Historical Fantasy Baseball Player Rater – MVP Hitters (Career)

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  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 Pos 1st Yr Lst Yr Hall MVP Years $0+ Sum $ Avg $ Max $ Avg $R Avg $HR Avg $RBI Avg $SB Avg $AVG Max $R Max $HR Max $RBI Max $SB Max $AVG
Hank Aaron 2O 1954 1974 FM 1 21 635.5 30.3 51.8 5.6 9.3 7.1 2.7 4.5 9.1 16.7 11.5 10.9 8.6
Willie Mays O 1951 1971 FM 2 19 570.3 30.0 45.0 6.0 7.8 5.4 5.8 4.0 8.6 15.0 10.0 18.5 7.3
Barry Bonds O 1986 2007 M 7 21 569.3 27.1 45.7 5.6 8.4 4.7 4.0 3.4 9.0 17.9 9.4 9.6 7.9
Lou Gehrig 1 1925 1938 FM 1 14 505.0 36.1 58.2 7.1 13.6 7.7 2.3 4.3 10.5 23.8 13.3 5.2 7.1
Alex Rodriguez S3 1996 2012 3 17 492.9 29.0 46.8 5.6 8.2 6.6 3.7 3.8 10.1 15.6 11.5 8.4 9.0
Jimmie Foxx C13 1928 1941 FM 3 14 469.5 33.5 53.0 5.9 13.7 7.0 2.0 4.0 9.3 23.8 11.7 4.8 7.0
Ted Williams O 1939 1960 FM 2 16 458.8 28.7 51.1 5.9 9.5 6.6 -0.2 5.9 12.8 19.7 12.2 1.2 9.3
Frank Robinson OD 1956 1974 FM 2 19 454.0 23.9 40.1 4.8 6.9 5.3 2.7 3.2 9.1 13.5 9.7 8.9 7.4
Rickey Henderson O 1980 1999 FM 1 20 445.9 22.3 43.3 6.3 0.6 -1.2 13.0 2.7 12.6 7.8 2.7 26.0 6.8
Stan Musial 1O 1942 1962 FM 3 20 442.3 22.1 44.3 4.5 5.1 4.8 0.9 5.8 10.1 13.4 9.1 2.6 10.0
Mike Schmidt 3 1974 1988 FM 3 15 439.9 29.3 55.3 5.9 11.4 6.9 2.5 1.8 9.8 22.1 13.4 7.4 5.2
Joe Morgan 2 1965 1983 FM 2 18 424.0 23.6 51.0 4.8 4.6 2.8 8.3 2.1 13.3 14.1 10.5 17.2 6.2
Reggie Jackson O 1968 1986 FM 1 18 378.1 21.0 37.5 3.1 8.9 5.4 1.5 1.0 9.0 16.3 9.3 6.1 3.4
Albert Pujols 13O 2001 2014 3 14 375.1 26.8 37.8 5.9 6.6 5.8 2.3 5.2 9.6 9.6 7.6 5.5 9.3
Mickey Mantle 1O 1951 1968 FM 3 16 367.5 23.0 41.9 5.1 6.8 4.0 2.8 3.3 9.4 13.7 8.7 7.2 7.6
Joe DiMaggio O 1936 1951 FM 3 13 350.1 26.9 47.1 5.0 9.2 7.2 0.2 4.3 9.3 19.1 12.3 1.9 7.1
Ken Griffey Jr. O 1990 2008 1 15 341.5 22.8 42.2 3.8 8.2 5.8 0.8 3.1 8.2 15.7 11.6 3.8 7.1
Carl Yastrzemski 13O 1961 1982 FM 1 21 330.8 15.8 45.2 3.4 3.5 4.1 1.1 2.7 8.9 14.5 11.2 5.2 7.2
Ernie Banks 1S 1954 1969 FM 2 15 327.4 21.8 40.4 3.3 7.8 6.6 0.6 2.4 8.3 14.1 11.9 4.0 5.4
