Fantasy Cy Young Award Winners (FantCy)

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Hitters 1903-2013|1903-1946|1947-2013
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R|HR|RBI|SB|AVG All|C|1B|2B|SS|3B|OF|DH|
HOF|HOM|1+ MVP|MVFH Top 10
Pitchers 1903-2013|1903-1946|1947-2013
SP|RP|HOF|HOM|Cy|MVP|FantCy|RotoRP
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60s|70s|80s|90s|2000s|10s
W|SV|ERA|WHIP|K All|SP|RP|HOF|HOM|1+ Cy|1+ MVP|
FantCy Top 10|RotoRP Top 10

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Note:  Unlike the Cy Young, the FantCy is limited to Starting Pitchers.  No reliever would have won, though, so far in the ‘closer’ era.  The following pre-closer relievers would have won – Joe Page (1949), Jim Konstanty (1950), Lindy McDaniel (1960), Luis Arroyo (1961), and Dick Radatz (1964).


# Name Year Team Halls Awards $ IP G GS W SV ERA WHIP K $W $SV $ERA $WHIP $K
Clayton Kershaw 2013 LAD Cy 35.5 236.0 33 33 16 0 1.83 0.92 232 5.5 2.2 9.8 9.9 7.2
R.A. Dickey 2012 NYM Cy 31.0 233.7 34 33 20 0 2.73 1.05 230 8.1 2.2 6.1 6.6 7.1
Justin Verlander 2011 DET Cy,MVP 43.0 271.3 38 38 26 0 2.62 0.96 275 13.7 2.2 6.7 9.5 10.0
Roy Halladay 2010 PHI Cy 36.5 272.7 36 36 23 0 2.44 1.02 239 10.3 2.2 7.3 8.1 7.6
Zack Greinke 2009 KC Cy 33.1 229.3 33 33 16 0 2.16 1.07 242 5.4 2.2 8.7 6.7 9.1
Tim Lincecum 2008 SF Cy 32.2 227.0 34 33 18 0 2.62 1.17 265 6.7 2.2 6.6 4.3 11.4
Jake Peavy 2007 SD Cy 35.5 223.3 34 34 19 0 2.54 1.06 240 7.6 2.2 7.5 7.5 9.7
Johan Santana 2006 MIN Cy 36.9 233.7 34 34 19 0 2.77 1.00 245 7.3 2.2 6.9 9.4 10.1
Chris Carpenter 2005 STL Cy 32.6 241.7 33 33 21 0 2.83 1.06 213 8.7 2.2 5.9 7.0 7.8
Johan Santana 2004 MIN Cy 41.7 228.0 34 34 20 0 2.61 0.92 265 8.8 2.1 7.4 10.7 11.7
Mark Prior 2003 CHC 32.3 211.3 30 30 18 0 2.43 1.10 245 6.1 2.1 7.3 5.6 10.2
Randy Johnson 2002 ARI Cy 48.4 260.0 35 35 24 0 2.32 1.03 334 11.1 2.1 8.4 8.2 17.6
Randy Johnson 2001 ARI Cy 48.4 249.7 35 34 21 0 2.49 1.01 372 8.6 2.1 8.0 8.9 19.8
Pedro Martinez 2000 BOS Cy 48.5 217.0 29 29 18 0 1.74 0.74 284 6.8 2.0 10.7 15.1 12.9
Pedro Martinez 1999 BOS Cy 49.6 213.3 31 29 23 0 2.07 0.92 313 10.5 2.1 9.4 10.9 15.7
Roger Clemens 1998 TOR M Cy 35.0 234.7 33 33 20 0 2.65 1.10 271 7.5 2.2 6.9 6.7 10.8
Roger Clemens 1997 TOR M Cy 45.2 264.0 34 34 21 0 2.05 1.03 292 9.7 2.1 10.0 9.0 13.4
John Smoltz 1996 ATL Cy 45.0 253.7 35 35 24 0 2.94 1.00 276 12.2 2.2 6.8 10.4 12.4
Randy Johnson 1995 SEA Cy 46.3 214.3 30 30 18 0 2.48 1.05 294 8.6 2.1 8.1 8.7 17.8
