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2009 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.
  • 2009 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Cy Young AwardZack Greinke
    American League Gold GloveMark Buehrle Pitcher, Joe Mauer Catcher, Mark Teixeira First Base, Placido Polanco Second Base, Evan Longoria Third Base, Derek Jeter Shortstop, Torii Hunter Outfielder, Adam Jones Outfielder, Ichiro Suzuki Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerJoe Mauer
    AL Player of the MonthEvan Longoria April, Joe Mauer May, B.J. Upton June, Bobby Abreu July, Kendrys Morales August, Billy Butler September
    American League Player of the WeekEvan Longoria April 6-April 12, Ian Kinsler April 13-April 19, Zack Greinke April 13-April 19, Mike Lowell April 20-April 26, Evan Longoria April 27-May 3, Johnny Damon May 4-May 10, Roy Halladay May 11-May 17, Joe Mauer May 18-May 24, Luke Scott May 25-May 31, Lyle Overbay June 1-June 7, Jose Contreras June 8-June 14, B.J. Upton June 15-June 21, Jermaine Dye June 22-June 28, Mariano Rivera June 22-June 28, Justin Morneau June 29-July 5, Josh Beckett July 6-July 12, Jim Thome July 13-July 19, Mark Buehrle July 20-July 26, Kendrys Morales July 27-August 2, Billy Butler August 3-August 9, Mark Ellis August 10-August 16, Michael Young August 17-August 23, Zack Greinke August 24-August 30, Adam Lind August 31-September 6, Evan Longoria August 31-September 6, Billy Butler September 7-September 13, Michael Cuddyer September 14-September 20, Marlon Byrd September 21-September 27, Delmon Young September 28-October 4, Jason Kubel September 28-October 4
    AL Rookie of the MonthScott Richmond April, Rick Porcello May, Nolan Reimold June, Gordon Beckham July, Andrew Bailey August, Brett Anderson September
    AL Silver Slugger AwardJoe Mauer C, Mark Teixeira 1B, Aaron Hill 2B, Evan Longoria 3B, Derek Jeter SS, Jason Bay OF, Ichiro Suzuki OF, Torii Hunter OF, Adam Lind DH
    AL Pitcher of the MonthZack Greinke April, Justin Verlander May, Felix Hernandez June, Jarrod Washburn July, C.C. Sabathia August, Felix Hernandez September
    2009 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brandon Inge161
    2Nick Markakis161
    3Robinson Cano161
    4Curtis Granderson160
    5Miguel Cabrera160
    6Billy Butler159
    7Brian Roberts159
    8Aaron Hill158
    9Chone Figgins158
    10Vernon Wells158
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Aaron Hill682
    2Nick Markakis642
    3Ichiro Suzuki639
    4Robinson Cano637
    5Derek Jeter634
    6Brian Roberts632
    7Curtis Granderson631
    8Vernon Wells630
    9Dustin Pedroia626
    10Jacoby Ellsbury624
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dustin Pedroia115
    2Chone Figgins114
    3Brian Roberts110
    4Derek Jeter107
    5Johnny Damon107
    6Aaron Hill103
    7Jason Bay103
    8Mark Teixeira103
    9Robinson Cano103
    10Ian Kinsler101
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ichiro Suzuki225
    2Derek Jeter212
    3Robinson Cano204
    4Miguel Cabrera198
    5Aaron Hill195
    6Joe Mauer191
    7Jacoby Ellsbury188
    8Nick Markakis188
    9Carl Crawford185
    10Dustin Pedroia185
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brian Roberts56
    2Billy Butler51
    3Dustin Pedroia48
    4Robinson Cano48
    5Adam Lind46
    6Nick Markakis45
    7Evan Longoria44
    8Kendrys Morales43
    9Mark Teixeira43
    10Marlon Byrd43
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Denard Span10
    2Jacoby Ellsbury10
    3David DeJesus9
    4Erick Aybar9
    5Alberto Callaspo8
    6Carl Crawford8
    7Curtis Granderson8
    8Elvis Andrus8