Sammy Sosa OD 1990 2007 1 14 327.3 23.4 43.9 3.6 9.1 6.4 1.7 1.6 9.8 16.7 11.5 6.7 5.8
Cal Ripken S3 1982 1999 FM 2 17 324.6 19.1 34.0 4.3 6.5 5.8 -1.1 2.6 9.6 11.0 9.2 -0.1 7.3
Andre Dawson O 1977 1992 FM 1 16 322.5 20.2 42.6 2.7 6.3 5.1 2.5 2.6 7.5 15.7 10.4 6.9 5.6
Jim Rice O 1975 1988 F 1 13 319.3 24.6 45.8 4.3 8.3 7.6 -1.0 4.3 9.4 16.6 12.5 0.8 7.3
Jeff Bagwell 1 1991 2004 M 1 14 315.9 22.6 46.7 5.4 4.5 4.5 4.1 3.1 9.6 12.6 10.8 7.7 8.1
Harmon Killebrew 3O 1959 1972 FM 1 13 305.3 23.5 40.0 3.9 10.1 6.7 0.3 1.4 7.3 14.8 11.7 2.4 3.0
Charlie Gehringer 2 1926 1940 FM 1 15 304.4 20.3 30.2 5.2 3.2 4.0 2.9 4.0 8.4 7.5 7.4 6.0 7.6
Vladimir Guerrero OD 1998 2011 1 14 302.0 21.6 37.8 3.1 5.3 5.2 1.9 5.2 6.8 8.1 8.0 9.6 7.4
Robin Yount SO 1975 1992 FM 2 18 301.4 16.7 41.5 4.0 2.9 4.0 1.1 3.7 10.8 9.9 9.8 2.5 8.1
Orlando Cepeda 1O 1958 1973 F 1 13 299.9 23.1 34.7 3.9 4.9 5.4 3.7 4.2 6.8 10.9 10.5 7.8 7.2
George Brett 13D 1975 1993 FM 1 19 295.0 15.5 34.9 3.1 1.3 3.2 2.2 4.7 8.3 6.8 9.3 5.3 10.7
Miguel Cabrera 13 2004 2014 2 11 294.1 26.7 40.4 5.4 6.3 6.9 1.1 6.0 7.6 11.2 11.4 2.5 8.6
Frank Thomas 1D 1991 2007 FM 2 14 293.0 20.9 38.1 4.1 6.1 5.3 0.6 3.8 9.9 12.1 8.2 2.0 7.5
Pete Rose 123O 1963 1981 M 1 19 290.8 15.3 25.5 6.8 -1.1 1.1 1.7 5.8 11.5 3.8 5.7 4.2 9.2
Ryne Sandberg 2 1982 1996 FM 1 13 288.3 22.2 41.8 4.5 6.1 4.0 3.3 3.2 8.2 15.3 8.6 9.8 6.3
Johnny Bench C 1968 1980 FM 2 13 283.5 21.8 40.7 3.7 7.3 6.1 1.9 1.8 8.2 15.5 12.7 3.1 4.2
Chipper Jones S3O 1995 2012 1 17 283.3 16.7 29.5 3.3 3.6 3.2 1.7 3.8 6.4 7.9 7.0 5.4 7.7
Hank Greenberg 1O 1933 1947 FM 2 10 282.8 28.3 43.8 4.1 11.1 7.0 1.8 3.2 7.8 22.9 12.2 3.6 5.5
Willie Stargell 1O 1964 1979 FM 1 15 276.3 18.4 39.2 2.2 7.9 5.7 -0.9 2.5 7.5 17.2 11.7 0.9 4.8
Dick Allen 13O 1964 1976 M 1 12 276.0 23.0 42.7 4.4 6.3 4.2 3.2 3.9 9.4 13.5 10.0 7.6 6.6
Dale Murphy CO 1978 1991 2 14 273.5 19.5 43.5 3.8 7.5 4.9 1.1 1.2 11.2 11.7 10.4 4.4 5.1
Frankie Frisch 2S 1920 1934 FM 1 15 266.2 17.7 29.4 3.1 1.7 2.4 6.2 3.3 6.7 5.0 6.0 10.6 4.9
