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Compared to Top 100 Contemporary Starting Pitchers


Rk Players Pos Yrs Career HOF WAR Off Fld Pit Adj Peak JAWS Compare
1 Tom Seaver SP 20 1967-1986 109.9 3.5 0.3 106.0 0.1 59.4 84.6
2 Phil Niekro SP 24 1964-1987 95.9 -1.4 0.2 96.9 0.1 54.3 75.1
3 Bert Blyleven SP 22 1970-1992 94.4 -1.6 -0.0 96.0 -0.0 50.3 72.4
4 Steve Carlton SP 24 1965-1988 90.2 5.7 0.3 84.1 0.1 54.3 72.3
5 Gaylord Perry SP 22 1962-1983 90.0 -3.3 0.2 93.0 0.1 52.3 71.1
6 Bob Gibson SP 17 1959-1975 89.1 7.2 0.2 81.6 0.1 61.2 75.2
7 Fergie Jenkins SP 19 1965-1983 84.1 1.7 0.2 82.2 0.1 51.4 67.8
8 Nolan Ryan SP 27 1966-1993 81.2 -2.5 0.1 83.5 0.1 43.1 62.2
9 Rick Reuschel SP 19 1972-1991 69.5 1.2 0.1 68.1 0.1 43.7 56.6
10 Jim Palmer SP 19 1965-1984 68.4 1.1 -0.1 67.5 -0.1 47.4 57.9
11 Don Sutton SP 23 1966-1988 66.7 -1.9 0.3 68.3 0.1 33.9 50.3
12 Luis Tiant SP 19 1964-1982 66.0 0.7 -0.2 65.6 -0.1 44.1 55.1
13 Juan Marichal SP 16 1960-1975 62.9 0.8 0.2 61.8 0.1 51.9 57.4
14 Tommy John SP 26 1963-1989 61.5 -0.4 -0.1 62.1 0.0 34.6 48.0
15 Frank Tanana SP 21 1973-1993 57.1 0.0 0.0 57.0 -0.0 38.1 47.6
16 Jerry Koosman SP 19 1967-1985 53.6 -3.6 0.2 57.0 0.1 36.4 45.0
17 Jim Kaat SP 25 1959-1983 50.4 5.7 -0.4 45.2 -0.1 38.1 44.3
18 Wilbur Wood SP 17 1961-1978 50.0 -1.8 -0.1 52.1 -0.3 45.7 47.8
19 Mickey Lolich SP 16 1963-1979 48.0 0.4 -0.3 47.9 -0.0 37.8 42.9
20 Ron Guidry SP 14 1975-1988 47.8 -0.0 -0.0 47.8 0.0 38.0 42.9
21 Vida Blue SP 17 1969-1986 45.1 0.2 0.1 44.8 -0.0 38.3 41.7
22 Steve Rogers SP 13 1973-1985 44.7 -0.6 0.1 45.1 0.1 36.8 40.7
23 Milt Pappas SP 17 1957-1973 43.7 -2.4 -0.1 46.2 0.1 28.6 36.2
24 Mel Stottlemyre SP 11 1964-1974 43.1 2.6 -0.3 40.7 0.0 34.6 38.8
25 John Candelaria SP 19 1975-1993 41.9 1.9 0.1 39.9 0.1 30.9 36.4
26 Sam McDowell SP 15 1961-1975 41.8 -1.0 -0.2 43.1 -0.0 41.2 41.5
27 Jim Perry SP 17 1959-1975 41.6 3.6 -0.3 38.4 -0.1 30.3 35.9
28 Claude Osteen SP 18 1957-1975 41.2 4.3 0.1 36.8 0.0 31.3 36.2
29 Catfish Hunter SP 15 1965-1979 40.9 4.8 -0.2 36.3 -0.0 34.9 37.9
30 Andy Messersmith SP 12 1968-1979 40.1 2.7 -0.1 37.5 0.0 34.2 37.2
31 Jon Matlack SP 13 1971-1983 39.4 0.4 0.1 38.9 0.0 36.9 38.1
32 Charlie Hough SP 25 1970-1994 38.4 -0.6 0.1 39.0 -0.1 28.2 33.3
