Bob Horsforth
East Sydney Roosters (ML)
Bob Horsforth
Birthdate:
Jan. 3, 1952 (35 y, 8 m, 17 d)
Position:
CF
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
5'11"/188
Entry:
1974 Draft - Round: 6, Overall: 43, Team: South Melbourne Swans
Contract:
$55k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
8 years, 168 days
Injury:
12 more days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 8 years, 168 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 13 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status 12 more days
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Low
Greed Normal
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic Low
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Insignficant
Current Contract
1987 $55k ($55k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
PA bonus$4.6k @ 420 PA
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 5 5 4 7 8
vs R 4 5 4 6 8
vs L 5 6 5 7 9
Potential 5 5 4 8 8
Fielding C IF OF
Range 5 7
Error 4 6
Arm 1 3 5
Turn DP 4
C Ability 1
Position
First 6
Second 2
Shortstop 1
Left Field 8
Center Field 5
Right Field 6
Run/Bunt
Speed 7
Stealing 9
Running 10
Sac Bunt 10
Bunt for Hit 7
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 2 1
vs R 1 2 1
vs L 1 2 1
Potential 1 2 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 1 1
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 42%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-09-20
Eye vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Eye vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Bunt for Hit decreased from 8 to 7
Outfield Range decreased from 8 to 7
Outfield Arm decreased from 6 to 5
GB% increased from 40% to 42%
1987-08-21
Weight increased from 187 to 188
1987-08-03
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1987-07-17
CF defense decreased from 6 to 5
RF defense decreased from 7 to 6
1987-05-06
LF defense decreased from 9 to 8
1987-04-25
Weight decreased from 188 to 187
1987-04-18
Contact Potential increased from 4 to 5
Contact increased from 4 to 5
1986-10-05
Weight decreased from 189 to 188
1986-07-17
Position changed from LF to CF
1986-04-14
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1986-03-09
Weight decreased from 190 to 189
1986-01-05
2B defense decreased from 3 to 2
1985-09-29
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
SS defense increased from 0 to 1
1985-08-10
Weight decreased from 191 to 190
1985-07-17
Weight decreased from 193 to 191
1985-03-31
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Gap decreased from 6 to 5
Eye vs R increased from 6 to 7
Eye vs L increased from 7 to 8
RF defense decreased from 8 to 7
1985-03-03
Speed decreased from 8 to 7
Weight decreased from 194 to 193
1985-01-06
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap Potential increased from 5 to 6
Gap increased from 5 to 6
1984-09-16
1B defense decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 193 to 194
1984-09-04
Position changed from CF to LF
1984-07-23
Weight increased from 192 to 193
1984-07-17
Contact Potential increased from 4 to 5
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Gap decreased from 6 to 5
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 8 to 9
1984-04-02
Gap Potential increased from 5 to 6
Gap increased from 5 to 6
Eye Potential increased from 7 to 8
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1984-02-19
Weight decreased from 193 to 192
1983-10-02
1B defense increased from 6 to 7
1983-09-18
Speed decreased from 9 to 8
1983-09-06
Eye increased from 6 to 7
1983-07-17
Weight increased from 192 to 193
1983-04-09
Movement Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Movement decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs L decreased from 3 to 2
1983-04-05
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Gap decreased from 6 to 5
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1983-01-02
Power vs L increased from 4 to 5
1982-11-14
Weight increased from 190 to 191
1982-09-07
Gap Potential increased from 5 to 6
Gap increased from 5 to 6
Power vs L decreased from 5 to 4
1982-08-04
Power vs L increased from 4 to 5
1982-04-01
Speed decreased from 10 to 9
Weight decreased from 191 to 190
1982-01-03
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 9 to 8
1981-10-04
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 8 to 9
1981-01-18
Contact Potential increased from 4 to 5
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Stealing decreased from 10 to 9
Weight increased from 190 to 191
1980-03-16
