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2008 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 2008 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Cy Young AwardCliff Lee
    American League Gold GloveMike Mussina Pitcher, Joe Mauer Catcher, Carlos Pena First Base, Dustin Pedroia Second Base, Adrian Beltre Third Base, Michael Young Shortstop, Torii Hunter Outfielder, Grady Sizemore Outfielder, Ichiro Suzuki Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerDustin Pedroia
    AL Player of the MonthJosh Hamilton April, Josh Hamilton May, J.D. Drew June, Miguel Cabrera July, Melvin Mora August, Shin-Soo Choo September
    American League Player of the WeekA.J. Pierzynski March 31-April 6, Brian Bannister April 7-April 13, Raul Ibanez April 7-April 13, Manny Ramirez April 14-April 20, Miguel Cabrera April 14-April 20, James Shields April 21-April 27, Jack Cust April 28-May 4, Kevin Youkilis May 5-May 11, Jose Guillen May 12-May 18, Jon Lester May 19-May 25, Magglio Ordonez May 19-May 25, Mariano Rivera May 26-June 1, Joe Crede June 2-June 8, Milton Bradley June 2-June 8, C.C. Sabathia June 9-June 15, Jermaine Dye June 16-June 22, Evan Longoria June 23-June 29, Aubrey Huff June 30-July 6, Matt Joyce July 7-July 13, Luke Scott July 14-July 20, Miguel Cabrera July 21-July 27, Mike Aviles July 28-August 3, Xavier Nady July 28-August 3, Marlon Byrd August 4-August 10, Javier Vazquez August 11-August 17, Melvin Mora August 11-August 17, Francisco Rodriguez August 18-August 24, Aubrey Huff August 25-August 31, Alex Rios September 1-September 7, Asdrubal Cabrera September 8-September 14, Carlos Gomez September 8-September 14, Carlos Pena September 15-September 21, Hank Blalock September 22-September 28
    AL Rookie of the MonthDavid Murphy April, Aaron Laffey May, Evan Longoria June, Chris Davis July, Alexei Ramirez August, Scott Lewis September
    AL Silver Slugger AwardJoe Mauer C, Justin Morneau 1B, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Derek Jeter SS, Grady Sizemore OF, Carlos Quentin OF, Josh Hamilton OF, Aubrey Huff DH
    AL Pitcher of the MonthCliff Lee April, Scott Kazmir May, John Lackey June, Jon Lester July, Cliff Lee August, Jon Lester September
    2008 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Morneau163
    2Ichiro Suzuki162
    3Raul Ibanez162
    4Orlando Cabrera161
    5Miguel Cabrera160
    6Jose Lopez159
    7Robinson Cano159
    8Lyle Overbay158
    9Dustin Pedroia157
    10Grady Sizemore157
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ichiro Suzuki686
    2Orlando Cabrera661
    3Dustin Pedroia653
    4Michael Young645
    5Jose Lopez644
    6Alex Rios635
    7Raul Ibanez635
    8Grady Sizemore634
    9Akinori Iwamura627
    10Josh Hamilton624
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dustin Pedroia118
    2Curtis Granderson112
    3Brian Roberts107
    4Nick Markakis106
    5Alex Rodriguez104
    6Jhonny Peralta104
    7Ichiro Suzuki103
    8Ian Kinsler102
    9Michael Young102
    10Grady Sizemore101
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dustin Pedroia213
    2Ichiro Suzuki213
    3Jose Lopez191
    4Josh Hamilton190
    5Justin Morneau187
    6Orlando Cabrera186
    7Raul Ibanez186
    8Alex Rios185
    9Michael Young183
    10Aubrey Huff182
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dustin Pedroia54
    2Brian Roberts51
    3Aubrey Huff48
    4Nick Markakis48
    5Alex Rios47
    6Justin Morneau47
    7Kevin Youkilis43
    8Raul Ibanez43
    9Jhonny Peralta42
    10Jose Guillen42
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Curtis Granderson13
    2Carl Crawford10
    3Akinori Iwamura9
    4Alex Rios8
    5Brian Roberts8
