GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Major League Baseball Pitchers Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Mariano Rivera is the all-time saves leader with 652 saves."

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"Randy Johnson holds the record for the most strikeouts in a 9-inning game with 20."

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"The average MLB pitcher throws approximately 3,000 pitches per season."

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"The average fastball speed for MLB pitchers has increased by 2 mph over the past decade."

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"Christy Mathewson holds the record for the most wins in a single postseason with five in 1905."

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"The number of pitchers throwing at least 100 mph has quadrupled over the last decade."

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"MLB pitchers have an average career length of about 4.79 years."

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"Nolan Ryan holds the record for the most career strikeouts by a pitcher with 5,714."

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"The average spin rate for a fastball in MLB is around 2,300 RPM."

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"Pedro Martinez holds the record for the lowest single-season ERA in the live-ball era with 1.74 in 2000."

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"As of 2021, there are approximately 750 active pitchers in Major League Baseball."

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"Greg Maddux won the Cy Young Award four consecutive times from 1992 to 1995."

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"The fastest recorded pitch in MLB history is 105.1 mph, thrown by Aroldis Chapman."

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"The strikeout rate for MLB pitchers increased from 18.6% to 23.3% from 2010 to 2020."

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"Bartolo Colon became the oldest MLB pitcher to hit his first career home run at age 42."

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"Clayton Kershaw has the highest career ERA+ (157) among active pitchers."

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"MLB pitchers threw more than 700,000 pitches over the course of the 2019 season."

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"The rate of Tommy John surgeries among MLB pitchers has tripled since the early 2000s."

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"MLB pitchers average around 6 innings per start as of recent years."

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"Three pitchers (Cy Young, Nolan Ryan, and Gaylord Perry) have struck out all 27 batters in a nine-inning game in modern MLB history."

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