Gio Gonzalez led the National League in wins. But c'mon, "wins"? [Laughs dismissively] The 26-going-on-27-year-old left-hander acquired in a December 2011 trade with the Oakland A's had the NL's fourth-highest K total, with 207 Ks, tied w/ the Phillies' Cliff Lee behind Lee's teammate Cole Hamels (216), the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw (229) and the Mets' R.A. Dickey (230 Ks), but had the National League's highest K/9 with (9.35 K/9) ahead of the Cubs' Jeff Samardzija and the Cards' Lance Lynn, who both ended the year with 9.27 K/9. Gonzalez had the NL's lowest HR/9 (0.41 HR/9) ahead of the Braves' Tim Hudson and the Astros' Lucas Harrell who tied for 2nd with 0.60 HR/9 allowed. The Nats' lefty's .201 BAA was the National League's lowest, ahead of LA's Kershaw (.204) and the Giants' Matt Cain (.217).

Gonzalez's BABIP against (.267) was the NL's fifth-lowest behind the Reds' Mat Latos (.266), the Cards' Kyle Lohse and Kershaw (tied at .262), Cain (.259) and the Braves' Mike Minor (.252). Gonzalez's ERA (2.89) was the NL's sixth-lowest, ahead of teammate Jordan Zimmermann (2.94) but behind Lohse (2.86), Cain (2.79), the Reds' Johnny Cueto (2.78), R.A. Dickey (2.67) and Kershaw who had the NL's lowest ERA (2.53) for the second-straight season. Gonzalez's FIP (2.82) was also the NL's lowest ahead of Kershaw's (2.89) and the D-Backs' Wade Miley's (3.04).