 2.3 11.2
Richard Acosta 2.48 24 12 10 2.38 1.049 1.5 8.7
Eric Alonzo 2.48 8 7 5 2.45 1.133 2.0 8.3
Corbin Burnes 2.48 11 3 0 1.74 0.993 2.7 9.0
Enosil Tejeda 2.48 22 12 33 1.94 1.039 2.8 9.8
Kyle Kubat 2.49 15 8 8 2.30 1.028 1.8 7.9
Frank Lima 2.49 9 7 1 3.86 1.220 2.6 9.9
Austin Sodders 2.49 11 8 0 1.92 0.976 1.8 7.8
Chris Woodfin 2.49 11 16 54 3.03 1.229 3.8 11.7
Max Scherzer 2.50 3.25 9 5 0 2.81 1.096 3.9 11.4
Rick Ankiel 2.50 4.38 34 21 0 2.80 1.069 3.8 12.8
David Oca 2.50 17 11 0 2.90 1.240 2.6 8.9
Cody Winiarski 2.50 4 7 26 4.00 1.357 3.4 11.2
Will Harris 2.51 3.13 16 15 14 2.51 1.134 3.1 11.2
Steve Ames 2.51 12 13 63 2.45 1.151 2.3 10.4
Fautino De Los Santos 2.51 19 20 4 3.59 1.250 3.3 11.6
Heath Haynes 2.51 41 11 40 2.66 1.054 2.2 10.3
Juan Heredia 2.51 11 8 3 2.25 1.141 3.7 10.8
Andrew Triggs 2.51 13 10 52 2.09 1.038 2.0 9.0
Jeff Leystra 2.52 14 9 16 2.83 1.226 2.3 9.2
Jesus Linarez 2.52 10 4 2 2.78 1.236 2.8 8.8
Josh Lueke 2.52 15 25 69 3.20 1.172 2.3 10.7
Abel Moreno 2.52 23 12 0 2.97 1.138 1.8 8.6
Eugenio Palma 2.52 12 4 5 2.05 0.970 1.5 7.7
James Reeves 2.52 11 3 6 2.28 1.043 2.7 10.3
Tim Spooneybarger 2.52 11 2 16 1.79 1.075 4.1 11.0
Craig Kimbrel 2.53 1.81 8 7 51 1.84 1.123 5.6 14.4
Dan Otero 2.53 3.14 18 13 101 2.02 1.053 1.2 7.5
Feny Arias 2.53 9 9 0 2.75 1.290 3.0 8.2
Anderson Espinoza 2.53 6 13 0 3.35 1.230 2.6 8.9
Tyler Jones 2.53 25 21 62 3.70 1.328 3.3 10.9
Victor Romero 2.53 8 14 2 2.03 1.032 2.0 8.0
Alex Santana 2.53 15 8 7 2.46 1.045 3.6 10.6
Don Wilson 2.54 3.10 29 16 NA 2.00 1.098 3.0 9.1
Luke Gregerson 2.54 3.14 16 12 48 2.85 1.117 3.3 10.3
Dario Alvarez 2.54 27 17 5 2.92 1.214 3.7 11.1
Bruce Bensching 2.54 15 17 40 2.11 1.194 3.5 11.1
Mark Brandenburg 2.54 20 16 21 2.08 1.089 2.2 9.1
Wil Browning 2.54 20 12 44 2.86 1.164 3.3 10.7
Grant Dayton 2.54 26 22 21 2.83 1.136 2.8 11.6
Werner Leal 2.54 13 10 0 3.94 1.387 2.3 8.0
Jack Leathersich 2.54 12 13 8 3.30 1.293 5.0 14.9
Triston McKenzie 2.54 19 12 0 2.68 0.994 2.6 11.6
Cory Burns 2.55 16 25 137 3.47 1.253 2.7 10.2
Dylan Cease 2.55 4 12 0 2.89 1.222 4.7 12.1
James Farris 2.55 5 16 33 3.12 1.155 2.7 10.7
Luis Gomez 2.55 9 9 9 1.94 1.093 2.4 8.7
Jose Hernandez 2.55 8 6 2 3.04 1.178 1.8 9.3
Kody Kerski 2.55 12 10 14 3.26 1.346 2.7 9.2
Casey Mittauer 2.55 13 11 19 2.05 1.029 1.8 7.2
David Paulino 2.55 13 10 2 2.35 1.027 2.5 9.9
Taylor Widener 2.55 10 8 4 2.68 1.021 3.3 10.7
Brad Wieck 2.55 14 14 8 3.07 1.281 3.7 12.0
Sergio Romo 2.56 2.88 25 9 24 2.35 0.955 1.7 10.3
Jordan Montgomery 2.56 4.07 25 14 0 2.57 1.161 2.6 8.9
Edgar Arredondo 2.56 12 9 0 3.15 1.189 1.4 8.5
Yanuel Cuevas 2.56 7 8 18 2.21 1.126 2.1 7.6
Brent Fisher 2.56 10 13 4 3.41 1.268 2.8 10.6
