Most Valuable Fantasy Hitter Award Winners (MVFH)

  Best Season Best Season By Decade Best Season by Stat By Career
Hitters 1903-2013|1903-1946|1947-2013
C|1B|2B|SS|3B|OF|DH|HOF|HOM|MVP|MVFH
1900s|10s|20s|30s|40s|50s|
60s|70s|80s|90s|2000s|10s
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
1900s|10s|20s|30s|40s|50s|
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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# Name Year Team Halls Awards Pos MVPos $ AB R HR RBI SB AVG $R $HR $RBI $SB $AVG
Miguel Cabrera 2013 DET MVP 3B 3B 40.3 555 103 44 137 3 0.348 6.9 11.2 11.2 1.3 8.7
Mike Trout 2012 LAA OF OF 37.9 559 129 30 83 49 0.326 9.5 5.6 3.5 11.6 6.6
Matt Kemp 2011 LAD OF OF 44.9 602 115 39 126 40 0.324 8.0 10.0 10.0 8.8 7.1
Carlos Gonzalez 2010 COL OF OF 36.6 587 111 34 117 26 0.336 6.8 7.9 8.1 5.1 7.7
Albert Pujols 2009 STL MVP 1B 1B 34.7 568 124 47 135 16 0.328 7.2 8.8 7.2 5.0 5.5
Hanley Ramirez 2008 FLA SS SS 31.5 589 125 33 67 35 0.301 7.6 8.5 2.2 8.9 3.4
Alex Rodriguez 2007 NYY MVP 3B 3B 46.3 583 143 54 156 24 0.314 10.1 13.9 11.1 5.9 4.3
Alfonso Soriano 2006 WAS 2B, OF 2B 35.4 647 119 46 95 41 0.277 6.7 11.6 5.0 9.7 1.4
Alex Rodriguez 2005 NYY MVP 3B 3B 40.7 605 124 48 130 21 0.321 8.1 10.8 8.3 6.7 5.8
Vladimir Guerrero 2004 ANA MVP OF OF 32.2 612 124 39 126 15 0.337 6.7 7.2 7.8 2.8 6.8
Albert Pujols 2003 STL 1B, 3B, OF 3B 38.1 591 137 43 124 5 0.359 9.7 9.2 7.3 1.5 9.4
Alex Rodriguez 2002 TEX SS SS 40.5 624 125 57 142 9 0.300 7.6 15.5 11.2 0.9 4.4
Barry Bonds 2001 SF M MVP OF OF 41.6 476 129 73 137 13 0.328 7.4 17.7 8.4 1.7 5.3
Todd Helton 2000 COL 1B 1B 33.8 580 138 42 147 5 0.372 7.8 6.6 7.3 2.2 8.8
Manny Ramirez 1999 CLE OF OF 31.5 522 131 44 165 2 0.333 7.0 8.1 11.0 -1.1 5.5
Sammy Sosa 1998 CHC MVP OF OF 43.0 643 134 66 158 18 0.308 7.8 16.4 11.1 2.7 4.1
Larry Walker 1997 COL M MVP OF OF 49.8 568 143 49 130 33 0.366 10.6 12.5 9.0 6.7 10.1
Ellis Burks 1996 COL OF OF 38.9 613 142 40 128 32 0.344 8.9 7.6 7.3 6.5 7.6
Albert Belle 1995 CLE OF OF 39.4 546 121 50 126 5 0.317 8.9 15.6 10.2 -1.1 4.9
Jeff Bagwell 1994 HOU M MVP 1B 1B 48.0 400 104 39 116 15 0.368 9.6 13.2 11.1 4.9 8.1
Barry Bonds 1993 SF M MVP OF OF 45.3 539 129 46 123 29 0.336 9.0 14.5 9.2 4.7 7.0
Barry Bonds 1992 PIT M MVP OF OF 40.0 473 109 34 103 39 0.311 7.8 11.7 7.4 6.9 5.2
Jose Canseco 1991 OAK OF OF 38.6 572 115 44 122 26 0.266 8.1 14.4 9.3 4.4 1.3
Barry Bonds 1990 PIT M MVP OF OF 41.8 519 104 33 114 52 0.301 7.1 10.1 9.0 10.0 4.6
