MLB final stats: LeMahieu wins batting title, Voit claims HR crown
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Here's a look at the American League and National League leaders for the major statistical categories at the conclusion of the 2020 regular season:

Home Runs

American League

Rank Player Team HR
1 Luke Voit NYY 22
2 Jose Abreu CWS 19
3 Jose Ramirez CLE 17
3 Mike Trout LAA 17

Voit was the only player to reach the 20-homer plateau during the shortened campaign and did so quite resoundingly, leading the AL with a .333 ISO. Meanwhile, star teammates Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge combined to hit a mere 13 homers.

National League

Rank Player Team HR
1 Marcell Ozuna ATL 18
2 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD 17
3 Mookie Betts LAD 16
3 Adam Duvall ATL 16
3 Manny Machado SD 16
3 Pete Alonso NYM 16
3 Kole Calhoun ARI 16
3 AJ Pollock LAD 16

Ozuna broke a tie with Tatis on the final day of the season to take sole possession of the NL crown. The 29-year-old is headed for free agency this winter and appeared in all 60 games for the Atlanta Braves this season.

RBIs

American League

Rank Player Team RBI
1 Jose Abreu CWS 60
2 Luke Voit NYY 52
3 Jose Ramirez CLE 46
3 Mike Trout LAA 46

No one in baseball cashed runs in more prolifically this year than Abreu. The slugger became the first player in the AL to lead the league in RBIs in back-to-back years since David Ortiz managed the feat in 2004 and 2005.

If Abreu - who didn't miss a game this year - maintained this pace over a full slate, the first baseman would have racked up 162 RBIs, the most in a single season since Manny Ramirez had 165 in 1999.

National League

Rank Player Team RBI
1 Marcell Ozuna ATL 56
2 Freddie Freeman ATL 53
3 Manny Machado SD 47

Ozuna not only takes home the Senior Circuit's home run crown, but he also collected the most RBIs. Interestingly, only one of them came during the 29-9 rout of the Miami Marlins on Sept. 9.

Batting Average

American League

Rank Player Team AVG
1 DJ LeMahieu NYY .364
2 Tim Anderson CWS .322
3 David Fletcher LAA .319

LeMahieu became the first player ever to win a batting title in both the AL and NL after also claiming the crown in 2016 as a member of the Colorado Rockies.

National League

Rank Player Team AVG
1 Juan Soto WSH .351
2 Freddie Freeman ATL .341
3 Marcell Ozuna ATL .338

The 21-year-old Soto continues to stake his claim as one of the best hitters in baseball. Due to a positive COVID-19 test early in the year, Soto was held to 47 games but will finish with the highest batting average in the NL as well as the highest on-base percentage and slugging percentage in either league.

Hits

American League

Rank Player Team Hits
1 Jose Abreu CWS 76
3 DJ LeMahieu NYY 71
2 Whit Merrifield KC 70

The Chicago White Sox are headed to the postseason for the first time since Abreu joined the club, and the first baseman's contributions played an integral role in making that happen.

National League

Rank Player Team Hits
1 Trea Turner WSH 78
2 Marcell Ozuna ATL 77
3 Freddie Freeman ATL 73

Turner has always seemed to be on the cusp of greatness, and the leadoff man broke through in a big way this year. Finishing as the overall leader in hits, the shortstop also posted career bests in each of the triple-slash categories.

OPS

American League

Rank Player Team OPS
1 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1.011
2 Jose Ramirez CLE .993
2 Mike Trout LAA .993

Another crown for LeMahieu. The star second baseman has turned into a key player for the Yankees but will be eligible for free agency this winter.

National League

Rank Player Team OPS
1 Juan Soto WSH 1.185
2 Freddie Freeman ATL 1.102
3 Marcell Ozuna ATL 1.067

Soto finished with a .490 OBP, .695 slugging, and 1.185 OPS - the highest such percentages with at least 195 plate appearances since Barry Bonds in 2004, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports.

Stolen Bases

American League

Rank Player Team SB
1 Adalberto Mondesi KC 24
2 Manuel Margot TB 12
2 Dylan Moore SEA 12
2 Whit Merrifield KC 12

When you're as fast as Mondesi, the best anyone else can do - including second place - is only half as good. Margot, Moore, and Merrifield all go home with a share of silver.

National League

Rank Player Team SB
1 Trevor Story COL 15
2 Roman Quinn PHI 12
2 Trea Turner WSH 12

Story is no stranger to running after swiping more than 20 bags in each of the past two seasons. However, stealing bases at this rate is a new trick for the Rockies shortstop. If Story maintained this pace over a full season, he would have eclipsed 40 steals.

Runs

American League

Rank Player Team R
1 Tim Anderson CWS 45
1 Jose Ramirez CLE 45
3 Jose Abreu CWS 43

A late-season charge from Ramirez made the race interesting, and the Cleveland Indians third baseman finished tied for first with Anderson. The White Sox shortstop had the distinct advantage of hitting atop a powerful lineup that featured the MLB leader in RBIs.

National League

Rank Player Team R
1 Freddie Freeman ATL 51
2 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD 50
3 Dansby Swanson ATL 49

It's hard to believe Freeman started summer camp away from the team, as he battled COVID-19 and literally prayed for his life due to a very high fever. Now, he's the only baseball player in 2020 to score more than 50 runs, and he could win the NL MVP.

