2021 MLB Stat Leaders
Batting Leaders Across the Board in Major League Baseball
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Pitching Leaders Across the Board in Major League Baseball
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MLB Batting Stats & MLB Batting Leaders
|1||T. Turner LAD||148||646||595||195||107||34||3||28||77||32||5||41||110||.328||.375||.536||.911|
|2||Y. Gurriel HOU||143||605||530||169||83||31||0||15||81||1||1||59||68||.319||.383||.462||.845|
|3||J. Soto WSH||151||654||502||157||111||20||2||29||95||9||7||145||93||.313||.465||.534||.999|
|4||M. Brantley HOU||121||508||469||146||68||29||3||8||47||1||0||33||53||.311||.362||.437||.799|
|5||V. Guerrero Jr. TOR||161||698||604||188||123||29||1||48||111||4||1||86||110||.311||.401||.601||1.002|
|6||S. Marte NYM||120||526||467||145||89||27||3||12||55||47||5||43||99||.310||.383||.458||.841|
|7||B. Harper PHI||141||599||488||151||101||42||1||35||84||13||3||100||134||.309||.429||.615||1.044|
|8||N. Castellanos CIN||138||585||531||164||95||38||1||34||100||3||1||41||121||.309||.362||.576||.938|
|9||T. Anderson CWS||123||551||527||163||94||29||2||17||61||18||7||22||119||.309||.338||.469||.807|
|10||A. Frazier SEA||155||639||577||176||83||36||5||5||43||10||5||48||69||.305||.368||.411||.779|
|11||A. Riley ATL||160||662||590||179||91||33||1||33||107||0||1||52||168||.303||.367||.531||.898|
|12||B. Reynolds PIT||159||646||559||169||93||35||8||24||90||5||2||75||119||.302||.390||.522||.912|
|13||F. Freeman ATL||159||695||600||180||120||25||2||31||83||8||3||85||107||.300||.393||.503||.896|
|14||N. Lopez KC||151||565||497||149||78||21||6||2||43||22||1||49||74||.300||.365||.378||.743|
|15||B. Crawford SF||138||549||483||144||79||30||3||24||90||11||3||56||105||.298||.373||.522||.895|
|16||B. Bichette TOR||159||690||640||191||121||30||1||29||102||25||1||40||137||.298||.343||.484||.827|
|17||T. Hernández TOR||143||595||550||163||92||29||0||32||116||12||4||36||148||.296||.346||.524||.870|
|18||X. Bogaerts BOS||144||603||529||156||90||34||1||23||79||5||1||62||113||.295||.370||.493||.863|
|19||P. Goldschmidt STL||158||679||603||177||102||36||2||31||99||12||0||67||136||.294||.365||.514||.879|
|20||K. Tucker HOU||140||567||506||149||83||37||3||30||92||14||2||53||90||.294||.359||.557||.916|
|21||C. Mullins BAL||159||675||602||175||91||37||5||30||59||30||8||59||125||.291||.360||.518||.878|
|22||T. France SEA||152||650||571||166||85||32||1||18||73||0||0||46||106||.291||.368||.445||.813|
|23||J. Segura PHI||131||567||514||149||76||27||3||14||58||9||3||39||78||.290||.348||.436||.784|
|24||A. Verdugo BOS||146||604||544||157||88||32||2||13||63||6||2||51||96||.289||.351||.426||.777|
|25||A. Judge NYY||148||633||550||158||89||24||0||39||98||6||1||75||158||.287||.373||.544||.917|
The letters G and PA stand for Games and Plate Appearances, respectively. AB- At-BatH- HitsR- Runs2B- Doubles3B- TriplesHR- Home RunsAB- At-BatH- HitsR- Runs RBI is an abbreviation for “runs batted in.” SB stands for Stolen Bases. CS stands for Caught Stealing. BB- WalksSO- Strikeouts BB- Walks AVG is an abbreviation for Batting Average. OBP is an abbreviation for On-Base Percentage. SLG is an abbreviation for Slugging Percentage. OBIP (On-Base + Slugging Percentage) is an acronym for On-Base + Slugging Percentage.
