Bob Forsch
Robert Herbert Forsch
 
 
Born: January 13, 1950 in Sacramento, CA
Died: November 3, 2011 - 61 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'4" Wt: 200
(legend)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1968 - (Round 26)
- High School: Hiram Johnson (Sacramento, CA)

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Tom Seaver
1967 - 1986
SP
110.4
Pl
 
3.9
0.5
106.2
0.2
2 Phil Niekro
1964 - 1987
SP
96.6
Pl
 
-1.1
0.5
97.4
0.2
3 Bert Blyleven
1970 - 1992
SP
95.3
Pl
 
-1.2
0.4
96.5
0.4
4 Gaylord Perry
1962 - 1983
SP
91.0
Pl
 
-2.9
0.6
93.7
0.4
5 Steve Carlton
1965 - 1988
SP
90.4
Pl
 
5.9
0.4
84.1
0.1
6 Fergie Jenkins
1965 - 1983
SP
84.9
Pl
 
2.0
0.5
82.8
0.3
7 Nolan Ryan
1966 - 1993
SP
81.9
Pl
 
-2.2
0.6
83.9
0.4
8 Rick Reuschel
1972 - 1991
SP
70.1
 
1.7
0.3
68.2
0.1
9 Jim Palmer
1965 - 1984
SP
69.4
Pl
 
1.4
0.2
68.1
0.3
10 Don Sutton
1966 - 1988
SP
67.3
Pl
 
-1.7
0.5
68.6
0.2
11 Luis Tiant
1964 - 1982
SP
66.7
 
0.8
0.1
66.1
0.2
12 Tommy John
1963 - 1989
SP
62.0
 
-0.2
0.1
62.3
0.2
13 Frank Tanana
1973 - 1993
SP
57.9
 
0.4
0.5
57.5
0.5
14 Dave Stieb
1979 - 1998
SP
57.2
 
0.2
0.4
57.0
0.4
15 Orel Hershiser
1983 - 2000
SP
56.8
 
4.9
0.3
51.7
0.2
16 Jerry Koosman
1967 - 1985
SP
53.9
VN
 
-3.4
0.4
57.1
0.2
17 Jim Kaat
1959 - 1983
SP
51.4
 
6.5
-0.1
45.2
0.2
18 Dennis Martinez
1976 - 1998
SP
49.3
 
-0.3
0.5
49.5
0.3
19 Ron Guidry
1975 - 1988
SP
48.0
 
0.2
0.3
47.8
0.3
20 Frank Viola
1982 - 1996
SP
47.4
 
-0.0
0.3
47.4
0.3
21 Vida Blue
1969 - 1986
SP
45.5
 
0.4
0.3
45.0
0.2
22 Steve Rogers
1973 - 1985
SP
45.1
 
-0.4
0.2
45.3
0.1
23 Bob Welch
1978 - 1994
SP
44.2
 
0.6
0.3
43.5
0.2
24 Jack Morris
1977 - 1994
SP
44.1
 
0.3
0.4
43.8
0.4
25 John Candelaria
1975 - 1993
SP
42.4
 
2.2
0.3
40.1
0.3
26 Fernando Valenzuela
1980 - 1997
SP
42.1
 
4.5
0.2
37.4
0.0
27 Tom Candiotti
1983 - 1999
SP
41.5
 
-1.0
0.3
42.5
0.2
28 Danny Darwin
1978 - 1998
SP
40.5
 
0.0
0.5
40.5
0.5
29 Jon Matlack
1971 - 1983
SP
39.7
 
0.6
0.2
39.1
0.2
30 Charlie Hough
1970 - 1994
SP
39.5
 
-0.2
0.6
39.6
0.5
31 Rick Wise
1964 - 1982
SP
36.7
 
4.5
0.4
32.1
0.2
32 Burt Hooton
1971 - 1985
SP
35.9
 
-0.9
0.3
36.6
0.1
33 Rick Rhoden
1974 - 1989
SP
35.8
 
5.5
0.3
30.2
0.1
34 Jerry Reuss
1969 - 1990
SP
35.5
 
2.3
0.4
33.1
0.2
35 Doyle Alexander
1971 - 1989
SP
35.5
 
0.5
0.5
34.9
0.4
36 Bruce Hurst
1980 - 1994
SP
34.8
 
-0.3
0.3
35.0
0.2
37 John Tudor
1979 - 1990
SP
34.6
 
0.2
0.2
34.3
0.1
38 Rick Sutcliffe
1976 - 1994
SP
34.3
 
3.0
0.2
31.2
0.1
39 Charlie Leibrandt
1979 - 1993
SP
33.8
 
-0.6
0.3
34.4
0.2
40 Sid Fernandez
1983 - 1997
SP
32.8
 
1.3
0.2
31.4
0.1
41 John Denny
1974 - 1986
SP
32.4
 
1.1
0.2
31.2
0.1
42 Mike Boddicker
1980 - 1993
SP
31.8
 
0.2
0.3
31.6
0.3
43 Jim Barr
1971 - 1983
SP
31.1
 
0.4
0.2
30.6
0.2
44 Joe Niekro
1967 - 1988
SP
29.9
 
1.0
0.3
28.7
0.2
45 Mike Moore
1982 - 1995
SP
28.5
 
0.3
0.4
28.2
0.4
46 Scott Sanderson
1978 - 1996
SP
28.1
 
-1.6
0.3
29.6
0.2
47 Kevin Gross
1983 - 1997
SP
28.0
 
1.9
0.3
26.0
0.2
48 Floyd Bannister
1977 - 1992
