MLB: Top 20 Pitchers with the Best Career Strikeout-to-Walk Ratios

Minimum 1,000 strikeouts, 1901-Present

PITCHER K-BB RATIO K BB* ARM CAREER SPAN
1. Curt Schilling 4.38 3,116 711 R 1988-2007
2. Pedro Martinez 4.15 3,154 760 R 1992-2009
3. Mariano Rivera 4.10 1,173 286 R 1995-2013
4. Dan Haren 4.04 1,851 458 R 2003-Present
5. Cliff Lee 3.93 1,824 464 L 2002-Present
6. Cole Hamels 3.78 1,667 441 L 2006-Present
7. Trevor Hoffman 3.69 1,133 307 R 1993-2010
8. Jon Lieber 3.68
1,553 422 R 1994-2002, 2004-2008
9. Bret Saberhagen 3.64 1,715 471 R 1984-1995, 1997-1999, 2001
10. Ben Sheets 3.59 (3.5908) 1,325 369 R 2001-2008, 2010, 2012
11. Zack Greinke 3.59 (3.5879) 1,654 461 R 2004-Present
12. Mike Mussina 3.58 (3.5834) 2,813 785 R 1991-2008
13. Roy Halladay 3.58 (3.5760) 2,117 592 R 1998-2013
14. Roy Oswalt 3.56 1,852 520 R 2001-2013
14. James Shields 3.56 1,592 447 R 2006-Present
16. Johan Santana 3.51 1,988 567 L 2000-2010, 2012
17. David Price 3.48 1,100 316 L 2008-Present
18. Ricky Nolasco 3.45 1,163 337 R 2006-Present
19. Felix Hernandez 3.41 1,907 560 R 2005-Present
20. Max Scherzer 3.40 1,278 376 R 2008-Present

 

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