Washington Nationals 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 1997 Pedro Martinez 9.7
2 1982 Steve Rogers 7.7
3 2015 Max Scherzer 7.1
4 2003 Livan Hernandez 6.3
5 2016 Max Scherzer 6.2
5 2003 Javier Vazquez 6.1
6 1980 Steve Rogers 5.9
7 1991 Dennis Martinez 5.8
8 2001 Javier Vazquez 5.7
10 2016 Tanner Roark 5.5
1996 Jeff Fassero 5.5
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Steve Rogers 45.3
2 Dennis Martinez 30.1
3 Jordan Zimmerman 20.2
4 Pedro Martinez 20.1
5 Javier Vazquez 18.3
6 Livan Hernandez 17.7
7 Stephen Strasburg 17.3
8 Bryn Smith 17.2
9 Jeff Fassero 16.1
10 Gio Gonzalez 13.6

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 1973 Mike Marshall 92
2 2007 Jon Rauch 88
3 2007 Saul Rivera 85
2006 Jon Rauch 85
5 2001 Graeme Lloyd 84
6 2000 Steve Klein 83
7 1999 Steve Klein 82
8 2004 Luis Ayala 81
1976 Dale Murray 81
10 2005 Gary Majewski 79
1999 Anthony Telford 79
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Tim Burke 425
2 Tyler Clippard 414
3 Steve Rogers 399
4 Mel Rojas 388
5 Jeff Reardon 359
6 Drew Storen 355
7 Luis Ayala 320
8 Chad Cordero 305
9 Woodie Fryman 297
10 Ugueth Urbina 296

Single-Season Games Started
Rank Year Player GS
1 1977 Steve Rogers 40
2 1974 Steve Rogers 38
1971 Bill Stoneman 38
4 1980 Steve Rogers 37
1979 Steve Rogers 37
1971 Steve Renko 37
1970 Carl Morton 37
8 1983 Steve Rogers 36
1978 Ross Grimsley 36
1969 Bill Stoneman 36
Career Games Started
Rank Player GS
1 Steve Rogers 393
2 Dennis Martinez 233
3 Livan Hernandez 197
4 Bryn Smith 193
5 Steve Renko 192
6 Javier Vazquez 191
7 Jordan Zimmerman 178
8 Bill Gullickson 170
9 Stephen Strasburg 156
Bill Stoneman 156

Single-Season Wins
Rank Year Player W
1 2012 Gio Gonzalez 21
2 2016 Max Scherzer 20
1978 Ross Grimsley 20
4 2013 Jordan Zimmerman 19
1982 Steve Rogers 19
6 1985 Bryn Smith 18
1970 Carl Morton 18
8 1997 Pedro Martinez 17
1983 Bill Gullickson 17
1983 Steve Rogers 17
1977 Steve Rogers 17
1971 Bill Stoneman 17
Career Wins
Rank Player W
1 Steve Rogers 158
2 Dennis Martinez 100
3 Bryn Smith 81
4 Bill Gullickson 78
5 Jordan Zimmerman 70
Livan Hernandez 70
7 Stephen Strasburg 69
8 Steve Renko 68
9 Gio Gonzalez 64
Javier Vazquez 64

Single-Season Losses
Rank Year Player L
1 1974 Steve Rogers 22
2 1969 Bill Stoneman 19
3 1971 Carl Morton 18
4 1976 Steve Rogers 17
5 2006 Ramon Ortiz 16
1977 Steve Rogers 16
1974 Steve Renko 16
1973 Balor Moore 16
1971 Bill Stoneman 16
1969 Jerry Robertson 16
Career Losses
Rank Player L
1 Steve Rogers 152
2 Steve Renko 82
3 Livan Hernandez 72
Dennis Martinez 72
Bill Stoneman 72
6 Bryn Smith 71
7 Javier Vazquez 68
8 Bill Gullickson 61
9 Tony Armas 60
10 John Lannan 52
Woodie Fryman 52

Single-Season ERA
Rank Year Player ERA
1 1997 Pedro Martinez 1.90
2 1991 Dennis Martinez 2.39
1989 Mark Langston 2.39
4 1982 Steve Rogers 2.40
5 2014 Doug Fister 2.41
6 1988 Pascual Perez 2.44
7 1992 Dennis Martinez 2.47
1978 Steve Rogers 2.47
9 2014 Jordan Zimmerman 2.66
1973 Mike Marshall 2.66
Career ERA
Rank Player ERA
1 Tim Burke 2.61
2 Jeff Reardon 2.84
3 Tanner Roark 3.01
4 Ken Hill 3.04
5 Pedro Martinez 3.06
Dennis Martinez 3.06
7 Dan Schatzeder 3.09
8 Mel Rojas 3.11
9 Stephen Strasburg 3.17
Steve Rogers 3.17