Greg Maddux 1994 ATL Cy 47.6 202.0 25 25 16 0 1.56 0.90 156 10.1 2.1 13.1 13.4 8.0
Randy Johnson 1993 SEA 39.0 255.3 35 34 19 1 3.24 1.11 308 7.5 2.5 4.2 6.5 17.3
Greg Maddux 1992 CHC Cy 33.9 268.0 35 35 20 0 2.18 1.01 199 7.7 2.1 7.8 7.8 7.6
Roger Clemens 1991 BOS M Cy 33.8 271.3 35 35 18 0 2.62 1.05 241 5.8 2.1 6.2 7.2 11.5
Roger Clemens 1990 BOS M 36.3 228.3 31 31 21 0 1.93 1.08 209 9.2 2.1 9.2 6.3 8.5
Bret Saberhagen 1989 KC M Cy 36.5 262.3 36 35 23 0 2.16 0.96 193 9.9 2.1 7.6 8.9 6.9
Roger Clemens 1988 BOS M 33.6 264.0 35 35 18 0 2.93 1.06 291 5.5 2.0 3.9 6.0 15.1
Roger Clemens 1987 BOS M Cy 34.0 281.7 36 36 20 0 2.97 1.18 256 8.0 2.1 6.2 5.5 11.2
Mike Scott 1986 HOU Cy 43.3 275.3 37 37 18 0 2.22 0.92 306 5.9 2.0 8.8 10.6 15.0
Dwight Gooden 1985 NYM Cy 47.6 276.7 35 35 24 0 1.53 0.96 268 9.8 2.1 11.2 9.6 14.0
Dwight Gooden 1984 NYM 34.6 218.0 31 31 17 0 2.60 1.07 276 4.9 2.1 5.7 6.1 14.8
Mario Soto 1983 CIN 33.6 273.7 34 34 17 0 2.70 1.10 242 5.1 2.1 6.1 6.5 12.8
Steve Carlton 1982 PHI FM Cy 38.7 295.7 38 38 23 0 3.10 1.15 286 9.5 2.0 4.2 5.2 16.8
Fernando Valenzuela 1981 LAD Cy 38.5 192.3 25 25 13 0 2.48 1.05 180 6.1 2.1 5.9 7.0 16.5
Steve Carlton 1980 PHI FM Cy 46.3 304.0 38 38 24 0 2.34 1.10 286 9.9 2.0 8.0 6.9 18.4
J.R. Richard 1979 HOU 42.7 292.3 38 38 18 0 2.71 1.09 313 5.0 2.1 6.2 7.0 21.4
Ron Guidry 1978 NYY Cy 45.3 273.7 35 35 25 0 1.74 0.95 248 10.3 2.0 9.4 9.1 13.6
Nolan Ryan 1977 CAL FM 35.2 299.0 37 37 19 0 2.77 1.34 341 5.8 2.0 5.8 0.6 20.1
Frank Tanana 1976 CAL 34.9 288.3 34 34 19 0 2.43 0.99 261 5.2 2.0 5.5 7.7 13.5
Jim Palmer 1975 BAL FM Cy 34.8 323.0 39 38 23 1 2.09 1.03 193 7.7 2.7 8.5 8.2 6.6
Nolan Ryan 1974 CAL FM 35.6 332.7 42 41 22 0 2.89 1.27 367 6.7 2.0 4.3 2.0 19.6
Nolan Ryan 1973 CAL FM 36.5 326.0 41 39 21 1 2.87 1.23 383 5.8 2.5 4.3 2.6 20.3
Steve Carlton 1972 PHI FM Cy 43.1 346.3 41 41 27 0 1.98 0.99 310 10.4 2.0 7.6 7.3 14.9
Vida Blue 1971 OAK Cy,MVP 41.5 312.0 39 39 24 0 1.82 0.95 301 8.2 2.0 8.5 8.2 13.7
Fergie Jenkins 1970 CHC FM 32.8 313.0 40 39 22 0 3.39 1.04 274 7.6 2.0 2.9 8.1 11.3
Bill Singer 1969 LAD 30.5 315.7 41 40 20 1 2.34 1.01 247 5.2 2.5 6.3 7.6 7.8
Denny McLain 1968 DET MVP 39.5 336.0 41 41 31 0 1.96 0.90 280 12.8 1.8 6.2 7.8 9.8
Jim Bunning 1967 PHI FM 26.3 302.3 40 40 17 0 2.29 1.04 253 4.2 1.8 5.8 5.4 8.1
Sandy Koufax 1966 LAD FM Cy 44.7 323.0 41 41 27 0 1.73 0.98 317 11.4 1.9 9.5 7.3 13.6
Sandy Koufax 1965 LAD FM Cy 49.4 335.7 43 41 26 2 2.04 0.85 382 9.5 2.7 7.5 11.0 17.6
Dean Chance 1964 LAA Cy 32.1 278.3 46 35 20 4 1.65 1.01 207 5.7 4.1 8.9 6.5 6.0