Mauricio Llovera 2.56 11 9 0 2.90 1.170 3.0 9.3
Franklin Perez 2.56 10 10 4 3.33 1.217 2.7 9.5
Joey Strain 2.56 11 6 12 4.09 1.313 1.0 7.1
Henry Williamson 2.56 9 10 6 4.46 1.305 2.8 10.0
Casey Janssen 2.57 3.77 18 10 1 2.78 1.010 1.5 7.8
Tom Graham 2.57 18 13 36 3.39 1.145 2.2 9.0
Yeison Santana 2.57 10 12 6 4.04 1.281 2.4 9.6
Jason Motte 2.58 3.88 11 9 30 2.71 1.206 3.0 11.3
Matt Moore 2.58 4.24 30 24 0 2.74 1.122 3.7 12.5
David Riske 2.58 4.44 11 10 73 2.32 1.126 3.4 11.2
Derek Andersen 2.58 10 7 4 3.02 1.044 1.6 8.9
Diego Castillo 2.58 11 16 32 2.97 1.210 2.8 10.0
John Curtiss 2.58 8 6 26 2.99 1.211 3.1 11.3
Ryan Flannery 2.58 20 12 54 2.44 1.100 2.4 7.8
Craig Grasser 2.58 9 5 58 1.59 1.071 2.8 10.3
Bryan Oland 2.58 12 7 31 2.93 1.180 2.2 9.7
James Pazos 2.58 10 9 18 2.30 1.147 3.7 10.2
Yancarlos Santiago 2.58 11 7 1 2.48 1.072 2.6 9.0
Ranger Suarez 2.58 22 14 3 2.09 0.995 1.8 8.2
Pedro Avila 2.59 22 15 0 3.28 1.211 2.8 11.2
Juan Campos 2.59 16 7 40 2.96 1.100 1.8 8.9
Nestor Cortes 2.59 25 14 4 2.08 0.996 2.1 9.5
Juan De Paula 2.59 11 11 0 2.69 1.085 2.5 8.7
Ryne Harper 2.59 28 19 29 2.39 1.148 2.9 10.8
Ben Heller 2.59 14 13 38 2.76 1.068 3.5 12.1
Andy Otero 2.59 15 12 7 2.53 1.156 2.9 10.4
Ian Kennedy 2.60 4.23 19 6 0 1.95 0.985 2.8 9.9
Leonardo De La Cruz 2.60 6 14 0 3.07 1.349 4.2 9.9
Scott Effross 2.60 12 3 13 3.18 1.290 2.6 8.2
Mark Montgomery 2.60 22 11 63 2.35 1.079 3.6 11.5
Jonathan Ortiz 2.60 32 15 109 2.65 1.038 2.2 10.4
Spencer Patton 2.60 16 14 44 3.16 1.189 3.3 12.5
Raynel Espinal 2.61 12 15 15 3.02 1.081 2.2 10.4
Brent Honeywell 2.61 31 19 0 2.88 1.082 2.0 9.9
Carlos Rodriguez 2.61 11 11 0 2.84 1.124 2.1 9.0
Glenn Sparkman 2.61 15 16 4 2.65 1.107 2.1 9.0
Brock Stewart 2.61 16 14 3 3.12 1.175 2.1 10.0
Yoshinori Tateyama 2.61 7 4 9 2.57 1.091 1.7 10.4
Kelvin Herrera 2.62 3.19 18 8 17 1.85 1.004 2.2 9.1
Tim Collins 2.62 3.89 19 13 35 2.67 1.097 4.0 13.0
Tony Sipp 2.62 4.49 16 10 8 2.78 1.070 3.1 11.7
Maximiliano Belliard 2.62 10 7 1 3.00 1.176 1.6 7.5
Colby Blueberg 2.62 16 6 44 2.21 1.141 3.1 9.9
Buddy Hernandez 2.62 26 12 17 2.50 1.141 3.2 10.7
Dilmer Mejia 2.62 12 8 1 3.22 1.117 1.9 7.9
R.J. Swindle 2.62 23 12 22 2.06 0.992 1.8 9.7
Adolfi Telleria 2.62 14 10 1 2.78 1.179 1.5 8.0
Ismael Valdez 2.63 4.41 14 9 0 2.88 1.161 2.1 7.8
Shawn Armstrong 2.63 15 12 54 2.37 1.230 4.5 12.1
Ryan Helsley 2.63 22 6 0 2.22 1.121 2.9 9.4
Willie Hooker 2.63 52 34 NA 2.02 1.141 3.4 10.2
Sung Ki Jung 2.63 3 8 47 2.70 1.181 3.1 10.0
Jose Pena 2.63 23 12 24 2.52 1.010 2.7 10.6
Ricardo Rodriguez 2.63 18 14 34 2.80 1.168 2.3 8.8
Fernando Romero 2.63 23 16 0 2.85 1.164 2.7 8.7
Steve Olin 2.64 3.31 22 10 62 2.68 1.090 2.8 9.2
Tom Gordon 2.64 3.71 29 8 3 2.47 1.179 5.0 11.4
