Strikeout Percentage Leaderboard

Here are the league leaders among starting pitchers (4 starts or more) in strikeout percentage [K/(BF-IW)]. Note that National League starters generally have higher strikeout rates than American League starters because they face pitchers instead of the DH. The median for these groups of starters so far this year: AL – 14.8%; NL – 15.5%.

Individual pitching stats are provided to us daily by Baseball Info Solutions.

American League
1 Robertson, Nate 26.3
2 Schilling, Curt 23.7
3 Martinez, Pedro 23.4
4 Harden, Rich 22.1
5 Benoit, Joaquin 21.1
6 Santana, Johan 21.0
7 Lilly, Ted 20.8
8 Bedard, Erik 20.1
9 Zambrano, Victor 20.0
10 Miller, Justin 19.8
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66 Hentgen, Pat 8.5
67 Anderson, Brian 8.5
68 Hendrickson, Mark 7.9
69 Wright, Dan 6.9
70 Gobble, Jimmy 5.9

National League
1 Johnson, Randy 33.8
2 Clemens, Roger 31.0
3 Wood, Kerry 29.4
4 Sheets, Ben 28.6
5 Perez, Oliver 26.5
6 Schmidt, Jason 25.8
7 Clement, Matt 24.4
8 Beckett, Josh 24.1
9 Peavy, Jake 23.7
10 Pettitte, Andy 23.5
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75 Seo, Jae 8.6
76 Daigle, Casey 8.5
77 Wells, David 7.9
78 Valdes, Ismael 7.7
79 Rueter, Kirk 7.0
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