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Leaderboarding: On plate discipline and on-base percentage

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Bautista and Kershaw star in this entry of Leaderboarding.
Bautista and Kershaw star in this entry of Leaderboarding. (USATSI)

Much to the dismay of many old-schoolers, plate discipline and on-base percentage are a big part of today's game in MLB. So, just for fun, let's do a version of Leaderboarding on the subject and let people draw whatever conclusions they want. Fun for everyone.

Dial it up, Leaderboarding machine.

Individual top 10 in OBP (among qualifiers*)

1. Jose Bautista, .406
2. Andrew McCutchen, .404
3. Giancarlo Stanton, .400
4. Robinson Cano, .397
5. Paul Goldschmidt, .396
6. Seth Smith, .393
7. Victor Martinez, .391
8. Yasiel Puig, .391
9. Freddie Freeman, .385
10. Mike Napoli, .385

Individual bottom 10 in OBP (among qualifiers*)

151. Gordon Beckham, .263
150. Matt Dominguez, .268
149. Jean Segura, .270
148. Zack Cozart, .272
147. Everth Cabrera, .272
146. Nick Swisher, .278
145. Domonic Brown, .278
144. Dayan Viciedo, .280
143. Aaron Hill, .280
142. B.J. Upton, .282

Team top five in OBP

1. Pirates, .330
2. Rockies, .329
3. Blue Jays, .328
4. Tigers, .327
5. Dodgers, .327

Team bottom five in OBP

30. Padres, .290
29. Cubs, .298
28. Reds, .301
27. Mariners, .303
26. Phillies, .304

Individual top 10 in pitches per plate appearance (among qualifiers*)

1. Mike Napoli, 4.51
2. Brett Gardner, 4.44
3. Mike Trout, 4.44
4. Matt Carpenter, 4.35
5. Carlos Santana, 4.35
6. Adam Dunn, 4.34
7. Christian Yelich, 4.23
8. Chris Davis, 4.17
9. Austin Jackson, 4.17
10. Jimmy Rollins, 4.17

Individual bottom 10 in pitches per plate appearance (among qualifiers*)

151. Jose Altuve, 3.16
150. Adeiny Hechavarria, 3.31
149. Andrelton Simmons, 3.32
148. Alexei Ramirez, 3.32
147. Erick Aybar, 3.35
146. Salvador Perez, 3.37
145. Torii Hunter, 3.41
144. Jean Segura, 3.42
143. Aramis Ramirez, 3.46
142. Robinson Cano, 3.47

Team top five in pitches per plate appearance

1. Red Sox, 4.04
2. Twins, 4.01
3. Yankees, 3.91
4. Indians, 3.89
5. Astros, 3.89

Team bottom five in pitches per plate appearance

30. Brewers, 3.65
29. Rockies, 3.71
28. Mariners, 3.72
27. Royals, 3.72
26. Braves, 3.76

Top 10 pitchers in OBP against (among qualifiers*)

1. Clayton Kershaw, .226
2. Felix Hernandez, .235
3. Hisashi Iwakuma, .247
4. Chris Sale, .253
5. Johnny Cueto, .258
6. David Price, .259
7. Masahiro Tanaka, .263
8. Garrett Richards, .268
9. Adam Wainwright, .271
10. Scott Kazmir, .275

Bottom 10 pitchers in OBP against (among qualifiers*)

94. Edwin Jackson, .370
93. Travis Wood, .352
92. C.J. Wilson, .347
91. John Danks, .345
90. Scott Feldman, .345
89. A.J. Burnett, .342
88. Kevin Correia, .338
87. Jake Peavy, .334
86. Justin Verlander, .334
85. Mark Buehrle, .333

Top five teams in OBP against

1. Mariners, .288
2. A's, .294
3. Giants, .296
4. Nationals, .297
5. Padres, .301

Bottom five teams in OBP against

30. Rockies, .344
29. Rangers, .344
28. White Sox, .336
27. Astros, .331
26. Diamondbacks, .326

* Qualified batters are players on pace for at least 502 plate appearances. Qualified pitchers are those with at least one inning pitched for each game his team has played.

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