5 months ago
Sitting at 4-0 on the year with a 1.69 ERA through 33.1 innings, Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin is leading the majors with 48 strikeouts.
Just behind him is Washington’s Max Scherzer with 47 and Boston’s Chris Sale and Houston’s Gerrit Cole with 41 apiece.
Given those eye-popping numbers, it appears this could be the Year of the Strikeout in MLB, which makes players who don’t succumb to the K even more valuable than they’ve been in previous seasons.
So, who exactly are they? To help answer that question, Will Leitch of MLB.com crunched numbers and watched tape of all 30 pro teams to see who the toughest player to strike out on every club is.
Stocked with rising stars (Mookie Betts, Didi Gregorius), seasoned veterans (Ichiro Suzuki, Adrian Beltre) and everyone in between, Leitch’s list has some surprising names on it
Obviously, Giancarlo Stanton isn’t one of them.Read the full list at MLB.com