Career Strikeouts Leaders for Pitchers | Baseball Almanac

STRIKEOUTS BY PITCHERS ALL-TIME LEADERS

The Top 1,000 All-Time Strikeout Pitchers

A tale once told by an umpire featured Walter Johnson on the mound pitching, with two strikes on a young batter, who unexpectedly turned and started walked towards the dugout. The umpire reminded him that he had a strike left to which the player replied, "You can call it, I didn't see the first two!"

The top 1,000 all-time strikeout career leaders in Major League Baseball history, as researched by Baseball Almanac. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the pitcher was active during the previous Major League season.

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"I can't think of anything more humiliating than losing a ballgame to a guy who steals home on you." - Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan in The Best of Baseball Digest: The Greatest Players, The Greatest Games, the Greatest Writers from the Game's Most Exciting Years (Kuenster, John. Ivan R. Dee Publishing. Stealing Home is Not for the Faint of Heart. Page 206.)

Strikeouts
All Time Leaders

'Top 1,000'

Nolan Ryan 5,714 1
Randy Johnson 4,875 2
Roger Clemens 4,672 3
Steve Carlton 4,136 4
Bert Blyleven 3,701 5
Tom Seaver 3,640 6
Don Sutton 3,574 7
Gaylord Perry 3,534 8
Walter Johnson 3,508 9
Greg Maddux 3,371 10
Phil Niekro 3,342 11
Fergie Jenkins 3,192 12
Pedro Martinez 3,154 13
Bob Gibson 3,117 14
Curt Schilling 3,116 15
CC Sabathia 3,093 16
John Smoltz 3,084 17
Max Scherzer 3,020 18
Justin Verlander 3,013 19
Jim Bunning 2,855 20
Mickey Lolich 2,832 21
Mike Mussina 2,813 22
Zack Greinke 2,809 23
Cy Young 2,803 24
Frank Tanana 2,773 25
Clayton Kershaw 2,670 26
David Cone 2,668 27
Chuck Finley 2,610 28
Tom Glavine 2,607 29
Warren Spahn 2,583 30
Bob Feller 2,581 31
Tim Keefe 2,564 32
Cole Hamels 2,560 33
Jerry Koosman 2,556 34
Javier Vazquez 2,536 35
Bartolo Colon 2,535 36
Felix Hernandez 2,524 37
A.J. Burnett 2,513 38
Christy Mathewson 2,502 39
Jon Lester 2,488 40
Don Drysdale 2,486 41
Jack Morris 2,478 42
Mark Langston 2,464 43
Jim Kaat 2,461 44
Sam McDowell 2,453 45
Andy Pettitte 2,448 46
Jamie Moyer 2,441 47
Luis Tiant 2,416 48
Dennis Eckersley 2,401 49
Kevin Brown 2,397 50
Sandy Koufax 2,396 51
Charlie Hough 2,362 52
Robin Roberts 2,357 53
Early Wynn 2,334 54
Rube Waddell 2,316 55
Juan Marichal 2,303 56
John Lackey 2,294 57
Dwight Gooden 2,293 58
Lefty Grove 2,266 59
Eddie Plank 2,246 60
Tommy John 2,245 61
James Shields 2,234 62
Jim Palmer 2,212 63
Jake Peavy 2,207 64
David Wells 2,201 65
Grover Alexander 2,198 66
Vida Blue 2,175 67
Camilo Pascual 2,167 68
Tim Wakefield 2,156 69
Dennis Martinez 2,149 70
Roy Halladay 2,117 71
Kevin Millwood 2,083 72
Bobo Newsom 2,082 73
Tim Hudson 2,080 74
Ryan Dempster 2,075 75