Yogi Berra C 1947 1961 FM 3 15 262.6 17.5 27.6 3.6 4.0 4.6 1.5 2.8 6.9 8.6 9.0 3.0 4.9
Larry Walker O 1990 2005 M 1 14 260.9 18.6 50.1 3.2 4.4 3.6 2.0 4.5 10.8 12.6 9.2 6.3 10.2
Dave Parker OD 1975 1990 1 14 252.2 18.0 35.8 2.5 4.7 5.9 0.3 3.7 6.4 9.3 10.2 3.3 7.5
Jose Canseco OD 1986 1999 1 12 251.1 20.9 48.4 2.9 8.4 6.0 1.6 1.0 9.3 15.1 11.1 6.2 5.7
Rod Carew 12 1967 1983 FM 1 16 244.3 15.3 33.7 3.7 -1.6 1.0 4.4 6.9 8.7 4.9 7.1 9.5 12.4
Chuck Klein O 1929 1939 F 1 11 243.9 22.2 43.9 2.9 9.0 4.2 1.7 3.3 8.8 16.1 9.2 6.4 7.7
Joe Gordon 2 1938 1950 FM 1 11 235.7 21.4 31.9 2.8 9.0 4.8 2.5 1.3 5.8 11.9 8.6 5.3 6.1
Juan Gonzalez O 1991 2003 2 12 234.4 19.5 33.1 2.1 7.9 6.8 -1.4 3.1 5.5 16.2 11.4 -0.6 5.4
Don Baylor OD 1972 1986 1 14 233.7 16.7 36.3 2.7 5.3 3.8 3.2 0.7 7.8 10.6 11.3 8.9 4.7
Ken Boyer 3 1955 1966 M 1 12 232.4 19.4 26.8 3.8 3.5 4.2 3.6 3.4 6.1 6.8 8.3 10.3 6.0
Roberto Clemente O 1956 1972 FM 1 15 229.8 15.3 35.3 3.5 0.9 3.3 0.6 6.1 7.5 5.7 9.4 3.3 10.3
Willie McCovey 1O 1963 1977 FM 1 12 227.9 19.0 34.7 2.6 7.5 4.6 0.6 2.7 6.5 12.6 9.3 1.3 5.5
Joe Medwick O 1933 1944 FM 1 12 227.8 19.0 36.4 3.3 4.3 5.9 0.3 4.2 7.2 11.7 10.8 1.1 7.4
Jeff Kent 2 1993 2007 1 15 226.3 15.1 27.9 1.8 5.1 5.6 -0.9 2.6 5.2 9.1 9.7 0.7 6.3
Jackie Robinson 123 1947 1956 FM 1 10 226.2 22.6 46.4 4.0 2.4 2.6 8.4 4.2 7.6 5.9 8.9 17.4 6.8
George Foster O 1971 1985 1 12 225.2 18.8 43.4 2.4 7.9 6.4 -1.0 2.0 8.4 16.0 13.4 1.8 5.5
Maury Wills 2S3 1960 1971 1 12 223.6 18.6 38.6 3.9 -2.3 -1.0 13.3 3.7 9.2 -0.2 1.4 24.7 6.3
Joe Torre C3 1961 1974 M 1 13 223.4 17.2 39.9 3.1 2.6 4.7 1.1 4.7 7.2 9.1 13.0 2.0 11.1
Jimmy Rollins S 2001 2014 1 14 223.3 16.0 33.8 3.9 2.1 1.4 6.7 0.8 8.9 7.3 4.8 11.6 3.3
Steve Garvey 1 1974 1986 1 13 219.9 16.9 26.4 3.4 2.6 4.4 1.8 3.8 6.1 7.0 7.8 4.4 6.5
Ivan Rodriguez C 1993 2008 1 16 217.0 13.6 31.2 2.8 1.6 1.9 2.6 3.7 7.4 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.8
Ichiro Suzuki O 2001 2013 1 13 211.5 16.3 26.5 4.2 -2.0 -1.0 8.2 5.9 7.3 0.2 0.9 12.3 11.3
Barry Larkin S 1987 2000 FM 1 13 206.5 15.9 32.3 3.0 1.8 1.4 4.6 4.0 6.6 7.0 5.8 12.2 7.0
