Corey Kluber‘s 2014 season is in the books and his final stats rank among the most impressive in franchise history. Here’s a look some of his most noteworthy stats from the year.
The Strikeout Records
- Sixth-most strikeouts in franchise history, trailing only Bob Feller and four seasons from Sam McDowell.
- First player to reach 250 strikeouts since McDowell in 1970.
- Second-most strikeouts by a right-handed pitcher, trailing only Feller’s franchise record of 348 from 1946.
- First righty with 250 strikeouts since Luis Tiant in 1968.
- Oldest pitcher in franchise history (28 years old) with 250 strikeouts.
- Second-highest strikeout percentage by a starting pitcher in franchise history (28.3%), trailing only McDowell (29.1%) in 1965.
- Third-best K per 9 rate in franchise history among starting pitchers (10.27), trailing only McDowell’s 1965 and 1966 seasons.
Value-Based and Historical Perspective Stats
- 22nd best WAR in franchise history among pitchers and the highest since Gaylord Perry in 1974.
- 29th player in franchise history with an ERA+ over 150 and just the third in the DH era, joining Cliff Lee (2008) and Dennis Martinez (1995).
- First Indians pitcher with at least 18 wins and an ERA under 2.50 since Gaylord Perry in 1972.
- 9th best quality start percentage (76.5%) in franchise history.
- 20th pitcher in franchise history with 150 innings pitcher and an opponents on-base percentage below .300.