Ryne Sandberg 1990 CHC FM 2B 2B 41.8 615 116 40 100 25 0.306 8.2 15.4 8.5 3.1 5.7
Howard Johnson 1989 NYM SS, 3B SS 46.2 571 104 36 101 41 0.287 8.2 15.2 8.9 8.4 4.5
Jose Canseco 1988 OAK MVP OF OF 47.8 610 120 42 124 40 0.307 9.0 14.9 10.6 6.6 5.7
Eric Davis 1987 CIN OF OF 31.6 474 120 37 100 50 0.293 6.9 7.6 4.9 8.3 2.8
Rickey Henderson 1986 NYY FM OF OF 38.6 608 130 28 74 87 0.263 9.9 6.4 2.5 18.1 0.8
Rickey Henderson 1985 NYY FM OF OF 43.1 547 146 24 72 80 0.314 12.5 5.0 2.0 16.6 6.0
Ryne Sandberg 1984 CHC FM MVP 2B 2B 32.6 636 114 19 84 32 0.315 7.7 6.4 6.5 4.9 6.1
Dale Murphy 1983 ATL MVP OF OF 43.2 589 131 36 121 30 0.302 11.0 11.4 10.3 4.5 5.0
Robin Yount 1982 MIL FM MVP SS SS 41.3 635 129 29 114 14 0.331 10.7 9.8 9.7 1.9 8.1
Mike Schmidt 1981 PHI FM MVP 3B 3B 55.5 354 78 31 91 12 0.316 9.9 22.3 13.5 3.9 5.0
Mike Schmidt 1980 PHI FM MVP 3B 3B 42.9 548 104 48 121 12 0.287 7.5 19.3 9.8 2.4 2.9
Don Baylor 1979 CAL MVP OF OF 36.2 628 120 36 139 22 0.296 7.8 9.9 11.2 3.2 3.2
Jim Rice 1978 BOS F MVP OF OF 45.6 677 121 46 139 7 0.315 9.3 16.5 12.4 0.1 6.3
George Foster 1977 CIN MVP OF OF 42.5 615 124 52 149 6 0.320 8.2 15.7 12.5 -0.3 5.4
Joe Morgan 1976 CIN FM MVP 2B 2B 50.2 472 113 27 111 60 0.320 9.2 14.1 10.6 9.0 6.2
Joe Morgan 1975 CIN FM MVP 2B 2B 40.8 498 107 17 94 67 0.327 6.2 6.3 7.3 13.8 6.2
Mike Schmidt 1974 PHI FM 3B 3B 39.8 568 108 36 116 23 0.282 7.5 13.1 9.2 5.9 3.0
Joe Morgan 1973 CIN FM 2B 2B 42.8 576 116 26 82 67 0.290 8.2 8.1 5.4 16.8 3.3
Joe Morgan 1972 CIN FM 2B 2B 49.9 552 122 16 73 58 0.292 13.3 7.1 6.2 17.2 5.1
Joe Torre 1971 STL M MVP C, 3B C 39.7 634 97 24 137 4 0.363 7.2 5.8 12.9 1.9 10.9
Billy Williams 1970 CHC FM OF OF 38.2 636 137 42 129 7 0.322 10.1 11.2 10.0 0.2 5.7
Harmon Killebrew 1969 MIN FM MVP 1B, 3B 3B 40.3 555 106 49 140 8 0.276 7.2 15.0 11.7 2.4 3.1
Frank Howard 1968 WSH 1B, OF OF 35.2 598 79 44 106 0 0.274 4.6 18.0 10.5 -1.5 2.7
Carl Yastrzemski 1967 BOS FM MVP OF OF 45.2 579 112 44 121 10 0.326 8.9 14.7 11.1 2.4 7.1
Frank Robinson 1966 BAL FM MVP OF OF 39.6 576 122 49 122 8 0.316 8.9 13.7 9.6 0.9 5.6
Willie Mays 1965 SF FM MVP OF OF 39.6 558 118 52 112 9 0.317 8.2 15.2 7.9 1.5 5.8
Willie Mays 1964 SF FM OF OF 39.7 578 121 47 111 19 0.296 8.5 12.1 7.3 6.9 3.8
Hank Aaron 1963 MLN FM OF OF 51.8 631 121 44 130 31 0.319 9.1 12.6 11.4 11.0 6.7
Willie Mays 1962 SF FM OF OF 40.4 621 130 49 141 18 0.304 7.8 12.6 9.7 5.4 3.9