    9Willie Bloomquist8
    10Ben Zobrist7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Carlos Pena39
    2Mark Teixeira39
    3Aaron Hill36
    4Jason Bay36
    5Adam Lind35
    6Kendrys Morales34
    7Miguel Cabrera34
    8Evan Longoria33
    9Nelson Cruz33
    10Michael Cuddyer32
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Teixeira122
    2Jason Bay119
    3Adam Lind114
    4Evan Longoria113
    5Aaron Hill108
    6Kendrys Morales108
    7Bobby Abreu103
    8Jason Kubel103
    9Miguel Cabrera103
    10Nick Markakis101
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jacoby Ellsbury70
    2Carl Crawford60
    3B.J. Upton42
    4Chone Figgins42
    5Rajai Davis41
    6Elvis Andrus33
    7Ian Kinsler31
    8Bobby Abreu30
    9Brian Roberts30
    10Derek Jeter30
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chone Figgins17
    2Carl Crawford16
    3B.J. Upton14
    4Scott Podsednik13
    5Jacoby Ellsbury12
    6Rajai Davis12
    7Denard Span10
    8David DeJesus9
    9Ichiro Suzuki9
    10Bobby Abreu8
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chone Figgins101
    2Nick Swisher97
    3Bobby Abreu94
    4Jason Bay94
    5Jack Cust93
    6Ben Zobrist91
    7Marco Scutaro90
    8Carlos Pena87
    9J.D. Drew82
    10Mark Teixeira81
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Cust185
    2Brandon Inge170
    3Carlos Pena163
    4Jason Bay162
    5B.J. Upton152
    6Shin-Soo Choo151
    7Chris Davis150
    8Russell Branyan149
    9Curtis Granderson141
    10Evan Longoria140
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kelly Shoppach18
    2Brandon Inge17
    3Shin-Soo Choo17
    4Kevin Youkilis16
    5Carlos Quentin15
    6Mark Teixeira12
    7Denard Span10
    8Gerald Laird10
    9Marlon Byrd10
    10Paul Konerko10
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ichiro Suzuki15
    2Joe Mauer14
    3Miguel Cabrera14
    4Justin Morneau12
    5Carlos Pena11
    6Evan Longoria11
    7Kendrys Morales10
    8Jason Kubel9
    9Mark Teixeira9
    10Adam Lind7
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Adam Everett15
    2Franklin Gutierrez13
    3Nick Punto13
    4Denard Span12
    5Elvis Andrus12
    6Erick Aybar12
    7Asdrubal Cabrera10
    8Gerald Laird10
    9Matt Tolbert10
    10Ramon Santiago10
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Marlon Byrd10
    2Nick Markakis10
    3Bobby Abreu9
    4David Murphy9
    5Alexei Ramirez8
    6Brian Roberts8
    7Kendrys Morales8
    8David Ortiz7
    9Evan Longoria7
    10Jose Lopez7
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Evan Longoria27
    2Jose Lopez25
    3Mike Lowell24
    4Michael Cuddyer22
    5Miguel Cabrera22
    6Robinson Cano22
    7Billy Butler20
    8Jhonny Peralta20
    9Adrian Beltre19
    10Dustin Pedroia19
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Teixeira344
    2Aaron Hill340
    3Miguel Cabrera334
    4Robinson Cano331
    5Adam Lind330
    6Kendrys Morales322
    7Evan Longoria307
    8Joe Mauer307
    9Michael Cuddyer306
    10Billy Butler299
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Aaron Hill734
    2Chone Figgins729
    3Brian Roberts717
    4Derek Jeter716
    5Dustin Pedroia714
    6Nick Markakis711
    7Curtis Granderson710
    8Mark Teixeira707
    9Jacoby Ellsbury691
    10Miguel Cabrera685
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Mauer.365
    2Ichiro Suzuki.352
    3Derek Jeter.334
    4Miguel Cabrera.324
    5Michael Young.322
    6Jason Bartlett.320
    7Robinson Cano.320
    8Erick Aybar.312
    9Denard Span.311
    10Magglio Ordonez.310
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Mauer.444
    2Kevin Youkilis.413
