Walter Johnson

Image above: Walter Johnson, Washington Senators.

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Best Pitchers of All-Time - Career (Regular Season)

1871-2016. Sorted by Total PEVA. Big movers up the charts in Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, Verlander, Greinke, but an amazing position for Clayton Kershaw after only nine seasons. Two new entries into the Top 100 for active pitchers; Bartolo Colon and Cole Hamels.



Rank First Name Last Name HOF
Status
PEVA-P
Career

Yrs.
PEVA-P
Per Year
Career
Wins

Loss

Saves

ERA
1 Greg Maddux HOFP 594.209 23 25.835 355 227 0 3.16
2 Cy Young HOFP 504.145 22 22.916 511 316 17 2.63
3 Roger Clemens 487.448 24 20.310 354 184 0 3.12
4 Walter Johnson HOFP 479.881 21 22.851 417 279 34 2.17
5 Randy Johnson HOFP 408.708 22 18.578 303 166 2 3.29
6 Pete Alexander HOFP 386.297 20 19.315 373 208 32 2.56
7 Warren Spahn HOFP 370.496 21 17.643 363 245 29 3.09
8 Lefty Grove HOFP 342.625 17 20.154 300 141 55 3.06
9 Tom Seaver HOFP 336.016 20 16.801 311 205 1 2.86
10 Pedro Martinez HOFP 328.493 18 18.250 219 100 3 2.93
11 Steve Carlton HOFP 328.364 24 13.682 329 244 2 3.22
12 Tom Glavine HOFP 325.047 22 14.775 305 203 0 3.54
13 Kid Nichols HOFP 315.802 15 21.053 361 208 17 2.95
14 Robin Roberts HOFP 307.347 19 16.176 286 245 25 3.41
15 Roy Halladay 304.746 16 19.047 203 105 1 3.38
16 Carl Hubbell HOFP 301.955 16 18.872 253 154 33 2.98
17 John Smoltz HOFP 301.456 21 14.355 213 155 154 3.33
18 Christy Mathewson HOFP 290.943 17 17.114 373 188 28 2.13
19 Gaylord Perry HOFP 286.287 22 13.013 314 265 11 3.11
20 Curt Schilling 282.056 20 14.103 216 146 22 3.46
  • What is PEVA?

    PEVA is the acronym for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value. This grade is given to each player and pitcher each season, rating their performance on a peer to peer review. Six components for pitchers and batters are melded together into the PEVA Rating, which ranges each year from 0.200 to 64.000. For more information on PEVA and the other new Stat Geek Baseball Stats, see our Definitions page. PEVA ratings are available for every pitcher and hitter in baseball history.

    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate
    20.000 - All League
    15.000 - All-Star Level
    10.000 - Very Good
    3.500 - Average
    0.200 - Minimum


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Notes: Photo Credits: Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Christy Mathewson. Library of Congress.

HOF/HOFP - Hall of Fame player. PEVA - Player Rating for Season or Career. PEVA per Year - Average Player Rating per season. Seasons include all seasons played with no monimum.

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