2021 Major League Baseball Leaders
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2021 MLB Player Hitting Stats
2021Regular SeasonMLBYear to DateAll PositionsSelect a Split2021Regular SeasonMLBYear to DateAll PositionsSelect a Split
|6VladimirV Guerrero Jr.Guerrero1B6||TOR||161||604||123||188||29||1||48||111||86||110||4||1||.311||.401||.601||1.002|
2021 MLB Team Hitting Stats
Regular SeasonMLBYear to DateSelect a Split for the 2021 Regular SeasonMLB
|1Toronto Blue JaysBlue Jays1||AL||162||5476||846||1455||285||13||262||816||496||1218||81||20||.266||.330||.466||.796|
|2San Francisco GiantsGiants2||NL||162||5462||804||1360||271||25||241||768||602||1461||66||14||.249||.329||.440||.769|
|4Los Angeles DodgersDodgers4||NL||162||5445||830||1330||247||24||237||799||613||1408||65||17||.244||.330||.429||.759|
|6New York YankeesYankees6||AL||162||5331||711||1266||213||12||222||666||621||1482||63||18||.237||.322||.407||.729|
|6Tampa Bay RaysRays6||AL||162||5507||857||1336||288||36||222||810||585||1542||88||42||.243||.321||.429||.750|
|10Boston Red SoxRed Sox10||AL||162||5495||829||1434||330||23||219||783||512||1386||40||21||.261||.328||.449||.777|
|15St. Louis CardinalsCardinals15||NL||162||5351||706||1303||261||22||198||678||478||1341||89||22||.244||.313||.412||.725|
|19Chicago White SoxWhite Sox19||AL||162||5357||796||1373||275||22||190||757||586||1389||57||20||.256||.336||.422||.758|
|19Los Angeles AngelsAngels19||AL||162||5437||723||1331||265||23||190||691||464||1394||79||26||.245||.310||.407||.717|
|23San Diego PadresPadres23||NL||162||5384||729||1305||273||21||180||695||586||1324||110||39||.242||.321||.401||.722|
|25New York MetsMets25||NL||162||5210||636||1243||228||18||176||604||495||1392||54||26||.239||.315||.391||.706|
|27Kansas City RoyalsRoyals27||AL||162||5427||686||1349||251||29||163||647||421||1258||124||33||.249||.306||.396||.702|
Home Runs Leaders Year-by-Year
Most of us remember who led the league in home runs in 1961, and few of us will ever forget who led the league in home runs in 1998. A few more people can tell you who led the league in home runs in 1920, but after that, we tend to forget who the home run leaders were. For the first time ever, Baseball Almanac is proud to publish a year-by-year leaderboard of Major League home runs for every season dating back to 1876. Note: A boldfaced entry indicates that the player was a member of the active roster during the prior Major League season.
Is it too simple?
The “club” is comprised of three players: Hank Greenberg (1947, to the Pirates, who traded forRalph Kiner), Dick Allen (1974, to the Phillies, who traded forMike Schmidt), and Giancarlo Stanton (2001, to the Red Sox, who traded forRalph Kiner) (2017, to Yankees, who hadAaron Judge).
Who holds the Major League record for the most consecutive seasons in which he has been the league’s leading home run hitter? From 1946 until 1952, Ralph Kiner played in seven consecutive seasons. Hundreds of other home run records may be found in our Record Books section.
2021 MLB Team Batting Stats
|1||Toronto Blue Jays|
|2||San Francisco Giants|
|4||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|6||New York Yankees|
|6||Tampa Bay Rays|
|10||Boston Red Sox|
|15||St. Louis Cardinals|
|19||Los Angeles Angels|
|19||Chicago White Sox|
|23||San Diego Padres|
|25||New York Mets|
|27||Kansas City Royals|
- GP stands for Games Played
- AB stands for At Bats
- R stands for Runs
- H stands for Hits
- 2B stands for Doubles
- 3B stands for Triples
- HR stands for Home Runs. RBI is an abbreviation for “runs batted in.” TB: Total Bases
- BB: Walks
- SO: Strikeouts
- SB: Stolen Bases
- AVG: Batting Average
- OBP: On Base Percentage
- SLG: Slugging Percentage
- OPS: On Base Percentage plus SLG Percentage
- TB: Total Bases
All-Time MLB Home Runs List
With 762 home runs, Barry Bonds is the all-time leader in the major leagues. It’s one of the most prestigious, yet divisive, records in all of sports, and it’s still going strong. However, many baseball purists still regard Hank Aaron to be the actual “Home Run King,” despite the fact that Barry Bonds officially has more home runs than any other player in baseball history. No matter if you are willing to overlook some players’ suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs in the late ’90s and early ’00s, which resulted in some incredible home run totals, there is no doubt that every player on this list will long occupy a unique position in baseball history.
