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Ken ForschTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1986 MLB Years: 1970-1986
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Drafted

PositionsP-534Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKenneth Roth Forsch
Height6-4Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 8,1946 [72.101]PlaceSacramento,California
High SchoolHiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)
CollegeOregon State University (Corvallis,OR)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 18th round (399th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 4th round (62nd overall) of the 1967 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 9th round (168th overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 7,1970 [23.364]
OrganizationsHOU [13] CAL [5] SEA [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID11510Retrosheet IDforsk001MLBAM ID114315
RelationshipsBrother of Bob Forsch
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Player Notes:   First player ever drafted out of Oregon State University in 1967 ... Threw a no-hitter on April 7,1979 against the Atlanta Braves ... Opening day starter for California Angels in 1982,1984
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts40Walks75Hittable49SO/BB65vsPower49Hitting18Durability62Team.502Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1968nullA---Rel21121.38404000026.0146409400000.884.85--3.1213.854.44.333-
1968nullA+--Rel21003.0030300006.06220360001.509.00--4.509.002.00--
1968Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0121.69707000032.02086012460001.005.63--3.3812.943.83.333-
1969nullA+--Rel22653.1617017000094.06740330531000001.286.41--5.079.571.89.545-
1970nullAA--Rel231382.05220220000167.013548380391520001.047.28--2.108.193.90.619-
1970nullAAA--Rel23401.58505000040.02577010370000.885.63--2.258.333.701.000-
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel01781.96270270000207.016055450491890001.016.96--2.138.223.86.680-
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43ST23125.63440100024.028151515131001.3810.500.381.884.882.60.3332.72
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43S/R24882.533323107240188.016260538531318001.147.740.382.536.262.47.5002.46
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43S/R25683.91302461030156.0163756819621139001.449.381.093.576.511.82.4293.72
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43ST269124.204626205094201.01971019418741495101.358.810.803.316.662.01.4293.35
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43R/CL27872.7970070004010103.0983832337484101.318.540.263.224.181.30.5333.10
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43S/R28483.223492520122109.01144239930541001.329.410.742.484.461.80.3333.50
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43R/CL29432.155205200461992.0762322526492101.117.430.492.544.791.88.5713.12
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43Rel30582.72425370028886.0803226228453001.268.370.212.934.711.61.3852.97
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43Rel311062.705264642287133.01364440237712001.309.180.142.504.791.92.6252.55
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43ST321163.042624210210177.215567601435580101.077.850.711.772.941.66.6473.69
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43ST3312133.20323206300222.023090791541841301.229.310.611.663.402.05.4803.43
1981California AngelsALMLBcal43ST341172.882020010400153.01435449727550001.118.410.411.593.242.04.6113.01
1982California AngelsALMLBcal43ST3513113.873735212420228.0225108982557731001.248.880.992.252.881.28.5424.25
1983California AngelsALMLBcal43ST3611124.063131011100219.0226107992161816001.319.270.862.503.321.33.4784.10
1984California AngelsALMLBcal43ST37112.20220100016.0144423100001.047.711.101.655.513.33.5003.69
1986Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-S/R39434.911376202055.0673130823231001.6410.961.313.763.761.00.571-
1986California AngelsALMLBcal43Rel39019.5310010004117.0242118410130002.0012.712.125.296.881.30.0006.07
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1141133.375212412807018177512125.02071881796155586104743701.258.760.662.484.431.79.5020.79
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter28182.64647572020388.031413411481373581001.167.280.193.188.302.61.609-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter833.5118711202095.0923837833601001.328.720.763.135.681.82.727-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1382.05220220000167.013548380391520001.047.28--2.108.193.90.619-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter653.15200200000100.07342350561060001.296.57--5.049.541.89.545-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter121.38404000026.0146409400000.884.85--3.1213.854.44.333-
Houston Astros Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter78813.18421153268369171501491.214395875289642881536701.258.670.582.584.911.90.491-
California Angels Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter36323.81100881234961633.2632294268591582327001.258.980.842.243.301.47.529-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12123.3754252972185220.0214918216611084101.258.760.662.484.431.79.5000.79
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16102.64364321010220.017876655782031001.167.280.193.188.302.61.615-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p2346000000000403000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p2433592810010013003000.136.150.153.3039163.276.017.034.1401.5947.6230.000.000.0012.50
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p2530412600000012107001.146.167.146.3136049.300.000.024.1472.0442.8621.000.000.000.00
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p2646622410010022605000.065.094.081.1755169.111.016.048.0852.9037.6813.000.000.0025.00
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p27707000000001301000.000.125.000.125009.000.000.143.08911.1133.333.000.000.000.00
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p283422110000004703000.045.192.045.2371029.067.000.182.14613.7924.141.750.000.000.00
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p295211010001001302001.091.167.091.2581014.125.000.091.1377.1421.433.000.000.000.00
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p304213110000001501000.077.143.077.2201015.125.000.077.1156.6733.335.000.000.000.00
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p315227150003000902000.185.185.185.3705029.278.000.000.1690.0031.030.000.000.000.00
