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Relievers with 100 Strikeouts in 2013

St. Louis Cardinals youngster Trevor Rosenthal is one of just five major league relief pitchers who compiled 100 strikeouts this season…

Rk

Player

SO

Tm

G

IP

1

Aroldis Chapman

112

CIN

68

63.2

2

Kenley Jansen

111

LAD

75

76.2

3

Trevor Rosenthal

108

STL

74

75.1

4

Greg Holland

103

KCR

68

67.0

5

Koji Uehara

101

BOS

73

74.1

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Kenley Jansen, First Reliever to 100 K’s

With two more strikeouts last night Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen became the first relief pitcher to 100 strikeouts this year.  Jansen has had a terrific season posting 13.3 K/9 innings.  In addition he cut his walk rate in half from 3.0 last year to just 1.6 this year.

Here are the top strikeout totals by relievers in 2013:

  1. Kenley Jansen – 100 SO, 13.3 SO/9

  2. Aroldis Chapman – 90, 15.2

  3. Trevor Rosenthal – 90, 12.8