Historical Fantasy Baseball Player Rater – Cy Young Pitchers (Career)

  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 Sum $ Avg $ Max $ Avg $W Avg $SV Avg $ERA Avg $WHIP Avg $K Max $W Max $SV Max $ERA Max $WHIP Max $K
Roger Clemens S 1984 2006 M 23 528.2 23.0 45.2 3.9 2.1 4.5 4.4 7.0 10.8 2.2 10.0 9.0 15.1
Randy Johnson S 1990 2008 18 517.4 28.7 48.4 4.6 2.2 4.4 5.0 11.5 11.1 2.5 9.1 11.7 19.8
Greg Maddux S 1988 2008 M 21 477.1 22.7 47.6 5.4 2.1 5.1 5.9 3.2 10.1 2.2 13.1 14.2 8.0
Tom Seaver S 1967 1986 FM 19 407.7 21.5 37.3 3.5 2.0 4.1 4.7 6.0 8.5 2.5 8.3 8.2 12.7
Steve Carlton S 1967 1984 FM 18 404.2 22.5 46.3 4.4 2.0 3.3 2.8 8.9 10.4 2.4 8.0 7.3 18.4
Pedro Martinez S 1993 2006 14 399.2 28.5 49.6 4.4 1.6 5.8 7.5 8.3 10.5 2.7 10.7 15.1 15.7
Warren Spahn S 1946 1963 FM 18 387.0 21.5 33.6 5.6 2.5 4.0 4.4 4.0 7.9 4.5 7.4 7.0 9.8
John Smoltz SR 1989 2007 18 351.4 19.5 45.0 2.4 2.9 3.7 4.3 5.2 12.2 9.8 6.8 10.4 12.4
Gaylord Perry S 1964 1982 FM 19 332.7 17.5 36.3 3.4 1.8 3.0 3.3 5.0 8.3 2.7 7.9 8.3 10.1
Dennis Eckersley SR 1975 1997 FM 21 316.6 15.1 27.7 1.4 4.4 2.1 3.8 2.4 6.5 11.1 5.1 7.0 8.1
Bob Gibson S 1961 1974 FM 14 281.1 20.1 38.0 3.9 2.0 3.8 3.2 6.2 8.3 2.4 10.7 8.7 11.3
Tom Glavine S 1989 2007 M 18 267.4 14.9 29.5 4.8 2.1 3.7 1.9 1.3 10.2 2.2 7.5 5.9 7.1
David Cone S 1988 2001 M 13 262.8 20.2 32.2 3.4 2.1 3.9 3.4 6.3 10.1 2.2 7.0 7.8 13.2
Jim Palmer S 1966 1982 FM 13 254.5 19.6 34.8 5.0 2.1 4.7 4.0 2.8 7.7 2.7 8.5 8.2 7.2
Rollie Fingers R 1969 1984 FM 15 252.2 16.8 34.7 1.5 6.3 2.4 3.2 2.4 5.1 15.9 5.7 6.0 5.3
Roy Halladay S 1999 2012 13 248.5 19.1 36.5 4.0 2.2 4.6 4.9 2.5 10.3 2.4 7.6 8.1 7.6
Sandy Koufax S 1957 1966 FM 10 246.3 24.6 49.4 4.0 1.3 4.4 4.7 9.3 11.4 3.0 9.5 11.0 17.6
Don Drysdale S 1957 1968 FM 12 244.1 20.3 32.7 3.8 2.0 3.5 3.7 6.4 9.8 3.3 7.0 8.1 11.1
Early Wynn S 1943 1961 FM 16 242.4 15.2 28.4 3.7 1.9 2.5 2.2 3.8 7.9 4.1 5.0 5.3 7.8
Whitey Ford S 1950 1965 FM 14 234.9 16.8 27.8 3.9 2.0 4.2 2.9 2.8 9.3 3.2 6.6 5.5 7.6
C.C. Sabathia S 2001 2013 13 229.2 17.6 31.9 4.7 2.2 2.5 2.5 4.7 10.3 2.2 6.6 6.0 10.2