33 Jim Maloney SP 12 1960-1971 37.5 3.2 0.1 34.1 0.1 36.9 37.2
34 Rick Wise SP 18 1964-1982 36.3 4.2 0.1 31.8 0.1 28.2 32.2
35 Burt Hooton SP 15 1971-1985 35.6 -1.0 0.1 36.4 0.0 29.8 32.7
36 Rick Rhoden SP 16 1974-1989 35.3 5.1 0.1 30.0 0.0 30.0 32.7
37 Jerry Reuss SP 22 1969-1990 35.1 2.1 0.2 32.8 0.1 29.3 32.2
38 Doyle Alexander SP 19 1971-1989 35.0 0.2 0.0 34.7 0.0 29.4 32.2
39 John Denny SP 13 1974-1986 32.2 1.0 0.1 31.1 0.1 29.7 30.9
40 Sonny Siebert SP 12 1964-1975 32.1 3.1 -0.2 29.3 -0.0 30.4 31.3
41 Larry Dierker SP 14 1964-1977 31.9 -2.6 0.2 34.3 0.1 28.4 30.1
42 Jim Barr SP 12 1971-1983 30.7 -0.2 0.1 30.8 0.0 29.0 29.8
43 Dean Chance SP 11 1961-1971 29.9 -4.7 -0.3 34.9 -0.1 28.5 29.2
44 Joe Niekro SP 22 1967-1988 29.7 0.8 0.2 28.7 0.0 21.7 25.7
45 Chris Short SP 15 1959-1973 28.7 -3.0 0.1 31.4 0.1 28.4 28.5
46 Gary Peters SP 14 1959-1972 28.7 6.7 -0.3 22.3 -0.1 27.8 28.2
47 Don Wilson SP 9 1966-1974 27.7 -0.0 0.1 27.5 0.0 26.6 27.1
48 Earl Wilson SP 11 1959-1970 27.6 7.6 -0.3 20.4 -0.0 25.1 26.4
49 Bill Hands SP 11 1965-1975 27.5 -2.9 0.1 30.1 0.1 26.3 26.9
50 Ken Holtzman SP 15 1965-1979 27.3 0.1 0.1 27.0 0.0 24.3 25.8
51 Mike Cuellar SP 15 1959-1977 26.8 -2.3 -0.0 29.1 0.1 25.4 26.1
52 Floyd Bannister SP 15 1977-1992 26.3 -0.1 0.0 26.4 0.0 22.9 24.6
53 Ken Forsch SP 16 1970-1986 26.0 -1.0 0.0 27.0 -0.0 21.1 23.5
54 Gary Nolan SP 10 1967-1977 25.9 0.1 0.1 25.6 0.1 25.0 25.4
55 Mario Soto SP 12 1977-1988 25.7 -1.2 0.1 26.8 0.0 27.0 26.4
56 Dennis Leonard SP 12 1974-1986 25.7 0.0 0.0 25.7 -0.0 23.9 24.8
57 Dave McNally SP 14 1962-1975 25.5 1.0 -0.3 24.8 -0.0 23.0 24.3
58 Mike Flanagan SP 18 1975-1992 25.5 0.0 0.0 25.5 -0.0 18.7 22.1
59 Ron Reed SP 19 1966-1984 24.9 -0.0 0.1 24.8 0.0 17.4 21.1
60 Bob Forsch SP 16 1974-1989 24.6 5.6 0.1 18.8 0.0 22.1 23.3
61 Mike Krukow SP 14 1976-1989 24.0 2.5 0.1 21.4 0.0 19.9 21.9
62 Steve Renko SP 15 1969-1983 23.6 2.5 0.1 20.9 0.0 16.6 20.1
63 Dave Roberts SP 13 1969-1981 23.5 1.3 0.0 22.1 0.1 23.5 23.5
64 Joe Horlen SP 12 1961-1972 23.2 -1.9 -0.2 25.5 -0.1 23.0 23.1
65 Joe Coleman SP 15 1965-1979 23.2 -1.4 -0.1 24.7 -0.0 22.9 23.0
66 Dave Goltz SP 12 1972-1983 23.1 -0.4 -0.0 23.5 0.0 25.3 24.2