Fernando Valenzuela 2,074 76
Chris Sale 2,059 77
Dazzy Vance 2,045 78
David Price 2,039 79
Rick Reuschel 2,015 80
Orel Hershiser 2,014 81
Dan Haren 2,013 82
Catfish Hunter 2,012 83
Adam Wainwright 2,004 84
Andy Benes 2,000 85
Billy Pierce 1,999 86
Kevin Appier 1,994 87
Johan Santana 1,988 88
Red Ruffing 1,987 89
John Clarkson 1,978 90
Ervin Santana 1,978  
Livan Hernandez 1,976 92
Al Leiter 1,974 93
Bob Welch 1,969 94
Kenny Rogers 1,968 95
Whitey Ford 1,956 96
Bobby Witt 1,955 97
Madison Bumgarner 1,948 98
Danny Darwin 1,942 99
Amos Rusie 1,934 100
Tom Gordon 1,928 101
Hideo Nomo 1,918 102
Jerry Reuss 1,907 103
Josh Beckett 1,901 104
Barry Zito 1,885 105
Mark Buehrle 1,870 106
Kid Nichols 1,868 107
Gio Gonzalez 1,860 108
Roy Oswalt 1,852 109
Mickey Welch 1,850 110
Frank Viola 1,844 111
Aaron Harang 1,842 112
Old Hoss Radbourn 1,830 113
Cliff Lee 1,824 114
Francisco Liriano 1,815 115
Randy Wolf 1,814 116
Tony Mullane 1,803 117
Pud Galvin 1,799 118
Hal Newhouser 1,796 119
Ron Guidry 1,778 120
John Burkett 1,766 121
Rudy May 1,760 122
Jason Schmidt 1,758 123
Joe Niekro 1,747 124
Sid Fernandez 1,743 125
Dave Stewart 1,741 126
Tim Lincecum 1,736 127
Ed Walsh 1,736  
Tom Candiotti 1,735 129
Bob Friend 1,734 130
Joe Coleman 1,728 131
Milt Pappas 1,728  
Kevin Gross 1,727 133
Anibal Sanchez 1,726 134
Floyd Bannister 1,723 135
Derek Lowe 1,722 136
Ubaldo Jimenez 1,720 137
Stephen Strasburg 1,718 138
Chan Ho Park 1,715 139
Bret Saberhagen 1,715  
Chief Bender 1,711 141
Johnny Cueto 1,710 142
Larry Jackson 1,709 143
Ian Kennedy 1,709  
Jim McCormick 1,704 145
Bob Veale 1,703 146
Red Ames 1,702 147
Charlie Buffinton 1,700 148
Curt Simmons 1,697 149
Matt Cain 1,690 150
Bruce Hurst 1,689 151
Ted Lilly 1,681 152
Rick Sutcliffe 1,679 153
Carl Hubbell 1,677 154
Tommy Bridges 1,674 155
John Candelaria 1,673 156
Gerrit Cole 1,673  
Dave Stieb 1,669 158
Darryl Kile 1,668 159
Mike Moore 1,667 160
Gus Weyhing 1,665 161
Pedro Astacio 1,664 162
J.A. Happ 1,661 163
Vic Willis 1,651 164
Rick Wise 1,647 165
Jeff Fassero 1,643 166
Al Downing 1,639 167
Carlos Zambrano 1,637 168
Mike Cuellar 1,632 169
Chris Short 1,629 170
Andy Messersmith 1,625 171
Freddy Garcia 1,621 172
Jack Powell 1,621  
Steve Rogers 1,621  
Jered Weaver 1,621  
Scott Kazmir 1,618 176
Kyle Lohse 1,615 177
Ray Sadecki 1,614 178
Claude Osteen 1,612 179
Scott Sanderson 1,611 180
Hoyt Wilhelm 1,610 181
Jose Rijo 1,606 182
Jim Maloney 1,605 183
Ken Holtzman 1,601 184
Jose DeLeon 1,594 185
Doug Drabek 1,594  
Rube Marquard 1,593 187
Yu Darvish 1,591 188
Lance Lynn 1,591  
Steve Trachsel 1,591  
Ron Darling 1,590 191
Woodie Fryman 1,587 192
Todd Stottlemyre 1,587  
Yovani Gallardo 1,584 194
Kerry Wood 1,582 195
Jim Perry 1,576 196
Harvey Haddix 1,575 197
Bronson Arroyo 1,571 198
Jim Whitney 1,571  
Rick Porcello 1,561 200