1. Barry Bonds – 762 home runs
He is the all-time leader in home runs for a career (762) and for a single season (48). Bonds, who is not in the Hall of Fame, is also the most valuable player in baseball history (73 in 2001). The seven-time MVP is also the all-time leader in walks (2,558) and has been the league’s top on-base percentage hitter on ten occasions during his career.
2. Hank Aaron – 755 home runs
Hammerin’ Hank hit 755 home runs in his career, never exceeding 50 in a single season and just four times finishing first in the Major League Baseball home run standings. The Alabama native was a picture of consistency, as he smashed at least 40 bombs in a season eight times, with a season high of 47 bombs in 1971.
3. Babe Ruth – 714 home runs
In a 14-year span from 1918 to 1931, the Sultan of Swat was by far the finest power hitter of his day, topping the majors in home runs 12 times during that span. Perhaps the most telling statistic about his domination is as follows: During the 1920 season, he hit 54 home runs, which was a single-season record at the time, more than the combined totals of the other 15 major league clubs.
4. Alex Rodriguez – 696 home runs
In addition to being a contentious character on this list, A-Rod experienced an outstanding mid-career surge in which he averaged 46 home runs per season during a nine-year span from 1999 to 2007. He had 613 home runs at the completion of the 2010 season (although still just 35 years old), but he only achieved 83 more because of injuries and suspensions throughout the next season.
5. Albert Pujols* – 677 home runs
With the exception of Miguel Cabrera, who became the 28th member of the 500-home run club on August 22, Pujols is the only active player on this list. Pujols was designated for assignment by the Angels on May 6, but he signed with the Dodgers shortly after and has continued to add to his impressive total despite receiving limited playing time. During his first decade in the majors, Pujols exploded onto the scene with 37 home runs as a rookie with the Cardinals in 2001, and he went on to smash at least 40 home runs on six other occasions during his career.
6. Willie Mays – 660 home runs
Mays is widely regarded as one of the finest all-around players in the history of the game.
He is a member of the Hall of Fame. In addition to hitting 660 home runs, he stole 338 bases (while leading the league in base stealers for four consecutive seasons from 1956 to 1959), scored 2,062 runs, and amassed 3,283 hits over his 16-year career.
7. Ken Griffey Jr. – 630 home runs
Rarely has a player experienced a five-year run as successful as Griffey’s from 1996 to 2000, during which time he averaged 50 home runs and 137 RBIs each season while batting. 290 points and a slugging average of 604 points While it looked like he might be on the verge of breaking the all-time record, he failed to hit 30 in a single season during his remaining six seasons in Major League Baseball.
8. Jim Thome — 612 home runs
The Indians, Phillies, and White Sox all benefited from Thome’s power bat during the late 1990s to mid-2000s. Although he is perhaps the least well-known player on our list, he was a formidable force for the teams during that time. He had a fantastic season in Cleveland in 2007, when he hit 52 home runs and led the league in slugging (.677) and on-base percentage (OPS) (1.122).
9. Sammy Sosa – 609 home runs
Sosa was one of the players most associated with baseball’s steroid era, which occurred in the late 1990s and early 2000s. During a five-year span from 1998 to 2002, he averaged an incredible 58 home runs per season, with his best season coming in 1998, when he hit 66 home runs while involved in a memorable chase with Mark McGwire.
10. Frank Robinson – 586 home runs
At age 20, Robinson became a major leaguer with the Cincinnati Reds, hitting 38 home runs and driving in a league-high 122 runs as a rookie. Robinson retired from baseball after the 1956 season. His power hitting continued to be among the best in the game for the following 15 years, albeit he only led the league in home runs on one occasion during that time (49 in 1966).
11. Mark McGwire – 583 home runs
Because of his probable participation with drugs, McGwire’s home run exploits may never be completely understood by the majority of baseball fans, but his stats are really remarkable. With 70 home runs in 1998, he shattered Roger Maris’ single-season home run record, and he backed it up with another 65 the next season. Three times, he hit at least 58 home runs in a season.