Brad Boxberger 2.64 3.91 12 21 23 3.59 1.270 3.9 12.7
Shea Douglas 2.64 14 9 13 2.38 1.052 3.0 10.4
Trevor Richards 2.64 14 14 0 2.52 1.023 2.1 9.5
Liam Hendriks 2.65 3.88 54 30 0 2.89 1.080 1.5 7.6
Steve Reed 2.65 4.42 17 9 110 1.99 1.064 2.4 9.2
Joe Kennedy 2.65 4.61 31 16 0 2.88 1.118 2.2 8.7
Hamilton Bennett 2.65 15 4 23 2.38 1.088 2.4 8.5
Phil Bickford 2.65 8 8 0 2.71 1.136 3.3 10.3
Ryan Bicondoa 2.65 11 10 1 2.55 1.116 2.2 8.1
Donald Campbell 2.65 8 2 8 2.92 1.299 2.6 10.0
Dustin May 2.65 9 7 1 3.67 1.187 1.7 8.9
Jorge Oviedo 2.65 17 8 1 3.04 1.100 1.3 7.9
Eric Peterson 2.65 15 9 18 3.83 1.305 2.4 10.1
Anthony Slama 2.65 15 16 102 2.51 1.162 4.1 12.0
Matt Way 2.65 13 9 0 3.22 1.133 2.3 9.1
Preston Guilmet 2.66 27 21 104 2.69 1.037 1.9 9.8
Dixon Llorens 2.66 8 7 26 3.58 1.298 4.8 13.5
Chad Orvella 2.66 9 6 50 2.39 0.947 2.1 11.0
Ricardo Paulino 2.66 11 8 3 2.69 1.049 1.5 7.7
Jose Quijada 2.66 15 8 7 2.73 1.096 2.6 9.6
Sam Tuivailala 2.66 9 8 46 3.50 1.310 4.5 12.4
Domingo Acevedo 2.67 15 13 0 2.82 1.190 2.4 9.8
Yeraldo Fermin 2.67 15 6 4 2.94 1.102 1.9 6.8
Julio Ramos 2.67 14 12 0 2.19 1.180 2.2 8.2
Dan Remenowsky 2.67 23 14 44 2.83 1.108 2.9 11.4
Sean Townsley 2.67 9 14 7 2.95 1.262 2.2 8.2
Jeff Urlaub 2.67 18 11 11 2.90 1.036 1.8 8.9
Kevin Ziomek 2.67 19 19 0 3.07 1.166 2.9 9.3
Bert Blyleven 2.68 22 7 1 2.29 1.114 2.5 8.0
Elvin Garcia 2.68 13 6 4 2.29 0.998 0.6 5.6
Tyler Glasnow 2.68 45 21 0 2.02 1.065 4.2 11.9
Josh Higgins 2.68 17 12 49 2.09 1.058 2.1 9.1
Rick Navarro 2.68 5 13 5 3.61 1.226 3.0 9.9
Henry Owens 2.68 12 17 51 2.77 1.128 4.0 12.1
Eduardo Paredes 2.68 9 12 58 2.53 1.100 2.5 10.4
Jake Paulson 2.68 16 16 5 3.69 1.249 1.9 8.1
Tim Peterson 2.68 17 7 14 3.21 1.109 2.3 10.4
Luis Ramirez 2.68 13 6 18 2.86 1.174 3.8 11.7
George H. Stone 2.68 19 9 NA 2.53 1.000 2.0 9.3
Jeff Taglienti 2.68 19 14 58 3.35 1.174 2.3 8.4
Vida Blue 2.69 3.43 31 18 0 2.57 1.194 4.4 11.4
Mat Latos 2.69 3.61 16 9 0 2.53 1.151 2.8 9.7
Michael Brady 2.69 26 28 70 3.07 1.064 1.5 9.1
Brian Clark 2.69 19 14 6 2.96 1.323 2.8 8.5
Miguel De Los Santos 2.69 15 15 12 3.87 1.238 4.9 13.6
Edgar Estanga 2.69 18 12 18 3.46 1.209 2.6 9.6
Chris Frey 2.69 10 5 13 2.78 1.212 2.6 8.4
Paul Fry 2.69 16 16 13 3.08 1.344 3.9 11.0
Joe Mantiply 2.69 20 13 14 2.53 1.141 2.2 8.7
Scott Mitchinson 2.69 24 23 0 3.42 1.109 1.9 8.9
Jon Perrin 2.69 11 18 1 3.10 1.138 1.5 8.2
Matt Ramsey 2.69 10 10 48 2.86 1.288 4.0 10.9
Brian Reed 2.69 16 7 7 2.33 1.074 3.4 11.1
Juan Valdez 2.69 16 20 1 2.14 1.046 1.8 6.8
Noah Syndergaard 2.70 2.60 34 20 1 3.19 1.213 2.6 10.0
Jeff Francis 2.70 4.39 44 26 0 2.84 1.093 2.0 9.1
Aaron Barrett 2.70 6 10 54 3.20 1.209 4.0 11.8
Joe Broussard 2.70 15 9 21 3.06 1.172 2.2 10.1
