MLB final stats: Judge falls just short of Triple Crown, Verlander claims ERA title

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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 2022 regular season:

Home Runs

American League

Rank Player Team HR
1 Aaron Judge NYY 62
2 Mike Trout LAA 40
3 Yordan Alvarez HOU 37

Judge finished with 16 more home runs than the next highest MLB player. It's the largest difference in a single season since 1932.

National League

Rank Player Team HR
1 Kyle Schwarber PHI 46
2 Pete Alonso NYM 40
3 Austin Riley ATL 38

RBIs

American League

Rank Player Team RBI
1 Aaron Judge NYY 131
2 Jose Ramirez CLE 126
3 Kyle Tucker HOU 107

National League

Rank Player Team RBI
1 Pete Alonso NYM 131
2 Paul Goldschmidt STL 115
3 Francisco Lindor NYM 107

Batting Average

American League

Rank Player Team AVG
1 Luis Arraez MIN .316
2 Aaron Judge NYY .311
2 Yordan Alvarez HOU .307

Arraez is the first Twins player to win the batting title since Joe Mauer in 2009. His average is the lowest for an AL champ since Carl Yastrzemski in 1968.

National League

Rank Player Team AVG
1 Jeff McNeil NYM .326
2 Freddie Freeman LAD .325
3 Paul Goldschmidt STL .317

Hits

American League

Rank Player Team Hits
1 Bo Bichette TOR 189
2 Jose Abreu CWS 183
3 Amed Rosario CLE 180

It's the second straight season Bichette has led the AL in hits.

National League

Rank Player Team Hits
1 Freddie Freeman LAD 199
2 Trea Turner LAD 194
3 Paul Goldschmidt STL 178

Turner and Freeman are the sixth teammates in history to finish 1-2 in the majors in hits and the first since Ichiro Suzuki and Bret Boone in 2001.

OPS

American League

Rank Player Team OPS
1 Aaron Judge NYY 1.111
2 Yordan Alvarez HOU 1.019
3 Jose Altuve HOU .920

National League

Rank Player Team OPS
1 Paul Goldschmidt STL .982
2 Freddie Freeman LAD .918
3 Manny Machado SD .897

Stolen Bases

American League

Rank Player Team SB
1 Jorge Mateo BAL 35
2 Cedric Mullins BAL 34
3 Randy Arozarena TB 32

Mateo and Mullins are the first teammates to finish 1-2 in their league in stolen bases since 1992, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN.

National League

Rank Player Team SB
1 Jon Berti MIA 41
2 Tommy Edman STL 32
3 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 29

Runs

American League

Rank Player Team R
1 Aaron Judge NYY 133
2 Jose Altuve HOU 103
3 Marcus Semien TEX 101

National League

Rank Player Team R
1 Freddie Freeman LAD 117
1 Mookie Betts LAD 117
3 Paul Goldschmidt STL 106

Doubles

American League

Rank Player Team 2B
1 Jose Ramirez CLE 44
2 Bo Bichette TOR 43
2 J.D. Martinez BOS 43

National League

Rank Player Team 2B
1 Freddie Freeman LAD 47
2 Matt Olson ATL 44
3 Ketel Marte ARI 42
3 Nolan Arenado STL 42
3 Ian Happ CHC 42

Wins

American League

Rank Player Team Wins
1 Justin Verlander HOU 18
2 Framber Valdez HOU 17
3 Alek Manoah TOR 16

National League

Rank Player Team Wins
1 Kyle Wright ATL 21
2 Julio Urias LAD 17
3 Tony Gonsolin LAD 16
3 Yu Darvish SD 16

ERA

American League

Rank Player Team ERA
1 Justin Verlander HOU 1.75
2 Dylan Cease CWS 2.20
3 Alek Manoah TOR 2.24

Verlander posted the lowest ERA in a 162-game season by a qualified AL starter since Pedro Martinez in 2000. He is also the second pitcher age 39 or older to lead the majors in ERA.

National League

Rank Player Team ERA
1 Julio Urias LAD 2.16
2 Sandy Alcantara MIA 2.28
3 Max Fried ATL 2.48

Urias is the first Mexican-born player to lead his league in ERA.

WHIP

American League

Rank Player Team WHIP
1 Justin Verlander HOU 0.83
2 Shane McClanahan TB 0.93
3 Triston McKenzie CLE 0.95

National League

Rank Player Team WHIP
1 Zac Gallen ARI 0.91
2 Yu Darvish SD 0.95
3 Julio Urias LAD 0.96

Strikeouts

American League

Rank Player Team K
1 Gerrit Cole NYY 257
2 Dylan Cease CWS 227
3 Shohei Ohtani LAA 219

Ohtani reached 162 innings to become the first player to qualify for the league leaderboards as both a hitter and a pitcher in the same year.

National League

Rank Player Team K
1 Corbin Burnes MIL 243
2 Carlos Rodon SF 237
3 Aaron Nola PHI 235

Burnes is the first Brewers pitcher to lead the league in strikeouts.

Saves

American League

Rank Player Team Saves
1 Emmanuel Clase CLE 42
2 Liam Hendriks CWS 37
3 Jordan Romano TOR 36

National League

Rank Player Team Saves
1 Kenley Jansen ATL 41
2 Josh Hader SD 36
3 Daniel Bard COL 34
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