San Diego Padres Pitching Leaders


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All stats leaders are based on seasons between 1998 – 2016.

To be eligible for single-season ratio stats a player needed to qualify for ERA title.

To be eligible for career ratio stats a player needed to have 500 innings pitched.

Single-Season WAR
Rank Year Player WAR
1 1998 Kevin Brown 8.6
2 1975 Randy Jones 7.5
3 1971 Dave Roberts 7.4
4 1990 Ed Whitson 7.0
5 1989 Bruce Hurst 6.7
6 1989 Ed Whitson 6.6
7 2007 Jack Peavy 6.2
8 1990 Bruce Hurst 5.0
9 2004 Jack Peavy 4.9
1995 Andy Ashby 4.9
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Trevor Hoffman 25.9
2 Jake Peavy 24.7
3 Andy Ashby 22.8
4 Randy Jones 20.8
5 Andy Benes 20.7
6 Ed Whitson 16.5
7 Eric Show 16.0
8 Joey Hamilton 15.8
9 Greg Harris 15.7
10 Bruce Hurst 15.2

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 1986 Craig Lefferts 83
2 2016 Brad Hand 82
3 2007 Heath Bell 81
4 2010 Luke Gregerson 80
2007 Cla Meredith 80
6 1987 Lance McCullers 78
1977 Rollie Fingers 78
8 2012 Luke Gregerson 77
2011 Chad Qualls 77
2003 Mike Matthews 77
1976 Butch Metzger 77
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Trevor Hoffman 902
2 Craig Lefferts 375
3 Luke Gregerson 363
4 Heath Bell 354
5 Eric Show 309
6 Scott Linebrink 306
7 Joe Thatcher 287
8 Rollie Fingers 265
9 Randy Jones 264
10 Dale Thayer 241

Single-Season Games Started
Rank Year Player GS
1 1976 Randy Jones 40
2 1979 Randy Jones 39
3 1978 Gaylord Perry 37
1972 Steve Arlin 37
5 1978 Randy Jones 36
1975 Randy Jones 36
1971 Clay Kirby 36
8 1998 Kevin Brown 35
1986 Andy Hawkins 35
1985 Eric Show 35
1977 Bob Shirley 35
1974 Bill Greif 35
1969 Clay Kirby 35
Career Games Started
Rank Player GS
1 Randy Jones 253
2 Eric Show 230
3 Jake Peavy 212
4 Ed Whitson 208
5 Andy Benes 186
6 Andy Ashby 185
7 Andy Hawkins 172
8 Clay Kirby 170
9 Brian Lawrence 146
10 Joey Hamilton 142

Single-Season Wins
Rank Year Player W
1 1976 Randy Jones 22
2 1978 Gaylord Perry 21
3 1975 Randy Jones 20
4 2007 Jake Peavy 19
5 1998 Kevin Brown 18
1985 Andy Hawkins 18
7 1998 Andy Ashby 17
8 1989 Ed Whitson 16
1988 Eric Show 16
1985 LaMarr Hoyt 16
1982 Tim Lollar 16
Career Wins
Rank Player W
1 Eric Show 100
2 Jake Peavy 92
Randy Jones 92
4 Ed Whitson 77
5 Andy Ashby 70
6 Andy Benes 69
7 Andy Hawkins 60
8 Joey Hamilton 55
Bruce Hurst 55
10 Trevor Hoffman 54

Single-Season Losses
Rank Year Player L
1 1974 Randy Jones 22
2 1972 Steve Arlin 21
3 1969 Clay Kirby 20
4 2001 Bobby Jones 19
1974 Bill Greif 19
1971 Steve Arlin 19
7 1977 Bob Shirley 18
1973 Clay Kirby 18
9 2014 Eric Stults 17
2000 Matt Clement 17
1973 Bill Greif 17
1971 Dave Roberts 17
1969 Joe Niekro 17
Career Losses
Rank Player L
1 Randy Jones 105
2 Eric Show 87
3 Clay Kirby 81
4 Andy Benes 75
5 Ed Whitson 72
6 Jake Peavy 68
7 Trevor Hoffman 64
8 Andy Ashby 62
Steve Arlin 62
10 Brian Lawrence 61
Bill Greif 61

Single-Season ERA
Rank Year Player ERA
1 1971 Dave Roberts 2.10
2 1975 Randy Jones 2.24
3 2004 Jake Peavy 2.27
4 1998 Kevin Brown 2.38
5 2007 Jake Peavy 2.54
6 1990 Ed Whitson 2.60
7 1989 Bruce Hurst 2.66
1989 Ed Whitson 2.66
9 1978 Gaylord Perry 2.73
10 1976 Randy Jones 2.74
Career ERA
Rank Player ERA
1 Trevor Hoffman 2.76
2 Greg Harris 2.95
3 Dave Roberts 2.99
4 Tyson Ross 3.07
5 Dave Dravecky 3.12
6 Craig Lefferts 3.24
7 Bruce Hurst 3.27
8 Jake Peavy 3.29
9 Randy Jones 3.30
10 Andrew Cashner 3.50

