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Image above: Walter Johnson, Washington Senators.

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

1871-2017. Sorted by Total PEVA.



Rank First Name Last Name HOF
Status
PEVA-P
Career

Yrs.
PEVA-P
Per Year
Career
Wins

Loss

Saves

ERA
81 Adam Wainwright
174.984 12 14.582 146 81 3
3.29
82 Dave Stieb
174.001 16 10.875 176 137 3 3.44
83 David Wells
173.846 21 8.278 239 157 13 4.13
84 Cole Hamels
173.822 12 14.485 147 102 0
3.37
85 Jimmy Key 173.444 15 11.563 186 117 10 3.51
86 Tim Keefe HOFP 173.362 14 12.383 342 225 2 2.62
87 Eddie Plank HOFP 173.294 17 10.194 326 194 23 2.35
88 Javier Vazquez 172.439 14 12.317 165 160 0 4.22
89 Catfish Hunter HOFP 171.445 15 11.430 224 166 1 3.26
90 Vida Blue 171.111 17 10.065 209 161 2 3.27
91 Dutch Leonard 170.527 20 8.526 191 181 44 3.25
92 Chris Carpenter 167.841 15 11.189 144 94 0 3.76
93 Hoyt Wilhelm HOFP 167.483 21 7.975 143 122 227 2.52
94 Mordecai Brown HOFP 167.406 14 11.958 239 130 49 2.06
95 Al Spalding HOFPE 167.275 7 23.896 253 65 11 2.14
96 Trevor Hoffman 166.371 18 9.243 61 75 601 2.87
97 Bob Lemon HOFP 165.840 13 12.757 207 128 22 3.23
98 Wilbur Cooper 164.114 15 10.941 216 178 14 2.89
99 John Lackey
163.379 15 10.892 188 147 0
3.92
100 Kevin Appier 163.015 16 10.188 169 137 0 3.74

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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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