MLB final stats: Anderson wins batting title, Alonso claims HR crown
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Here's a look at the American League and National League leaders for the major stat categories at the conclusion of the 2019 regular season:

HOME RUNS

American League

Rank Player Team HR
1 Jorge Soler KC 48
2 Mike Trout LAA 45
3 Alex Bregman HOU 41
3 Nelson Cruz MIN 41

Soler is the first Royals player to ever lead the AL in home runs, and he also now owns the single-season homer record for a Cuban-born player.

National League

Rank Player Team HR
1 Pete Alonso NYM 53
2 Eugenio Suarez CIN 49
3 Cody Bellinger LAD 47

Alonso smashed his way to the single-season home run record for a rookie, surpassing Aaron Judge's mark set in 2017.

RBIs

American League

Rank Player Team RBI
1 Jose Abreu CWS 123
2 Jorge Soler KC 117
2 Xander Bogaerts BOS 117

Abreu set a new career high with 123 RBIs, marking the fifth time in six career seasons that he's reached the century mark. He also joined Dick Allen as the only White Sox players to win the RBI crown.

National League

Rank Player Team RBI
1 Anthony Rendon WSH 126
2 Freddie Freeman ATL 121
3 Pete Alonso NYM 120

Rendon's 126 RBIs are the second most in Nationals/Expos history behind Vladimir Guerrero (131) in 1999.

BATTING AVERAGE

American League

Rank Player Team AVG
1 Tim Anderson CWS .335
2 DJ LeMahieu NYY .327
3 Yoan Moncada CWS .315

Anderson is the first White Sox player to lead the majors in batting average since Luke Appling in 1936. Frank Thomas won the AL batting crown in 1997.

National League

Rank Player Team AVG
1 Christian Yelich MIL .329
1 Ketel Marte ARI .329
3 Anthony Rendon WSH .319

Yelich is the first repeat batting champion since Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker in 1998-1999.

HITS

American League

Rank Player Team Hits
1 Whit Merrifield KC 206
2 Rafael Devers BOS 201
3 DJ LeMahieu NYY 197

Merrifield is one of three players in the last 84 years to record 200-plus hits, 40-plus doubles, 10-plus triples, and 20-plus stolen bases in a season, according to Dave Holtzman of FOX Sports Kansas City.

National League

Rank Player Team Hits
1 Ozzie Albies ATL 189
2 Ketel Marte ARI 187
3 Nolan Arenado COL 185

Albies dwarfed his previous career high in hits, which he set last season (167) and raised his batting average nearly 40 points in the process.

OPS

American League

Rank Player Team OPS
1 Mike Trout LAA 1.083
2 Nelson Cruz MIN 1.031
3 Alex Bregman HOU 1.015

Trout secured the second-highest OPS of his career, 0.005 points lower than his 2018 season.

National League

Rank Player Team OPS
1 Christian Yelich MIL 1.100
2 Cody Bellinger LAD 1.035
3 Anthony Rendon WSH 1.010

Yelich posted a higher OPS this season than his MVP year. It's the highest OPS in the NL since Bryce Harper managed 1.109 in 2015.

STOLEN BASES

American League

Rank Player Team SB
1 Mallex Smith SEA 46
2 Adalberto Mondesi KC 43
3 Jonathan Villar BAL 40

Smith led the majors in bags swiped, but if Mondesi hadn't gotten hurt, there's no doubt that he'd have been the champion as he only appeared in 102 games.

National League

Rank Player Team SB
1 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 37
2 Trea Turner WSH 35
3 Jarrod Dyson ARI 30
3 Christian Yelich MIL 30

Acuna fell short of becoming the fifth player in MLB history to post a 40-40 campaign but still became the second player ever with 125+ runs, 40+ home runs, and 35+ stolen bases in a single season.

RUNS

American League

Rank Player Team R
1 Mookie Betts BOS 135
2 Rafael Devers BOS 129
3 Marcus Semien OAK 123

Betts and Devers were the league's two most consistent run-scorers, but the Red Sox still couldn't reach the postseason.

National League

Rank Player Team R
1 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 127
2 Cody Bellinger LAD 121
3 Anthony Rendon WSH 117

You can't win if you don't score, so it makes sense to see three legitimate MVP candidates top the NL in runs.

