The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1980's

 

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The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1980'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   Jack Morris 7.28830
2   Nolan Ryan 8.24450
3   Fernando Valenzuela 8.43778
4   Dwight Gooden 8.52440
5   Mario Soto 9.90083
6   Mike Scott 10.59222
7   Steve Carlton 11.52029
8   Ron Guidry 13.29586
9   Orel Hershiser 14.23683
10   Bert Blyleven 15.68478
11   Frank Viola 16.45438
12   Dave Stieb 16.88300
13   Mark Langston 17.33483
14   Bob Welch 17.58900
15   Roger Clemens 19.06880
16   Rick Sutcliffe 20.69988
17   Don Sutton 22.73475
18   Charlie Hough 24.32800
19   Joe Niekro 24.58125
20   Sid Fernandez 26.66400
21   Teddy Higuera 28.62340
22   John Candelaria 28.68886
23   Mike Witt 28.74022
24   Dan Petry 29.00825
25   Ron Darling 29.42400
26   Jerry Reuss 29.48800
27   Bret Saberhagen 31.21417
28   Doyle Alexander 31.46844
29   Mike Boddicker 31.93771
30   Bruce Hurst 32.23500
31   Rick Reuschel 33.43186
32   Bob Knepper 33.58170
33   Phil Niekro 34.89575
34   Pete Vuckovich 35.18267
35   Britt Burns 35.24900
36   Jim Clancy 36.34260
37   Dennis Martinez 36.58013
38   Dave Righetti 36.83233
39   John Tudor 36.96617
40   Floyd Bannister 37.17878
41   Bill Gullickson 38.10788
42   Scott McGregor 38.57386
43   Rick Rhoden 38.95911
44   Dave Stewart 39.57500
45   Steve Rogers 40.15760
46   Mark Gubicza 40.30550
47   Eric Show 41.06843
48   Joaquin Andujar 44.68317
49   Tom Seaver 45.50217
50   Storm Davis 45.53650
51   Tom Browning 45.69240
52   Mike Krukow 45.84956
53   Jimmy Key 46.27820
54   Tim Belcher 49.08900
55   David Cone 49.29100
56   Charlie Leibrandt 50.07900
57   Milt Wilcox 50.56060
58   Frank Tanana 50.96310
59   LaMarr Hoyt 51.06560
60   Bryn Smith 51.74457
61   Scott Garrelts 52.16950
62   Steve Stone 52.22200
63   Jim Deshaies 52.27275
64   Scott Sanderson 53.42200
65   Bob Ojeda 53.89533
66   Mike Flanagan 54.57056
67   Richard Dotson 55.19367
68   Shane Rawley 55.28263
69   Rick Langford 56.49367
70   Charlie Lea 56.64100
71   John Denny 57.23300
72   Len Barker 57.52960
73   Dave Dravecky 58.21640
74   Jerry Koosman 58.60020
75   Ed Whitson 58.63838
76   Dennis Eckersley 59.31114
77   Tom Gordon 60.20100
78   Pascual Perez 60.35760
79   Danny Jackson 60.45860
80   Don Robinson 60.95875
81   Vida Blue 61.02420
82   Greg Swindell 61.41100
83   Alejandro Pena 61.91600
84   Dennis Rasmussen 61.99380
85   Bruce Berenyi 62.01925
86   Mike Moore 62.02725
87   Larry Gura 62.09480
88   Rick Mahler 62.16700
89   Tommy John 62.38614
90   Walt Terrell 62.69257
91   Dennis Leonard 64.14025
92   Bob Forsch 64.27725
93   Kirk McCaskill 65.17550
94   Kevin Gross 65.64250
95   Jim Palmer 65.81933
96   Rick Honeycutt 66.04088
97   Moose Haas 66.38150
98   Doug Drabek 66.53900
99   Greg Maddux 66.59367
100   Tom Candiotti 66.89250
101   Ken Forsch 67.65000
102   Mike Norris 67.73833
103   Danny Cox 67.87725
104   Geoff Zahn 68.31640
105   Tim Leary 69.15233
106   Jose DeLeon 69.38700
107   Danny Darwin 69.75714
108   Oil Can Boyd 69.92250
109   Chris Bosio 71.03767
110   Luis Leal 71.26075
111   Jim Bibby 71.41000