Jon Lieber 1,553 201
Adonis Terry 1,553  
Bill Donovan 1,552 203
Oliver Perez 1,545 204
Corey Kluber 1,544 205
Greg Swindell 1,542 206
Jimmy Key 1,538 207
Dean Chance 1,534 208
Virgil Trucks 1,534  
Doyle Alexander 1,528 210
Juan Pizarro 1,522 211
Tim Belcher 1,519 212
Chris Carpenter 1,518 213
Jon Matlack 1,516 214
Toad Ramsey 1,515 215
Bill Singer 1,515  
Burleigh Grimes 1,512 217
Dave McNally 1,512  
Sonny Siebert 1,512  
Ricky Nolasco 1,511 220
Edwin Jackson 1,508 221
Paul Derringer 1,507 222
Jacob deGrom 1,505 223
Goose Gossage 1,502 224
Larry Dierker 1,493 225
J.R. Richard 1,493  
Charlie Morton 1,492 227
Mike Flanagan 1,491 228
Burt Hooton 1,491  
George Mullin 1,482 230
Kevin Tapani 1,482  
Ron Reed 1,481 232
Woody Williams 1,480 233
Mike Krukow 1,478 234
R.A. Dickey 1,477 235
Jim Lonborg 1,475 236
Bob Knepper 1,473 237
Red Faber 1,471 238
Mike Scott 1,469 239
Lefty Gomez 1,468 240
Brad Radke 1,467 241
Charlie Root 1,459 242
Steve Renko 1,455 243
Earl Wilson 1,452 244
Jeff Samardzija 1,449 245
Mario Soto 1,449  
Johnny Podres 1,435 247
Jake Arrieta 1,433 248
Jason Hammel 1,428 249
Ramon Martinez 1,428  
Allie Reynolds 1,423 251
Jim Clancy 1,422 252
Gary Peters 1,420 253
Rick Rhoden 1,419 254
Trevor Bauer 1,416 255
Hippo Vaughn 1,416  
Denny Neagle 1,415 257
Ray Culp 1,411 258
Wilbur Wood 1,411  
Aaron Sele 1,407 260
Mike Torrez 1,404 261
Earl Moore 1,403 262
Mike Morgan 1,403  
Shane Reynolds 1,403  
Dave Burba 1,398 265
Jose Quintana 1,395 266
Jeff Suppan 1,390 267
Mike Hampton 1,384 268
Doc White 1,384  
Esteban Loaiza 1,382 270
Matt Garza 1,380 271
Brett Myers 1,379 272
Gary Bell 1,378 273
Sam Jones 1,376 274
Mordecai Brown 1,375 275
Eddie Cicotte 1,374 276
Mike Witt 1,373 277
Joe Nuxhall 1,372 278
Mark Gubicza 1,371 279
Chris Archer 1,370 280
Pete Harnisch 1,368 281
Tom Hughes 1,368  
Lindy McDaniel 1,361 283
Bob Shawkey 1,360 284
Stan Bahnsen 1,359 285
Carlos Carrasco 1,355 286
Mark Baldwin 1,354 287
Eppa Rixey 1,350 288
Earl Whitehill 1,350  
Patrick Corbin 1,338 290
Wilson Alvarez 1,330 291
Mike Boddicker 1,330  
Jack Quinn 1,329 293
Terry Mulholland 1,325 294
Ben Sheets 1,325  
Dennis Leonard 1,323 296
Edinson Volquez 1,323  
Mike McCormick 1,321 298
Bullet Joe Bush 1,319 299
Bump Hadley 1,318 300
Jack McDowell 1,311 301
Kelvim Escobar 1,310 302
Steve Barber 1,309 303
Denny Lemaster 1,305 304
Pedro Ramos 1,305  
Stan Williams 1,305  
Fred Norman 1,303 307
Pat Dobson 1,301 308
Rollie Fingers 1,299 309
Diego Segui 1,298 310
Johnny Vander Meer 1,294 311
Pat Hentgen 1,290 312
Robbie Ray 1,290  
Joe Blanton 1,284 314
John Smiley 1,284  
Don Wilson 1,283 316
Denny McLain 1,282 317
Murry Dickson 1,281 318
Wandy Rodriguez 1,281  
Doug Davis 1,279 320
Bill Gullickson 1,279  
Bob Lemon 1,277 322
Jorge De La Rosa 1,273 323
Brad Penny 1,273  
Jordan Zimmermann 1,271 325