Sandy Koufax 1963 LAD FM Cy,MVP 42.2 311.0 40 40 25 0 1.88 0.87 306 8.6 1.9 8.0 9.5 13.1
Don Drysdale 1962 LAD FM Cy 32.7 314.3 43 41 25 1 2.83 1.11 232 9.8 2.1 5.1 5.7 9.1
Whitey Ford 1961 NYY FM Cy 27.8 283.0 39 39 25 0 3.21 1.18 209 9.3 1.6 3.7 4.4 7.6
Don Drysdale 1960 LAD FM 28.5 269.0 41 36 15 2 2.84 1.06 246 3.2 3.3 4.3 5.9 10.8
Sam Jones 1959 SF 26.9 270.7 50 35 21 4 2.83 1.26 209 6.2 4.8 4.5 1.9 8.6
Billy O’Dell 1958 BAL 24.7 221.3 41 25 14 8 2.97 1.14 137 2.8 8.8 3.9 4.5 3.6
Jim Bunning 1957 DET FM 28.4 267.3 45 30 20 1 2.69 1.07 182 6.7 2.3 4.9 6.0 7.7
Herb Score 1956 CLE 29.8 249.3 35 33 20 0 2.53 1.17 263 5.2 1.2 5.3 4.1 13.0
Robin Roberts 1955 PHI FM 29.9 305.0 41 38 23 3 3.28 1.13 160 8.6 4.1 3.4 6.1 6.7
Robin Roberts 1954 PHI FM 35.2 336.7 45 38 23 4 2.97 1.02 185 7.9 4.5 4.0 8.4 9.5
Robin Roberts 1953 PHI FM 36.0 346.7 44 41 23 2 2.75 1.11 198 7.9 3.0 6.1 7.0 11.0
Robin Roberts 1952 PHI FM 32.8 330.0 39 37 28 2 2.59 1.02 148 10.5 3.1 5.1 7.8 5.3
Sal Maglie 1951 NYG 29.9 298.0 42 37 23 4 2.93 1.14 146 7.3 4.7 4.6 5.5 6.8
Larry Jansen 1950 NYG 29.1 275.0 40 35 19 3 3.01 1.07 161 5.1 3.7 4.8 7.4 7.2
Virgil Trucks 1949 DET 27.9 275.0 41 32 19 4 2.81 1.21 153 4.4 5.4 4.7 4.8 7.8
Harry Brecheen 1948 STL 30.2 233.3 33 30 20 1 2.24 1.04 149 6.0 2.1 6.1 7.1 7.9
Bob Feller 1947 CLE FM 32.7 299.0 42 37 20 3 2.68 1.19 196 5.8 3.9 4.9 4.9 12.2
Bob Feller 1946 CLE FM 53.3 371.3 48 42 26 4 2.18 1.16 348 10.0 7.0 6.4 5.1 23.8
Hal Newhouser 1945 DET FM MVP 43.2 313.3 40 36 25 2 1.81 1.11 212 8.9 2.9 7.8 6.0 16.6
Hal Newhouser 1944 DET FM MVP 36.7 312.3 47 34 29 2 2.22 1.17 187 10.4 3.0 5.6 3.7 13.0
Mort Cooper 1943 STL 29.2 274.0 37 32 21 3 2.30 1.12 141 6.8 4.4 4.7 4.6 7.8
Mort Cooper 1942 STL MVP 33.9 278.7 37 35 22 0 1.78 0.99 152 7.4 0.8 7.4 7.7 9.7
Bob Feller 1941 CLE FM 38.8 343.0 44 40 25 2 3.15 1.39 260 9.4 4.0 3.5 0.9 19.9
Bob Feller 1940 CLE FM 48.6 320.3 43 37 27 4 2.61 1.13 261 10.0 7.1 5.7 5.9 18.9
Bob Feller 1939 CLE FM 40.0 296.7 39 35 24 1 2.85 1.24 246 8.2 1.8 5.3 4.6 19.1
Paul Derringer 1938 CIN 30.0 307.0 41 37 21 3 2.93 1.19 132 6.6 5.3 5.2 5.9 6.0
Cliff Melton 1937 NYG 34.2 248.0 46 27 20 7 2.61 1.09 142 5.9 9.3 5.5 6.6 6.0
Dizzy Dean 1936 STL F 45.1 315.0 51 34 24 11 3.17 1.15 195 7.2 13.5 4.8 6.7 11.8
Dizzy Dean 1935 STL F 39.4 325.3 50 36 28 5 3.04 1.23 190 9.5 7.5 4.4 4.4 12.7
Dizzy Dean 1934 STL F MVP 42.7 311.7 50 33 30 7 2.66 1.16 195 10.0 8.3 5.9 6.0 11.6
Carl Hubbell 1933 NYG FM MVP 40.2 308.7 45 33 23 5 1.66 0.98 156 7.2 6.2 8.4 8.0 9.4