RF defense increased from 7 to 8
Weight increased from 189 to 190
1979-11-04
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
Power vs R increased from 3 to 4
Weight decreased from 190 to 189
1979-02-11
Power increased from 3 to 4
LF defense increased from 8 to 9
Weight increased from 189 to 190
1978-10-08
Power increased from 2 to 3
Power vs R increased from 2 to 3
Power vs L increased from 3 to 4
Eye increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs R increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs L increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 7 to 8
LF defense increased from 7 to 8
RF defense increased from 6 to 7
Control Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Weight increased from 185 to 189
1977-09-06
Eye increased from 4 to 5
Eye vs R increased from 4 to 5
Eye vs L increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 7 to 8
Bunt for Hit decreased from 9 to 8
RF defense decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 183 to 185
1977-04-05
Eye Potential increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 6 to 7
Control Potential increased from 1 to 2
1977-01-02
Contact Potential increased from 3 to 4
Contact increased from 3 to 4
Contact vs R increased from 3 to 4
Contact vs L increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs L increased from 5 to 6
Power Potential increased from 1 to 4
Power increased from 1 to 2
Power vs R increased from 1 to 2
Power vs L increased from 1 to 3
Eye Potential increased from 4 to 6
Eye increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs R increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs L increased from 3 to 5
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks increased from 5 to 7
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 6 to 7
RF defense increased from 6 to 7
Control Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Weight increased from 182 to 183
1976-09-07
Weight increased from 181 to 182
1976-04-02
Stealing increased from 9 to 10
Weight decreased from 182 to 181
1976-01-04
Gap Potential increased from 4 to 5
Gap increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs L increased from 4 to 5
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 5 to 7
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 4 to 6
1975-09-03
Weight increased from 181 to 182

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
NTH - SBC
1986 34 74 100 79 21 6 0 0 9 22 19 13 3 1 0.266 0.414 0.756 0.3182 0.347 118 0.69
NML - VBL
1985 33 90 266 225 47 13 1 5 20 34 39 19 1 3 0.209 0.326 0.668 0.2090 0.300 88 0.96
Carlton - VBL
CRL - VBL
1984 32 98 87 68 14 4 0 2 15 9 15 8 0 0 0.206 0.345 0.698 0.2034 0.313 91 0.10
SML - VBL
1983 31 98 382 334 78 21 1 7 25 38 42 40 6 4 0.234 0.321 0.686 0.2474 0.305 87 1.47
SML - VBL
1982 30 119 532 437 110 17 2 14 43 82 85 51 14 4 0.252 0.373 0.769 0.2567 0.346 107 3.45
SML - VBL
1981 29 101 395 344 75 8 2 7 27 44 43 37 11 6 0.218 0.306 0.620 0.2259 0.283 67 0.75
SML - VBL
1980 28 79 339 292 67 7 2 10 23 54 44 36 7 5 0.230 0.330 0.700 0.2317 0.313 89 0.76
SML - VBL
1979 27 114 434 377 99 11 1 6 26 50 46 34 14 10 0.263 0.344 0.689 0.2743 0.311 85 0.83
SML - VBL
1978 26 84 239 210 49 4 0 4 15 25 24 31 9 2 0.233 0.312 0.622 0.2571 0.278 64 0.10
SML - VBL
1977 25 86 292 261 67 10 1 9 25 38 27 36 14 3 0.257 0.324 0.730 0.2661 0.315 93 0.95
SML - VBL
1976 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Total - SBC
SBC
74 100 79 21 6 0 0 9 22 19 13 3 1 0.266 0.414 0.756 0.3182 0.347 118 0.69
Total - VBL
VBL
872 2966 2548 606 95 10 64 219 374 365 292 76 37 0.238 0.334 0.692 0.2464 0.310 87 9.36
Total - All
All
946 3066 2627 627 101 10 64 228 396 384 305 79 38 0.239 0.336 0.694 0.2485 0.311 88 10.05

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1978 26 18 84 67 17 2 0 3 7 14 17 7 5 4 0.254 0.405 0.823 0.2456 0.380 111 0.73
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1976 24 53 90 74 20 4 0 0 3 14 12 11 7 1 0.270 0.372 0.696 0.3175 0.324 86 0.08
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1975 23 15 13 11 4 2 0 2 8 4 1 7 3 0 0.364 0.417 1.508 1.0000 0.604 286 0.31
WLK - ADL
1975 23 46 84 74 22 3 0 0 7 17 8 13 8 1 0.297 0.381 0.719 0.3607 0.339 92 0.58
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1974 22 32 115 111 22 5 0 1 9 12 4 31 3 5 0.198 0.226 0.496 0.2658 0.217 14 -0.80
WLK - ADL
1974 22 26 81 71 21 4 0 0 9 7 9 20 6 8 0.296 0.370 0.723 0.4038 0.339 101 0.29
None - None
None - None
1974 22 51 256 234 68 7 1 2 38 50 16 27 34 4 0.291 0.332 0.687 0.3173 0.305 90 -0.27
Total - ??