Bob Buhl 1,268 326
Mudcat Grant 1,267 327
Ed Whitson 1,266 328
Jack Chesbro 1,265 329
Bob Turley 1,265  
Darren Oliver 1,259 331
C.J. Wilson 1,259  
Mel Stottlemyre 1,257 333
Mark Gardner 1,256 334
Dizzy Trout 1,256  
Wilbur Cooper 1,252 336
Scott Erickson 1,252  
Alex Fernandez 1,252  
Wade Miley 1,252  
Don Robinson 1,251 340
Lee Smith 1,251  
Miguel Batista 1,250 342
Erik Bedard 1,246 343
Bob Rush 1,244 344
Juan Guzman 1,243 345
Van Mungo 1,242 346
Charles Nagy 1,242  
Derek Holland 1,241 348
Bill Hutchison 1,234 349
Mike Leake 1,231 350
Herb Pennock 1,227 351
Danny Jackson 1,225 352
Sam Jones 1,223 353
Jack Stivetts 1,223  
Silver King 1,222 355
Sonny Gray 1,221 356
Matt Clement 1,217 357
Ed Morris 1,217  
Nap Rucker 1,217  
Matt Morris 1,214 360
Jeff Weaver 1,214  
Don Cardwell 1,211 362
Shawn Estes 1,210 363
Brett Tomko 1,209 364
Julio Teheran 1,207 365
Waite Hoyt 1,206 366
Hooks Dauss 1,201 367
Chris Capuano 1,199 368
Bobby Mathews 1,199  
Mike Minor 1,197 370
Billy Wagner 1,196 371
Russ Ortiz 1,192 372
Jim Slaton 1,191 373
Jamey Wright 1,189 374
Larry French 1,187 375
Jack Sanford 1,182 376
Ken Hill 1,181 377
Rich Hill 1,181  
Jesse Orosco 1,179 379
Marty Pattin 1,179  
Turk Farrell 1,177 381
Bobby Bolin 1,175 382
Erik Hanson 1,175  
Jason Marquis 1,174 384
Andy Ashby 1,173 385
Dallas Keuchel 1,173  
Mariano Rivera 1,173  
Ismael Valdez 1,173  
Matt Kilroy 1,170 389
Dutch Leonard 1,170  
Cy Falkenberg 1,164 391
Stu Miller 1,164  
Nelson Briles 1,163 393
Dizzy Dean 1,163  
Johnny Antonelli 1,162 395
Moe Drabowsky 1,162  
Kevin Gausman 1,161 397
Mel Harder 1,160 398
Dutch Leonard 1,160  
Bob Groom 1,159 400
Johnny Klippstein 1,158 401
Homer Bailey 1,157 402
Jon Garland 1,156 403
Bud Norris 1,153 404
Arthur Rhodes 1,152 405
Trevor Cahill 1,151 406
Jason Vargas 1,147 407
John Denny 1,146 408
Aaron Nola 1,145 409
Dick Ruthven 1,145  
Octavio Dotel 1,143 411
Francisco Rodriguez 1,142 412
Jack Billingham 1,141 413
Greg Harris 1,141  
Bruce Chen 1,140 415
Dick Ellsworth 1,140  
Billy Hoeft 1,140  
Lon Warneke 1,140  
Ed Reulbach 1,137 419
Milt Wilcox 1,137  
Dock Ellis 1,136 421
George Uhle 1,135 422
Mark Portugal 1,134 423
Elton Chamberlain 1,133 424
Bob Forsch 1,133  
Trevor Hoffman 1,133  
Billy O'Dell 1,133  
Dolf Luque 1,130 428
Don Newcombe 1,129 429
Bill Hands 1,128 430
Bob Ojeda 1,128  
Bill Dinneen 1,127 432
Eric Milton 1,127  
Bill Monbouquette 1,122 434
Charlie Leibrandt 1,121 435
Vicente Padilla 1,121  
Tony Cloninger 1,120 437
Mike Garcia 1,117 438
Jhoulys Chacin 1,114 439
Jaime Navarro 1,113 440
Dave Righetti 1,112 441
Tug McGraw 1,109 442
Bucky Walters 1,107 443
Dave Goltz 1,105 444
Claude Passeau 1,104 445
Larry Corcoran 1,103 446
Dave Giusti 1,103  
Jarrod Washburn 1,103  
Frank Castillo 1,101 449
Guy Hecker 1,099 450
Frank Lary 1,099  