67 Paul Splittorff SP 15 1970-1984 22.9 0.6 -0.0 22.4 0.0 18.8 20.9
68 Mike Torrez SP 18 1967-1984 22.8 -1.0 0.0 23.7 0.0 20.6 21.7
69 Stan Bahnsen SP 16 1966-1982 22.7 -1.1 -0.1 23.9 -0.0 22.4 22.5
70 J. R. Richard SP 10 1971-1980 22.2 0.7 0.1 21.5 0.0 22.4 22.3
71 Bill Lee SP 14 1969-1982 22.0 0.7 0.0 21.4 -0.1 21.4 21.7
72 Bob Veale SP 13 1962-1974 21.9 -3.0 0.1 24.7 0.1 22.8 22.4
73 Bob Knepper SP 15 1976-1990 21.9 0.7 0.1 20.9 0.1 22.3 22.1
74 Larry Gura SP 16 1970-1985 21.4 -0.1 0.0 21.5 0.0 20.6 21.0
75 Mudcat Grant SP 14 1958-1971 21.1 2.0 -0.2 19.3 -0.1 17.9 19.5
76 Al Downing SP 17 1961-1977 21.0 -1.3 -0.1 22.5 -0.0 19.7 20.4
77 Fritz Peterson SP 11 1966-1976 21.0 1.7 -0.2 19.5 -0.0 21.1 21.1
78 Nelson Briles SP 14 1965-1978 20.9 0.3 0.1 20.4 0.1 18.6 19.8
79 Shane Rawley SP 12 1978-1989 20.8 -0.2 0.0 21.0 0.0 19.3 20.1
80 Jim Clancy SP 15 1977-1991 20.5 -0.3 0.0 20.7 0.0 25.0 22.7
81 Rudy May SP 16 1965-1983 20.3 -0.2 -0.1 20.6 -0.0 17.6 18.9
82 Geoff Zahn SP 13 1973-1985 20.3 -0.2 0.0 20.5 0.0 20.7 20.5
83 Marty Pattin SP 13 1968-1980 20.3 -0.9 -0.1 21.3 -0.1 18.7 19.5
84 Scott McGregor SP 13 1976-1988 20.2 0.0 0.0 20.2 -0.0 20.3 20.2
85 John Montefusco SP 13 1974-1986 19.9 -1.7 0.1 21.6 0.0 19.7 19.8
86 Jim Rooker SP 13 1968-1980 19.7 2.7 0.0 17.0 -0.0 21.0 20.3
87 Doc Medich SP 11 1972-1982 19.6 -0.4 0.0 20.0 0.0 18.0 18.8
88 Jim Bibby SP 12 1972-1984 19.3 0.8 0.0 18.5 -0.0 19.8 19.6
89 Denny McLain SP 10 1963-1972 19.3 -1.0 -0.2 20.5 0.0 22.2 20.8
90 Ray Sadecki SP 18 1960-1977 19.3 2.6 0.1 16.4 0.1 19.7 19.5
91 Dick Drago SP 13 1969-1981 19.1 -1.3 -0.1 20.4 -0.0 17.3 18.2
92 Bobby Bolin SP 13 1961-1973 19.0 2.1 0.1 16.7 0.1 19.7 19.3
93 Bill Singer SP 14 1964-1977 18.7 -0.8 0.1 19.4 0.1 21.6 20.1
94 Mike Caldwell SP 14 1971-1984 18.4 -0.6 0.0 18.9 0.0 20.7 19.5
95 Denny Lemaster SP 11 1962-1972 18.4 -0.9 0.1 19.1 0.1 18.0 18.2
96 Dick Ruthven SP 14 1973-1986 18.4 0.9 0.1 17.4 0.0 18.0 18.2
97 Don Gullett SP 9 1970-1978 18.2 1.5 0.1 16.7 0.1 17.9 18.1
98 Bill Bonham SP 10 1971-1980 18.2 0.1 0.1 18.0 0.0 17.5 17.8
99 Carl Morton SP 8 1969-1976 18.1 0.3 0.1 17.6 0.1 19.6 18.9
100 Britt Burns SP 8 1978-1985 17.8 0.0 0.0 17.8 0.0 18.3 18.1
 
Steve Busby SP 8 1972-1980 16.1 0.1 0.0 16.0 0.0 16.7 16.4