Miguel Tejada S 1999 2010 1 12 203.1 16.9 29.4 3.2 4.6 5.8 -0.4 2.8 5.3 7.7 12.1 1.2 5.5
Ryan Braun 3O 2007 2014 1 7 189.0 27.0 38.5 4.9 6.5 6.1 3.8 4.8 7.2 9.7 8.0 6.6 7.8
Mickey Cochrane C 1925 1935 FM 1 11 183.3 16.7 24.5 4.8 3.0 2.4 2.4 2.9 7.6 7.7 5.7 4.2 4.5
George Bell O 1984 1992 1 9 181.6 20.2 31.7 3.2 6.6 6.8 -0.5 3.1 5.7 11.5 10.0 2.8 5.8
Don Mattingly 1O 1984 1993 1 9 177.8 19.8 35.1 4.1 2.9 5.3 0.5 5.9 8.3 8.4 10.9 1.2 11.1
Bob Elliott 3O 1940 1951 1 12 177.1 14.8 24.1 2.8 2.2 4.6 1.6 2.6 4.7 6.8 7.6 4.2 5.4
Jackie Jensen O 1952 1961 1 9 176.7 19.6 27.0 3.0 2.9 5.3 5.7 1.7 5.4 7.9 9.1 9.9 4.6
Jason Giambi 13O 1996 2008 1 11 170.2 15.5 28.2 3.0 4.4 3.8 0.8 2.6 7.4 7.4 6.6 1.4 6.3
Gabby Hartnett C 1924 1939 FM 1 14 163.0 11.6 25.7 0.8 4.9 2.2 1.0 1.7 3.0 12.2 6.2 3.0 4.0
Boog Powell 1O 1963 1975 1 11 159.8 14.5 25.0 1.6 5.0 4.8 0.3 1.9 3.7 9.3 7.8 2.2 4.4
Fred Lynn O 1975 1988 1 12 156.5 13.0 32.9 2.1 4.5 3.2 -0.8 3.0 7.2 11.2 8.8 1.2 6.8
Keith Hernandez 1 1977 1987 M 1 11 156.4 14.2 25.3 4.6 -0.8 2.9 2.4 4.1 8.5 1.7 6.2 4.4 7.9
Kirk Gibson O 1981 1994 1 11 155.7 14.2 27.5 2.6 3.7 2.1 3.0 1.8 7.0 7.3 5.9 5.1 6.0
Mo Vaughn 1 1993 2002 1 9 152.6 17.0 29.2 2.6 5.3 4.1 1.1 2.8 5.6 8.4 8.1 3.4 6.2
Dolph Camilli 1 1934 1943 1 10 151.4 15.1 28.0 2.5 6.1 2.5 2.0 1.0 4.0 12.6 6.9 3.6 3.9
Brooks Robinson 3 1960 1974 FM 1 14 150.8 10.8 23.5 2.2 1.2 3.2 0.6 2.5 4.7 5.3 7.8 1.1 5.8
Roy Campanella C 1948 1957 FM 3 10 150.6 15.1 33.8 1.8 4.6 3.6 1.8 2.2 6.2 10.2 9.4 4.3 5.3
Ryan Howard 1 2005 2014 1 8 148.2 18.5 30.2 2.8 6.7 6.1 1.1 0.8 5.2 11.7 9.0 2.7 4.1
Al Rosen 3 1950 1956 1 7 139.2 19.9 36.4 2.8 6.0 5.4 2.2 2.5 5.9 10.3 9.2 3.8 6.2
Hank Sauer O 1948 1957 1 8 126.8 15.9 28.4 1.8 8.3 4.2 -0.3 0.8 4.4 12.4 9.4 0.3 2.2
Andrew McCutchen O 2009 2014 1 6 125.5 20.9 29.5 4.5 3.4 3.2 4.6 4.4 6.4 6.1 5.5 6.8 7.1
Joe Mauer C 2005 2014 1 9 123.5 13.7 27.2 3.7 -0.4 1.9 2.1 5.4 6.2 4.9 4.6 4.6 9.3
Kevin Mitchell S3O 1986 1994 1 9 122.6 13.6 41.2 0.6 6.5 3.6 -0.9 2.9 6.3 18.8 11.1 0.5 5.5
Nellie Fox 2 1951 1963 FM 1 13 121.8 9.4 18.7 3.3 -0.8 1.6 0.9 3.4 7.2 0.6 3.5 6.1 5.5