Lefty Grove 1932 PHA FM 39.8 291.7 44 30 25 7 2.84 1.19 188 7.4 10.0 5.1 5.0 11.3
Lefty Grove 1931 PHA FM MVP 42.4 288.7 41 30 31 5 2.06 1.08 175 11.1 5.6 7.2 6.8 10.6
Lefty Grove 1930 PHA FM 49.8 291.0 50 32 28 9 2.54 1.14 209 9.2 11.7 6.9 6.8 14.2
Firpo Marberry 1929 WSH 34.5 250.3 49 26 19 11 3.06 1.21 121 4.7 12.6 4.6 5.1 6.6
Dazzy Vance 1928 BRO FM 36.9 280.3 38 32 22 2 2.09 1.06 200 5.4 2.0 6.7 6.5 15.4
Lefty Grove 1927 PHA FM 36.1 262.3 51 28 20 9 3.19 1.26 174 4.8 10.2 3.2 3.1 13.7
Lefty Grove 1926 PHA FM 36.0 258.0 45 33 13 6 2.51 1.27 194 1.5 8.4 5.1 3.0 16.9
Dazzy Vance 1925 BRO FM 36.7 265.3 31 31 22 0 3.53 1.18 221 6.4 0.4 3.0 5.5 20.6
Dazzy Vance 1924 BRO FM 49.4 308.3 35 34 28 0 2.16 1.02 262 9.1 0.4 7.0 8.1 23.8
Dolf Luque 1923 CIN 33.8 322.0 41 37 27 2 1.93 1.14 151 7.6 2.3 7.7 6.0 9.3
Urban Shocker 1922 SLB 31.7 348.0 48 38 24 3 2.97 1.21 149 6.4 4.6 4.6 5.0 10.1
Carl Mays 1921 NYY 28.0 336.7 49 38 27 7 3.05 1.21 70 7.9 9.4 4.2 4.9 0.6
Pete Alexander 1920 CHC FM 40.2 363.3 46 40 27 5 1.91 1.11 173 7.8 8.2 7.0 5.5 10.8
Walter Johnson 1919 WSH FM 33.4 290.3 39 29 20 2 1.49 0.99 147 5.4 4.2 7.3 6.1 9.4
Walter Johnson 1918 WSH FM 45.4 326.0 39 29 23 3 1.27 0.95 162 8.6 5.5 8.9 7.6 13.8
Eddie Cicotte 1917 CHW 36.0 346.7 49 35 28 4 1.53 0.91 150 8.9 5.3 6.8 7.4 6.6
Pete Alexander 1916 PHI FM 36.8 389.0 48 45 33 3 1.55 0.96 167 11.7 3.1 7.2 7.0 6.7
Pete Alexander 1915 PHI FM 46.7 376.3 49 42 31 3 1.22 0.84 241 9.9 4.1 9.2 9.8 12.8
Walter Johnson 1914 WSH FM 34.3 371.7 51 40 28 1 1.72 0.97 225 8.6 1.0 6.4 6.8 10.7
Walter Johnson 1913 WSH FM 50.0 346.0 48 36 36 2 1.14 0.78 243 12.9 2.2 9.5 11.1 13.4
Walter Johnson 1912 WSH FM 49.6 369.0 50 37 33 2 1.39 0.91 303 10.8 2.8 9.0 9.7 16.3
Ed Walsh 1911 CHW FM 39.7 368.7 56 37 27 4 2.22 1.08 255 8.3 5.6 5.4 6.1 13.3
Ed Walsh 1910 CHW FM 47.3 369.7 45 36 18 5 1.27 0.82 258 3.7 10.1 8.6 10.4 13.6
Mordecai Brown 1909 CHC FM 47.0 342.7 50 34 27 7 1.31 0.87 172 8.4 15.4 7.2 7.6 7.4
Ed Walsh 1908 CHW FM 56.1 464.0 66 49 40 6 1.42 0.86 269 14.2 10.4 7.5 8.5 14.5
Ed Walsh 1907 CHW FM 37.8 422.3 56 46 24 4 1.60 1.01 206 6.2 8.7 6.4 5.4 10.1
Mordecai Brown 1906 CHC FM 32.8 277.3 36 32 26 3 1.04 0.93 144 7.0 7.2 7.6 5.8 4.2
Christy Mathewson 1905 NYG FM 43.8 338.7 43 37 31 2 1.28 0.93 206 9.5 11.2 7.8 6.6 7.7
Joe McGinnity 1904 NYG FM 52.0 408.0 51 44 35 5 1.61 0.96 144 11.0 23.8 6.4 6.2 3.5
Christy Mathewson 1903 NYG FM 40.5 366.3 45 42 30 2 2.26 1.15 267 9.3 6.8 4.8 3.9 14.6

