List of Major League Baseball career WHIP leaders

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Addie Joss, the all-time leader in career WHIP.

In baseball statistics, walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) is a sabermetric measurement of the number of baserunners a pitcher has allowed per inning pitched. WHIP reflects a pitcher's propensity for allowing batters to reach base, therefore a lower WHIP indicates better performance. WHIP is calculated by adding the number of walks and hits allowed and dividing this sum by the number of innings pitched.

Below is the list of the top 100 Major League Baseball pitchers in Walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) with at least 1,000 innings pitched.

Addie Joss is the all-time leader with a career WHIP of 0.9678. Ed Walsh (0.9996) is the only other player with a career WHIP under 1.0000.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career WHIP. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Name of the player.
WHIP Total career WHIP.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List[edit]

Clayton Kershaw, the active leader and 4th all-time in career WHIP.
  • Stats updated as of August 23, 2018.
Rank Player WHIP
1 Addie Joss * 0.9678
2 Ed Walsh * 0.9996
3 Mariano Rivera 1.0003
4 Clayton Kershaw 1.0018
5 Chris Sale 1.0297
6 John Montgomery Ward * 1.0435
7 Pedro Martínez * 1.0544
8 Christy Mathewson * 1.0581
9 Trevor Hoffman * 1.0584
10 Walter Johnson * 1.0612
11 Mordecai Brown * 1.0658
12 Corey Kluber 1.0669
13 Charlie Sweeney 1.0673
14 Reb Russell 1.0800
15 Jim Devlin 1.0868
16 Smoky Joe Wood 1.0869
17 Jack Pfiester 1.0887
18 Stephen Strasburg 1.0892
19 George Bradley 1.0901
20 Tommy Bond 1.0908
21 Babe Adams 1.0920
22 Max Scherzer 1.0988
23 Juan Marichal * 1.1012
24 Dick Hall 1.1019
Rube Waddell * 1.1019
26 Larry Corcoran 1.1048
27 Deacon Phillippe 1.1051
28 Madison Bumgarner 1.1053
29 Sandy Koufax * 1.1061
30 Fred Glade 1.1066
31 Ed Morris 1.1075
32 Will White 1.1110
33 Chief Bender * 1.1127
34 Charlie Ferguson 1.1171
35 Terry Larkin 1.1172
36 Eddie Plank * 1.1189
37 Doc White 1.1207
38 Tom Seaver * 1.1208
39 Grover Cleveland Alexander * 1.1212
40 Tim Keefe * 1.1230
41 Hoyt Wilhelm * 1.1245
42 Cy Young * 1.1296
43 Frank Owen 1.1306
44 George McQuillan 1.1311
45 Hooks Wiltse 1.1315
46 Noodles Hahn 1.1319
47 Johan Santana 1.1320
48 Jim McCormick 1.1322
49 Ray Collins 1.1340
50 Catfish Hunter * 1.1340
Rank Player WHIP
51 Lady Baldwin 1.1347
52 Curt Schilling 1.1374
53 Bruce Sutter * 1.1401
54 Bret Saberhagen 1.1406
55 Nick Altrock 1.1407
56 Sam Leever 1.1411
57 Ferguson Jenkins * 1.1418
58 Don Sutton * 1.1425
59 Greg Maddux * 1.1431
Ed Reulbach 1.1431
61 Andy Messersmith 1.1433
62 David Price 1.1442
63 Sid Fernandez 1.1443
64 Jeff Tesreau 1.1447
65 Gary Nolan 1.1453
66 Joe Benz 1.1466
Jim Whitney 1.1466
68 Don Drysdale * 1.1477
69 Charles Radbourn 1.1492
70 Barney Pelty 1.1504
71 Jack Chesbro * 1.1520
72 Tiny Bonham 1.1528
73 Fred Goldsmith 1.1530
74 Russ Ford 1.1537
75 Eddie Cicotte 1.1544
76 Rollie Fingers * 1.1556
77 Bob Caruthers 1.1578
78 Dick Rudolph 1.1581
79 Babe Ruth * 1.1586
80 Harry Coveleski 1.1587
81 Dennis Eckersley * 1.1608
82 Orval Overall 1.1613
83 Denny McLain 1.1633
84 Jumbo McGinnis 1.1636
85 George Winter 1.1649
86 Frank Smith 1.1658
87 Carl Hubbell * 1.1659
88 Guy Hecker 1.1676
89 Jake Weimer 1.1679
90 Justin Verlander 1.1681
91 Robin Roberts * 1.1696
92 Cole Hamels 1.1702
Slim Sallee 1.1702
94 Randy Johnson * 1.1711
95 Hiroki Kuroda 1.1721
96 Roy Patterson 1.1722
97 Zack Greinke 1.1724
98 Roger Clemens 1.1725
99 Jake Arrieta 1.1729
100 Nap Rucker 1.1746

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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