The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1970's

 

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The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1970's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player pitched 120 innings and a majority of the games he pitched in were starts.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Nolan Ryan 3.34820
2   Tom Seaver 3.52750
3   Jim Palmer 5.26800
4   Gaylord Perry 6.54330
5   Steve Carlton 7.69380
6   Fergie Jenkins 8.34460
7   Catfish Hunter 8.44050
8   Vida Blue 10.06833
9   Don Sutton 12.93740
10   Phil Niekro 13.44270
11   Bert Blyleven 15.82140
12   Ron Guidry 15.92533
13   Andy Messersmith 17.51743
14   Luis Tiant 17.66663
15   Frank Tanana 18.15980
16   J.R. Richard 18.90720
17   Mike Cuellar 19.59933
18   Dennis Eckersley 20.17980
19   Wilbur Wood 20.18171
20   Ken Holtzman 22.39271
21   Mickey Lolich 25.51943
22   Tommy John 25.86244
23   Jon Matlack 26.23243
24   Jerry Koosman 26.34220
25   Mike Flanagan 27.17000
26   Dennis Leonard 27.71440
27   Don Gullett 28.56600
28   Ed Figueroa 28.63875
29   Pat Dobson 28.86288
30   Rick Reuschel 31.33225
31   Mike Torrez 35.05667
32   Steve Busby 35.51933
33   Rick Wise 36.58989
34   Burt Hooton 37.19800
35   Dave McNally 38.58200
36   Bob Gibson 38.74360
37   Joe Coleman 39.68450
38   Dock Ellis 39.89260
39   John Candelaria 39.95560
40   Gary Nolan 42.39980
41   Steve Rogers 43.21471
42   Dave Goltz 43.30767
43   Doug Rau 44.48040
44   Rudy May 44.86556
45   Dennis Martinez 45.48467
46   Jim Kaat 45.63450
47   Jim Rooker 47.34271
48   Jerry Reuss 47.97044
49   Jack Billingham 48.12690
50   Paul Splittorff 48.79989
51   Marty Pattin 50.98100
52   Fred Norman 52.14144
53   Ross Grimsley 52.33922
54   Jim Bibby 52.41150
55   Bill Lee 52.87300
56   Stan Bahnsen 54.31175
57   Larry Dierker 54.88050
58   Jim Lonborg 55.31186
59   Mel Stottlemyre 55.55525
60   Pete Vuckovich 56.05800
61   Jim Perry 56.76200
62   Doc Medich 57.04271
63   Randy Jones 57.09786
64   Ken Kravec 59.75933
65   Lynn McGlothen 60.07480
66   Steve Blass 60.16333
67   Don Wilson 60.90300
68   Joe Niekro 62.45840
69   Mike Caldwell 62.65550
70   Jim Slaton 62.84463
71   Wayne Garland 63.53200
72   Carl Morton 63.63586
73   Larry Christenson 64.41800
74   Steve Renko 64.77013
75   Claude Osteen 64.77533
76   Ray Culp 65.14800
77   Jack Morris 65.45300
78   Mark Fidrych 65.45300
79   John Montefusco 65.81160
80   Fritz Peterson 67.52417
81   Dave Roberts 68.19711
82   Woodie Fryman 68.38400
83   Clyde Wright 69.20520
84   Bruce Kison 69.24250
85   Rick Sutcliffe 69.39200
86   Ed Halicki 70.57880
87   Bob Forsch 70.98280
88   Sam McDowell 70.98300
89   Reggie Cleveland 71.76386
90   Rick Rhoden 71.84567
91   Bob Knepper 72.11500
92   Tom Bradley 73.12925
93   Dave Frost 73.33100
94   Scott McGregor 73.43000
95   Milt Pappas 74.82100
96   Clay Kirby 74.96220
97   Jim Colborn 75.35957
98   Nelson Briles 75.62900
99   Bill Stoneman 75.98667
100   Ken Brett 76.07950
101   Pat Zachry 76.42433
102   Chuck Dobson 76.96500
103   Roger Moret 76.99667
104   Ray Burris 77.04300
105   Jim Barr 77.34925