Notes

Methodology/FAQs/Definitions:  Click here for a long list of FAQs.

Positions (Season):  ‘POS’ represents all position the player had either 20 games played that season or the previous season (the general standard for fantasy baseball).  ‘MVPOS’ represents the most valuable position for the player which is used in determining the player’s value based on the following order of most valuable to least valuable: C, SS, 2B, 3B, OF, 1B, DH.  Pitchers are either designated as a starter or reliever and is more subjective given the shifting roles of relievers over the years.  In general, any pitcher whose GS represent 50+% of Games is noted as a SP as well as any pitchers with 20+ GS.

Positions (Career):  The ‘Pos’ field for hitters reflects any position where the player qualified for 1+ years and it was deemed their most valuable fantasy position (see above).  The shorthand is C=Catcher, 1=1B, 2=2B, S=SS, 3=3B, O=OF, D=DH.  Pitchers typically are set to S (Starter) or R (Reliever) based on their predominant role.  A combined SR is given to pitchers who had 3+ years in both roles (e.g., Dennis Eckersley) or 1-3 years in each role.

Halls: “F” is Hall of Fame, “M” is Baseball Think Factory’s Hall of Merit, “FM” is both.  For those unfamiliar with the BBTF Hall of Merit, consider it a wiser, less corrupt, more SABR-friendly Hall of Fame.   Four players are voted in every year.  Players must be retired for 5 years before becoming eligible.  Players are never made ineligible (unlike the HOF who ‘one and done’ players like Lou Whitaker, Bobby Grich, and Kevin Brown).

Awards:  Just includes Cy Young and MVP awards.  The Cy Young Award was awarded to the best MLB pitcher starting in 1956 and then became the best pitcher in each league in 1967.  The MVP award has been awarded to the most valuable player in each league since 1931.

Filtering Results:  You can filter multiple fields at the same time.  The text fields below the column headers enable several methods for filtering the data.  Here are some examples:

Function Symbol Example Explanation
ANY MATCH ‘B’ in Pos Typing B in Pos will filter to any player with 1B, 2B, or 3B eligibility.  Type in more details to filter further – e.g., “1B’, “1B, 3B”, etc.
OR | Ruth|Aaron in ‘Name’ All players with Ruth or Aaron in their name
NOT ! !FM in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in both the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Merit
NOR ! | !F|M in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in the Hall of Fame NOR the Hall of Merit.  Just use the ! once.
GREATER THAN > >30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than 30
LESS THAN < <30 in $ All players whose $ is less than 30
GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO >= >=30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than or equal to 30
LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO <= <=30 in $ All players whose $ is less than or equal to 30

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