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1981 Minor League Pitching Leaders

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League Player Pitching

Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Ted Power 26 ABQ PCL AAA LAD 18 3 .857 3.56 27 26 0 8 1 0 187.0 165 84 74 13 103 0 111 6 1 10 1.433 7.9 0.6 5.0 5.3 1.08
2 Ben Callahan 24 FTL FLOR A NYY 17 8 .680 2.50 25 24 0 10 2 0 180.0 144 69 50 4 66 4 121 4 1 2 1.167 7.2 0.2 3.3 6.0 1.83
3 Pete Filson 22 NVL,FTL SOUL,FLOR AA,A NYY 17 3 .850 1.89 25 23 2 11 4 2 167.0 129 50 35 3 48 1 145 3 3 5 1.060 7.0 0.2 2.6 7.8 3.02
4 Jim Baker 23 KIN,KNX CARL,SOUL A,AA TOR 16 6 .727 2.98 28 27 0 9 2 0 181.0 157 73 60 9 65 2 129 3 0 8 1.227 7.8 0.4 3.2 6.4 1.98
5 Clay Christiansen 23 FTL FLOR A NYY 16 7 .696 2.28 26 25 0 14 2 0 178.0 158 59 45 7 46 4 98 5 3 10 1.146 8.0 0.4 2.3 5.0 2.13
6 Keith Creel 22 JCK,OMA SOUL,AA AA,AAA KCR 16 8 .667 3.03 26 26 0 11 5 0 187.0 141 71 63 14 57 4 134 3 3 4 1.059 6.8 0.7 2.7 6.4 2.35
7 Brian Holton 21 ABQ PCL AAA LAD 16 6 .727 3.44 26 26 0 9 0 0 191.0 215 94 73 23 51 1 73 5 0 5 1.393 10.1 1.1 2.4 3.4 1.43
8 Ed Nunez 18 WAU MIDW A SEA 16 3 .842 2.47 25 25 0 13 0 0 186.0 143 61 51 14 58 1 205 6 1 6 1.081 6.9 0.7 2.8 9.9 3.53
9 Edmund Sanford 24 GST,SPT SALL,FLOR A STL 16 8 .667 2.40 26 26 0 9 3 0 169.0 147 65 45 5 66 1 97 1 2 6 1.260 7.8 0.3 3.5 5.2 1.47
10 Kelly Scott 21 GBO SALL A NYY 16 6 .727 2.98 24 22 2 10 2 1 169.0 136 69 56 16 51 2 130 3 0 7 1.107 7.2 0.9 2.7 6.9 2.55
11 Jim Siwy 22 GLF,APP EL,MIDW AA,A CHW 16 4 .800 3.22 24 23 1 9 1 1 165.0 172 74 59 12 31 2 77 6 1 1 1.230 9.4 0.7 1.7 4.2 2.48
12 Dar Smith 20 AVL SALL A TEX 16 5 .762 2.76 29 22 4 7 0 1 160.0 136 65 49 7 57 0 64 4 0 9 1.206 7.6 0.4 3.2 3.6 1.12
13 Paul Voigt 22 VIS CALL A MIN 16 7 .696 3.23 27 27 0 10 0 0 184.0 195 91 66 10 62 3 143 7 1 9 1.397 9.5 0.5 3.0 7.0 2.31
14 Mark Cartwright 20 GBO SALL A NYY 15 4 .789 3.37 23 22 0 10 2 0 147.0 124 63 55 6 58 1 89 4 0 10 1.238 7.6 0.4 3.6 5.4 1.53
15 Mark Dempsey 23 SHV TL AA SFG 15 7 .682 3.76 26 26 0 7 1 0 165.0 178 83 69 14 58 1 136 5 3 6 1.430 9.7 0.8 3.2 7.4 2.34