John Danks 1,098 452
Chick Fraser 1,098  
Marco Estrada 1,094 454
Claude Hendrix 1,092 455
Vern Law 1,092  
Melido Perez 1,092  
Carl Pavano 1,091 458
Glendon Rusch 1,088 459
Orlando Hernandez 1,086 460
Jake Odorizzi 1,086  
Rube Walberg 1,085 462
Teddy Higuera 1,081 463
John Montefusco 1,081  
Eric Plunk 1,081  
Jim Bibby 1,079 466
Lew Burdette 1,074 467
Bruce Kison 1,073 468
Ted Lyons 1,073  
Bobby Shantz 1,072 470
Johnny Allen 1,070 471
Charlie Getzien 1,070  
Joe McGinnity 1,068 473
Ray Burris 1,065 474
Joe Horlen 1,065  
Steve Stone 1,065  
Brandon Webb 1,065  
Lee Meadows 1,063 478
Dan Petry 1,063  
Chris Young 1,062 480
Clay Kirby 1,061 481
Chris Bosio 1,059 482
Joaquin Benoit 1,058 483
Kyle Gibson 1,058  
Rick Helling 1,058  
Joel Pineiro 1,058  
Paul Splittorff 1,057 487
Tom Griffin 1,054 488
Chad Billingsley 1,052 489
Jack Coombs 1,052  
Frank Smith 1,051 491
Gil Meche 1,050 492
Storm Davis 1,048 493
Danny Duffy 1,048  
Ken Forsch 1,047 495
Jeremy Guthrie 1,046 496
Ken Johnson 1,042 497
Dan Plesac 1,041 498
Will White 1,041  
Phil Hughes 1,040 500
Bud Black 1,039 501
Gary Nolan 1,039  
Jim O'Toole 1,039  
Rick Honeycutt 1,038 504
Jose Mesa 1,038  
Babe Adams 1,036 506
John Hiller 1,036  
Joaquin Andujar 1,032 508
Sidney Ponson 1,031 509
Rick Aguilera 1,030 510
Howard Ehmke 1,030  
Bryn Smith 1,028 512
Zack Wheeler 1,026 513
Craig Kimbrel 1,025 514
Clay Buchholz 1,024 515
Pat Malone 1,024  
Kenley Jansen 1,022 517
Jack Fisher 1,017 518
Fritz Peterson 1,015 519
Bill Doak 1,014 520
Kyle Hendricks 1,013 521
Mat Latos 1,011 522
Zane Smith 1,011  
Mark Davis 1,007 524
Ray Caldwell 1,006 525
Michael Jackson 1,006  
Justin Masterson 1,004 527
Kirk McCaskill 1,003 528
Don McMahon 1,003  
Lefty Tyler 1,003  
Aroldis Chapman 1,002 531
George Earnshaw 1,002  
Tom Browning 1,000 533
Ralph Terry 1,000  
Joey Jay 999 535
Bob Ewing 998 536
Bill Lee 998  
Sterling Hitchcock 997 538
Mike Fiers 995 539
Joe Dobson 992 540
Shane Rawley 991 541
Masahiro Tanaka 991  
Ron Kline 989 543
Joe Wood 989  
John Tudor 988 545
Dick Drago 987 546
Harry Howell 986 547
Hiroki Kuroda 986  
Bill Bonham 985 549
Wes Ferrell 985  
Gavin Floyd 985  
Paul Maholm 984 552
LaTroy Hawkins 983 553
Urban Shocker 983  
Stan Coveleski 981 555
Carl Erskine 981  
Jesse Haines 981  
Steve Avery 980 558
Jose Lima 980  
Andrew Miller 979 560
Joe Nathan 976 561
Jim Rooker 976  
David Weathers 976  
Len Barker 975 564
Juan Berenguer 975  
John Franco 975  
Dick Tidrow 975  
Richard Dotson 973 568
Kirby Higbe 971 569
Eric Show 971  
Doug Fister 970 571
Rick Reed 970  
Sadie McMahon 967 573
Jake Westbrook 965 574
Hooks Wiltse 965  
Kyle Farnsworth 963 576
Ivan Nova 963  
Kip Wells 963  
Jeremy Bonderman 961 579
Colby Lewis 961  
Frank Sullivan 959 581
Nathan Eovaldi 957 582
Dave Roberts 957  
Preacher Roe 956 584