Mickey Mantle 1961 NYY FM OF OF 39.5 514 132 54 128 12 0.317 8.4 13.8 8.5 3.2 4.5
Hank Aaron 1960 MLN FM OF OF 34.1 590 102 40 126 16 0.292 5.6 10.5 9.2 4.8 3.0
Willie Mays 1959 SF FM OF OF 36.8 575 125 34 104 27 0.313 8.5 7.5 5.8 9.6 4.5
Willie Mays 1958 SF FM OF OF 41.8 600 121 29 96 31 0.347 8.4 5.7 5.4 14.0 7.3
Willie Mays 1957 NYG FM OF OF 43.5 585 112 35 97 38 0.333 7.1 7.5 5.2 16.5 6.2
Mickey Mantle 1956 NYY FM MVP OF OF 42.3 533 132 52 130 10 0.353 8.6 12.7 8.6 4.0 7.4
Willie Mays 1955 NYG FM OF OF 45.0 580 123 51 127 24 0.319 7.2 12.9 8.4 10.7 4.8
Ted Kluszewski 1954 CIN 1B 1B 37.6 573 104 49 141 0 0.326 5.7 15.0 10.9 -0.5 5.5
Duke Snider 1953 BRO FM OF OF 41.2 590 132 42 126 16 0.336 8.2 11.3 7.4 7.6 5.7
Jackie Robinson 1952 BRO FM 2B 2B 32.2 510 104 19 75 24 0.308 6.0 6.1 4.4 10.0 4.7
Stan Musial 1951 STL FM 1B, OF OF 32.5 578 124 32 108 4 0.355 7.9 9.0 6.0 1.1 7.7
Duke Snider 1950 BRO FM OF OF 30.6 620 109 31 107 16 0.321 4.8 7.1 4.8 8.4 4.5
Jackie Robinson 1949 BRO FM MVP 1B, 2B 2B 46.6 593 122 16 124 37 0.342 7.5 4.7 8.9 17.8 6.7
Stan Musial 1948 STL FM MVP 1B, OF OF 43.9 611 135 39 131 7 0.376 8.7 13.2 9.0 2.6 9.4
Johnny Mize 1947 NYG FM 1B 1B 41.9 586 137 51 138 2 0.302 9.1 18.2 9.5 -0.3 4.4
Ralph Kiner 1947 PIT FM OF OF 41.9 565 118 51 127 1 0.313 7.3 19.9 9.2 0.0 4.4
Ted Williams 1946 BOS FM MVP OF OF 49.4 514 142 38 123 0 0.342 12.6 19.1 10.7 -0.8 6.8
Tommy Holmes 1945 BSN OF OF 49.7 636 125 28 117 15 0.352 9.6 16.6 9.3 4.5 8.7
Bill Nicholson 1944 CHC OF OF 38.5 582 116 33 122 3 0.287 7.6 17.9 9.6 0.5 1.9
Bill Nicholson 1943 CHC OF OF 43.2 608 95 29 128 4 0.309 5.6 19.5 11.8 0.1 5.1
Ted Williams 1942 BOS FM OF OF 50.7 522 141 36 137 3 0.356 10.6 19.4 11.9 0.3 7.6
Ted Williams 1941 BOS FM OF OF 40.6 456 135 37 120 2 0.406 8.4 14.7 7.2 0.1 9.2
Hank Greenberg 1940 DET FM MVP 1B, OF OF 40.2 573 129 41 150 6 0.340 7.2 14.3 10.7 1.6 5.3
Ted Williams 1939 BOS FM OF OF 34.8 565 131 31 145 2 0.327 7.9 11.9 10.2 -0.4 4.1
Jimmie Foxx 1938 BOS FM MVP 1B 1B 43.9 565 139 50 175 5 0.349 7.3 16.4 11.4 2.2 5.7
Joe DiMaggio 1937 NYY FM OF OF 47.3 621 151 46 167 3 0.346 9.2 19.2 12.3 0.6 5.1
Lou Gehrig 1936 NYY FM MVP 1B 1B 43.5 579 167 49 152 3 0.354 9.2 19.6 7.7 1.2 4.8
Hank Greenberg 1935 DET FM MVP 1B 1B 38.3 619 121 36 170 4 0.328 5.6 13.9 11.5 1.6 4.8
Lou Gehrig 1934 NYY FM 1B 1B 44.6 579 128 49 165 9 0.363 6.3 17.8 9.6 3.9 6.1
Jimmie Foxx 1933 PHA FM MVP 1B 1B 51.3 573 125 48 163 2 0.356 7.7 23.8 11.8 0.5 6.5