    6Adam Jones7
    7Carlos Gomez7
    8David DeJesus7
    9Denard Span7
    10Ichiro Suzuki7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Miguel Cabrera37
    2Carlos Quentin36
    3Alex Rodriguez35
    4Jermaine Dye34
    5Jim Thome34
    6Grady Sizemore33
    7Jack Cust33
    8Aubrey Huff32
    9Jason Giambi32
    10Josh Hamilton32
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Josh Hamilton130
    2Justin Morneau129
    3Miguel Cabrera127
    4Kevin Youkilis115
    5Raul Ibanez110
    6Aubrey Huff108
    7Melvin Mora104
    8Alex Rodriguez103
    9Magglio Ordonez103
    10Carlos Pena102
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jacoby Ellsbury50
    2Melvin Upton44
    3Ichiro Suzuki43
    4Brian Roberts40
    5Grady Sizemore38
    6Chone Figgins34
    7Carlos Gomez33
    8Alex Rios32
    9Johnny Damon29
    10Ian Kinsler26
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Melvin Upton16
    2Chone Figgins13
    3Bobby Abreu11
    4Carlos Gomez11
    5Jacoby Ellsbury11
    6Brian Roberts10
    7Alexei Ramirez9
    8Alex Rios8
    9David DeJesus8
    10Johnny Damon8
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Cust111
    2Nick Markakis99
    3Grady Sizemore98
    4Melvin Upton97
    5Carlos Pena96
    6Jim Thome91
    7Joe Mauer84
    8Brian Roberts82
    9Nick Swisher82
    10Milton Bradley80
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Cust197
    2Carlos Pena166
    3Jim Thome147
    4Carlos Gomez142
    5Nick Swisher135
    6Melvin Upton134
    7Kelly Shoppach133
    8Akinori Iwamura131
    9Jack Hannahan131
    10Mark Teahen131
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jason Giambi22
    2Carlos Quentin20
    3Ryan Garko15
    4Alex Rodriguez14
    5Carlos Pena12
    6Kevin Youkilis12
    7David Dellucci11
    8Grady Sizemore11
    9Kelly Shoppach11
    10Kurt Suzuki11
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Morneau16
    2Vladimir Guerrero16
    3Grady Sizemore14
    4Milton Bradley13
    5David Ortiz12
    6Ichiro Suzuki12
    7Raul Ibanez11
    8Adrian Beltre10
    9Luke Scott10
    10Alex Rodriguez9
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Alexi Casilla13
    2Asdrubal Cabrera11
    3Jamey Carroll10
    4Joey Gathright10
    5David Eckstein9
    6Erick Aybar9
    7Coco Crisp8
    8Denard Span8
    9Jeff Mathis8
    10Joe Inglett8
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Mauer11
    2Justin Morneau10
    3Carlos Pena9
    4Dustin Pedroia9
    5Jason Giambi9
    6Jose Lopez9
    7Josh Hamilton9
    8Kevin Youkilis9
    9Miguel Cabrera9
    10Orlando Cabrera9
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Magglio Ordonez27
    2Vladimir Guerrero27
    3Jhonny Peralta26
    4Derek Jeter24
    5Lyle Overbay24
    6Billy Butler23
    7Jose Guillen23
    8Yuniesky Betancourt23
    9Joe Mauer21
    10Alex Rios20
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Josh Hamilton331
    2Miguel Cabrera331
    3Aubrey Huff330
    4Dustin Pedroia322
    5Jermaine Dye319
    6Grady Sizemore318
    7Justin Morneau311
    8Kevin Youkilis306
    9Raul Ibanez304
    10Alex Rios293
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ichiro Suzuki749
    2Grady Sizemore745
    3Orlando Cabrera730
    4Dustin Pedroia726
    5Justin Morneau712
    6Michael Young708
    7Akinori Iwamura707
    8Raul Ibanez707
    9Brian Roberts704
    10Josh Hamilton704
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Mauer.328
    2Dustin Pedroia.326
    3Milton Bradley.321
    4Ian Kinsler.319
    5Magglio Ordonez.317
    6Kevin Youkilis.312
    7Ichiro Suzuki.310
    8David DeJesus.307
    9Placido Polanco.307
    10Nick Markakis.306