Single-Season Innings Pitched
Rank Year Player IP
1 1976 Randy Jones 315.1
2 1975 Randy Jones 285
3 1971 Dave Roberts 269.1
4 1971 Clay Kirby 267.1
5 1979 Randy Jones 263
6 1978 Gaylord Perry 260.2
7 1998 Kevin Brown 257
8 1978 Randy Jones 253
9 1970 Pat Dobson 251
10 1972 Steve Arlin 250
Career Innings Pitched
Rank Player IP
1 Randy Jones 1,766
2 Eric Show 1,603.1
3 Ed Whitson 1,354.1
4 Jake Peavy 1,342.2
5 Andy Benes 1,235
6 Andy Ashby 1,212
7 Clay Kirby 1,128
8 Andy Hawkins 1,102.2
9 Trevor Hoffman 952.1
10 Joey Hamilton 934.2

Single-Season Complete Games
Rank Year Player CG
1 1976 Randy Jones 25
2 1975 Randy Jones 18
3 1971 Dave Roberts 14
4 1988 Eric Show 13
1971 Clay Kirby 13
6 1972 Steve Arlin 12
7 1989 Bruce Hurst 10
1979 Gaylord Perry 10
1972 Fred Norman 10
1971 Steve Arlin 10
Career Complete Games
Rank Player CG
1 Randy Jones 71
2 Eric Show 35
3 Clay Kirby 34
4 Steve Arlin 31
5 Bruce Hurst 29
6 Dave Dravecky 23
7 Ed Whitson 22
8 Andy Hawkins 19
9 Andy Ashby 18
Bill Greif 18

Single-Season Shutouts
Rank Year Player SHO
1 1975 Randy Jones 6
1972 Fred Norman 6
3 1976 Randy Jones 5
4 1992 Bruce Hurst 4
1990 Bruce Hurst 4
1971 Steve Arlin 4
7 2005 Jake Peavy 3
1999 Andy Ashby 3
1998 Kevin Brown 3
1990 Ed Whitson 3
1987 Eric Show 3
1985 LaMarr Hoyt 3
1980 Randy Jones 3
1979 Eric Rasmussen 3
1976 Dave Freisleben 3
1973 Steve Arlin 3
1973 Bill Greif 3
1972 Steve Arlin 3
1969 Joe Niekro 3
Career Shutouts
Rank Player SHO
1 Randy Jones 18
2 Eric Show 11
Steve Arlin 11
4 Bruce Hurst 10
5 Andy Benes 8
6 Andy Hawkins 7
Clay Kirby 7
8 Andy Ashby 6
Ed Whitson 6
Dave Dravecky 6
Dave Freisleben 6
Fred Norman 6

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 1998 Kevin Brown 257
2 2007 Jake Peavy 240
3 1971 Clay Kirby 231
4 2015 James Shields 216
2005 Jake Peavy 216
6 2006 Jake Peavy 215
7 2015 Tyson Ross 212
8 2014 Ian Kennedy 207
9 2014 Tyson Ross 195
10 1999 Sterling Hitchcock 194
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Jake Peavy 1,348
2 Andy Benes 1,036
3 Trevor Hoffman 1,029
4 Eric Show 951
5 Andy Ashby 829
6 Clay Kirby 802
7 Ed Whitson 767
8 Randy Jones 677
9 Joey Hamilton 639
10 Adam Eaton 623

Single-Season Saves
Rank Year Player SV
1 1998 Trevor Hoffman 53
2 2010 Heath Bell 47
3 2006 Trevor Hoffman 46
4 1989 Mark Davis 44
5 2011 Heath Bell 43
2005 Trevor Hoffman 43
2001 Trevor Hoffman 43
2000 Trevor Hoffman 43
9 2009 Heath Bell 42
2007 Trevor Hoffman 42
1996 Trevor Hoffman 42
Career Saves
Rank Player SV
1 Trevor Hoffman 552
2 Heath Bell 134
3 Rollie Fingers 108
4 Rich Gossage 83
5 Huston Street 80
6 Mark Davis 78
7 Craig Lefferts 64
8 Gary Lucas 49
9 Craig Kimbrel 39
10 Randy Myers 38

Single-Season Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Year Player WHIP
1 1976 Randy Jones 1.027
2 2005 Jake Peavy 1.044
3 1975 Randy Jones 1.046
4 2007 Jake Peavy 1.061
5 1998 Kevin Brown 1.066
6 1988 Eric Show 1.082
7 2010 Mat Latos 1.083
8 1989 Ed Whitson 1.084
9 1985 LaMarr Hoyt 1.094
10 2007 Chris Young 1.098
Career Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Player WHIP
1 Trevor Hoffman 1.043
2 Bruce Hurst 1.181
3 Greg Harris 1.182
4 Jake Peavy 1.186
5 Chris Young 1.191
6 Dave Dravecky 1.202
7 Randy Jones 1.208
8 Dave Roberts 1.216
9 Ed Whitson 1.229
10 Tyson Ross 1.233