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p3226584810030042206001.138.194.155.3499168.222.017.086.1695.8832.355.500.000.0012.50
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p33327731830081013306000.234.244.273.51721384.409.039.065.2341.1939.2933.000.000.0016.67
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter4213831652600171016163039003.136.170.151.321586438.236.015.060.0003.6537.2110.190.000.0011.54
Average MLB - Per 162 games162147620200700663015001.136.170.151.321222169.236.015.060.0003.6537.2110.190.000.0011.54

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23P4-2422-1441.0001.000.17-----4100.02.5
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24P33-188819212927.9310.820.14-----33100.020.4
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25P30-15699212018.9000.600.1213476.5330100.019.6
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26P46-2011516-131311.0000.670.1511473.3146100.028.4
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27P70-103914212523.9200.330.22-----70100.043.2
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28P34-109614232220.9090.590.18-----34100.021.1
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29P52-92417--21211.0000.400.23-----52100.032.1
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30P42-861015112625.9620.600.29-----42100.025.9
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31P52-1339242-3533.9430.630.25-----52100.032.1
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32P26-1771037154847.9791.810.27-----26100.016.0
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33P32-2221145325956.9491.750.25-----32100.019.6
1981California AngelsALMLBcal34P20-1531824224442.9552.100.27-----20100.018.2
1982California AngelsALMLBcal35P37-2281329524742.8941.140.18-----37100.022.8
1983California AngelsALMLBcal36P31-219931324340.9301.290.18-----31100.019.1
1984California AngelsALMLBcal37P2-1616-1771.0003.500.44-----2100.01.2
1986Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea39P13--45--991.0000.69------13100.09.1
1986California AngelsALMLBcal39P10-17-31143.7500.300.18-----10100.06.2
MLB Totals for P - 16 season(s)-   P521-21241343052624465439.9440.840.2124875.045210.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--45--991.0000.69------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou234----------
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2433----------
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2530----------
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2646----------
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2770----------
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2834----------
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2952----------
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3042----------
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3152----------
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3226----------
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3332----------
1981California AngelsALMLBcal3420----------
1982California AngelsALMLBcal3537----------
1983California AngelsALMLBcal3631----------
1984California AngelsALMLBcal372----------
1986Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea3913----------
1986California AngelsALMLBcal3910----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB33014.152108.21041601.3410.380.001.046.236.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs014.1520210008.71004016001.2710.380.001.046.236.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB33220200000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0002021.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs220200000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0002021.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1994California AngelsALMLBMLBcal47Director of Minor League Operations1154768.4095.54Marcel Lachemann,Buck Rodgers
1995California AngelsALMLBMLBcal48Director of Player Development1457867.5381.02Marcel Lachemann
1996California AngelsALMLBMLBcal49Director of Player Development1617091.43519.54John McNamara,Joe Maddon,Marcel Lachemann
1997Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana50Director of Player Development1628478.5196.02Terry Collins
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana51Assistant General Manager1628577.5253.02Terry Collins
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana52Assistant General Manager1627092.43225.04Terry Collins,Joe Maddon
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana53Assistant General Manager1628280.5069.53Mike Scioscia
2001Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana54Assistant General Manager1627587.46341.03Mike Scioscia
2002Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana55Assistant General Manager1629963.6114.02Mike SciosciaWon World Series (Giants)
2003Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana56Assistant General Manager1627785.47519.03Mike Scioscia-
2004Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana57Assistant General Manager1629270.568--1Mike SciosciaLost in 1st Round (Red Sox)
2005Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimALMLBMLBana58Assistant General Manager1629567.586--1Mike SciosciaLost ALCS (White Sox)
2006Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana59Assistant General Manager1628973.5494.02Mike Scioscia
2007Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana60Assistant General Manager1629468.580--1Mike SciosciaLost in ALDS (Boston)
2008Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana61Assistant General Manager16210062.617--1Mike SciosciaLost in ALDS (Boston)
2009Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana62Assistant General Manager1629765.599--1Mike SciosciaLost in ALCS (NY Yankees)
2010Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana63Assistant General Manager1628082.49410.02Mike Scioscia
2011Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana64Assistant General Manager1628676.53110.02Mike Scioscia
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1979National League Player of the Week (April 2-April 8) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (April)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-07-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1986-05-25Released by Angels. 
1986-03-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1985-12-20Released by Angels. 
1981-04-01TradeTraded by Astros to Angels for Dickie Thon. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1986California AngelsTeam Payroll39100,000-4972330386,34760,000100,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red