    3Derek Jeter.406
    4Ben Zobrist.405
    5Alex Rodriguez.402
    6Miguel Cabrera.396
    7Chone Figgins.395
    8Shin-Soo Choo.394
    9Denard Span.392
    10J.D. Drew.392
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Mauer.587
    2Kendrys Morales.569
    3Mark Teixeira.565
    4Adam Lind.562
    5Kevin Youkilis.548
    6Miguel Cabrera.547
    7Ben Zobrist.543
    8Jason Kubel.539
    9Carlos Pena.537
    10Jason Bay.537
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Mauer1031
    2Kevin Youkilis961
    3Ben Zobrist948
    4Mark Teixeira948
    5Miguel Cabrera943
    6Alex Rodriguez934
    7Adam Lind932
    8Kendrys Morales924
    9Jason Bay921
    10J.D. Drew914
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dustin Pedroia1.644
    2Joe Mauer1.206
    3Marco Scutaro1.200
    4Alberto Callaspo1.020
    5Chone Figgins0.886
    6Ben Zobrist0.875
    7Hideki Matsui0.853
    8Justin Morneau0.837
    9Bobby Abreu0.832
    10Alex Rodriguez0.825
    2009 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1C.C. Sabathia19
    2Felix Hernandez19
    3Justin Verlander19
    4Josh Beckett17
    5Roy Halladay17
    6Scott Feldman17
    7Jered Weaver16
    8Joe Saunders16
    9Zack Greinke16
    10Jon Lester15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeremy Guthrie17
    2Derek Holland13
    3Francisco Liriano13
    4Jose Contreras13
    5Luke Hochevar13
    6Trevor Cahill13
    7Brian Bannister12
    8Roberto Hernandez12
    9James Shields12
    10Jason Berken12
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Matt Guerrier79
    2Mark Lowe75
    3C.J. Wilson74
    4Mike Wuertz74
    5David Aardsma73
    6Fernando Rodney73
    7Grant Balfour73
    8Jesse Carlson73
    9Phil Coke72
    10Jose Mijares71
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Verlander35
    2C.C. Sabathia34
    3Felix Hernandez34
    4A.J. Burnett33
    5Edwin Jackson33
    6James Shields33
    7Jered Weaver33
    8Jeremy Guthrie33
    9Mark Buehrle33
    10Nick Blackburn33
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay9
    2Zack Greinke6
    3Jered Weaver4
    4Josh Beckett4
    5Cliff Lee3
    6Justin Verlander3
    7Kevin Millwood3
    8Nick Blackburn3
    9C.C. Sabathia2
    10Ervin Santana2
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay4
    2Zack Greinke3
    3Ervin Santana2
    4Jeff Niemann2
    5Jered Weaver2
    6Josh Beckett2
    7Brandon McCarthy1
    8Brett Anderson1
    9C.C. Sabathia1
    10Cliff Lee1
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Fernando Rodney65
    2Joe Nathan61
    3Jonathan Papelbon59
    4Brian Fuentes57
    5Mariano Rivera55
    6Andrew Bailey54
    7David Aardsma53
    8Kerry Wood50
    9Bobby Jenks46
    10Frank Francisco42
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brian Fuentes48
    2Joe Nathan47
    3Mariano Rivera44
    4David Aardsma38
    5Jonathan Papelbon38
    6Fernando Rodney37
    7Joakim Soria30
    8Bobby Jenks29
    9Andrew Bailey26
    10Frank Francisco25
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Verlander240
    2Roy Halladay239
    3Felix Hernandez238.2
    4C.C. Sabathia230
    5Zack Greinke229.1
    6James Shields219.2
    7Edwin Jackson214
    8Mark Buehrle213.1
    9Josh Beckett212.1
    10Jered Weaver211
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nick Blackburn240
    2James Shields239
    3Roy Halladay234
    4Jeremy Guthrie224
    5Mark Buehrle222
    6Justin Verlander219
    7Joe Saunders202
    8Edwin Jackson200
    9Felix Hernandez200
    10Josh Beckett198
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeremy Guthrie120
    2James Shields113
    3Luke Hochevar109