12. Harmon Killebrew – 573 home runs
Killebrew was a traditional slugger who struck out a lot and never had a high batting average. During a 12-year span in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he hit at least 40 home runs on eight different occasions. Killer’s 393 home runs in the 1960s were the most by any player in the era.
13. Rafael Palmeiro – 569 home runs
Palmeiro, the third player on this list to be affiliated with the drug era, averaged 41 home runs and 121 RBIs each season from 1995 to 2003 while playing for Baltimore (four years) and Texas (four years) (five years). In his first season in Texas, he hit.324 with 47 home runs and 148 RBIs, stats that were comparable to those of a triple crown winner.
14. Reggie Jackson – 563 home runs
Mr. October was most known for his playoff exploits, but he was also a productive player from April through September, hitting 30 or more home runs seven seasons over a 21-year career that included appearances with the A’s (twice), Orioles, Yankees, and Angels, among other teams.
15. Manny Ramirez – 555 home runs
During his peak, Ramirez was regarded as one of the most fearsome hitters in baseball.
From 1998 through 2008, the mysterious slugger had a successful career. 318 hits a season, with an average of 38 home runs, 123 RBIs, and 101 runs scored. He was an integral part of the Red Sox’s unforgettable 2004 World Series championship squad.
16. Mike Schmidt – 548 home runs
Schmidt, who is widely regarded as the greatest third baseman in history, led the National League in home runs eight times during a 15-year period. He spent his whole 18-year career with the Phillies, and he was voted the National League MVP on three separate times.
17. David Ortiz – 541 home runs
“Big Papi” was a late bloomer who didn’t break out as a major-league power hitter until his late 20s, when he was signed by the Red Sox following an unremarkable six-year stint with the Minnesota Twins. Ortiz led the league in home runs with 54 in 2006, and he will be recognized as one of the most beloved Red Sox players of all time when his career comes to a close.
18. Mickey Mantle – 536 home runs
Few players were as good as the Mick when he was at his peak – sadly, that peak only lasted around 10 years, owing in large part to injuries. During a six-year span (1955-60), he led the American League in home runs four times and hit a career-high 54 in 1961, when he finished second to teammate Roger Maris in the category (61).
19. Jimmie Foxx – 534 home runs
Foxx is perhaps one of the most unappreciated sluggers in the history of the game. When he hit a combined 106 home runs with 332 RBIs in 1932-33, he slugged an incredible.726 with a 1.186 on-base percentage, he was undoubtedly the best player not named Babe Ruth in the history of the game (excluding Babe Ruth).
20t. Willie McCovey – 521 home runs
Throughout the 1960s, McCovey was regarded as one of the game’s top first basemen. He was the league’s leading home run hitter three times, with his best season coming in 1969, when he hit.320 with 45 home runs and 126 RBIs to win the MVP award.
20t. Frank Thomas – 521 home runs
The Big Hurt hit at least 40 home runs in five different seasons, yet he never finished first in the league in any of those seasons. During his 19-year career, he was more than just a power hitter; he was also an on-base monster, leading the league in walks and on-base percentage four times during his tenure with the Mets.
20t. Ted Williams – 521 home runs
Williams, widely regarded as the greatest pure hitter in baseball history, put up some astounding numbers over his first ten seasons in the majors, despite the fact that he was absent for three seasons while serving in the military. The following are some of his most notable accomplishments: he has hit for the Triple Crown twice, has led the league in runs scored for five consecutive seasons (during which he has played), has led the league in walks eight times, and is the all-time leader in on-base percentage in the major leagues (.482).
23t. Ernie Banks – 512 home runs
Williams, widely regarded as the greatest pure hitter in baseball history, put up some astounding numbers over his first ten seasons in the majors, despite the fact that he was absent for three seasons while serving in the United States Navy. Among his most notable accomplishments are his two Triple Crowns, five straight seasons in which he led the league in runs scored (during which he participated), eight seasons in which he led the league in walks, and his status as the game’s all-time leader in on-base percentage (.482).
23t. Eddie Mathews – 512 home runs
He was a reliable power bat for the Milwaukee Braves from the 1950s and into the 1960s, hitting at least 30 home runs in nine consecutive seasons during that time period.