Mike Larkin 2.70 21 7 21 1.58 0.942 1.6 7.5
Jose Suarez 2.70 10 8 0 3.53 1.247 2.3 9.1
Mike Zagurski 2.70 28 23 30 3.02 1.222 3.9 11.7
Drew Smyly 2.71 3.82 11 10 0 3.03 1.214 2.9 9.8
Joe Musgrove 2.71 4.31 29 11 1 2.77 1.025 1.1 8.5
Michael Tonkin 2.71 4.57 26 26 65 2.92 1.170 2.3 9.6
Ronnie Corona 2.71 9 8 10 3.07 1.300 3.8 10.3
Pete Duprey 2.71 12 4 9 2.26 1.279 3.5 9.4
David Speer 2.71 17 10 10 2.99 1.298 2.3 8.6
Julio Urias 2.71 15 8 0 2.65 1.092 3.0 10.4
Jose Quintana 2.72 3.51 19 11 2 2.76 1.167 3.9 10.0
Orlando Hernandez 2.72 4.45 16 6 0 3.08 1.077 3.0 11.0
J.J. Hoover 2.72 4.65 33 22 20 2.95 1.171 2.8 10.1
Keith Conway 2.72 17 8 12 2.25 1.258 4.1 10.2
Matt Davenport 2.72 10 10 6 3.54 1.381 2.9 7.3
Juan De Leon 2.72 12 5 13 1.97 0.992 3.0 11.0
Blake Green 2.72 16 9 0 2.14 1.249 4.3 10.1
Alec Mills 2.72 21 23 9 3.00 1.151 1.9 8.5
Brian Moran 2.72 20 19 13 3.05 1.183 2.6 10.3
Tony Pavlovich 2.72 12 13 86 2.57 1.094 2.5 8.9
Dillon Peters 2.72 22 13 0 2.40 1.099 1.9 7.6
Alex Powers 2.72 14 8 8 3.69 1.279 3.2 10.5
Bobby Ryan 2.72 14 14 16 2.67 1.180 2.5 8.0
Ricardo Smith 2.72 11 10 1 3.25 1.240 1.8 8.1
Bryse Wilson 2.72 11 8 0 2.20 1.014 2.5 9.2
Jonathan Broxton 2.73 3.15 23 11 12 3.00 1.191 3.4 10.0
Kyle Hendricks 2.73 3.43 31 19 3 2.66 1.059 1.6 7.6
Yadier Alvarez 2.73 8 9 1 3.68 1.325 4.2 10.6
Michael Flores 2.73 10 11 1 3.33 1.247 3.6 10.2
Kyle Hooper 2.73 8 6 9 3.37 1.196 3.3 10.9
Zack Jones 2.73 11 9 35 2.95 1.211 5.0 12.8
Mitch Keller 2.73 17 13 0 2.79 1.053 2.5 9.5
Oswell Munoz 2.73 9 4 0 1.98 0.871 0.8 8.4
Alex Reyes 2.73 20 21 0 3.50 1.314 4.6 12.1
Christopher Thomas 2.73 14 8 15 2.74 1.054 2.2 9.5
Chin-hui Tsao 2.73 33 24 18 2.89 1.095 2.3 10.3
Nolan Ryan 2.74 2.97 24 14 NA 3.13 1.346 6.0 12.9
Vinnie Pestano 2.74 3.62 12 19 87 2.46 1.107 3.0 10.2
Tucker Healy 2.74 14 11 27 3.15 1.223 3.7 11.5
Danny Herrera 2.74 21 15 19 2.73 1.066 2.3 8.9
Justin Kamplain 2.74 10 16 13 3.23 1.171 2.4 8.5
Trent Lare 2.74 6 7 0 3.07 1.195 1.7 8.7
C.C. Lee 2.74 24 17 11 3.29 1.147 2.9 11.1
Scott Edwin Lewis 2.74 20 20 0 2.68 1.064 2.0 8.9
JoJo Romero 2.74 12 5 0 2.27 1.116 2.4 8.2
Clyde Wright 2.75 3.82 24 6 NA 2.86 1.131 3.0 8.5
Steven Matz 2.75 3.89 25 21 0 2.40 1.146 2.9 9.4
Rich Harden 2.75 3.95 26 16 0 2.97 1.147 3.9 11.1
Omar Beltre 2.75 26 27 11 2.45 1.131 2.7 8.8
Carlos Daniel Diaz 2.75 10 12 1 2.73 1.296 3.5 8.7
Juan Hernandez 2.75 13 9 0 3.25 1.225 2.8 9.6
John Hogg 2.75 26 26 NA 2.55 1.091 2.6 7.8
Juan Martinez 2.75 12 5 1 1.81 1.067 3.3 8.8
Tom Mastny 2.75 34 16 3 2.53 1.155 2.7 8.9
Domenic Mazza 2.75 18 14 0 3.35 1.183 1.6 7.7
Miles Mikolas 2.75 23 16 66 3.01 1.260 1.8 7.6
Jacob Waguespack 2.75 13 10 8 3.26 1.328 3.4 9.4

