Pitchers As Hitters (Minimum 20 PA)
Reds RHP Mike Leake leads all Major League pitchers with 2 home runs. Pirates RHP James McDonald leads all MLB pitchers scoring 8 runs.
Diamondbacks RHP Ian Kennedy has a 16.7% walk percentage. He has a .053 batting average, but a .229 on-base percentage. Kennedy only swings the bat 27.6% of the time as well.
Cubs RHP Matt Garza has struck out in 67.6% of his 2012 plate appearances.
Reds RHP Mike Leake and Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg lead MLB pitchers with a 0.8 Fangraphs WAR at the plate. Strasburg also leads MLB pitchers with his .782 OPS. Leake has also seen the fewest percentage of fastballs, 55.3%, as a batting pitcher.
Catchers (Minimum 350 Plate Appearances)
White Sox A.J. Pierzynski has the most home runs among catchers. Yadier Molina has 11 stolen bases to lead catchers. He has never had more than 9 stolen bases in a season before.
Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion currently has a 3.8 Fangraphs WAR. Encarnacion had a 3.1 WAR from 2009-2011. His .951 OPS in 2012 is also a great leap forward from his career .812 OPS.
Indians RHP Vinnie Pestano leads MLB relievers in holds with 32.
Reds LHP Aroldis Chapman leads the MLB averaging 16.26 K/9. Cubs RHP Carlos Marmol is averaging 8.01 BB/9, the highest rate among all relievers.
Braves RHP Craig Kimbrel is striking out almost half of all the batters he has faced at 49.1%.
*Statistics via Fangraphs and are through August 24, 2012.