2017 Leaders & Numbers

With over 50 homers, 100-plus RBIs, runs and walks each and over 200 strikeouts, super-rookie Aaron Judge put up numbers more in common with Strat-o-Matic than the majors. Jose Altuve (165 pounds) was practically half the man of Judge (290) but all but matched him on offensive efficiency. Before joining Judge in New York, Giancarlo Stanton gave Miami fans one last mash-fest. So did Marcell Ozuna, busting out to stardom before being sent to St. Louis by the Marlins’ new payroll-slashing owners. A tablesetter and clean-up man all at once, Charlie Blackmon set major league records for RBIs and total bases from the leadoff spot. Jose Ramirez’s league-leading 91 extra-base hits included an unprecedented 14 over a seven-game span. Joey Gallo harnessed enough power to become the first major leaguer to belt over 40 homers on less than 100 hits. Clayton Kershaw had more wins and a lower ERA than Max Scherzer, but the Nationals’ ace picked up the Cy Young Award for more metric-oriented figures such as opposing batting average and WHIP (walks/hits allowed per inning). In garnering his second Cy, Corey Kluber led a superb Cleveland staff that averaged a hair under 10 strikeouts per nine innings. Stephen Strasburg’s finest year yet included a 36-inning scoreless streak, best in Nationals/Expos history. Chris Sale thrived in his first year at Boston and picked up the slack for Rick Porcello, struggling through a post-Cy hangover. Alex Wood won his first 11 games to set a Dodgers record, not losing until late July. Robbie Ray epitomized the Diamondbacks’ sudden turnaround, going from 8-15 to 15-5 while lowering his ERA by two runs.