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Milton Bradley.436
    2Joe Mauer.413
    3Nick Markakis.406
    4Carlos Quentin.394
    5Alex Rodriguez.392
    6Kevin Youkilis.390
    7Melvin Upton.383
    8Brian Roberts.378
    9Carlos Pena.377
    10Dustin Pedroia.376
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Alex Rodriguez.573
    2Carlos Quentin.571
    3Kevin Youkilis.569
    4Milton Bradley.563
    5Aubrey Huff.552
    6Jermaine Dye.541
    7Miguel Cabrera.537
    8Evan Longoria.531
    9Josh Hamilton.530
    10Vladimir Guerrero.521
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Milton Bradley999
    2Alex Rodriguez965
    3Carlos Quentin965
    4Kevin Youkilis959
    5Aubrey Huff912
    6Josh Hamilton901
    7Nick Markakis897
    8Ian Kinsler892
    9Miguel Cabrera886
    10Vladimir Guerrero886
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Mauer1.680
    2Dustin Pedroia0.962
    3Justin Morneau0.894
    4Marco Scutaro0.877
    5Nick Markakis0.876
    6Carlos Quentin0.825
    7Mark Ellis0.815
    8Placido Polanco0.814
    9Paul Konerko0.813
    10Orlando Cabrera0.789
    2008 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cliff Lee22
    2Mike Mussina20
    3Roy Halladay20
    4A.J. Burnett18
    5Daisuke Matsuzaka18
    6Gavin Floyd17
    7Joe Saunders17
    8Ervin Santana16
    9Jon Lester16
    10Mark Buehrle15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Verlander17
    2Brian Bannister16
    3Greg Smith16
    4Javier Vazquez16
    5Carlos Silva15
    6Andy Pettitte14
    7Jarrod Washburn14
    8Miguel Batista14
    9Kenny Rogers13
    10Jeremy Guthrie12
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Francisco Rodriguez76
    2Matt Guerrier76
    3Dennys Reyes75
    4Jamey Wright75
    5Matt Thornton74
    6Manny Delcarmen73
    7Rafael Perez73
    8Octavio Dotel72
    9Sean Green72
    10Ramon Ramirez71
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1A.J. Burnett34
    2Gil Meche34
    3Mark Buehrle34
    4Mike Mussina34
    5Andy Pettitte33
    6Gavin Floyd33
    7James Shields33
    8Javier Vazquez33
    9John Danks33
    10Jon Lester33
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay9
    2Cliff Lee4
    3C.C. Sabathia3
    4James Shields3
    5John Lackey3
    6Kevin Millwood3
    7Kevin Slowey3
    8Matt Garza3
    9Daniel Cabrera2
    10Ervin Santana2
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1C.C. Sabathia2
    2Cliff Lee2
    3James Shields2
    4Jesse Litsch2
    5Jon Lester2
    6Kevin Slowey2
    7Matt Garza2
    8Roy Halladay2
    9Andy Sonnanstine1
    10Chris Waters1
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Francisco Rodriguez69
    2Jonathan Papelbon62
    3Mariano Rivera60
    4Joakim Soria57
    5Joe Nathan57
    6Bobby Jenks52
    7George Sherrill49
    8B.J. Ryan48
    9C.J. Wilson41
    10Troy Percival38
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Francisco Rodriguez62
    2Joakim Soria42
    3Jonathan Papelbon41
    4Joe Nathan39
    5Mariano Rivera39
    6B.J. Ryan32
    7George Sherrill31
    8Bobby Jenks30
    9Troy Percival28
    10C.J. Wilson24
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay246
    2Cliff Lee223.1
    3A.J. Burnett221.1
    4Ervin Santana219
    5Mark Buehrle218.2
    6James Shields215
    7Gil Meche210.1
    8Jon Lester210.1
    9Javier Vazquez208.1
    10Gavin Floyd206.1
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Buehrle240
    2Jon Garland237
    3Andy Pettitte233
    4Nick Blackburn224
    5Kevin Millwood220
    6Roy Halladay220
    7Nate Robertson218
    8Brian Bannister215
    9Cliff Lee214
    10Javier Vazquez214
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brian Bannister127