Johan Santana S 2002 2010 9 218.0 24.2 41.7 3.5 2.2 5.3 6.1 6.1 8.8 2.4 7.4 10.7 11.7
Ron Guidry S 1977 1987 11 208.7 19.0 45.3 3.6 2.3 3.2 4.0 5.0 10.3 3.2 9.4 9.1 13.6
Dwight Gooden S 1984 1998 12 206.1 17.2 47.6 2.9 2.1 3.4 3.1 4.7 9.8 2.5 11.2 9.6 14.8
Vida Blue S 1971 1986 13 198.4 15.3 41.5 2.8 2.1 3.2 2.7 3.4 8.2 2.7 8.5 8.2 13.7
Orel Hershiser S 1984 1999 14 188.1 13.4 31.7 2.9 2.2 3.2 2.5 1.6 9.6 3.0 8.1 7.2 5.7
Catfish Hunter S 1966 1978 F 12 188.0 15.7 31.0 3.7 2.0 2.4 4.3 2.2 8.8 2.5 6.6 9.0 5.7
Bob Welch S 1978 1992 13 183.0 14.1 26.5 3.2 1.5 3.3 2.8 2.3 14.5 2.1 5.7 5.8 6.5
Fernando Valenzuela S 1981 1996 10 182.5 18.3 38.5 3.6 2.1 3.2 1.8 6.6 8.4 2.2 6.7 7.0 16.5
Bret Saberhagen S 1984 1999 M 13 181.5 14.0 36.5 1.7 2.1 3.4 4.8 0.9 9.9 2.6 7.6 9.1 6.9
Bruce Sutter R 1976 1985 F 10 180.8 18.1 28.7 0.9 8.4 2.3 3.1 2.3 3.3 14.3 5.3 5.8 5.1
Justin Verlander S 2006 2013 8 177.0 22.1 43.0 6.1 2.2 3.2 3.4 6.2 13.7 2.2 6.7 9.5 11.2
Cliff Lee S 2004 2013 9 172.6 19.2 29.9 4.0 2.2 3.5 4.1 4.5 10.2 2.2 6.9 8.8 8.0
Bartolo Colon S 1998 2013 11 160.1 14.6 22.5 4.3 2.1 2.6 2.1 2.4 8.7 2.2 5.4 4.3 7.1
Frank Viola S 1984 1993 10 157.9 15.8 29.1 4.4 2.1 2.4 2.0 3.8 10.4 2.1 6.2 5.2 8.5
Chris Carpenter S 1998 2011 9 153.2 17.0 32.6 3.5 2.2 3.7 3.7 3.1 8.7 2.2 7.6 7.5 7.8
Felix Hernandez S 2005 2013 9 149.8 16.6 31.3 1.6 2.2 4.0 3.2 4.6 8.1 2.2 7.8 6.7 7.1
Jake Peavy S 2003 2013 9 149.5 16.6 35.5 1.4 2.2 3.9 4.3 3.8 7.6 2.2 7.5 7.5 9.7
Mike Cuellar S 1966 1975 10 149.2 14.9 26.4 3.9 2.2 3.0 3.3 1.5 9.0 3.1 5.9 7.3 4.7
Mike Marshall R 1967 1979 9 146.8 16.3 31.8 2.7 6.1 2.4 2.1 2.1 6.6 11.4 4.1 3.2 7.1
Mike Scott S 1981 1990 8 142.6 17.8 43.3 2.6 2.1 3.2 4.9 4.2 7.4 2.1 8.8 10.6 15.0
Doug Drabek S 1987 1995 9 141.9 15.8 27.0 2.9 2.1 3.4 3.9 2.4 10.1 2.1 6.4 7.6 5.6
Don Newcombe S 1949 1959 8 139.4 17.4 25.9 3.9 1.7 2.7 4.4 3.7 9.1 3.7 3.8 7.4 8.5
Sparky Lyle R 1968 1979 12 137.8 11.5 28.0 0.9 4.5 2.5 2.3 0.2 4.7 16.1 4.3 3.7 2.8
Clayton Kershaw S 2009 2013 5 131.7 26.3 36.4 3.5 2.2 6.8 6.3 6.5 9.3 2.2 9.8 9.9 8.0
Barry Zito S 2000 2012 11 128.2 11.7 29.7 2.4 2.1 2.3 1.8 2.1 10.2 2.2 6.1 5.1 6.5