The Ten Best National League Hitters, 2017
Team G BA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IB HB SB CS GD
1. Charlie Blackmon Colorado 159 .331 644 137 213 35 14 37 104 56 9 10 14 10 4
2. Giancarlo Stanton Miami 159 .281 597 123 168 32 0 59 132 72 13 7 2 2 13
3. Paul Goldschmidt Arizona 155 .297 558 117 166 34 3 36 120 79 15 8 18 5 14
4. Joey Votto Cincinnati 162 .320 559 106 179 34 1 36 100 114 20 8 5 1 16
5. Nolan Arenado Colorado 159 .309 606 100 187 43 7 37 130 53 9 4 3 2 21
6. Bryce Harper Washington 111 .319 420 95 134 27 1 29 87 57 11 1 4 2 15
7. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles 132 .267 480 87 128 26 4 39 97 51 13 1 10 3 5
8. Marcell Ozuna Miami 159 .312 613 93 191 30 2 37 124 60 4 0 1 3 18
9. Kris Bryant Chicago 151 .295 549 111 162 38 4 29 73 90 5 15 7 5 8
10. Anthony Rizzo Chicago 157 .273 572 99 156 32 3 32 109 80 11 24 10 4 21
The Ten Best American League Hitters, 2017
Name Team G BA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IB HB SB CS GD
1. Aaron Judge New York 155 .284 542 128 154 24 3 52 114 116 11 5 9 4 15
2. Jose Altuve Houston 153 .346 590 112 204 39 4 24 81 55 3 9 32 6 19
3. Jose Ramirez Cleveland 152 .318 585 107 186 56 6 29 83 47 5 3 17 5 13
4. Justin Upton Detroit-Los Angeles 152 .273 557 100 152 44 0 35 109 73 1 3 14 5 9
5. Mike Trout Los Angeles 114 .306 402 92 123 25 3 33 72 79 15 7 22 4 8
6. Nelson Cruz Seattle 155 .288 556 91 160 28 0 39 119 63 7 12 1 1 15
7. Jose Abreu Chicago 156 .304 621 95 189 43 6 33 102 29 6 15 3 0 21
8. Eric Hosmer Kansas City 162 .318 603 98 192 31 1 25 94 63 3 0 6 1 20
9. Joey Gallo Texas 145 .209 449 85 94 18 3 41 80 74 1 8 7 2 3
10. Mookie Betts Boston 153 .264 628 101 166 46 2 24 102 68 9 2 26 3 9
The Ten Best National League Pitchers, 2017
Name Team ERA W L PCT SV BS G GS IP TB ER BB IB WP HB BK SB CS GD
1. Max Scherzer Washington 2.51 16 6 .727 0 0 31 31 200.2 192 56 53 2 4 11 0 7 3 13
2. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles 2.31 18 4 .818 0 0 27 27 175 229 45 30 0 4 0 2 3 4 15
3. Stephen Strasburg Washington 2.52 15 4 .789 0 0 28 28 175.1 170 49 42 5 3 7 0 7 4 14
4. Alex Wood Los Angeles 2.72 16 3 .842 0 0 27 25 152.1 196 46 32 6 2 6 0 2 5 10
5. Gio Gonzalez Washington 2.96 15 9 .625 0 0 32 32 201 221 66 74 5 7 7 0 14 5 16
6. Zack Greinke Arizona 3.20 17 7 .708 0 0 32 32 202.1 290 72 45 0 12 0 0 5 10 19
7. Kenley Jansen Los Angeles 1.32 5 0 1.000 41 1 65 0 68.1 67 10 7 0 2 2 1 11 0 3
8. Robbi Ray Arizona 2.89 15 5 .750 0 0 28 28 162 207 52 68 3 8 5 0 8 11 8
9. Jimmy Nelson Milwaukee 3.49 12 6 .667 0 0 29 29 175.1 249 68 47 1 6 9 1 18 5 21
10. Wade Davis Chicago 2.30 4 2 .667 32 1 59 0 58.2 65 15 27 1 7 3 0 4 0 6
The Ten Best American League Pitchers, 2017
Name Team ERA W L PCT SV BS G GS IP TB ER BB IB WP HB BK SB CS GD
1. Corey Kluber Cleveland 2.25 18 4 .818 0 0 29 29 203.2 235 51 34 2 4 5 0 15 5 7
2. Chris Sale Boston 2.90 17 8 .680 0 0 32 32 214.1 277 69 43 0 3 8 0 10 2 11
3. Luis Severino New York 2.98 14 6 .700 0 0 31 31 193.1 243 64 51 0 6 6 0 4 3 11
4. Carlos Carrasco Cleveland 3.29 18 6 .750 0 0 32 32 200 284 73 44 2 10 10 0 5 8 19
5. Criag Kimbrel Boston 1.43 5 0 1.000 35 4 67 0 69 57 11 14 0 5 4 0 4 7 1
6. Michael Fulmer Detroit 3.83 10 12 .455 0 0 25 25 164.2 216 70 38 2 3 8 1 4 1 20
7. Dallas Keuchel Houston 2.90 14 5 .737 0 0 23 23 145.2 179 47 47 0 1 2 0 3 2 23
8. Alex Colome Tampa Bay 3.24 2 3 .400 47 6 65 0 66.2 83 24 16 7 4 3 0 1 0 6
9. Drew Pomeranz Boston 3.32 17 6 .739 0 0 32 32 173.2 256 64 69 0 6 4 0 6 4 23
10. Marcus Stroman Toronto 3.09 13 9 .591 0 0 33 33 201 299 69 61 1 3 6 1 10 6 34

Brown type indicates league leader.
Notes: Walks (BB) do not include intentional walks (IB). For pitchers, caught stealing (CS) also includes pickoffs.
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2017 Awards


NL MVP
Giancarlo Stanton, Miami

AL MVP
Jose Altuve, Houston


NL Cy Young Award
Max Scherzer, Washington

AL Cy Young Award
Corey Kluber, Cleveland


NL Rookie of the Year
Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles

AL Rookie of the Year
Aaron Judge, New York


NL Manager of the Year
Torey Lovullo, Arizona

AL Manager of the Year
Paul Molitor, Minnesota


NL Gold Glove Awards
P Zack Greinke, Arizona
C Tucker Barnhart, Cincinnati
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona
2B DJ LeMahieu, Colorado
3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado
SS Brandon Crawford, San Francisco
OF Ender Inciarte, Atlanta
OF Marcell Ozuna, Miami
OF Jason Heyward, Chicago

AL Gold Glove Awards
P Marcus Stroman, Toronto
C Martin Maldonado, Los Angeles
1B Eric Hosmer, Kansas City
2B Brian Dozier, Minnesota
3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay
SS Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles
OF Byron Buxton, Minnesota
OF Mookie Betts, Boston
OF Alex Gordon, Kansas City