Clark Griffith 955 585
Doc Medich 955  
Tyler Clippard 952 587
Rick Mahler 952  
Jim Deshaies 951 589
Rube Benton 950 590
Dupee Shaw 950  
Rich Harden 949 592
Al Orth 948 593
Tom Underwood 948  
Armando Benitez 946 595
Roberto Hernandez 945 596
Jim Scott 945  
Vic Raschi 944 598
Fernando Rodney 943 599
Gene Garber 940 600
Larry McWilliams 940  
Michael Pineda 940  
Jesse Tannehill 940  
Mike Caldwell 939 604
Cal Eldred 939  
Lynn McGlothen 939  
Thornton Lee 937 607
Tanner Roark 936 608
Orval Overall 935 609
Alex Wood 935  
Howie Pollet 934 611
Bill Stoneman 934  
Jim Merritt 932 613
Don Mossi 932  
Reggie Cleveland 930 615
Hardie Henderson 930  
Wade Davis 929 617
Jeremy Hellickson 929  
Deacon Phillippe 929  
Walt Terrell 929  
Carlos Martinez 927 621
Larry Cheney 926 622
Jaime Garcia 925 623
Pete Richert 925  
Ron Villone 925  
Paul Byrd 923 626
Steve Bedrosian 921 627
George Brunet 921  
Don Gullett 921  
Willie Mitchell 921  
Jason Bere 920 631
Syl Johnson 920  
Addie Joss 920  
Odalis Perez 920  
John Ward 920  
Vinegar Bend Mizell 918 636
Noodles Hahn 917 637
Kent Mercker 917  
Michael Wacha 917  
Howie Camnitz 915 640
Josh Johnson 915  
Jonathon Niese 914 642
Mort Cooper 913 643
Schoolboy Rowe 913  
Johnny Sain 910 645
Stump Wiedman 910  
Doug Jones 909 647
Brandon McCarthy 908 648
Kevin Correia 906 649
Hal Schumacher 906  
Steve Gromek 904 651
Scott McGregor 904  
Harry Brecheen 901 653
Andrew Cashner 901  
Bob Caruthers 900 655
Jouett Meekin 900  
Ryan Vogelsong 900  
Chuck Stobbs 897 658
Steve Blass 896 659
David Robertson 896  
Dontrelle Willis 896  
Bob Miller 895 662
Ramon Ortiz 895  
Mike Stanton 895  
Joey Hamilton 894 665
Ben McDonald 894  
Mark Leiter 892 667
Eduardo Rodriguez 892  
Steve Hargan 891 669
Theodore Breitenstein 889 670
Jose Contreras 889  
Jose Guzman 889  
Grant Jackson 889  
Jim Abbott 888 674
Gene Conley 888  
Tim Leary 888  
Bobby Jones 887 677
Randy Myers 884 678
Drew Pomeranz 883 679
Dave Boswell 882 680
Scott Feldman 882  
Pete Vuckovich 882  
Ned Garver 881 683
Dick Donovan 880 684
Mike Marshall 880  
Hyun Jin Ryu 880  
Bob Shaw 880  
Jeff Tesreau 880  
Jordan Lyles 878 689
Dan Spillner 878  
Ed Brandt 877 691
Roy Face 877  
Brandon Morrow 877  
Jeff Reardon 877  
Dustin Hermanson 874 695
Sparky Lyle 873 696
Mike Timlin 872 697
Whit Wyatt 872  
Freddie Fitzsimmons 870 699
Jeff Francis 869 700
Matt Moore 869  
Jesse Chavez 868 702
Pink Hawley 868  
Todd Jones 868  
Matt Harvey 867 705
Pete Falcone 865 706
Rodrigo Lopez 865  
Bill Campbell 864 708
Ray Herbert 864  
Sal Maglie 862 710
Carl Mays 862  
Carlos Villanueva 862  
Tom Henke 861 713
Bruce Sutter 861  
Tommy Bond 860 715
Ed Lopat 859 716
Jack Lynch 859  
Brian Moehler 859  
Jose Berrios 857 719
Dennis Lamp 857  
Blue Moon Odom 857  
Matt Young 857  
Hank Aguirre 856 723