112   Curt Young 71.57633
113   Allan Anderson 72.47050
114   Kelly Downs 73.02600
115   Dick Ruthven 73.48760
116   Atlee Hammaker 75.72980
117   Floyd Youmans 76.46200
118   Mike Smithson 76.46583
119   Larry McWilliams 76.87013
120   Buddy Black 76.92160
121   Andy Hawkins 77.50740
122   Dave LaPoint 77.52450
123   Jose Rijo 77.67200
124   Matt Keough 77.83833
125   Doc Medich 78.34333
126   Joe Magrane 78.74733
127   Tim Lollar 81.23450
128   Rudy May 81.35850
129   Bobby Witt 81.86575
130   John Smiley 83.47950
131   Fergie Jenkins 84.01200
132   Steve McCatty 85.18340
133   Jose Guzman 86.08667
134   Bruce Kison 86.15600
135   Don Carman 86.96625
136   Mike Caldwell 87.28420
137   Mike LaCoss 87.98083
138   Jim Beattie 88.15300
139   Burt Hooton 88.81940
140   Chuck Finley 89.74150
141   Bob Walk 90.05160
142   Scott Bankhead 90.34975
143   John Smoltz 90.40000
144   John Montefusco 91.00400
145   Tom Underwood 91.00400
146   Paul Splittorff 91.91525
147   Joe Cowley 92.41800
148   Juan Berenguer 92.58433
149   Neal Heaton 92.92667
150   David Palmer 93.00080
151   Ed Correa 93.43000
152   John Cerutti 94.61700
153   Bill Laskey 95.19775
154   Charles Hudson 95.99040
155   Rick Camp 96.25400
156   Matt Young 96.55900
157   Frank Pastore 96.58650
158   Steve Trout 97.86438
159   Jeff Robinson 98.30350
160   Ray Burris 99.44350
161   Bob Shirley 99.48800
162   Juan Nieves 99.84150
163   Gaylord Perry 100.52550
164   Rick Aguilera 101.71000
165   Neil Allen 101.91400
166   Joe Hesketh 102.21700
167   Vern Ruhle 102.21725
168   Mike Bielecki 102.36650
169   Eric King 102.41700
170   Zane Smith 102.55540
171   Steve Renko 102.87375
172   Ken Howell 103.53000
173   Dan Spillner 104.33800
174   Mike Morgan 104.43925
175   Steve Mura 105.74800
176   Ken Dixon 105.95200
177   Craig McMurtry 106.15400
178   Greg Mathews 106.30550
179   Chris Codiroli 107.01250
180   Ken Schrom 107.54480
181   Melido Perez 107.71950
182   Mike Torrez 108.20150
183   Bruce Ruffin 108.60550
184   Rich Gale 108.87900
185   Lary Sorensen 109.78700
186   Bill Wegman 109.99000
187   Reggie Cleveland 110.39800
188   Jon Matlack 110.46133
189   John Stuper 111.00200
190   Dan Schatzeder 111.60800
191   Joe Price 111.60800
192   John Farrell 111.91100
193   Mark Thurmond 112.01000
194   Ron Romanick 112.11300
195   Albert Williams 112.17833
196   Al Nipper 112.21625
197   Larry Christenson 113.98150
198   Jamie Moyer 114.43600
199   Andy McGaffigan 114.63800
200   Mike Dunne 115.04200
201   Ed Lynch 115.14000
202   Kevin Brown 115.34700
203   Terry Leach 115.34700
204   Don August 117.11250
205   Bob Stanley 117.81950
206   Bob McClure 118.07000
207   Pat Zachry 118.07000
208   Bobby Castillo 118.88000
209   Steve Ontiveros 119.28600
210   Tommy Boggs 119.33450
211   Jeff Ballard 119.89000
212   Fred Breining 120.09400
213   John Butcher 120.22467
214   Jim Abbott 120.59900
215   Tom Griffin 120.59900
216   Sammy Stewart 121.30600
217   Pete Falcone 121.70600
218   Willie Fraser 122.21300
219   Mike Mason 123.05267
220   Doug Bird 123.52600
221   Craig Swan 123.72800
222   Rick Waits 124.48550
223   Bill Caudill 124.94200
224   Dennis Lamp 125.54600