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51 256 234 68 7 1 2 38 50 16 27 34 4 0.291 0.332 0.687 0.3173 0.305 90 -0.27
Total - AAA
AAA
118 302 263 63 13 0 6 27 44 34 56 18 10 0.240 0.327 0.684 0.2836 0.310 74 0.32
Total - AA
AA
72 165 145 43 7 0 0 16 24 17 33 14 9 0.297 0.376 0.721 0.3805 0.339 96 0.87

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
NTH - SBC
1986 1B 9 34.0 34 2 0 1.000 9.529 1.056 0.11
NTH - SBC
1986 SS 3 7.1 2 1 0 1.000 3.682 0.000 0.00
NTH - SBC
1986 LF 2 15.0 4 0 0 1.000 2.400 1.004 0.26
NTH - SBC
1986 CF 4 7.0 5 0 0 1.000 6.429 0.997 -0.13
NTH - SBC
1986 RF 12 48.2 20 0 0 1.000 3.699 1.017 1.35
NML - VBL
1985 SS 5 10.2 1 4 2 0.714 4.219 0.707 -1.28
NML - VBL
1985 CF 60 481.2 167 7 3 0.983 3.251 1.038 5.03
NML - VBL
1985 RF 1 5.0 1 0 0 1.000 1.800 1.003 0.04
Carlton - VBL
CRL - VBL
1984 1B 55 82.1 74 1 0 1.000 8.198 1.073 0.67
Carlton - VBL
CRL - VBL
1984 2B 2 5.0 0 3 0 1.000 5.400 0.775 -0.37
Carlton - VBL
CRL - VBL
1984 LF 13 109.1 23 0 0 1.000 1.893 1.114 0.72
Carlton - VBL
CRL - VBL
1984 CF 2 3.0 2 0 0 1.000 6.000 1.042 0.06
SML - VBL
1983 1B 9 47.0 46 5 0 1.000 9.766 1.079 1.05
SML - VBL
1983 2B 2 2.0 1 1 0 1.000 9.000 1.020 0.03
SML - VBL
1983 LF 52 421.2 107 1 2 0.982 2.305 1.039 5.71
SML - VBL
1983 CF 29 253.0 85 3 1 0.989 3.130 1.044 3.25
SML - VBL
1983 RF 1 0.2 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
SML - VBL
1982 1B 2 4.0 4 0 0 1.000 9.000 0.000 0.00
SML - VBL
1982 2B 3 8.0 2 1 0 1.000 3.375 0.000 0.00
SML - VBL
1982 LF 12 108.2 33 2 0 1.000 2.899 1.067 1.43
SML - VBL
1982 CF 103 879.1 252 21 4 0.986 2.794 1.054 9.00
SML - VBL
1981 1B 2 2.0 3 0 0 1.000 13.500 1.117 0.14
SML - VBL
1981 2B 1 1.2 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
SML - VBL
1981 LF 28 218.2 50 3 3 0.946 2.181 1.085 2.89
SML - VBL
1981 CF 66 567.0 163 14 3 0.983 2.810 1.057 6.67
SML - VBL
1980 1B 2 6.0 6 1 0 1.000 10.500 1.098 0.06
SML - VBL
1980 LF 31 241.2 53 1 0 1.000 2.011 1.085 3.17
SML - VBL
1980 CF 50 394.2 113 11 0 1.000 2.828 0.991 -1.09
SML - VBL
1979 1B 6 38.0 32 5 2 0.949 8.763 0.837 -1.61
SML - VBL
1979 LF 53 441.1 104 5 1 0.991 2.223 1.075 5.28
SML - VBL
1979 CF 22 123.2 38 0 1 0.974 2.766 1.047 1.30
SML - VBL
1979 RF 33 284.2 61 6 1 0.985 2.118 1.073 2.86
SML - VBL
1978 1B 12 67.1 64 2 1 0.985 8.822 1.068 0.59
SML - VBL
1978 2B 1 1.0 0 1 0 1.000 9.000 1.022 0.01
SML - VBL
1978 LF 30 204.2 50 1 2 0.962 2.243 1.086 2.91
SML - VBL
1978 CF 39 227.2 61 2 1 0.984 2.491 1.014 0.60
SML - VBL
1978 RF 1 9.0 2 0 0 1.000 2.000 1.048 0.07
SML - VBL
1977 1B 7 37.0 33 3 2 0.947 8.757 0.856 -0.75
SML - VBL
