In their brief history, the Arizona Diamondbacks have enjoyed some fantastic pitching performances. Just 12 seasons into the team’s existence, Diamondbacks’ pitchers have won five National League Cy Young Awards. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ all-time wins leaders are topped by the two winners of those Cy Youngs.
5. Miguel Batista: 40 wins
Ranking fifth on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ all-time wins leaders list is righty Miguel Batista. Batista spent two stints in Arizona, pitching for the team from 2001 to 2003 and for one more season in 2006. While he has pitched for eight organizations, his best work has been done in Arizona. In 723.2 innings with the club, Batista posted a 3.99 ERA and a record of 40-34, making the D-Backs the only team on which he has tallied a winning record.
4. Brian Anderson: 41 wins
A member of the original expansion team, lefty Brian Anderson is fourth in all-time wins in Arizona Diamondbacks history. Anderson spent five of his 13 Major League seasons in Arizona, tossing 840.2 innings with the club. He played for the D-Backs from 1998 to 2002 with his best season coming in 2000 when he won 11 games with a 4.05 ERA in a career-high 213.1 innings. Anderson earned half of his career wins in Arizona, totaling 82 in his career.
3. Curt Schilling: 58 wins
Though Curt Schilling’s stay in Arizona was relatively short, it was highly memorable as he led the way to a World Series Championship and ranks third among the Diamondbacks’ all-time wins leaders. In three-and-a-half seasons in the desert, Schilling had a pair of 20-plus win seasons, leading the league with 22 in 2001 and following that with 23 in 2002. He was one of baseball’s great control artists and innings-eaters, totaling 216 career wins in 3261 innings with a 4.38 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
2. Brandon Webb: 87 wins*
Current pitcher Brandon Webb ranks second of the list of Arizona Diamondbacks’ all-time wins leaders. Webb was drafted and developed by the D-Backs and he made his Major League debut with the team in 2003, instantly becoming one of the National League’s best pitchers. As a rookie, he won ten games and posted a 2.84 ERA which ranked fourth in the league. From 2005 to 2008, Webb was one of the great horses in the game, averaging 232 innings per season while twice leading the NL in wins with 16 in 2006 and 22 in 2008. Webb won the 2006 NL Cy Young Award and finished second in the voting in each of the next two years. In 2009, he suffered what has turned out to be a devastating shoulder injury causing him to miss all but four innings of the last two seasons.
1. Randy Johnson: 118 wins
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ all-time wins leader is four-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson. Johnson pitched six seasons with the Diamondbacks from 1999 to 2004. The side-arm hurler won more than 20 games twice in Arizona and a total of three times in his career; in 2002, he won 24 games to set the team record. One of the great power pitchers in baseball, he led the NL in strikeouts five times with the D-Backs while leading in ERA three times. In 22 Major League seasons, the Big Unit struck out 4,875 batters, the second highest total ever recorded. In 2009, Johnson became the latest pitcher to join the 300 win club, finishing with 303 in his career.
* Indicates the player is active with the team.
Arizona Diamondbacks Player Career Pitching Register. Baseball-Reference.com