225   Juan Eichelberger 126.08267
226   Joe Johnson 126.15400
227   Lynn McGlothen 126.15400
228   Tom Glavine 126.55600
229   Glenn Abbott 127.12633
230   Bill Travers 127.36600
231   Randy Martz 128.67700
232   Jay Tibbs 128.77600
233   Pete Redfern 129.79000
234   Charlie Puleo 130.29100
235   Dave Schmidt 130.79800
236   Jim Gott 130.93067
237   Paul Moskau 131.00200
238   Randy Lerch 131.63767
239   Manny Sarmiento 132.21400
240   Wes Gardner 132.21400
241   Eddie Solomon 132.41600
242   Ron Robinson 132.41600
243   John Dopson 132.71700
244   Brian Fisher 133.57550
245   John Curtis 134.63600
246   Calvin Schiraldi 134.63800
247   Jerry Ujdur 134.63800
248   Lee Tunnell 135.69650
249   Brad Havens 135.85000
250   Chuck Rainey 137.06000
251   Gene Nelson 137.11050
252   Chris Welsh 137.26000
253   Brian Kingman 137.46200
254   John Martin 137.66800
255   Tim Birtsas 137.66800
256   Paul Kilgus 138.17100
257   Ricky Horton 138.27400
258   Roy Smith 140.29400
259   Brian Holman 141.60700
260   Pete Smith 142.16050
261   Mark Bomback 142.26150
262   Jeff Russell 143.12000
263   Jim Slaton 143.35367
264   Bill Long 145.29150
265   Mike Jeffcoat 145.54600
266   Ted Power 145.54600
267   Bill Swift 145.94600
268   Renie Martin 146.15000
269   Scott Terry 146.85900
270   Jimmy Jones 147.76600
271   Roger Erickson 148.01850
272   Scott Bailes 149.07900
273   Dickie Noles 150.39400
274   Ed Vande Berg 152.81800
275   Gary Lucas 152.81800
276   Ross Baumgarten 154.02800
277   Bob Tewksbury 155.24200
278   Ray Fontenot 155.59350
279   Bill Krueger* 155.99750
280   Dennis Cook 156.05000
281   Tim Conroy 156.45400
282   Fernando Arroyo 157.36300
283   Guy Hoffman 157.36300
284   Randy Johnson 157.36300
285   Ken Hill 158.67600
286   Salome Barojas 160.09000
287   Rick Wise 160.89600
288   Bob Stoddard 161.30200
289   Derek Lilliquist 161.30200
290   Rick Matula 161.30200
291   Allen Ripley 161.70400
292   Jim Kaat 162.51400
293   Bob Sebra 162.61500
294   Eric Bell 163.92800
295   Todd Stottlemyre 163.92800
296   Luis Aquino 165.24100
297   Don Aase 166.15000
298   Jack O'Connor 166.15000
299   Rich Yett 166.15000
300   Greg Hibbard 166.55400
301   Luis Tiant 169.78600
302   Greg Cadaret 170.49300
303   Steve Bedrosian 170.49300
304   Dave Goltz 170.99800
305   Kurt Kepshire 173.11900
306   Mark Grant 173.11900
307   Les Straker 175.74500
308   Dave Rozema 175.84600
309   Bryan Clark 178.27000
310   Jaime Cocanower 178.27000
311   Chuck Porter 179.48200
312   Les Lancaster 179.68400
313   Jeff Sellers 180.99700
314   Alfredo Martinez 181.90600
315   Jack McDowell 181.90600
316   Jim Acker 183.11800
317   Randy Jones 183.11800
318   Clay Parker 183.62300
319   Bob Sykes 184.33000
320   Eric Plunk 184.33000
321   Greg Harris 184.93600
322   Jose Bautista 185.54200
323   Mark Davis 185.54200
324   Wayne Garland 185.54200
325   Jackson Todd 186.24900
326   Mike Parrott 187.56200
327   Paul Gibson 187.56200
328   Paul Mirabella 187.96600
329   Jerry Gleaton 188.87500
330   Rob Dressler 189.17800
331   Silvio Martinez 190.18800
332   Jesse Jefferson 190.39000
333   Ken Clay 192.81400
334   Steve Rosenberg 192.81400

 


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