Bill Hallahan 856  
H├ęctor Santiago 856  
Adam Eaton 855 726
Zach Duke 854 727
Mike Remlinger 854  
Moose Haas 853 729
Omar Olivares 853  
Marcus Stroman 853  
Denny Galehouse 851 732
Guy Bush 850 733
Ernie Broglio 849 734
Jon Gray 849  
Don Larsen 849  
Red Ehret 848 737
Bob Walk 848  
Sam Leever 847 739
Chris Tillman 847  
Wei-Yin Chen 846 741
Hugh Daily 846  
Collin McHugh 845 743
James Baldwin 844 744
Art Nehf 844  
Bruce Ruffin 843 746
Larry Jansen 842 747
Julian Tavarez 842  
Si Johnson 840 749
Scott Baker 839 750
Ewell Blackwell 839  
Alejandro Pena 839  
Bill Sherdel 839  
Cory Lidle 838 754
Mike Pelfrey 838  
Jim Gott 837 756
Herb Score 837  
Shaun Marcum 836 758
Jeff Pfeffer 836  
Slim Sallee 836  
Dennis Rasmussen 835 761
Jimmy Ring 835  
Kenta Maeda 834 763
Dave Mlicki 834  
Mark Mulder 834  
Al Worthington 834  
Roberto Hernandez 833 767
Togie Pittinger 832 768
James Paxton 831 769
Drew Smyly 831  
Joakim Soria 831  
Jason Isringhausen 830 772
Guy Morton 830  
Ralph Branca 829 774
Barry Latman 829  
Skip Lockwood 829  
Jeff Nelson 829  
Paul Foytack 827 778
Bob Moose 827  
John Curtis 825 780
Pat Rapp 825  
Clayton Richard 824 782
John Healy 822 783
Firpo Marberry 822  
Pascual Perez 822  
Max Lanier 821 786
Dave LaRoche 819 787
Orlando Pena 818 788
Kirk Rueter 818  
Blake Snell 818  
Garrett Richards 817 791
Alex Cobb 816 792
Alex Kellner 816  
German Marquez 816  
Tyson Ross 816  
Walt Masterson 815 796
Ugueth Urbina 814 797
Pete Schourek 813 798
Eddie Fisher 812 799
Bob Tewksbury 812  
Jim Brewer 810 801
Jason Johnson 810  
Tex Carleton 808 803
Norm Charlton 808  
Jonathan Papelbon 808  
Paul Assenmacher 807 806
Ken Brett 807  
Kris Benson 806 808
Omar Daal 806  
Byung-Hyun Kim 806  
Ken Raffensberger 806  
Mark Clear 804 812
John Wetteland 804  
Roger Craig 803 814
Darren Dreifort 802 815
Dave LaPoint 802  
Larry Gura 801 817
Travis Wood 801  
John Thomson 800 819
Oil Can Boyd 799 820
Alvin Crowder 799  
Brad Lidge 799  
Eddie Guardado 798 823
Tom Hall 797 824
Brickyard Kennedy 797  
Danny MacFayden 797  
Francisco Cordero 796 827
Jonathan Sanchez 796  
Chase Anderson 794 829
Herm Wehmeier 794  
Robb Nen 793 831
Bob Purkey 793  
Joe Saunders 792 833
Terry Forster 791 834
Dave Foutz 790 835
Earl Hamilton 790  
Bob Shirley 790  
Wayne Twitchell 789 838
Red Donahue 788 839
Willie Hernandez 788  
Dick Rudolph 786 841
Bob Wickman 785 842
Mike Bielecki 783 843
Mike LaCoss 783  
Larry Christenson 781 845
Troy Percival 781  
Kent Tekulve 779 847
Mark Guthrie 778 848
Tully Sparks 778  
Noah Syndergaard 777 850
Ryan Madson 775 851
Nate Robertson 775  
Sergio Romo 775  
Russ Springer 775  
Fritz Ostermueller 774 855
Robert Person 773 856
Brett Anderson 772 857
Jim Nash 771 858
Luis Castillo 770 859
Gary Lavelle 769 860
Dave Bush 768 861
