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HEAT LIGHTNING
JOE SHEEHAN
August 13, 2012
How dominant has Aroldis Chapman been this year? He's on track for the highest strikeout percentage ever—and could become the first pitcher to whiff at least half the men he faces (min: 50 innings pitched). Here's how Chapman's season compares so far with the alltime strikeout percentage leaders
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August 13, 2012

Heat Lightning

PITCHER K PCT. K'S/BATTERS FACED*
AROLDIS CHAPMAN REDS, 2012 48.8% 100 205
ERIC GAGNE DODGERS, 2003 45.1% 137 304
KENLEY JANSEN DODGERS, 2011 44% 96 218
BILLY WAGNER ASTROS, 1999 43.5% 124 285
BRAD LIDGE ASTROS, 2004 43.1% 157 364
CARLOS MARMOL CUBS, 2010 42.1% 138 328

How dominant has Aroldis Chapman been this year? He's on track for the highest strikeout percentage ever—and could become the first pitcher to whiff at least half the men he faces (min: 50 innings pitched). Here's how Chapman's season compares so far with the alltime strikeout percentage leaders

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NOTE: The Braves' Craig Kimbrel has struck out 47.7% of the batters he's faced in 2012, through 42 innings pitched

*Batters faced doesn't include intentional walks issued

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