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

1871-2016. Sorted by Total PEVA.



Rank First Name Last Name HOF
Status
PEVA-P
Career

Yrs.
PEVA-P
Per Year
Career
Wins

Loss

Saves

ERA
61 Dwight Gooden
189.771 16
11.861 194 112 3
3.51
62 Rick Reuschel
187.186 19
9.852 214 191 5
3.37
63 Burleigh Grimes HOFP 185.950 19 9.787 270 212 18 3.53
64 David Cone 185.152 17 10.891 194 126 1
3.46
65 Jim Kaat 184.824 25 7.393 283 237 18 3.45
66 Bucky Walters 182.990 16 11.437 198 160 4 3.30
67 Tommy John 182.842 26 7.032 288 231 4 3.34
68 Derek Lowe 180.817 17 10.636 176 157 86 4.03
69 Zach Greinke
180.235 13
13.864 155 100 1
3.42
70 Ted Lyons HOFP 178.627 21 8.506 260 230 23 3.67
71 Frank Viola 178.435 15 11.896 176 150 0 3.73
72 Frank Tanana 177.300 21 8.443 240 236 1 3.66
73 Red Faber HOFP 177.153 20 8.858 254 213 28 3.15
74 Bob Friend 176.919 16 11.057 197 230 11 3.58
75 Dan Haren
176.009 13
13.539 153 131 1
3.75
76 Joe McGinnity HOFP 175.944 10 17.594 246 142 24 2.66
77 Stan Coveleski HOFP 175.862 14 12.562 215 142 21 2.89
78 Billy Pierce
175.777 18 9.765 211 169 32 3.27
79 Dave Stieb
174.001 16 10.875 176 137 3 3.44
80 David Wells
173.846 21 8.278 239 157 13 4.13

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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 minimum.

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  • 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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