Ultra Quality and Quality Starts Leaders

by Bill Chuck on June 17, 2016

A Quality Start (QS) is defined as a game when the starting pitcher pitches at least 6 innings and gives up at most 3 earned runs.

An Ultra Quality Start (UQS) is defined as a game when the starting pitcher pitches at least 7 innings and gives up at most 2 earned runs.

Nine to Know: Quality Starts Leaders

There have been 977 Quality Starts thus far this season. Pitchers have a record of 541-187-249 .553

Rk Player # W L W-L% ERA Tm
1 Clayton Kershaw 13 10 0 1.000 1.25 LAD
2 Colby Lewis 12 5 0 1.000 2.09 TEX
3 Johnny Cueto 12 9 1 .900 1.19 SFG
4 Madison Bumgarner 12 7 1 .875 1.39 SFG
5 Steven Wright 11 7 4 .636 1.91 BOS
6 Noah Syndergaard 11 7 1 .875 1.66 NYM
7 Jon Lester 11 7 2 .778 1.51 CHC
8 John Lackey 11 6 1 .857 1.65 CHC
9 J.A. Happ 11 7 1 .875 1.90 TOR
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/17/2016.

Ultra Quality Starts Leaders

There have been 407 Quality Starts thus far this season. Pitchers have a record of 281-45-81 .690

Rk Player # W L W-L% ERA Tm
1 Clayton Kershaw 12 9 0 1.000 1.33 LAD
2 Johnny Cueto 9 7 0 1.000 1.00 SFG
3 Max Scherzer 8 7 0 1.000 1.50 WSN
4 Jake Arrieta 8 7 0 1.000 0.75 CHC
5 Noah Syndergaard 7 6 0 1.000 1.23 NYM
6 Chris Sale 7 6 0 1.000 1.12 CHW
7 Jon Lester 7 5 1 .833 0.86 CHC
8 Julio Teheran 6 2 2 .500 1.03 ATL
9 Masahiro Tanaka 6 3 0 1.000 1.47 NYY
10 Aaron Sanchez 6 4 0 1.000 1.47 TOR
11 Jeff Samardzija 6 5 1 .833 1.52 SFG
12 Tanner Roark 6 4 1 .800 0.64 WSN
13 Aaron Nola 6 3 1 .750 1.07 PHI
14 Colby Lewis 6 3 0 1.000 1.60 TEX
15 John Lackey 6 4 1 .800 1.23 CHC
16 Corey Kluber 6 5 0 1.000 1.52 CLE
17 Zack Greinke 6 4 0 1.000 1.39 ARI
18 Madison Bumgarner 6 5 1 .833 1.35 SFG
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/17/2016.

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