16 Brian Denman 25 BRI,PAW EL,IL AA,AAA BOS 15 3 .833 2.46 26 24 1 13 2 0 190.0 173 66 52 13 51 5 112 4 1 5 1.179 8.2 0.6 2.4 5.3 2.20
17 Dave Dravecky 25 AMA TL AA SDP 15 5 .750 2.67 30 19 6 11 4 2 172.0 157 69 51 11 45 3 141 2 0 4 1.174 8.2 0.6 2.4 7.4 3.13
18 Larry Edwards 22 GLF EL AA CHW 15 7 .682 4.16 27 25 2 5 0 0 158.0 171 86 73 17 70 0 72 5 0 4 1.525 9.7 1.0 4.0 4.1 1.03
19 Rickey Foley 25 HLY EL AA CAL 15 7 .682 4.42 29 27 1 10 2 0 177.0 184 102 87 17 81 0 109 5 1 11 1.497 9.4 0.9 4.1 5.5 1.35
20 Chris Green 20 GRW SALL A PIT 15 7 .682 3.08 27 27 0 9 0 0 184.0 148 87 63 13 86 0 128 0 3 8 1.272 7.2 0.6 4.2 6.3 1.49
21 Willie Hardwick 21 REN CALL A SDP 15 3 .833 4.53 25 25 0 2 1 0 157.0 166 111 79 8 121 2 117 11 0 25 1.828 9.5 0.5 6.9 6.7 0.97
22 Tracy Harris 26 LYN EL AA SEA 15 9 .625 3.48 28 25 1 8 1 0 168.0 162 92 65 8 87 1 90 5 1 6 1.482 8.7 0.4 4.7 4.8 1.03
23 Bob Long 26 POR PCL AAA PIT 15 3 .833 2.98 26 20 3 4 2 1 157.0 122 56 52 12 59 1 97 10 0 1 1.153 7.0 0.7 3.4 5.6 1.64
24 Craig McMurtry 21 SAV SOUL AA ATL 15 11 .577 2.76 28 28 0 13 2 0 202.0 168 87 62 13 95 3 111 4 0 7 1.302 7.5 0.6 4.2 4.9 1.17
25 Ron Romanick 20 RWD CALL A CAL 15 10 .600 2.91 28 28 0 11 3 0 207.0 173 88 67 10 76 5 178 4 2 6 1.203 7.5 0.4 3.3 7.7 2.34
26 Mike Rowland 28 PHX PCL AAA SFG 15 7 .682 3.99 25 25 0 9 1 0 176.0 189 90 78 21 42 1 84 2 0 2 1.312 9.7 1.1 2.1 4.3 2.00
27 Bryn Smith 25 DEN AA AAA MON 15 5 .750 3.05 29 24 2 9 0 1 183.0 166 80 62 13 42 1 127 8 0 6 1.137 8.2 0.6 2.1 6.2 3.02
28 Walt Terrell 23 TUL TL AA TEX 15 7 .682 3.10 27 26 0 5 3 0 174.0 158 74 60 12 63 3 123 2 1 14 1.270 8.2 0.6 3.3 6.4 1.95
29 Oil Can Boyd 21 WHV FLOR A BOS 14 8 .636 3.63 28 28 0 6 2 0 186.0 195 90 75 11 54 0 154 2 1 17 1.339 9.4 0.5 2.6 7.5 2.85
30 Mike Brown 22 WSM CARL A BOS 14 4 .778 1.49 21 21 0 12 6 0 145.0 94 32 24 9 39 5 144 3 1 3 0.917 5.8 0.6 2.4 8.9 3.69
31 Peter Chapin 22 WPB,MEM FLOR,SOUL A,AA MON 14 8 .636 3.25 29 25 3 7 1 1 177.0 168 85 64 6 103 4 125 5 0 17 1.531 8.5 0.3 5.2 6.4 1.21
32 Storm Davis 19 CHR SOUL AA BAL 14 10 .583 3.47 28 28 0 6 2 0 187.0 215 86 72 14 65 2 119 0 0 7 1.497 10.3 0.7 3.1 5.7 1.83
33 Frank Dente 21 LOD CALL A LAD 14 6 .700 4.33 29 16 6 3 1 1 131.0 153 80 63 4 72 2 50 3 3 13 1.718 10.5 0.3 4.9 3.4 0.69
