The K Zone

Andy McCullough blogs about the Royals and baseball

Shields is second in AL in called strikeouts

05/24/2013 10:42 AM

05/24/2013 10:44 AM

Bill Arnold, who writes a weekly baseball column called Beyond The Box score, had an interesting item on pitchers with the most strikeouts with a called third strike.

Royals pitcher James Shields is tied for second in the American League (with his close friend David Price of the Rays and two others). Here’s the list for all of baseball:

1. Clay Buchholz, Red Sox, 37

2. A.J. Burnett, Pirates, 25

2. Shelby Miller, Cardinals, 25

4. Cliff Lee, Phillies, 22

5. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, 21

5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers, 21

7. James Shields, Royals, 20

7. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals 20

7. David Price, Rays, 20

7. Jake Peavy, White Sox, 20

7. Jon Lester, Red Sox, 20

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service