David Robertson’s Crazy K Rates

Of all pitchers in MLB history with 400 career strikeouts just one has a higher K rate than Yankees relief ace David Robertson.  He is a former ESPN Radio personality notable for his co-host role on the Dan Patrick Show.

“6-4.  230.”  Ding!

Rk

Player

SO/9

SO

From

To

G

IP

ERA+

1

Rob Dibble

12.17

645

1988

1995

385

477.0

129

2

David Robertson

12.00

400

2008

2013

309

300.0

152

3

Brad Lidge

11.92

799

2002

2012

603

603.1

122

4

Billy Wagner

11.92

1196

1995

2010

853

903.0

187

5

Carlos Marmol

11.67

703

2006

2013

483

542.1

124

8

Octavio Dotel

10.82

1143

1999

2013

758

951.0

119

12

Randy Johnson

10.61

4875

1988

2009

618

4135.1

135

13

Stephen Strasburg

10.57

420

2010

2013

62

357.2

140

19

Mark Prior

10.37

757

2002

2006

106

657.0

124

20

Kerry Wood

10.32

1582

1998

2012

446

1380.0

117

21

Pedro Martinez

10.04

3154

1992

2009

476

2827.1

154

23

Tyler Clippard

10.01

432

2007

2013

312

388.1

134

29

Tom Henke

9.81

861

1982

1995

642

789.2

157

30

Tim Lincecum

9.73

1429

2007

2013

207

1321.1

115

31

Dick Radatz

9.67

745

1962

1969

381

693.2

123

34

Ryne Duren

9.62

630

1954

1965

311

589.1

98

37

Nolan Ryan

9.55

5714

1966

1993

807

5386.0

112

39

Joe Nathan

9.51

881

1999

2013

688

833.2

156

47

Trevor Hoffman

9.36

1133

1993

2010

1035

1089.1

141

49

Sandy Koufax

9.28

2396

1955

1966

397

2324.1

131

118

Mariano Rivera

8.26

1150

1995

2013

1088

1253.0

206

That’s right, Rob Dibble has the highest strikeout rate of any pitcher who ever played in the bigs.

Also notable that the Houston Astros have two of the top four all-time K kings in Billy Wagner and Brad Lidge.
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Posted on July 13, 2013, in '94 strike sucks!, Hall of Fame, pitching rants and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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