Single-Season Innings Pitched
Rank Year Player IP
1 1977 Steve Rogers 301.2
2 1971 Bill Stoneman 294.2
3 1970 Carl Morton 284.2
4 1980 Steve Rogers 281
5 1982 Steve Rogers 277
6 1971 Steve Renko 275.2
7 1983 Steve Rogers 273
8 1978 Ross Grimsley 263
9 2004 Livan Hernandez 255
10 1974 Steve Rogers 253.2
Career Innings Pitched
Rank Player IP
1 Steve Rogers 2,837.2
2 Dennis Martinez 1,609
3 Bryn Smith 1,400.1
4 Steve Renko 1,359.1
5 Livan Hernandez 1,317
6 Javier Vazquez 1,229.1
7 Bill Gullickson 1,186.1
8 Jordan Zimmerman 1,094
9 Bill Stoneman 1,085.1
10 Stephen Strasburg 924.1

Single-Season Complete Games
Rank Year Player CG
1 1978 Ross Grimsley 19
1971 Bill Stoneman 19
3 1977 Steve Rogers 17
4 1982 Steve Rogers 14
1980 Steve Rogers 14
6 1997 Pedro Martinez 13
1983 Steve Rogers 13
1979 Steve Rogers 13
1972 Bill Stoneman 13
1972 Mike Torrez 13
Career Complete Games
Rank Player CG
1 Steve Rogers 129
2 Bill Stoneman 45
3 Dennis Martinez 41
4 Steve Renko 40
5 Bill Gullickson 31
6 Scott Sanderson 24
7 Livan Hernandez 23
8 Charlie Lea 22
Mike Torrez 22
Carl Morton 22

Single-Season Shutouts
Rank Year Player SHO
1 1997 Carlos Perez 5
1991 Dennis Martinez 5
1983 Steve Rogers 5
1979 Steve Rogers 5
1969 Bill Stoneman 5
6 1997 Pedro Martinez 4
1989 Mark Langston 4
1983 Charlie Lea 4
1982 Steve Rogers 4
1980 Steve Rogers 4
1977 Steve Rogers 4
1976 Steve Rogers 4
1972 Bill Stoneman 4
1970 Carl Morton 4
Career Shutouts
Rank Player SHO
1 Steve Rogers 37
2 Bill Stoneman 15
3 Dennis Martinez 13
4 Pedro Martinez 8
Bryn Smith 8
Charlie Lea 8
Woodie Fryman 8
Scott Sanderson 8
9 Javier Vazquez 6
Carlos Perez 6
Floyd Youmans 6
Bill Gullickson 6
Steve Renko 6
Ernie McAnally 6

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 1997 Pedro Martinez 305
2 2016 Max Scherzer 284
2 2015 Max Scherzer 276
3 1971 Bill Stoneman 251
4 2014 Stephen Strasburg 242
5 2003 Javier Vazquez 241
6 1996 Jeff Fasero 222
1996 Pedro Martinez 222
8 2001 Javier Vazquez 208
9 2012 Gio Gonzalez 207
10 1977 Steve Rogers 206
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Steve Rogers 1,621
2 Stephen Strasburg 1,084
3 Javier Vazquez 1,076
4 Dennis Martinez 973
5 Jordan Zimmerman 903
6 Gio Gonzalez 901
7 Pedro Martinez 843
8 Livan Hernandez 840
9 Bryn Smith 838
10 Bill Stoneman 831

Single-Season Saves
Rank Year Player SV
1 2005 Chad Cordero 47
2 2013 Rafael Soriano 43
2011 Drew Storen 43
1993 John Wetteland 43
5 1999 Ugueth Urbina 41
1985 Jeff Reardon 41
7 2007 Chad Cordero 37
1992 John Wetteland 37
9 1996 Mel Rojas 36
10 1986 Jeff Reardon 35
Career Saves
Rank Player SV
1 Jeff Reardon 152
2 Chad Cordero 128
3 Ugueth Urbina 125
4 Mel Rojas 109
5 John Wetteland 105
6 Tim Burke 101
7 Drew Storen 95
8 Rafael Soriano 75
Mike Marshall 75
10 Woodie Fryman 52

Single-Season Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Year Player WHIP
1 2015 Max Scherzer 0.918
2 1997 Pedro Martinez 0.932
3 1988 Pascual Perez 0.941
4 2016 Max Scherzer 0.968
5 1992 Dennis Martinez 1.025
6 2013 Stephen Strasburg 1.049
7 1985 Bryn Smith 1.052
8 1990 Dennis Martinez 1.062
9 1988 Bryn Smith 1.066
10 1989 Bryn Smith 1.071
Career Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Player WHIP
1 Pedro Martinez 1.089
2 Stephen Strasburg 1.094
3 Tanner Roark 1.146
4 Dennis Martinez 1.147
5 Jordan Zimmerman 1.159
6 Jeff Reardon 1.173
7 Tim Burke 1.176
8 Bryn Smith 1.179
9 Mel Rojas 1.189
10 Bill Gullickson 1.211