Jimmie Foxx 1932 PHA FM MVP 1B, 3B 3B 53.2 585 151 58 169 3 0.364 9.3 23.8 11.5 0.5 7.1
Lou Gehrig 1931 NYY FM 1B 1B 58.8 619 163 46 184 17 0.341 10.5 23.8 13.5 5.5 4.5
Hack Wilson 1930 CHC F OF OF 42.6 585 146 56 191 3 0.356 6.3 19.7 11.5 0.1 3.9
Rogers Hornsby 1929 CHC FM 2B 2B 38.8 602 156 39 149 2 0.380 8.0 15.6 8.6 -0.8 6.3
Babe Ruth 1928 NYY FM OF OF 49.5 536 163 54 142 4 0.323 11.4 23.8 10.2 0.4 2.8
Lou Gehrig 1927 NYY FM 1B 1B 55.9 584 149 47 175 10 0.373 9.8 23.8 12.5 2.1 6.6
Babe Ruth 1926 NYY FM OF OF 53.7 495 139 47 150 11 0.372 9.0 23.8 11.9 2.2 5.8
Rogers Hornsby 1925 STL FM 2B 2B 48.3 504 133 39 143 5 0.403 7.2 21.1 10.1 0.9 8.0
Babe Ruth 1924 NYY FM OF OF 48.9 529 143 46 121 9 0.378 9.0 23.8 7.8 1.3 6.0
Babe Ruth 1923 NYY FM OF OF 53.3 522 152 41 131 17 0.393 9.3 23.8 8.9 3.1 7.2
Rogers Hornsby 1922 STL FM 2B 2B 57.3 623 141 42 152 17 0.401 8.6 23.8 11.4 3.2 9.3
Babe Ruth 1921 NYY FM OF OF 59.6 540 177 59 171 17 0.378 12.0 23.8 13.6 3.3 5.9
George Sisler 1920 SLB FM 1B 1B 55.0 631 137 19 122 42 0.407 9.5 16.3 9.2 8.3 10.7
Babe Ruth 1919 BOS FM OF OF 49.1 432 103 29 114 7 0.322 8.0 23.8 11.9 0.4 3.9
Babe Ruth 1918 BOS FM OF OF 35.5 317 50 11 66 6 0.300 1.3 23.8 6.2 0.0 3.2
Ty Cobb 1917 DET FM OF OF 44.3 588 107 6 102 55 0.383 8.1 6.8 9.8 7.4 11.1
Ty Cobb 1916 DET FM OF OF 35.4 542 113 5 68 68 0.371 8.8 3.3 4.2 8.3 9.7
Ty Cobb 1915 DET FM OF OF 44.7 563 144 3 99 96 0.369 12.7 0.2 8.5 12.3 10.0
Sherry Magee 1914 PHI M 1B, SS, OF SS 46.1 544 96 15 103 25 0.314 6.2 21.9 9.2 1.9 5.9
Gavvy Cravath 1913 PHI OF OF 46.7 525 78 19 128 10 0.341 2.5 23.7 13.1 0.2 6.1
Frank Baker 1912 PHA FM 3B 3B 44.3 577 116 10 130 40 0.347 7.1 12.7 12.5 3.6 7.5
Ty Cobb 1911 DET FM OF OF 47.7 591 147 8 127 83 0.420 9.8 6.8 10.3 7.8 12.0
Ty Cobb 1910 DET FM OF OF 42.1 506 106 8 91 65 0.383 6.5 10.9 7.4 6.4 9.9
Ty Cobb 1909 DET FM OF OF 62.4 573 116 9 107 76 0.377 10.1 19.1 12.5 8.4 11.4
Honus Wagner 1908 PIT FM SS SS 58.7 568 100 10 109 53 0.354 7.9 20.2 12.8 6.3 10.6
Honus Wagner 1907 PIT FM SS SS 48.3 515 98 6 82 61 0.350 7.5 15.6 8.1 6.9 9.2
Harry Davis 1906 PHA 1B 1B 44.4 551 94 12 96 23 0.292 5.7 23.8 8.5 2.0 3.4
Cy Seymour 1905 CIN OF OF 43.8 581 95 8 121 21 0.377 5.1 12.9 12.8 1.7 10.4
Nap Lajoie 1904 CLE FM 2B, SS SS 37.0 553 92 6 102 29 0.376 5.6 8.7 8.6 2.4 10.7
Jimmy Sheckard 1903 BRO M OF OF 36.4 515 99 9 75 67 0.332 4.4 13.6 4.8 7.8 4.8

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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