34 Alan Fowlkes 22 SHV TL AA SFG 14 10 .583 2.79 32 25 2 13 1 0 203.0 186 81 63 14 51 3 152 4 3 6 1.167 8.2 0.6 2.3 6.7 2.98
35 Brent Gaff 22 TID,JAC IL,TL AAA,AA NYM 14 6 .700 2.82 30 28 0 12 2 0 204.0 198 72 64 12 77 5 86 6 5 4 1.348 8.7 0.5 3.4 3.8 1.12
36 Dave Gumpert 23 LAK,BIR,EVN FLOR,SOUL,AA A,AA,AAA DET 14 8 .636 3.19 26 25 0 11 4 0 186.0 180 74 66 10 44 2 103 5 1 2 1.204 8.7 0.5 2.1 5.0 2.34
37 Dan Larson 26 OKC AA AAA PHI 14 7 .667 3.49 25 25 0 8 1 0 178.0 163 76 69 15 83 5 112 2 0 3 1.382 8.2 0.8 4.2 5.7 1.35
38 Al Nipper 22 WHV FLOR A BOS 14 8 .636 1.70 29 26 2 15 4 1 212.0 191 59 40 3 60 4 139 2 1 15 1.184 8.1 0.1 2.5 5.9 2.32
39 Scott Patterson 22 DHM,SAV CARL,SOUL A,AA ATL 14 8 .636 3.23 26 26 0 13 3 0 192.0 168 83 69 22 78 1 144 6 2 5 1.281 7.9 1.0 3.7 6.8 1.85
40 Jerry Perry 24 GST SALL A STL 14 7 .667 3.19 28 28 0 5 2 0 178.0 143 79 63 15 61 0 118 5 0 9 1.146 7.2 0.8 3.1 6.0 1.93
41 Jay Pettibone 24 VIS CALL A MIN 14 8 .636 4.33 27 27 0 10 1 0 187.0 211 105 90 18 61 3 139 2 0 2 1.455 10.2 0.9 2.9 6.7 2.28
42 Rich Rodas 21 SAN TL AA LAD 14 6 .700 4.14 26 26 0 10 3 0 185.0 193 100 85 15 60 4 148 4 1 11 1.368 9.4 0.7 2.9 7.2 2.47
43 Don Welchel 24 CHR,ROC SOUL,IL AA,AAA BAL 14 8 .636 2.86 30 22 4 11 0 0 173.0 170 81 55 12 67 0 97 2 0 9 1.370 8.8 0.6 3.5 5.0 1.45
44 Timothy Wheeler 20 GRW SALL A PIT 14 13 .519 3.60 27 27 0 15 0 0 195.0 185 98 78 21 47 0 166 3 1 9 1.190 8.5 1.0 2.2 7.7 3.53
45 Frank Williams 23 FRE CALL A SFG 14 9 .609 3.37 27 25 0 14 1 0 187.0 170 81 70 12 85 3 170 13 3 10 1.364 8.2 0.6 4.1 8.2 2.00
46 Ricky Wright 22 ABQ PCL AAA LAD 14 6 .700 4.24 27 24 2 7 0 0 155.0 141 81 73 8 90 2 112 1 0 9 1.490 8.2 0.5 5.2 6.5 1.24
47 Jim Acker 22 RMD,SAV IL,SOUL AAA,AA ATL 13 12 .520 3.60 31 31 0 13 0 0 195.0 169 97 78 15 108 0 109 4 0 8 1.421 7.8 0.7 5.0 5.0 1.01
48 Rick Adair 23 WAU MIDW A SEA 13 4 .765 2.73 19 19 0 8 4 0 135.0 109 56 41 14 58 2 112 1 0 9 1.237 7.3 0.9 3.9 7.5 1.93
49 Rich Barnes 21 EDM PCL AAA CHW 13 8 .619 4.75 26 26 0 3 0 0 163.0 181 100 86 15 82 1 80 3 3 7 1.613 10.0 0.8 4.5 4.4 0.98