 

Minor League Career Pitching Leader Boards (1963-2017)

Minor League Career ERA Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 150 IP)

Name ERA
David Robertson 1.28
Cole Hamels 1.47
Daniel De La Cruz 1.48
Kevin Quackenbush 1.52
James Nelson 1.54
Joe Jimenez 1.56
Trevor Hildenberger 1.57
Mike Larkin 1.58
Craig Grasser 1.59
Kyle McGrath 1.60
Steve Jones 1.61
Tony Cingrani 1.65
Junior Subero 1.67
Roger Clemens 1.68
Paul Gibbs 1.68
Kyle Grana 1.69
Masanori Murakami 1.72
Wayne Swango 1.73
Corbin Burnes 1.74
Brian Evans 1.74
Frank Speek 1.76
John Marchese 1.76
Pete Mikkelsen 1.76
Tim Spooneybarger 1.79
Nevin Brewer 1.80
Juan Martinez 1.81
Craig Kimbrel 1.84
Kelvin Herrera 1.85
Dietrich Enns 1.88
Bob Lee 1.91
Caleb Dirks 1.91
Kurt Mattson 1.91
Austin Sodders 1.92
Josh Beckett 1.93
Enosil Tejeda 1.94
Luis Gomez 1.94
Clyde Keller 1.94
James Moody 1.95
Raul Pedie 1.95
Ian Kennedy 1.95
Stanley Kmet 1.96
Juan De Leon 1.97
Fred Anyzeski 1.97
Joe Thatcher 1.98
Oswell Munoz 1.98
Luke Weaver 1.99
Joey Lucchesi 1.99
Steve Reed 1.99

