Brandon Woodruff set 10 MLB and Franchise records with his performance for the Brewers in 2021.
MLB and Brewers Franchise Records set by Brandon Woodruff in 2021
- 1st pitcher with a sub-2.00 ERA and 100 strikeouts in first 16 starts of a season (Franchise)
- Lowest Opponent Batting Average (.138) through first 11 starts of a season (MLB) (Franchise)
- 1st pitcher to strike out 10+ hitters, allow two hits or less in consecutive starts and lose both games (Franchise)
- Lowest ERA (1.27) through first 11 starts of a season (Franchise)
- Lowest H/9 (6.52) by a qualified starter in a single season (Franchise)
- Lowest Opponent Batting Average (.200) by a qualified pitcher in a single season (Franchise)
- Highest Strike % (68.3%) by a qualified pitcher in a single season (Franchise)
- Most consecutive starts (5) of 5+ IP and 1 ER or less (T-Franchise)
- Fewest Doubles allowed (16) by a qualified pitcher in a single season (Franchise)
Brandon Woodruff had an excellent season in his own right. He just barely beat out Corbin Burnes for the franchise record for lowest opponent batting average for a qualified pitcher in a season. Woodruff was at .200 while Burnes was at .201.
Woodruff also just barely beat out Burnes for the record for fewest doubles allowed in a season. Burnes allowed 17 two-baggers while Woodruff gave up just 16.
For the lowest opponent batting average through 11 starts, Woodruff held the record for non-opener starting pitchers for a just a little while. His record was broken a few days later by fellow Brewer Freddy Peralta. Then both their records were broken by Jacob deGrom shortly after that. But Woodruff still set that record and held it for a little while so it counts for this list.
Speaking of Freddy Peralta, let’s look at the records he set.