106   Bill Bonham 78.19457
107   Steve Comer 79.89600
108   Geoff Zahn 79.95933
109   Craig Swan 80.02250
110   Sonny Siebert 81.12320
111   Steve Stone 81.20629
112   Bob Moose 81.68900
113   Bart Johnson 81.94567
114   Lary Sorensen 83.42700
115   Bill Hands 83.89060
116   Gary Peters 84.18650
117   Doyle Alexander 84.34025
118   Bob Shirley 84.63900
119   Rick Waits 85.62800
120   Chris Knapp 86.76200
121   Nino Espinosa 86.82733
122   Dick Drago 87.46600
123   Tom Hume 87.82250
124   Al Downing 88.32975
125   Ron Bryant 88.58225
126   Dick Ruthven 89.55000
127   Al Fitzmorris 91.52620
128   Roger Nelson 92.01600
129   Juan Marichal 92.14250
130   Eric Rasmussen 92.77375
131   Luke Walker 92.98833
132   Mike Parrott 93.02600
133   Joaquin Andujar 93.08933
134   Steve Kline 93.22600
135   Dick Tidrow 93.30400
136   Dick Bosman 93.33833
137   Ron Reed 93.60680
138   Bill Travers 93.82900
139   Bill Singer 93.90980
140   Tom Underwood 93.97040
141   Larry Gura 94.16667
142   Gary Gentry 95.34500
143   Dave Rozema 95.85200
144   John Denny 95.90960
145   Les Cain 96.66000
146   Steve Hargan 97.53333
147   Silvio Martinez 97.61950
148   John Curtis 97.92083
149   Diego Segui 97.97300
150   Ken Forsch 98.68225
151   George Stone 99.35133
152   Terry Forster 100.50000
153   Mike Hedlund 100.90400
154   Bob Johnson 101.25550
155   Dan Schatzeder 102.01300
156   Milt Wilcox 102.19200
157   Don Robinson 102.36650
158   Buzz Capra 102.51800
159   Joe Decker 103.12400
160   Pete Falcone 103.53025
161   Rick Langford 103.76167
162   Blue Moon Odom 104.96950
163   Jackie Brown 105.41133
164   Jim McAndrew 105.44700
165   Mike Krukow 105.57967
166   Bill Parsons 105.80050
167   Wayne Twitchell 105.82800
168   Don Stanhouse 106.25500
169   Francisco Barrios 106.48867
170   Jerry Augustine 107.19567
171   Jim McGlothlin 107.26300
172   Randy Lerch 107.29667
173   Scott Sanderson 110.09500
174   Wayne Simpson 110.49500
175   Paul Hartzell 111.30725
176   Doug Bird 111.40800
177   Jim Merritt 111.60800
178   Pat Jarvis 112.41600
179   Pete Broberg 112.51925
180   Alan Foster 112.67075
181   John Fulgham 112.72100
182   Bob Stanley 113.07250
183   Bob Owchinko 113.25567
184   John Urrea 114.03400
185   Steve Arlin 115.24200
186   Mike LaCoss 115.34700
187   Dick Woodson 115.85000
188   Floyd Bannister 116.91050
189   Brent Strom 117.53133
190   Bob Veale 117.97300
191   Dave Lemanczyk 118.13733
192   Ron Schueler 118.47400
193   Jim Hughes 118.67800
194   John D'Acquisto 118.88200
195   Rich Gale 119.03150
196   Balor Moore 119.18525
197   Steve Trout 119.28600
198   Lew Krausse 119.63750
199   Dave Freisleben 120.17000
200   Skip Lockwood 121.81125
201   Ross Baumgarten 121.91200
202   Jim Nash 122.92000
203   Rich Wortham 123.22500
204   Moose Haas 124.03100
205   Tom Murphy 124.23300
206   Tom Griffin 124.53600
207   Roric Harrison 124.60133
208   Don Aase 124.94000
209   Dan Warthen 125.95200
210   Ray Sadecki 126.20250
211   Andy Hassler 126.33100
212   Bruce Dal Canton 126.68867
213   Ernie McAnally 127.18950
214   Bill Greif 127.90067
215   Mark Lemongello 127.97000
216   Dan Spillner 128.03533
217   Larry Demery 128.47700