    4Nick Blackburn103
    5Joe Saunders102
    6Andy Pettitte101
    7A.J. Burnett99
    8Brian Tallet99
    9Josh Beckett99
    10Justin Verlander99
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeremy Guthrie112
    2Luke Hochevar104
    3James Shields101
    4Scott Baker97
    5Brian Tallet95
    6Joe Saunders95
    7Derek Holland94
    8A.J. Burnett93
    9Justin Verlander92
    10Nick Blackburn92
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeremy Guthrie35
    2James Shields29
    3Joe Saunders29
    4John Danks28
    5Scott Baker28
    6David Hernandez27
    7Edwin Jackson27
    8Mark Buehrle27
    9Scott Richmond27
    10Trevor Cahill27
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1A.J. Burnett97
    2Matt Garza79
    3Ricky Romero79
    4Andy Pettitte76
    5Joba Chamberlain76
    6John Danks73
    7Brian Tallet72
    8Trevor Cahill72
    9Felix Hernandez71
    10Kevin Millwood71
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Verlander269
    2Zack Greinke242
    3Jon Lester225
    4Felix Hernandez217
    5Roy Halladay208
    6Josh Beckett199
    7C.C. Sabathia197
    8A.J. Burnett195
    9Matt Garza189
    10Jered Weaver174
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1A.J. Burnett17
    2Felix Hernandez17
    3Brian Bannister12
    4Kyle Davies10
    5Scott Kazmir10
    6Brandon League9
    7Luke Hochevar9
    8Chris Jakubauskas8
    9Daisuke Matsuzaka8
    10Gavin Floyd8
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Justin Verlander4
    2Derek Holland3
    3Brian Bannister2
    4Clayton Richard2
    5Joba Chamberlain2
    6Philip Hughes2
    7Rafael Perez2
    8Ramon Ramirez2
    9Roman Colon2
    10Scott Feldman2
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Zack Greinke2.16
    2Felix Hernandez2.49
    3Roy Halladay2.79
    4C.C. Sabathia3.37
    5Jon Lester3.41
    6Justin Verlander3.45
    7Edwin Jackson3.62
    8Kevin Millwood3.66
    9Jered Weaver3.75
    10John Danks3.78
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Zack Greinke1.07
    2Felix Hernandez1.13
    3Roy Halladay1.13
    4C.C. Sabathia1.15
    5Justin Verlander1.18
    6Josh Beckett1.19
    7Scott Baker1.19
    8Gavin Floyd1.23
    9Jon Lester1.23
    10Jered Weaver1.24
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Felix Hernandez7.53
    2Zack Greinke7.66
    3C.C. Sabathia7.71
    4Matt Garza7.85
    5Justin Verlander8.21
    6Jon Lester8.25
    7John Danks8.28
    8Gavin Floyd8.30
    9Jered Weaver8.36
    10A.J. Burnett8.39
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Zack Greinke0.43
    2Felix Hernandez0.56
    3C.C. Sabathia0.70
    4Justin Verlander0.75
    5Roy Halladay0.83
    6Jeff Niemann0.85
    7Scott Feldman0.85
    8John Lackey0.87
    9Jon Lester0.89
    10Ricky Romero0.91
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay1.32
    2Nick Blackburn1.79
    3Mark Buehrle1.90
    4Zack Greinke2.00
    5James Shields2.13
    6Scott Baker2.16
    7Brett Anderson2.31
    8Josh Beckett2.33
    9Justin Verlander2.36
    10John Lackey2.40
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jon Lester9.98
    2Zack Greinke9.51
    3A.J. Burnett8.48
    4Josh Beckett8.45
    5Matt Garza8.38
    6Felix Hernandez8.17
    7Roy Halladay7.83
    8Brett Anderson7.71
    9C.C. Sabathia7.71
    10Gavin Floyd7.60
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Halladay5.943
    2Zack Greinke4.745
    3Justin Verlander4.270
    4Josh Beckett3.618
    5Jon Lester3.516
    6Scott Baker3.375
    7Brett Anderson3.333
    8James Shields3.212
    9Felix Hernandez3.056
    10John Lackey2.957


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