50 Rick Behenna 21 DHM CARL A ATL 13 12 .520 3.63 29 27 2 9 2 1 196.0 182 92 79 19 76 0 162 12 1 6 1.316 8.4 0.9 3.5 7.4 2.13
51 Jeff Bittiger 19 LBG,JAC CARL,TL A,AA NYM 13 8 .619 3.39 28 28 0 4 2 0 170.0 145 76 64 13 87 0 195 1 0 6 1.365 7.7 0.7 4.6 10.3 2.24
52 John Bohnet 20 CNG SOUL AA CLE 13 7 .650 3.38 27 27 0 6 3 0 168.0 169 80 63 14 52 0 94 4 0 9 1.315 9.1 0.8 2.8 5.0 1.81
53 Mark Dacko 22 BIR SOUL AA DET 13 7 .650 4.45 27 27 0 7 0 0 168.0 177 96 83 19 56 0 115 4 0 5 1.387 9.5 1.0 3.0 6.2 2.05
54 Ken Dayley 22 RMD IL AAA ATL 13 8 .619 3.33 31 31 0 4 1 0 200.0 180 82 74 14 117 0 162 3 4 6 1.485 8.1 0.6 5.3 7.3 1.38
55 Kelly Downs 20 PNS CARL A PHI 13 7 .650 2.98 25 25 0 9 2 0 175.0 176 79 58 16 35 0 124 3 2 8 1.206 9.1 0.8 1.8 6.4 3.54
56 Kevin Gross 20 SPB SALL A PHI 13 12 .520 3.56 28 28 0 8 2 0 192.0 173 94 76 18 62 4 123 6 0 7 1.224 8.1 0.8 2.9 5.8 1.98
57 Jeff Heathcock 21 CBS,DYB SOUL,FLOR AA,A HOU 13 7 .650 3.10 27 26 0 9 0 0 186.0 171 77 64 6 56 2 136 5 1 4 1.220 8.3 0.3 2.7 6.6 2.43
58 Bob Hudson 22 WAU MIDW A SEA 13 7 .650 3.02 22 21 0 5 1 0 140.0 131 64 47 5 48 1 93 9 0 3 1.279 8.4 0.3 3.1 6.0 1.94
59 Dave LaPoint 21 SPR AA AAA STL 13 9 .591 3.19 25 24 0 9 2 0 172.0 160 83 61 15 66 0 129 1 0 10 1.314 8.4 0.8 3.5 6.8 1.95
60 Larry McWilliams 27 RMD IL AAA ATL 13 10 .565 4.35 29 28 1 8 3 0 178.0 174 98 86 13 79 1 157 7 2 9 1.421 8.8 0.7 4.0 7.9 1.99
61 Tom Niedenfuer 21 SAN TL AA LAD 13 3 .813 1.80 36 0 27 0 0 5 90.0 61 19 18 3 34 4 95 2 0 9 1.056 6.1 0.3 3.4 9.5 2.79
62 Glenn Ray 23 CHS SALL A KCR 13 7 .650 2.65 29 16 9 4 1 0 146.0 120 57 43 6 70 0 155 2 0 11 1.301 7.4 0.4 4.3 9.6 2.21
63 Luis Tiant 40 POR PCL AAA PIT 13 7 .650 3.82 21 21 0 11 2 0 146.0 150 75 62 8 49 2 111 1 0 3 1.363 9.2 0.5 3.0 6.8 2.27
64 Jamie Werly 24 NVL SOUL AA NYY 13 11 .542 2.59 28 28 0 18 1 0 222.0 184 91 64 10 88 1 193 6 1 11 1.225 7.5 0.4 3.6 7.8 2.19
65 Sam Arrington 20 VIS CALL A MIN 12 7 .632 3.64 24 23 1 14 4 0 168.0 185 83 68 9 66 3 98 9 0 4 1.494 9.9 0.5 3.5 5.2 1.48
66 Mike Bielecki 21 GRW SALL A PIT 12 11 .522 3.42 28 28 0 10 2 0 192.0 172 95 73 11 82 2 163 3 1 6 1.323 8.1 0.5 3.8 7.6 1.99
