As we look ahead to the playoffs and World Series, the Cardinals (.609), the Reds (.596), and the Rays (.571) lead the major leagues in win percentages. Meanwhile, the Astros, Blue jays, and Phillies make up the last three spots. The Phillies finished dead last with a .379 percentage, serving as the only team in the majors to suffer 100 losses in the season.
As for league leaders, Viciedo led the American league with a .330 avg. Also in the American League, Orioles' Chris Davis knocked in 46 home runs, Pujols had 120 RBIs, and Rajai Davis stole 40 bases. Taijuan Walker of Seattle had the lowest ERA sitting at 2.79. There was a 3-way tie for wins at 17 each for Lester, Sabathia, and Verlander. Sale led the AL in strikeouts, sending 242 batters packing.
Over in the National League, Joey Votto ended with a league-leading .344 average and led the NL in home runs with 38. Troy Tulowitzki had 118 RBIs, but Votto held his own by knocking in 106 RBIs. Billy Hamilton stole 38 bases. Gerrit Cole led the majors with his 1.73 ERA. Wacha set himself apart by bringing in 21 wins while Jose Fernandez struck out 254 batters on the season.
Stay Tuned! We'll find out which team takes it all in the next post!