DOUBLES

American League

Rank Player Team 2B
1 Rafael Devers BOS 54
2 Xander Bogaerts BOS 52
3 Marcus Semien OAK 43

Devers picked up his 54th double on his 200th hit in 2019. He joined Joe DiMaggio and Alex Rodriguez as the only players with 90 extra-base hits in a campaign before their age-23 season.

National League

Rank Player Team 2B
1 Nicholas Castellanos CHC 58
2 Anthony Rendon WSH 44
2 Corey Seager LAD 44

Castellanos finished just shy of making history as the first player since 1936 to reach 60 doubles. Despite the Cubs' disappointing finish, he'll go down as one of the better trade-deadline acquisitions in recent memory.

WAR

American League

Rank Player Team WAR
1 Mike Trout LAA 8.6
2 Alex Bregman HOU 8.3
3 Marcus Semien OAK 7.5

Trout played in 21 fewer games than Bregman and still led the majors in wins above replacement.

National League

Rank Player Team WAR
1 Christian Yelich MIL 7.8
2 Cody Bellinger LAD 7.6
3 Ketel Marte ARI 7.1

Yelich put to bed any doubts about his ability to sustain success by actually improving on his stunning 2018 MVP campaign.

WINS

American League

Rank Player Team Wins
1 Justin Verlander HOU 21
2 Gerrit Cole HOU 20
3 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS 19

No team has produced multiple 20-game winners in the same season since 2002 when both the Red Sox (Pedro Martinez, Derek Lowe) and Arizona Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling) did the deed.

National League

Rank Player Team Wins
1 Stephen Strasburg WSH 18
2 Max Fried ATL 17
3 Dakota Hudson STL 16
3 Clayton Kershaw LAD 16

Strasburg set a career high in victories and led the Senior Circuit thanks in part to improved durability, as he exceeded 200 innings for just the second time.

ERA

American League

Rank Player Team ERA
1 Gerrit Cole HOU 2.50
2 Justin Verlander HOU 2.58
3 Charlie Morton TB 3.05

Cole owned a 4.17 ERA on May 6 following his eighth start. He followed by posting a 2.00 ERA over his final 24 starts.

National League

Rank Player Team ERA
1 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 2.32
2 Jacob deGrom NYM 2.43
3 Mike Soroka ATL 2.68

Ryu allowed two or fewer runs in 23 of 29 starts. He allowed 0 runs in 12 of those outings.

WHIP

American League

Rank Player Team WHIP
1 Justin Verlander HOU 0.80
2 Gerrit Cole HOU 0.89
3 Shane Bieber CLE 1.05

Verlander finished with the third-lowest WHIP by a starting pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) behind Pedro Martinez (0.74) in 2000 and Walter Johnson (0.77) in 1913.

National League

Rank Player Team WHIP
1 Jacob deGrom NYM 0.97
1 Jack Flaherty STL 0.97
3 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 1.01

Flaherty allowed just 36 hits and 17 walks over his final 82 innings for a ridiculous 0.64 WHIP.

STRIKEOUTS

American League

Rank Player Team K
1 Gerrit Cole HOU 326
2 Justin Verlander HOU 300
3 Shane Bieber CLE 259

Cole recorded the most strikeouts in a season by a right-hander since Nolan Ryan in 1977. He also set the record for most consecutive starts with double-digit strikeouts at nine.

National League

Rank Player Team K
1 Jacob deGrom NYM 255
2 Stephen Strasburg WSH 251
3 Max Scherzer WSH 243

DeGrom actually struck out fewer batters this season than he did in 2018 but posted a higher K/9 (11.3). It's the first time since 2013 that Scherzer didn't reach the 250-strikeout mark.

SAVES

American League

Rank Player Team Saves
1 Roberto Osuna HOU 38
2 Aroldis Chapman NYY 37
3 Brad Hand CLE 34

It's the first time since 1994 that an AL reliever failed to covert at least 40 saves. Edwin Diaz took home top spot last season with 57.

National League

Rank Player Team Saves
1 Kirby Yates SD 41
2 Josh Hader MIL 37
3 Will Smith SF 34
3 Raisel Iglesias CIN 34

Yates entered the year with just 14 career saves before converting an MLB-best 41.

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