67 Thomas Biko 23 REN CALL A SDP 12 9 .571 4.73 27 25 0 7 1 0 173.0 218 114 91 15 57 3 93 3 2 11 1.590 11.3 0.8 3.0 4.8 1.63
68 Don Carman 21 REA EL AA PHI 12 13 .480 4.04 28 28 0 9 4 0 176.0 167 93 79 15 75 1 105 6 2 11 1.375 8.5 0.8 3.8 5.4 1.40
69 Jose DeLeon 20 BFL EL AA PIT 12 6 .667 3.11 25 25 0 2 0 0 159.0 136 72 55 14 94 0 158 3 2 7 1.447 7.7 0.8 5.3 8.9 1.68
70 Randy Ford 23 KIN CARL A TOR 12 10 .545 3.13 29 28 0 8 3 0 187.0 162 73 65 14 79 3 154 3 0 4 1.289 7.8 0.7 3.8 7.4 1.95
71 Tom Gorman 23 MEM SOUL AA MON 12 9 .571 3.07 52 0 46 0 0 22 91.0 82 39 31 9 30 5 91 3 0 7 1.231 8.1 0.9 3.0 9.0 3.03
72 Tim Hamm 20 AMA,HAW TL,PCL AA,AAA SDP 12 9 .571 2.77 27 25 2 13 1 1 198.0 209 89 61 14 34 1 118 1 6 4 1.227 9.5 0.6 1.5 5.4 3.47
73 Gorman Heimueller 25 WHA,TAC EL,PCL AA,AAA OAK 12 7 .632 2.73 34 19 7 3 1 0 145.0 130 56 44 12 72 1 89 7 2 9 1.393 8.1 0.7 4.5 5.5 1.24
74 Tom Henke 23 AVL,TUL SALL,TL A,AA TEX 12 9 .571 3.19 43 8 28 0 0 4 124.0 108 52 44 7 49 8 104 5 0 7 1.266 7.8 0.5 3.6 7.5 2.12
75 Bruce Hurst 23 PAW IL AAA BOS 12 7 .632 2.87 31 23 0 7 3 0 157.0 143 68 50 9 71 3 99 3 2 6 1.363 8.2 0.5 4.1 5.7 1.39
76 Jody Johnston 19 SHL,LBG SALL,CARL A NYM 12 10 .545 3.60 27 27 0 6 0 0 185.0 158 99 74 13 93 1 141 3 1 9 1.357 7.7 0.6 4.5 6.9 1.52
77 Odell Jones 28 POR PCL AAA PIT 12 6 .667 3.53 23 23 0 9 1 0 153.0 138 73 60 6 68 3 135 6 0 13 1.346 8.1 0.4 4.0 7.9 1.99
78 Jerry King 22 BRI EL AA BOS 12 10 .545 2.73 25 24 1 9 3 0 175.0 126 69 53 9 87 2 168 11 0 6 1.217 6.5 0.5 4.5 8.6 1.93
79 Craig Lefferts 23 MDL TL AA CHC 12 12 .500 4.14 26 25 1 11 3 0 185.0 203 95 85 21 36 2 135 3 2 1 1.292 9.9 1.0 1.8 6.6 3.75
80 Steve Mapel 24 ORL,TOL SOUL,IL AA,AAA MIN 12 11 .522 3.78 28 28 0 4 1 0 176.0 196 92 74 19 61 3 90 2 3 6 1.460 10.0 1.0 3.1 4.6 1.48
81 Dave Moore 26 ABQ PCL AAA LAD 12 5 .706 5.15 27 23 1 2 0 0 138.0 148 85 79 19 65 1 65 6 1 5 1.543 9.7 1.2 4.2 4.2 1.00
82 Bob Ojeda 23 PAW IL AAA BOS 12 9 .571 2.13 25 23 1 8 0 0 173.0 136 52 41 11 73 8 113 3 2 4 1.208 7.1 0.6 3.8 5.9 1.55
83 Charlie Puleo 26 TID IL AAA NYM 12 9 .571 3.46 26 26 0 9 3 0 169.0 132 74 65 16 73 1 133 3 0 3 1.213 7.0 0.9 3.9 7.1 1.82
84 Arthur Ray 24 AXN CARL A PIT 12 6 .667 3.09 26 26 0 7 2 0 169.0 117 72 58 11 88 2 135 4 2 13 1.213 6.2 0.6 4.7 7.2 1.53
