MLB final stats: Ohtani hangs on to AL HR crown, Snell earns 2nd ERA title

MLB final stats: Ohtani hangs on to AL HR crown, Snell earns 2nd ERA title

Here’s a look at the American League and National League leaders for the major statistical categories at the conclusion of the 2023 regular season.

Home Runs

American League

Rank
Player
Team
HR

1
Shohei Ohtani
Angels
44

2
Adolis García
Rangers
39

2
Luis Robert Jr.
White Sox
38

Ohtani held on to the AL homer lead despite playing only three games in September. He’s just the fourth Angels player to win a home-run title and the first since Troy Glaus in 2000.

National League

Rank
Player
Team
HR

1
Matt Olson
Braves
54

2
Kyle Schwarber
Phillies
47

3
Pete Alonso
Mets
46

RBIs

American League

Rank
Player
Team
RBI

1
Kyle Tucker
Astros
112

2
Adolis García
Rangers
107

3
Julio Rodríguez
Mariners
103

National League

Rank
Player
Team
RBI

1
Matt Olson
Braves
139

2
Pete Alonso
Mets
118

3
Ozzie Albies
Braves
109

3
Juan Soto
Padres
109

Batting Average

American League

Rank
Player
Team
AVG

1
Yandy Díaz
Rays
.330

2
Corey Seager
Rangers
.327

3
Bo Bichette
Blue Jays
.306

National League

Rank
Player
Team
AVG

1
Luis Arraez
Marlins
.354

2
Ronald Acuña Jr.
Braves
.337

3
Freddie Freeman
Dodgers
.331

Arraez, who led the AL in average last season, joins DJ LeMahieu and Pete Browning as the third player in history, and second in the modern era (with LeMahieu), to definitively win a batting title in two different leagues. He’s the first to win consecutive batting crowns in both leagues.

Hits

American League

Rank
Player
Team
Hits

1
Marcus Semien
Rangers
185

2
Julio Rodríguez
Mariners
180

3
Bobby Witt Jr.
Royals
177

National League

Rank
Player
Team
Hits

1
Ronald Acuña Jr.
Braves
217

2
Freddie Freeman
Dodgers
211

3
Luis Arraez
Marlins
203

OPS

American League

Rank
Player
Team
OPS

1
Shohei Ohtani
Angels
1.066

2
Corey Seager
Rangers
1.013

3
Yandy Díaz
Rays
.932

National League

Rank
Player
Team
OPS

1
Ronald Acuña Jr.
Braves
1.012

2
Matt Olson
Braves
.993

3
Mookie Betts
Dodgers
.987

Stolen Bases

American League

Rank
Player
Team
SB

1
Esteury Ruiz
Athletics
67

2
Bobby Witt Jr.
Royals
49

3
Julio Rodríguez
Mariners
37

Ruiz broke Kenny Lofton’s AL rookie stolen-base record, which had stood since 1992. He’s also the first rookie to lead his league in steals since Mike Trout in 2012.

National League

Rank
Player
Team
SB

1
Ronald Acuña Jr.
Braves
73

2
Corbin Carroll
D-Backs
54

3
CJ Abrams
Nationals
47

Runs

American League

Rank
Player
Team
R

1
Marcus Semien
Rangers
122

2
Adolis García
Rangers
108

3
Alex Bregman
Astros
103

National League

Rank
Player
Team
R

1
Ronald Acuña Jr.
Braves
149

2
Freddie Freeman
Dodgers
131

3
Matt Olson
Braves
127

Doubles

American League

Rank
Player
Team
2B

1
Corey Seager
Rangers
42

2
Anthony Santander
Orioles
41

3
Marcus Semien
Rangers
40

National League

Rank
Player
Team
2B

1
Freddie Freeman
Dodgers
59

2
Mookie Betts
Dodgers
40

3
Jeimer Candelario
WAS/CHC
39

Freeman fell one double short of authoring the first 60-double season in 87 years.

Wins

American League

Rank
Player
Team
Wins

1
Chris Bassitt
Blue Jays
16

1
Zach Eflin
Rays
16

3
Gerrit Cole
Yankees
15

3
Kyle Gibson
Orioles
15

National League

Rank
Player
Team
Wins

1
Spencer Strider
Braves
20

2
Zac Gallen
D-Backs
17

3
Justin Steele
Cubs
16

ERA

American League

Rank
Player
Team
ERA

1
Gerrit Cole
Yankees
2.63

2
Sonny Gray
Twins
2.79

3
Kyle Bradish
Orioles
2.83

National League

Rank
Player
Team
ERA

1
Blake Snell
Padres
2.25

2
Kodai Senga
Mets
2.98

3
Justin Steele
Cubs
3.06

Snell has now won an ERA title in both leagues, having led the AL during his Cy Young-winning season in 2018. He also finished with an MLB-high 99 walks.

WHIP

American League

Rank
Player
Team
WHIP

1
Gerrit Cole
Yankees
0.98

2
Zach Eflin
Rays
1.02

3
George Kirby
Mariners
1.04

3
Kyle Bradish
Orioles
1.04

National League

Rank
Player
Team
WHIP

1
Corbin Burnes
Brewers
1.07

1
Logan Webb
Giants
1.07

3
Zack Wheeler
Phillies
1.08

Strikeouts

American League

Rank
Player
Team
K

1
Kevin Gausman
Blue Jays
237

2
Pablo Lopez
Twins
234

3
Gerrit Cole
Yankees
222

National League

Rank
Player
Team
K

1
Spencer Strider
Braves
281

2
Blake Snell
Padres
234

3
Zac Gallen
D-Backs
220

Strider is the first Braves pitcher to lead the NL in strikeouts since John Smoltz in 1996. Smoltz’s 276 strikeouts in ’96 stood as Atlanta’s modern-era single-season record until Strider passed him Saturday.

Innings Pitched

American League

Rank
Player
Team
Innings

1
Gerrit Cole
Yankees
209.0

2
Chris Bassitt
Blue Jays
200.0

3
Framber Valdez
Astros
198.0

National League

Rank
Player
Team
Innings

1
Logan Webb
Giants
216.0

2
Zac Gallen
D-Backs
210.0

3
Miles Mikolas
Cardinals
201.1

Saves

American League

Rank
Player
Team
Saves

1
Emmanuel Clase
Guardians
44

2
Jordan Romano
Blue Jays
36

3
Félix Bautista
Orioles
33

National League

Rank
Player
Team
Saves

1
Camilo Doval
Giants
39

1
David Bednar
Pirates
39

3
Alexis Díaz
Reds
37

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