With the first month of the 2016 MLB season in the books, I thought I’d take the first day of the new month to recap the season thus far. It’s been exciting as well as disappointing, depending on how you look at it and who you’re rooting for.
But instead of talking about the events that have taken place so far this year, I decided to make a list of different categories and beside them name the player(s) that leads that particular category. I’ve done lists like these for the past several years, and they have been well received, so I decided to do it again.
The following lists are categorized into hitting and pitching, but not AL or NL:
MLB LEADERS (AL and NL) – HITTING
Most Games Played – David Peralta (26)
Most At-Bats – Jean Segura (111)
Most Hits – Jean Segura (37)
Highest Average – Aledmys Diaz (.423)
Highest OBP – Dexter Fowler (.474)
Highest SLG – Aledmys Diaz (.732)
Most Runs – Josh Donaldson (24)
Most Doubles – Four players tied for most (11).
Most Triples – Jackie Bradley Jr. (4)
Most Home Runs – Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story (10).
Most RBI’s – Robinson Cano, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rizzo (24).
Most Base On Balls – Paul Goldschmidt (25)
Most Strikeouts – Justin Upton (38)
Most Stolen Bases – Jose Altuve (9)
Most Caught Stealing – Cesar Hernandez, Mallex Smith and George Springer (4).
Most Intentional Base On Balls – Brandon Crawford and Joe Mauer (5).
Most Hit By Pitch – Brandon Guyer (6).
Most Sacrifice Flies – Seven players tied for most (3).
Most Total Bases – Manny Machado and Trevor Story (64).
Most Extra Base Hits – Four players tied for most (17).
Most Grounded Into Double Plays – David Freese and Dustin Pedroia (6).
Most Ground Outs – Yunel Escobar (46)
Most Number Of Pitches Faced – Hunter Pence (497)
Most Plate Appearances – Jean Segura (116)
MLB LEADERS (AL and NL) – PITCHING
Most Wins – Four players tied for most (5).
Most Losses – Brett Cecil (5)
Best ERA – Jordan Zimmermann (0.55)
Most Games Started – Chris Archer and Zack Greinke (6).
Most Games Pitched – Zach Duke and Neftali Feliz (14).
Most Saves – Kenley Jansen (9)
Most Innings Pitched – Chris Sale (38)
Most Hits Allowed – Zack Greinke (47)
Most Runs Allowed – Jorge De La Rosa (24)
Most Earned Runs Allowed – Jorge De La Rosa and Zack Greinke (23).
Most Home Runs Allowed – Seven players tied for most (7).
Most Strikeouts – David Price (46)
Most Walks – Yordano Ventura (20)
Most Complete Games – Seven players tied for most (1).
Most Shutouts – Six players tied for most (1).
Best Opponent Avg. – Danny Salazar (.139)
Most Games Finished – Jeanmar Gomez (12)
Most Double Plays Achieved – Martin Perez (11)
Most Wild Pitches – Trevor May (5)
Most Balks – Twelve players tied for most (1).
Most Stolen Bases Allowed – Noah Syndergaard (9)
Most Pickoffs – Four players tied for most (2).
Most Batters Faced – Zack Greinke (166)
Most Pitches Thrown – Chris Archer (586)