1977 2B 2 10.0 2 2 0 1.000 3.600 1.027 0.01
SML - VBL
1977 LF 59 445.1 111 2 3 0.974 2.284 1.045 3.28
SML - VBL
1977 CF 18 109.0 28 0 0 1.000 2.312 0.989 -0.26
SML - VBL
1977 RF 1 1.0 1 0 0 1.000 9.000 1.045 0.03
SML - VBL
1976 1B 1 1.0 2 0 0 1.000 18.000 0.000 0.00
SML - VBL
1976 LF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Total 1B 105 318.2 298 19 5 0.26
Total 2B 11 27.2 5 8 0 -0.31
Total SS 8 18.0 3 5 2 -1.28
Total LF 281 2208.1 535 15 11 25.66
Total CF 393 3046.0 914 58 13 24.43
Total RF 49 349.0 85 6 1 4.35

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1978 2B 1 2.0 1 1 0 1.000 9.000 0.000 0.00
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1978 CF 18 157.1 53 7 1 0.984 3.432 1.138 4.54
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1978 RF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1976 1B 21 76.0 74 2 0 1.000 9.000 1.008 0.07
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1976 2B 2 15.0 7 6 0 1.000 7.800 1.004 0.01
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1976 LF 5 22.0 7 1 0 1.000 3.273 1.061 0.27
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1976 CF 7 16.1 5 0 0 1.000 2.755 0.884 -0.51
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1976 RF 5 14.0 2 0 0 1.000 1.286 1.044 0.03
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1975 1B 7 17.0 15 2 1 0.944 9.000 0.930 -0.28
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1975 LF 2 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1975 CF 2 3.1 1 0 0 1.000 2.700 1.043 0.03
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1975 RF 5 16.0 1 0 1 0.500 0.563 1.065 0.05
WLK - ADL
1975 1B 4 7.0 4 0 0 1.000 5.143 0.000 0.00
WLK - ADL
1975 LF 11 23.2 7 0 0 1.000 2.662 1.109 0.64
WLK - ADL
1975 CF 15 89.1 16 2 0 1.000 1.813 1.109 1.27
WLK - ADL
1975 RF 8 41.1 7 0 0 1.000 1.524 1.089 0.50
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1974 CF 32 254.2 78 1 1 0.988 2.792 1.024 1.22
WLK - ADL
1974 2B 2 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
WLK - ADL
1974 CF 22 162.0 36 1 0 1.000 2.056 1.093 2.47
WLK - ADL
1974 RF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Total 1B 32 100.0 93 4 1 -0.21
Total 2B 5 19.0 8 7 0 0.01
Total LF 18 47.2 14 1 0 0.91
Total CF 96 683.0 189 11 2 9.02
Total RF 20 74.1 10 0 1 0.58
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
League Champ 1985 Carlton (VBL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink17
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg SB Rank
1977 VBL 14 10
1979 VBL 14 7
1982 VBL 14 8
Year Lg R Rank
1982 VBL 82 9
Year Lg BB Rank
1982 VBL 85 5