Doubles

American League

Rank Player Team 2B
1 Cesar Hernandez CLE 20
2 Jose Iglesias BAL 17
3 Cavan Biggio TOR 16
3 Rafael Devers BOS 16
3 Maikel Franco KC 16
3 J.D. Martinez BOS 16
3 Alex Verdugo BOS 16
3 Jose Ramirez CLE 16

Hernandez landed a one-year deal with the Indians late in December. Now, after playing a key role for Cleveland, the second baseman should have more suitors.

National League

Rank Player Team 2B
1 Freddie Freeman ATL 23
2 Dominic Smith NYM 21
3 Christian Walker ARI 18

This is the four-time All-Star's second time leading the league in doubles after hitting 44 in 2018.

WAR

(Prior to Sunday's games)

American League

Rank Player Team WAR
1 Jose Ramirez CLE 3.2
2 Anthony Rendon LAA 2.8
3 Jose Abreu CWS 2.7

Ramirez wasn't atop the WAR leaderboard until very late in the season, but he was so dominant over the final two weeks that he completely pulled away from the field.

National League

Rank Player Team WAR
1 Freddie Freeman ATL 3.4
2 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD 3.0
3 Mookie Betts LAD 2.9

This was Tatis' title to lose through August. But, due to a combination of his own slump and Freeman's incredible and unrelenting pace, the young shortstop finishes second.

Wins

American League

Rank Player Team Wins
1 Shane Bieber CLE 8
2 Gerrit Cole NYY 7
2 Marco Gonzales SEA 7

Bieber was almost a sure thing whenever he took the mound over his 12 starts. He won his first seven decisions and still posted a quality start in his lone loss. Gonzales' seven victories for a 27-33 club are particularly impressive.

National League

Rank Player Team Wins
1 Yu Darvish CHC 8
2 Zach Davies SD 7
2 Max Fried ATL 7

It appeared Darvish was cooked after an injury-plagued 2018 to kick off his Chicago Cubs tenure, but he's righted the ship in a big way. Fried might have given him a run had he not missed time with back spasms.

ERA

American League

Rank Player Team ERA
1 Shane Bieber CLE 1.63
2 Dallas Keuchel CWS 1.99
3 Chris Bassitt OAK 2.29

This was another category in which Bieber paced the league, and it wasn't that close. The White Sox did, however, get more than they bargained for from Keuchel after inking him in the offseason.

National League

Rank Player Team ERA
1 Trevor Bauer CIN 1.73
2 Yu Darvish CHC 2.01
3 Dinelson Lamet SD 2.09

If anyone is going to rival Darvish in the Cy Young race, it's Bauer. He's hitting free agency at the height of his powers and should command a lofty contract. Lamet was one of the nicest success stories this season before leaving his final start with a biceps issue. Here's hoping it's not serious.

WHIP

American League

Rank Player Team WHIP
1 Kenta Maeda MIN 0.75
2 Shane Bieber CLE 0.87
3 Marco Gonzales SEA 0.91

The Los Angeles Dodgers were so deep that they kept bouncing Maeda between the rotation and bullpen, ultimately leading to him being sent to the Minnesota Twins in a trade. It worked out great for both the pitcher and his new team, as he even surpassed Bieber in his ability to suppress baserunners.

National League

Rank Player Team WHIP
1 Trevor Bauer CIN 0.79
2 Dinelson Lamet SD 0.86
3 Jacob deGrom NYM 0.96

DeGrom will likely miss out on winning his third consecutive Cy Young Award, but it wasn't due to a poor season. He's one of the only reasons the New York Mets were still in the playoff hunt entering the final week.

Strikeouts

American League

Rank Player Team K
1 Shane Bieber CLE 122
2 Lucas Giolito CWS 97
3 Gerrit Cole NYY 94

It was pure dominance from Bieber, though Giolito was no slouch, either. He struck out 13 in consecutive outings in late August, including his incredible no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

National League

Rank Player Team K
1 Jacob deGrom NYM 104
2 Trevor Bauer CIN 100
3 Aaron Nola PHI 96

DeGrom struck out batters at the best clip of his career (13.76 per nine innings) and recorded double-digit punchouts in five of his 12 starts. The only qualified starter in the majors with a better K/9 was Bieber.

Saves

American League

Rank Player Team Saves
1 Brad Hand CLE 16
2 Liam Hendriks OAK 14
3 Alex Colome CWS 12
3 Ryan Pressly HOU 12

Hand led the majors in saves, but Hendriks had the edge in WAR. Hendriks threw more innings (25 1/3 versus 20 2/3) and had better strikeout and walk rates. He also converted 14 straight save opportunities after blowing his first attempt on Opening Day. But Hand and Colome did admirable jobs keeping the ball in the park as neither allowed a home run all season.

National League

Rank Player Team Saves
1 Josh Hader MIL 13
2 Brandon Kintzler MIA 12
3 Kenley Jansen LAD 11
3 Mark Melancon ATL 11

Hader got the job done, but he wasn't as crisp as in the past due to a career-high 4.47 walks per nine innings. Still, he didn't allow a single hit over his first 12 appearances. All four teams represented in this chart reached the postseason.

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