Complete Games Pitched By Year
How many complete games pitched in 2021? 50 complete games were pitched in 2021. Three players had established three complete games.
German Marquez from Colorado Rockies made three complete games in 2021, which was the highest in his MLB career, as he made a complete game once in the 2019 season. Marquez contributed 12 wins, a 4.40 ERA, and 176 strikeouts in the 2021 season, accomplishing his first All-Star appearance.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright made three complete games alongside Marquez. However, his highest record was in the 2013 season with 5 CGs. In 2021, Adam contributed a 3.05 ERA, 17 wins, and 174 strikeouts.
Likewise, Philadelphia Phillies' Zack Wheeler also made three complete games in 2021. He had earlier achieved one complete game in 2014 during his New York Mets days. Zack contributed 14 wins in the 2021 season, alongside a 2.78 ERA and the season-high 247 strikeouts.
Alongside these three season leaders, players like Gerrit Cole, Max Fried, and Sean Manaea made two complete games in the 2021 season.
2019 36 2017 59 2016 83 2020 29 2018 42 2021 50 Year Complete Games Pitched 2022 36
How Many Complete Games Pitched In 2018?
42 complete games were pitched in 2018. Eight players contributed two complete games.
Jose Berrios played two complete games in the 2018 season for the Twins and made one each in the 2019 and 2021 seasons. In the 2018 season, Berrios contributed 12 wins, a 3.84 ERA, and 202 strikeouts, winning an All-Star ticket.
Carlos Carrasco had two complete games in the 2018 season while playing for the Cleveland Guardians. He has played 11 in his 14-year career, with the highest record of three in 2015. Carrasco developed a 3.38 ERA, 17 wins, and 231 strikeouts in 2018.
Former Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer played two complete games for the team in 2018. He has had 12 complete games in his career and made the highest number in 2015 with four. In 2018, Scherzer was an All-Star with a 2.53 ERA, season-high 18 wins, and NL high 200 strikeouts.
Meanwhile, other baseballers like Mike Foltynewicz, Corey Kluber, and James Paxton also played two complete games.
How Many Complete Games Pitched In 2017?
59 complete games were pitched in 2017. Two baseballers played five complete games.
Former Cleveland Guardians' pitcher Corey Kluber made a five complete game season in 2017 and played 18 of them in his 13-year MLB career. In the 2017 season, he witnessed a stellar performance by Kluber, leading the American League with 18 wins, a 2.25 ERA, and three shutouts.
Ervin Santana made his career-high five complete games in 2017 while playing for the Minnesota Twins. He has been in 21 complete games over his 16-year professional career. In 2017, Santan was an All-Star with 16 wins, a 3.28 ERA, and 167 strikeouts, as per NBC Sports.
Players like Carlos Martinez, Ivan Nova, and Clayton Richard had two complete games to their name in the 2017 season. Richard has played a total of five complete games, one each in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons respectively.