Yusmeiro Petit 767 862
Jim Shaw 767  
Bill Swift 767  
Dummy Taylor 767  
Tommy Byrne 766 866
Ted Abernathy 765 867
Jakie May 765  
Jimmy Haynes 762 869
Rheal Cormier 760 870
Willie Blair 759 871
Matthew Boyd 759  
Larry Andersen 758 873
Jonathan Broxton 758  
Dylan Bundy 758  
Chuck Dobson 758  
Tim Worrell 758  
Dick Bosman 757 878
Mickey McDermott 757  
Case Patten 757  
Mark Prior 757  
Pat Jarvis 755 882
Dick Stigman 755  
Michael Foltynewicz 752 884
Ross Grimsley 750 885
Lance McCullers, Jr. 750  
Jason Jennings 749 887
Ellis Kinder 749  
Wade Miller 749  
Dave Palmer 748 890
Dan Schatzeder 748  
Nels Potter 747 892
Mark Redman 747  
Johnny Schmitz 746 894
Harry Staley 746  
Dick Radatz 745 896
Kid Gleason 744 897
Carlos Marmol 744  
Dan Casey 743 899
Joe Gibbon 743  
Phil Regan 743  
Jim Barr 741 902
Dick Hall 741  
Jack Harshman 741  
Martin Perez 740 905
Dennis Cook 739 906
Al Jackson 738 907
Tommy Thomas 736 908
Randy Jones 735 909
Britt Burns 734 910
Anthony DeSclafani 734  
Sid Hudson 734  
Tom Brewer 733 913
Bob Bruce 733  
Jeff Montgomery 733  
Mel Parnell 732 916
Mike Smithson 731 917
Sam Gray 730 918
Frank Kitson 729 919
Jeff Brantley 728 920
Mark Clark 728  
Charlie Ferguson 728  
Josh Tomlin 728  
Gerry Staley 727 924
Joe Hesketh 726 925
Frank Killen 725 926
Tom Phoebus 725  
Paul Quantrill 725  
Rafael Betancourt 724 929
Brian Anderson 723 930
Danny Cox 723  
Lew Krausse 721 932
Jeremy Affeldt 720 933
Jim Bouton 720  
Ed Crane 720  
Vean Gregg 720  
Daisuke Matsuzaka 720  
Tom Zachary 720  
Dave Davenport 719 939
Daniel Hudson 719  
Craig Lefferts 719  
Bert Cunningham 718 942
Keith Foulke 718  
Eric Gagne 718  
Lee Stange 718  
Fred Toney 718  
Vincent Velasquez 716 947
Tom Gorzelanny 714 948
Hisashi Iwakuma 714  
George Pipgras 714  
Bill Lee 713 951
Cal McLish 713  
Chris Hammond 712 953
Matt Belisle 711 954
Todd Van Poppel 711  
Hal Brown 710 956
Russ Ford 710  
Carlos Rodon 710  
Harry Gumbert 709 959
Jim McGlothlin 709  
Dutch Ruether 708 961
Craig Stammen 708  
Ed Halicki 707 963
Andy Hawkins 706 964
Kyle Kendrick 705 965
Tommy Milone 705  
Geoff Zahn 705  
Tom Sturdivant 704 968
Scott Garrelts 703 969
Monte Pearson 703  
Luke Hochevar 702 971
Bob McClure 701 972
Ted Power 701  
Ray Washburn 700 974
Neal Heaton 699 975
Scott Elarton 698 976
Al Benton 697 977
Doug Rau 697  
Lucas Giolito 696 979
Steven Matz 696  
Guillermo Mota 696  
Bill Wegman 696  
Jason Grilli 694 983
Eddie Smith 694  
Jaret Wright 694  
Elmer Dessens 693 986
Tex Hughson 693  
Barney Pelty 693  
Jeff Russell 693  
Bob Stanley 693  
Jose Valverde 692 991
Jim Wilson 692  
Terry Adams 691 993
Tom Bradley 691  
Alan Embree 691  
Vern Kennedy 691  
Hank Borowy 690 997
Doug Bair 689 998
Jim Colborn 688 999
Danny Salazar 688 1000
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