Koji Uehara Delivers

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Entering the Red Sox game Friday night Koji Uehara may have only had 19 saves but here is a closer look at some more granular stats showcasing his success thus far in 2013. All leader tables were provided BaseballAnalytics.org on 9/13/2013 and the data includes games through 9/12/2013. These leader boards only consider pitchers with a minimum of 200 batters faced.

Strike Rates
MLB Leaders Strk%
1. Edward Mujica (STL) 74.8%
2. Koji Uehara (BOS) 73.7%
3. Sean Doolittle (OAK) 72.1%
4. Cliff Lee (PHI) 70.5%
5. Mariano Rivera (NYY) 69.6%

Strike Out Rates
MLB Leaders K%
1. Aroldis Chapman (CIN) 42.8%
2. Greg Holland (KC) 41.0%
3. Koji Uehara (BOS) 39.1%
4. Craig Kimbrel (ATL) 38.3%
5. Kenley Jansen (LAD) 37.4%

 

Chase Rate
MLB Leaders Chas%
1. Edward Mujica (STL) 41.6%
2. Koji Uehara (BOS) 39.3%
3. Taylor Jordan (WSH) 37.5%
4. Sergio Romo (SF) 37.1%
5. Craig Stammen (WSH) 36.9%

Called Strike Rate
MLB Leaders ClStk%
1. Bronson Arroyo (CIN) 41.7%
2. Cliff Lee (PHI) 41.4%
3. Koji Uehara (BOS) 40.4%
4. David Price (TB) 40.4%
5. Chris Sale (CWS) 39.9%

 

Popup Rate
MLB Leaders Pop%
1. Koji Uehara (BOS) 23.0%
2. Ernesto Frieri (LAA) 22.9%
3. Tyler Clippard (WSH) 21.3%
4. James Russell (CHC) 19.5%
5. Josh Collmenter (ARI) 19.3%

ERA
MLB Leaders ERA
1. Craig Kimbrel (ATL) 0.91
2. Koji Uehara (BOS) 1.08
3. Mark Melancon (PIT) 1.10
4. Greg Holland (KC) 1.35
5. Joe Nathan (TEX) 1.46

 

WHIP
MLB Leaders WHIP
1. Koji Uehara (BOS) 0.570
2. Luke Hochevar (KC) 0.801
3. Tyler Clippard (WSH) 0.818
4. Greg Holland (KC) 0.833
5. Craig Kimbrel (ATL) 0.838

Opponent Average
MLB Leaders AVG
1. Koji Uehara (BOS) .128
2. Tyler Clippard (WSH) .143
3. Craig Kimbrel (ATL) .159
4. Luke Hochevar (KC) .161
5. Joe Nathan (TEX) .168

Walks Per 9 Inn
MLB Leaders BB/9
1. Edward Mujica (STL) 0.45
2. Mark Melancon (PIT) 1.10
3. Brett Oberholtzer (HOU) 1.16
4. Koji Uehara (BOS) 1.22
5. David Price (TB) 1.24