MLB: Top 10 pitchers league-wide as of April 6

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The 2024 baseball season is in full swing, and pitchers are getting in their groove. Here is a list of the top 10 pitchers in the MLB after Saturday, April 6, based on earned run average, or ERA.  

Shane Bieber 

Coming in at number one right now is Shane Beiber for the Cleveland Guardians. Beiber currently stands with an ERA of 0.00, with two wins. He pitched 12 consecutive innings this season with 10 hits given up, 20 strikeouts, and one walk.

Paul Blackburn 

Number two is Paul Blackburn with the Oakland Athletics. With one win, he has an ERA of 0.00, 13 innings pitched, 6 hits given up, seven strikeouts, and one walk. 

Ronel Blanco

Three is Ronel Blanco with the Houston Astros. Blanco has one win, an ERA of 0.00, nine innings pitched, zero hits given up, seven strikeouts and two walks. 

Cristian Javier 

Number four is Cristian Javier, also for the Astros. Having two pitchers in the top five is outstanding, showing exceptional talent from Houston, whether you like them or not. Javier has one win, an ERA of 0.00, 11 innings pitched, five hits given up, nine strikeouts and six walks. 

Sean Manaea 

Halfway through the list, we have Sean Manaea with the New York Mets. Manaea has an ERA of 0.00, nine innings pitched, three hits given up, one hit baseman, two walks, and 14 strikeouts, without getting an individual win yet this season. 

Marcus Stroman 

Next, we have Marcus Stroman with the New York Yankees. With one win, an ERA of 0.00, 12 innings pitched, seven hits were given up, three being runs, one hit baseman, three walks and 10 strikeouts. 

Brady Singer

Coming in at seven is Brady Singer from the Kansas City Royals. Singer has one win under his name with an ERA of 0.68. With 13.1 innings pitched, he has given up five hits, one of which was a home run, two hit baseman, two walks and 14 strikeouts. 

Seth Lugo

Another pitcher for Kansas City, Seth Lugo, comes in at the number eight spot. Lugo has one win and pitched 12.2 innings. Out of the 12.2 innings pitched, Lugo has given up ten hits, one earned run, one hit baseman, three walks, and seven strikeouts, with an ERA of 0.71.   

Jordan Hicks

Second to last on the list is Jordan Hicks, San Francisco Giants. Hicks has gotten one individual win with an ERA of 0.75. Hicks has played 12 innings so far, with eight hits given up, one earned run, one hit baseman, one ball and 11 strikeouts. 

Zach Wheeler 

Wrapping up the top 10 is Zach Wheeler of the Philadelphia Phillies. With an ERA of 0.75 and 12 innings pitched, Wheeler gave up eight hits, one earned run, one ball, one hit baseman, and fifteen strikeouts. 

The season is about two weeks in, so it is still very early. These stats will change.