 

Minor League Career WHIP Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 150 IP)

Name WHIP
Kyle McGrath 0.829
Oswell Munoz 0.871
Warren Hacker 0.876
Trevor Hildenberger 0.880
Clyde Keller 0.889
Joe Jimenez 0.908
Alex Wells 0.913
Masanori Murakami 0.914
Josh Beckett 0.915
Cole Hamels 0.922
Montana DuRapau 0.926
David Robertson 0.931
Phil Hughes 0.934
Joey Lucchesi 0.934
Kevin Slowey 0.935
Roger Clemens 0.938
Mike Larkin 0.942
Chad Orvella 0.947
Nick Fanti 0.949
Jesse Crain 0.950
Mike O’Reilly 0.954
Sergio Romo 0.955
Tate Scioneaux 0.967
Eugenio Palma 0.970
Sixto Sanchez 0.973
Tony Cingrani 0.975

 

Minor League Career BB9 Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 150 IP)

Name BB9
Shane Bieber 0.5
Elvin Garcia 0.6
Denyi Reyes 0.7
Oswell Munoz 0.8
Alex Wells 0.8
Joel Cabrera 0.8
Seth Maness 0.8
Warren Hacker 0.9
Brett Black 0.9
Derek Adair 0.9
Jarrett Gardner 0.9
Nicolas Suero 0.9
Aaron Civale 1.0
Bill Fischer 1.0
Jack Wynkoop 1.0
Brennon Martin 1.0
Joey Strain 1.0
Tony Bajoczky 1.0
Joe Musgrove 1.1
Erik Thompson 1.1
Scooter Hightower 1.1
Scott Comer 1.1
Freddy Figuereo 1.1
C.J. Woodrow 1.1

 

Minor League Career SO9 Leaders (1963-2017, minimum 150 IP)

Name SO9
Jack Leathersich 14.9
Craig Kimbrel 14.4
Scott Shuman 14.1
Miguel De Los Santos 13.6
Dixon Llorens 13.5
Bob Falcon 13.3
Luis Lebron 13.3
Nick Goody 13.2
Joe Jimenez 13.0
Tim Collins 13.0
Nolan Ryan 12.9
Juan Jaime 12.9
A.J. Puk 12.8
Rick Ankiel 12.8
Zack Jones 12.8
Zac Curtis 12.7
Brad Boxberger 12.7
Bradley Roney 12.7
David Robertson 12.6
Rex Brothers 12.6
Silvino Bracho 12.5
Alec Hansen 12.5
Spencer Patton 12.5
Matt Moore 12.5

References and Resources

Baseball Prospectus

Baseball-Reference

Bill James Baseball Abstract

Seamheads – Baseball Gauge

About the Author

 I am a New Jersey native with a passion for baseball, statistics, computers and video games who enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Hardball Retroactive”, published in June 2018, is available in paperback and digital (Kindle) format at Amazon.com along with digital eBook format at GooglePlay.com. 

“Hardball Retrospective” is available in digital format on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, GooglePlay, iTunes and KoboBooks. The paperback edition is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and CreateSpace. Supplemental Statistics, Charts and Graphs along with a discussion forum are offered at TuataraSoftware.com.

Don Daglow (Intellivision World Series Major League Baseball, Earl Weaver Baseball, Tony LaRussa Baseball) contributed the foreword for Hardball Retrospective. The foreword and preview of my book are accessible here.

“Hardball Retrospective – Addendum 2014 to 2016” supplements my research for Hardball Retrospective, providing retroactive standings based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and Win Shares (WS) for each “original” team over the past three seasons (2014-2016). Team totals from 2010 – 2013 are included for reference purposes. “Addendum” is available in paperback and digital formats through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and CreateSpace.

Note: This article was originally posted on Baseball Analytics on April 30, 2018

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