218   Rich Hand 129.73750
219   Dean Chance 129.79000
220   Dennis Lamp 131.85850
221   Dennis Blair 132.11100
222   Glenn Abbott 132.21200
223   Roger Erickson 134.33300
224   Danny Coombs 135.04200
225   Mike Paxton 135.24200
226   Mike Paul 135.85000
227   John Henry Johnson 136.40350
228   Jim Clancy 137.06200
229   Jim Bunning 137.66800
230   Jim Umbarger 139.23150
231   John Montague 139.48600
232   Chris Short 139.98900
233   Bill Zepp 140.29400
234   Tom Timmermann 143.42300
235   Mike Kekich 143.57450
236   Jerry Garvin 143.72600
237   John Cumberland 144.23300
238   Gary Serum 144.33400
239   Vern Ruhle 144.48350
240   Jesse Jefferson 145.54400
241   Rick Honeycutt 146.75600
242   Paul Thormodsgard 146.75800
243   Matt Keough 146.95800
244   Rich Gossage 150.79800
245   Tom Kelley 150.79800
246   Paul Mitchell 151.45250
247   Steve McCatty 152.11100
248   Pat Darcy 152.81800
249   Eduardo Rodriguez 153.42400
250   Gary Ross 154.73700
251   George Brunet 154.73700
252   Joe Horlen 155.74500
253   Rollie Fingers 156.05000
254   Bill Champion 156.14900
255   Joe Moeller 157.36300
256   Bill Gogolewski 158.21950
257   Jim Hannan 158.67600
258   Santo Alcala 158.67600
259   David Clyde 158.87800
260   Paul Moskau 160.09000
261   Tom Phoebus 161.65350
262   Vic Albury 162.51200
263   Tony Cloninger 162.61500
264   Ray Corbin 162.71600
265   Tom Dixon 163.72600
266   Denny Lemaster 163.92800
267   Steve Dunning 163.92800
268   Kevin Kobel 164.02700
269   Dick Pole 164.22900
270   Ray Bare 164.38050
271   Bobby Bolin 165.24100
272   Denny McLain 165.24100
273   Ed Whitson 166.55400
274   Jim Hardin 166.55400
275   Andy Replogle 168.57400
276   Eddie Solomon 169.18000
277   Rich Robertson 169.18000
278   Wade Blasingame 169.18000
279   Pat Underwood 170.49300
280   Ray Lamb 170.49300
281   Lerrin LaGrow 170.99600
282   Fernando Arroyo 170.99800
283   Jim Beattie 170.99800
284   Don Hood 171.80400
285   Joe McIntosh 172.61400
286   Gerry Janeski 173.11900
287   Rick Matula 173.11900
288   Ken Reynolds 174.12700
289   Mike Kilkenny 174.43200
290   Dave Stieb 175.74500
291   Casey Cox 177.05800
292   Ken Frailing 178.27000
293   Frank Reberger 178.37100
294   Bob Sykes 179.48200
295   Pete Redfern 180.69400
296   Preston Hanna 180.69400
297   Earl Wilson 180.99700
298   Jerry Bell 181.09800
299   Rich Folkers 181.09800
300   Mickey Mahler 181.90600
301   Barry Lersch 182.31000
302   Bill Butler 182.31000
303   Len Barker 182.31000
304   Al Santorini 182.51200
305   Charlie Hough 183.62300
306   Dave Morehead 183.62300
307   Rich Troedson 183.92600
308   Randy Tate 185.34000
309   Dan McGinn 186.24900
310   Don Carrithers 187.56200
311   Mike Nagy 187.56200
312   Mike Norris 187.56200
313   Don Kirkwood 188.87500
314   Grant Jackson 188.87500
315   Rick Williams 188.87500
316   Mike Bruhert 189.17800
317   Gene Brabender 191.50100
318   Jim Shellenback 191.50100
319   Harry Parker 192.41000
320   Wally Bunker 192.81400
321   Doug Konieczny 193.82400
322   Barry Moore 194.12700
323   Phil Huffman 196.75300
324   Jim Willoughby 198.06600

 


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