85 Tom Smith 23 QDS MIDW A CHC 12 8 .600 3.41 25 21 2 5 2 2 132.0 130 74 50 9 61 0 104 4 0 9 1.447 8.9 0.6 4.2 7.1 1.70
86 Tom Tellmann 27 HAW PCL AAA SDP 12 11 .522 3.63 25 25 0 9 5 0 176.0 189 78 71 10 53 0 67 4 0 5 1.375 9.7 0.5 2.7 3.4 1.26
87 Roy Thomas 28 TAC PCL AAA OAK 12 8 .600 3.05 36 18 12 7 2 1 165.0 137 61 56 18 49 2 111 0 0 9 1.127 7.5 1.0 2.7 6.1 2.27
88 Mark Thurmond 24 AMA TL AA SDP 12 5 .706 3.26 27 27 0 10 2 0 193.0 202 86 70 10 56 1 128 1 1 4 1.337 9.4 0.5 2.6 6.0 2.29
89 Stefan Wever 23 FTL,NVL FLOR,SOUL A,AA NYY 12 5 .706 2.02 21 21 0 6 1 0 147.0 109 47 33 3 59 2 119 4 4 6 1.143 6.7 0.2 3.6 7.3 2.02
90 Mark Williams 22 LAK,BIR FLOR,SOUL A,AA DET 12 6 .667 2.38 26 26 0 9 5 0 185.0 159 59 49 4 41 3 77 5 0 8 1.081 7.7 0.2 2.0 3.7 1.88
91 Rich Yett 18 WRA MIDW A MIN 12 6 .667 3.68 25 25 0 12 1 0 164.0 147 87 67 14 77 2 121 5 1 13 1.366 8.1 0.8 4.2 6.6 1.57
92 Bud Anderson 25 CHL,CNG IL,SOUL AAA,AA CLE 11 6 .647 2.68 41 13 19 7 0 8 148.0 112 56 44 6 56 5 83 5 0 14 1.135 6.8 0.4 3.4 5.0 1.48
93 Ken Angulo 23 VIS CALL A MIN 11 7 .611 4.00 26 21 2 10 3 2 162.0 169 85 72 13 79 3 135 2 3 9 1.531 9.4 0.7 4.4 7.5 1.71
94 Keith Atherton 22 WHA EL AA OAK 11 13 .458 3.60 27 27 0 4 0 0 175.0 174 83 70 13 64 2 116 6 2 7 1.360 8.9 0.7 3.3 6.0 1.81
95 Dave Beard 21 TAC PCL AAA OAK 11 11 .500 4.26 42 12 27 3 0 10 129.0 132 67 61 14 51 2 114 0 0 3 1.419 9.2 1.0 3.6 8.0 2.24
96 Keith Bonine 23 CBS SOUL AA HOU 11 7 .611 3.07 22 20 1 5 2 0 132.0 119 55 45 10 43 3 120 4 1 1 1.227 8.1 0.7 2.9 8.2 2.79
97 Bert Bradley 24 WHA,MOD EL,CALL AA,A OAK 11 9 .550 4.16 57 3 29 0 0 7 106.0 102 56 49 11 48 10 81 4 0 3 1.415 8.7 0.9 4.1 6.9 1.69
98 Tom Brennan 28 CHL IL AAA CLE 11 8 .579 3.92 25 25 0 11 6 0 156.0 163 77 68 11 24 2 64 6 0 7 1.199 9.4 0.6 1.4 3.7 2.67
99 Steve Brown 24 SLC PCL AAA CAL 11 13 .458 5.44 26 26 0 6 0 0 187.0 239 123 113 10 48 1 76 5 2 5 1.535 11.5 0.5 2.3 3.7 1.58
100 Dominick Bullinger 24 WLO,CNG MIDW,SOUL A,AA CLE 11 2 .846 1.80 38 0 25 0 0 8 55.0 39 24 11 3 22 2 50 3 0 4 1.109 6.4 0.5 3.6 8.2 2.27

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