He was the league’s leading scorer twice, with 47 in 1953 and 46 in 1959, and he was selected to 12 All-Star games.
25. Mel Ott – 511 home runs
There were only two players in the 1930s who hit more home runs than Ott (308), and they were Jimmie Foxx (415) and Lou Gehrig (347). Despite never hitting more than 38 home runs in a season, he was the best in the league five times throughout that decade (though he did hit 42 in 1929). *Player who is still active, with statistics up to and including August 22, 2021.
MLB History: Five Impossible Statistics That Actually Happened
Photograph courtesy of Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Metal cleats and pine tar are as much a part of MLB history as are unbreakable records and incredible accomplishments. Numbers such as 56, 16, 1.12, and 41 are widely recognized as some of baseball’s greatest and most famous stats and achievements, but every once in a while, a player or team will accomplish something that is so absurd that it defies all logic. This can be due to differences in styles of play or circumstances beyond their control.
Here is a list of five examples of this type of situation.
Babe Ruth has hit more home runs than any other player in baseball history.
Ruthian numerals continue to be referred to as such in all sports until this very day.
Ruth’s most stunning performance, however, came in 1920, when he hit a record-breaking 54 home runs, nearly twice as many as he had hit the year before to surpass the previous season’s record of 29 home runs (for perspective, Albert Pujols would have to hit 136 homers to match this feat in modern times).
Then, as an extra bonus, he repeated the feat in 1927, when he hit 60 home runs.
In sports, we’d be hard-pressed to find another instance when a single player outran his opponents with home runs, as Ruth did with his home runs in 1920 and 1927, respectively.
Neither of the NL Division Champions advances to the postseason (1981) As a result of linked events Thirteen years later, the 1981 strike continues to be considered one of the most underappreciated bleak periods in Major League Baseball history.
Given the widespread belief that it would be unfair to the first-half division leaders to have their excellent season abruptly interrupted, the owners decided to split the season and have the division leaders from the first half play the division leaders from the second half in Major League Baseball’s first-ever two-round playoff setup.
Everything seemed to be going swimmingly, with the exception of one little snag: the two clubs with the greatest overall records in each division were barred from participating in the playoffs.
Louis Cardinals were able to maintain a commanding lead in their respective divisions at the end of either half, resulting in both teams being forced to watch the playoffs from home.
Louis tends to garner less compassion than other cities.
I’m willing to bet that the split-season format will never be used again.
The competition for the 1990 batting championship was, without a doubt, the most strange in the history of Major League Baseball.
Louis Cardinals, was traded to the Oakland A’s just before the July 31 trade deadline.
Few individuals, on the other hand, are aware that McGee’s final grade point average was not 335.
In the end, McGee was named the National League’s hitting champion despite having a season-long average of.324 that rated him sixth in the Majors.
Nobody recalls that Murray really had the greatest hitting average in baseball in 1990, albeit it had no bearing on his Hall of Fame candidacy because he was elected on the first vote.
When asked this question, most people will say 426, 36, or 130, but in reality, a few figures from some point in MLB history are quite near to each of those totals.
This season is among the most amazing in Major League Baseball history, with the slugger finishing first in the Majors in several categories, including batting average, on-base percentage, slugging %, on-base plus slugging percentage, OPS+, and bases on balls.
Alternatively, to put it another way, Bonds was intentionally walked more times than any other player on any other club in baseball.
It had been a long time since any baseball statistic could legitimately be said to as Ruthian, but Barry Bonds’ tally of intentional walks in 2004 surely falls into that category.
Sabathia leads both leagues in shutouts in the same calendar year To the contrary of common assumption, the number of games that result in a shutout has not decreased much during the previous 30 years.
Every few years, though, a starting pitcher will emerge who will go on to record an astounding amount of shutouts over the course of a campaign.
When Sabathia was moved from the Cleveland Indians to the Milwaukee Brewers for the stretch run in 1990, he found himself leading the American League in a significant statistical category, just like McGee had done in 1990.
Recognizing that they had little chance of re-signing Sabathia at the end of the season, the Brewers chose to forego pitch counts and ride his arm as far as it would go for the remainder of the season.
In other words, CC Sabathia was the best pitcher in both leagues in the same category during the same season. These are the five statistics that I was able to come up with that seemed implausible. If anyone has any further information, I’d be delighted to hear it.