    2Nate Robertson124
    3Justin Verlander119
    4Kenny Rogers118
    5Jon Garland116
    6Carlos Silva114
    7Javier Vazquez113
    8Andy Pettitte112
    9A.J. Burnett109
    10Daniel Cabrera109
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nate Robertson119
    2Brian Bannister117
    3Carlos Silva110
    4Kenny Rogers110
    5Javier Vazquez108
    6Justin Verlander108
    7Jon Garland107
    8Daniel Cabrera105
    9Andy Pettitte103
    10A.J. Burnett100
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gavin Floyd30
    2Brian Bannister29
    3Armando Galarraga28
    4John Lackey26
    5Nate Robertson26
    6Vicente Padilla26
    7Glen Perkins25
    8Javier Vazquez25
    9Tim Wakefield25
    10Daniel Cabrera24
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Daisuke Matsuzaka94
    2Daniel Cabrera90
    3Greg Smith87
    4Justin Verlander87
    5A.J. Burnett86
    6Felix Hernandez80
    7Miguel Batista79
    8Dana Eveland77
    9Edwin Jackson77
    10Gil Meche73
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1A.J. Burnett231
    2Ervin Santana214
    3Roy Halladay206
    4Javier Vazquez200
    5Gil Meche183
    6Zack Greinke183
    7Felix Hernandez175
    8Josh Beckett172
    9Cliff Lee170
    10Scott Kazmir166
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Daniel Cabrera15
    2Tim Wakefield12
    3Vicente Padilla12
    4A.J. Burnett11
    5R.A. Dickey11
    6Gavin Floyd9
    7Roberto Hernandez8
    8Felix Hernandez8
    9Justin Speier8
    10Kyle Davies8
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Verlander3
    2Vicente Padilla3
    3A.J. Burnett2
    4C.C. Sabathia2
    5Daniel Cabrera2
    6Joba Chamberlain2
    7Matt Garza2
    8Matt Harrison2
    9Scott Feldman2
    10Aaron Laffey1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cliff Lee2.54
    2Roy Halladay2.78
    3Daisuke Matsuzaka2.89
    4Jon Lester3.21
    5John Danks3.32
    6Mike Mussina3.38
    7Joe Saunders3.41
    8Felix Hernandez3.45
    9Scott Baker3.45
    10Zack Greinke3.48
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay1.05
    2Cliff Lee1.11
    3Ervin Santana1.12
    4James Shields1.15
    5Scott Baker1.18
    6Tim Wakefield1.18
    7Armando Galarraga1.19
    8Josh Beckett1.19
    9Joe Saunders1.21
    10Jeremy Guthrie1.23
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Daisuke Matsuzaka6.86
    2Armando Galarraga7.64
    3Tim Wakefield7.66
    4Greg Smith8.01
    5Roy Halladay8.05
    6Ervin Santana8.14
    7Matt Garza8.27
    8Jeremy Guthrie8.29
    9Gavin Floyd8.30
    10John Danks8.40
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cliff Lee0.48
    2Dana Eveland0.54
    3Jon Lester0.60
    4Daisuke Matsuzaka0.64
    5Roy Halladay0.66
    6John Danks0.69
    7Felix Hernandez0.76
    8A.J. Burnett0.77
    9Mike Mussina0.77
    10Gil Meche0.81
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cliff Lee1.37
    2Mike Mussina1.40
    3Roy Halladay1.43
    4James Shields1.67
    5Andy Sonnanstine1.73
    6Josh Beckett1.76
    7Nick Blackburn1.82
    8Ervin Santana1.93
    9Jesse Litsch1.99
    10Mark Buehrle2.14
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1A.J. Burnett9.41
    2Josh Beckett8.90
    3Ervin Santana8.79
    4Javier Vazquez8.65
    5Daisuke Matsuzaka8.25
    6Zack Greinke8.15
    7Felix Hernandez7.84
    8Gil Meche7.84
    9Jered Weaver7.73
    10Roy Halladay7.54
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay5.282
    2Josh Beckett5.059
    3Cliff Lee5.000
    4Mike Mussina4.839
    5Ervin Santana4.553
    6James Shields4.000
    7Scott Baker3.357
    8Andy Sonnanstine3.351
    9Javier Vazquez3.279
    10Zack Greinke3.268


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