SP
26.9
 
0.2
0.4
26.7
0.3
49 Dave Stewart
1978 - 1995
SP
26.8
 
0.7
0.4
26.1
0.4
50 Mike Morgan
1978 - 2002
SP
26.6
 
-2.4
0.3
28.9
0.2
51 Ken Forsch
1970 - 1986
SP
26.3
 
-0.8
0.3
27.1
0.2
52 Mike Flanagan
1975 - 1992
SP
26.3
 
0.3
0.4
26.0
0.4
53 Dennis Leonard
1974 - 1986
SP
26.3
 
0.2
0.3
26.1
0.3
54 Mario Soto
1977 - 1988
SP
26.0
 
-1.0
0.2
26.9
0.1
55 Bob Forsch
1974 - 1989
SP
25.1
 
5.9
0.2
19.1
0.1
56 Bob Ojeda
1980 - 1994
SP
24.5
 
-0.3
0.3
24.7
0.2
57 Mike Krukow
1976 - 1989
SP
24.1
 
2.6
0.2
21.4
0.1
58 Steve Renko
1969 - 1983
SP
24.0
 
2.9
0.3
21.0
0.2
59 Dave Roberts
1969 - 1981
SP
23.8
 
1.5
0.3
22.2
0.2
60 Bill Gullickson
1979 - 1994
SP
23.6
 
-0.4
0.3
23.9
0.1
61 Paul Splittorff
1970 - 1984
SP
23.5
 
0.8
0.3
22.8
0.4
62 Mike Torrez
1967 - 1984
SP
23.4
 
-0.7
0.3
24.1
0.3
63 Dave Goltz
1972 - 1983
SP
23.2
VN
 
-0.1
0.3
23.3
0.3
64 Stan Bahnsen
1966 - 1982
SP
22.8
VN
 
-0.9
0.2
23.8
0.3
65 Mike Scott
1979 - 1991
SP
22.8
 
-1.4
0.2
24.0
0.1
66 Rick Honeycutt
1977 - 1997
SP
22.3
 
0.8
0.5
21.4
0.5
67 J.R. Richard
1971 - 1980
SP
22.3
 
0.7
0.1
21.5
0.0
68 Bill Lee
1969 - 1982
SP
22.2
 
0.8
0.2
21.4
0.2
69 Bob Knepper
1976 - 1990
SP
22.1
 
1.0
0.3
21.0
0.1
70 Mike Witt
1981 - 1993
SP
22.0
 
0.2
0.3
21.8
0.3
71 Ed Whitson
1977 - 1991
SP
21.8
 
-1.2
0.3
22.9
0.2
72 Larry Gura
1970 - 1985
SP
21.8
 
0.1
0.3
21.7
0.3
73 Jim Clancy
1977 - 1991
SP
21.3
 
0.0
0.4
21.3
0.4
74 Bud Black
1981 - 1995
SP
21.1
 
-0.0
0.3
21.1
0.3
75 Shane Rawley
1978 - 1989
SP
21.1
 
0.1
0.4
20.9
0.3
76 Geoff Zahn
1973 - 1985
SP
20.7
 
-0.0
0.3
20.7
0.2
77 Rudy May
1965 - 1983
SP
20.7
 
-0.0
0.3
20.7
0.3
78 Scott McGregor
1976 - 1988
SP
20.4
 
0.2
0.3
20.2
0.3
79 Marty Pattin
1968 - 1980
SP
20.4
 
-0.7
0.1
21.2
0.2
80 Rick Mahler
1979 - 1991
SP
20.3
 
0.7
0.3
19.5
0.1
81 Ron Darling
1983 - 1995
SP
20.2
 
1.1
0.2
19.0
0.1
82 John Montefusco
1974 - 1986
SP
20.0
 
-1.6
0.2
21.4
0.1
83 Jim Rooker
1968 - 1980
SP
19.9
 
2.8
0.0
17.0
0.0
84 Doc Medich
1972 - 1982
SP
19.8
 
-0.2
0.3
20.0
0.3
85 Jim Bibby
1972 - 1984
SP
19.5
VN
 
0.9
0.2
18.5
0.2
86 Dick Drago
1969 - 1981
SP
19.4
 
-1.1
0.3
20.5
0.4
87 Pascual Perez
1980 - 1991
SP
19.4
 
0.2
0.1
19.1
0.1
88 Mike Caldwell
1971 - 1984
SP
18.6
 
-0.3
0.3
18.9
0.3
89 Dick Ruthven
1973 - 1986
SP
18.6
 
1.1
0.2
17.3
0.1
90 Bill Bonham
1971 - 1980
SP
18.5
 
0.3
0.1
18.2
0.1
91 Britt Burns
1978 - 1985
SP
18.1
 
0.1
0.2
18.0
0.2
92 Randy Jones
1973 - 1982
SP
18.1
 
-0.8
0.2
18.8
0.1
93 Don Robinson
1978 - 1992
SP
18.0
 
5.0
0.4
12.9
0.2
94 Oil Can Boyd
1982 - 1991
SP
17.7
 
-0.5
0.2
18.2
0.2
95 Moose Haas
1976 - 1987
SP
17.6
 
0.1
0.2
17.5
0.2
96 Bryn Smith
1981 - 1993
SP
17.6
 
1.0
0.2
16.5
0.1
97 Steve Stone
1971 - 1981
SP
17.6
 
-1.3
0.2
18.9
0.1
98 Jim Slaton
1971 - 1986
SP
17.5
 
0.0
0.4
17.5
0.4
99 Woodie Fryman
1966 - 1983
SP
17.4
 
-1.1
0.4
18.4
0.3
100 Storm Davis
1982 - 1994
SP
17.4
 
0.1
0.3
17.3
0.3
 
  Bob Forsch
1974 - 1989
SP
25.1
 
5.9
0.2
19.1
0.1
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