Major League Record Book: Career Wins

Hey, Jeff! I’m doing it again! Wins are Jeff Burton’s favorite stat in the whole wide world. (That’s irony. He definitely doesn’t believe that.)

Here are the most career major league wins by a former Valley League pitcher from two categories: 2006-2018, and all-time.

2006-2018
1 Will Harris Staunton ’03 19
2 Chad Kuhl New Market ’12 18
3 Chris Perez Staunton ’04 16
Ryan Yarbrough Luray ’12 16
Tyler Thornburg Winchester ’08 16
6 Chris Devenski Woodstock ’11 14
7 Brandon Beachy Woodstock ’08 12
8 David Carpenter Covington ’04 11
9 Adam Liberatore Waynesboro ’07-8 6
Austin Gomber Luray ’12 6
11 Emilio Pagan Harrisonburg ’10 5
12 Brad Mills Harrisonburg ’05 4
Josh Edgin Winchester ’07 4
Drew Rucinski Luray ’08-10 4

Additions: Ryan Yarbrough, Austin Gomber, Emilio Pagan, and Drew Rucinski are all brand-new to this list.

Besides the new guys, here are the changes:

  • Will Harris moved to #1 from a tie for #2 (5 wins in ’18)
  • Chad Kuhl went from #4 to #2 (5 wins in ’18)
  • Chris Devenski (2 wins) moved past Brandon Beachy, but actually lost a spot
  • Adam Liberatore (2 wins) moved ahead of Brad Mills and Josh Edgin
All-Time
1 Jimmy Key Winchester ’80 186
2 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 137
3 Tom Browning New Market ’80-81 123
4 Walt Terrell Staunton 111
5 Rick Honeycutt Charlottesville ’73 109
6 Roberto Hernandez Front Royal 67
7 George Stone Staunton 60
8 Sammy Stewart Staunton ’74 59
9 Greg Hibbard Staunton 57
10 Mike Maroth Staunton ’96-97 50
11 Ed Lynch Madison 47
12 Greg Harris Front Royal 45
13 Jon Rauch Harrisonburg ’98 43
14 Bob Patterson Madison ’81 39
15 Lee Guetterman Waynesboro 38
16 Chris Nabholz Front Royal 37
Brad Ziegler New Market ’00 37
18 Al Holland Charlottesville 34
19 Mike Williams Winchester ’89 32
20 Rich Rodriguez Staunton 31

The all-time list got a makeover. After a conversation with Gerald Harman (brand new recruiting coordinator for the Woodstock River Bandits), five pitchers were added to ATVL’s all-time major league list, and this changed the pitching career rankings quite a bit. (The new guys are Lee Guetterman (Waynesboro), Walt Terrell (Staunton), George Stone (Staunton), Al Holland (Charlottesville), and Ed Lynch (Madison).) In fact, #20 on this list a year ago was Jim Poole, with 22 wins, and now #20 has 31 wins.

Besides all the new guys, Brad Ziegler is the only change. He received 2 wins in 2018, which moved him into a tie with Chris Nabholz.

 

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