Tim Lincecum S 2007 2013 7 124.2 17.7 32.8 2.5 2.2 2.8 2.3 7.0 7.7 2.2 7.3 7.3 11.4
Dean Chance S 1962 1970 8 122.2 15.3 32.1 2.9 2.4 3.0 2.0 4.1 6.3 6.5 8.9 6.5 6.6
Zack Greinke S 2004 2013 8 121.0 15.1 33.1 3.0 1.2 2.9 3.1 3.9 5.8 2.2 8.7 6.7 9.1
Jack McDowell S 1990 1996 7 116.1 16.6 22.6 5.2 2.1 1.9 2.0 4.4 10.2 2.2 3.6 4.0 7.0
Brandon Webb S 2003 2008 6 112.9 18.8 26.3 3.5 2.2 4.5 3.1 4.6 10.2 2.2 5.8 6.2 6.0
Rick Sutcliffe S 1979 1992 9 104.8 11.6 22.2 3.6 2.1 1.1 0.7 3.1 7.4 2.5 4.4 2.9 9.1
Jim Perry SR 1959 1974 11 96.9 8.8 24.8 3.4 -0.6 2.2 2.4 0.5 9.0 2.7 4.4 5.4 3.0
Bob Turley S 1953 1960 7 95.9 13.7 23.6 1.4 2.7 2.8 1.4 4.4 7.3 6.1 4.1 3.6 11.1
Steve Bedrosian R 1982 1993 9 94.0 10.4 20.0 2.3 1.5 1.9 2.1 1.7 5.0 12.2 3.4 3.6 6.0
Mike Flanagan S 1977 1991 10 91.8 9.2 29.6 2.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 1.4 8.8 2.6 4.3 4.4 9.1
Pat Hentgen S 1993 2003 7 91.0 13.0 25.8 4.0 2.2 2.3 1.9 1.7 8.5 2.5 5.8 4.1 6.9
David Price S 2009 2013 5 82.5 16.5 28.2 3.3 2.2 3.4 3.5 3.1 8.1 2.2 6.5 5.1 6.0
Max Scherzer S 2009 2013 5 80.2 16.0 33.5 4.0 2.2 1.6 2.2 5.2 10.1 2.2 4.6 7.9 7.8
Vern Law S 1950 1966 11 79.4 7.2 18.4 1.3 2.1 2.0 2.4 -1.6 6.2 4.0 5.5 5.5 1.6
LaMarr Hoyt SR 1981 1985 5 76.5 15.3 27.7 5.7 1.9 0.8 4.5 1.5 10.8 2.1 2.2 8.3 4.0
Willie Hernandez R 1977 1988 7 76.4 10.9 28.0 1.9 0.7 2.2 3.2 1.8 3.7 7.2 4.9 6.0 5.2
Mike McCormick S 1958 1968 8 76.0 9.5 21.1 1.6 2.7 1.6 1.9 0.9 7.7 4.8 4.7 4.0 4.2
Pete Vuckovich SR 1977 1982 6 72.2 12.0 15.3 2.8 1.5 2.5 1.1 3.1 7.2 2.5 4.8 3.4 4.6
John Denny S 1976 1986 7 66.9 9.6 24.9 1.1 2.1 3.4 1.7 0.3 6.8 2.1 7.2 6.6 3.9
Jim Lonborg S 1966 1977 6 65.2 10.9 22.3 2.7 2.4 1.7 2.0 1.2 7.7 3.1 2.7 3.0 7.7
Randy Jones S 1973 1979 5 58.0 11.6 22.0 2.0 2.0 3.9 4.2 -1.6 7.3 2.1 7.2 7.3 1.3
R.A. Dickey SR 2003 2013 5 57.8 11.6 31.0 3.1 0.6 2.3 2.4 2.2 8.1 2.2 6.1 6.6 7.1
Mark Davis SR 1983 1989 6 55.5 9.3 21.1 -0.5 1.5 2.6 2.6 2.2 1.4 8.9 3.8 3.4 6.8
Steve Stone SR 1972 1980 6 43.3 7.2 23.8 2.4 0.5 0.6 0.9 1.8 10.7 2.1 3.5 2.2 4.9

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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