Dustin Pedroia 2 2007 2014 1 8 117.4 14.7 27.3 3.7 0.8 2.0 2.9 4.4 6.7 3.5 5.6 5.2 6.4
Frank McCormick 1 1938 1946 1 9 114.3 12.7 24.3 1.6 2.3 3.8 0.9 3.1 3.2 8.0 6.6 2.6 4.8
Roger Maris O 1957 1967 2 9 112.8 12.5 35.3 2.8 5.1 3.1 -0.2 0.7 8.4 16.1 10.5 2.9 2.2
Josh Hamilton O 2007 2013 1 6 112.6 18.8 30.3 2.9 5.7 5.4 -0.1 3.9 5.8 10.4 10.0 0.7 9.2
Lou Boudreau S 1940 1949 FM 1 10 111.7 11.2 28.5 2.0 0.9 2.8 0.8 3.7 6.4 5.7 7.1 3.1 7.9
Ken Caminiti 3 1989 1998 1 9 110.3 12.3 29.5 2.1 2.2 2.9 2.1 2.0 5.0 7.3 7.3 3.7 5.7
Mike Trout O 2012 2014 1 3 109.4 36.5 37.7 8.6 7.4 6.5 7.2 5.7 9.6 10.7 9.3 11.1 6.8
Ernie Lombardi C 1932 1945 F 1 13 105.8 8.1 21.1 -0.7 2.8 1.4 0.7 2.9 1.2 10.0 4.2 1.3 4.8
Jeff Burroughs O 1973 1981 1 7 104.2 14.9 25.8 1.9 7.2 5.3 -1.4 0.8 3.7 11.3 10.0 -0.7 4.1
Thurman Munson C 1970 1978 1 9 102.3 11.4 28.7 2.8 -0.2 2.1 1.9 3.8 5.2 4.4 8.8 3.2 6.2
Phil Rizzuto S 1941 1952 F 1 9 100.9 11.2 18.8 2.7 -0.6 0.7 5.4 2.1 6.4 1.3 3.7 8.4 5.8
Joey Votto 1 2008 2013 1 6 100.7 16.8 31.5 3.4 2.7 2.0 2.7 5.0 6.7 7.1 6.1 5.0 6.3
Willie McGee O 1982 1991 1 8 95.9 12.0 32.5 2.4 -3.2 1.4 5.4 5.0 7.7 -1.2 5.9 11.0 10.4
Elston Howard C 1957 1965 1 8 91.2 11.4 21.2 1.6 1.8 2.8 1.0 3.3 4.7 6.4 5.4 1.7 6.1
Justin Morneau 1 2005 2014 1 9 89.0 9.9 20.6 1.2 1.5 2.8 0.9 2.5 4.2 3.8 6.7 1.6 5.7
Terry Pendleton 3 1987 1995 1 6 82.4 13.7 25.8 3.1 1.1 3.5 1.9 3.2 6.0 4.2 7.1 3.7 6.3
Zoilo Versalles S 1961 1966 1 6 75.3 12.6 29.8 3.7 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.4 10.5 4.7 5.1 5.4 3.1
Phil Cavarretta 1O 1935 1947 1 7 70.1 10.0 20.8 3.1 -1.3 2.6 1.0 3.6 5.9 2.1 5.1 2.2 7.8
Buster Posey C 2010 2014 1 4 67.2 16.8 23.0 2.9 2.8 3.8 1.0 5.4 4.3 3.8 6.3 1.3 7.5
Dick Groat S 1957 1966 1 9 50.4 5.6 15.9 1.7 -1.6 1.9 -1.6 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.5 -0.2 7.1
Marty Marion S 1940 1949 1 7 25.1 3.6 6.0 -0.6 -0.8 1.6 0.7 1.7 1.2 0.9 3.4 2.7 2.9

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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