Historical Fantasy Baseball Player Rater – Hall of Merit 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
Walter Johnson S 1907 1926 FM 20 562.2 28.1 50.0 5.0 2.5 5.1 5.3 9.2 12.9 6.1 9.5 11.1 18.0
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
Nolan Ryan S 1969 1992 FM 23 488.8 21.3 36.5 1.7 1.7 3.2 2.6 11.1 6.7 2.5 8.5 7.0 20.3
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
Lefty Grove S 1925 1940 FM 15 403.6 26.9 49.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 3.7 8.5 11.1 11.7 7.2 6.8 16.9
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
Pete Alexander S 1911 1929 FM 18 382.4 21.2 46.7 4.9 2.4 4.1 4.7 4.2 11.7 8.2 9.2 9.8 12.8
Christy Mathewson S 1903 1914 FM 12 356.6 29.7 50.9 8.0 4.8 4.6 5.0 6.4 12.7 11.2 7.8 8.2 14.6
Don Sutton S 1966 1987 FM 22 354.1 16.1 28.9 2.5 2.1 2.5 4.2 3.8 6.6 2.7 7.1 8.3 6.7
Bert Blyleven S 1970 1989 FM 18 344.6 19.1 29.8 2.4 2.0 3.3 3.7 6.7 6.5 2.1 5.9 6.7 10.5
Bob Feller S 1936 1954 FM 15 341.6 22.8 53.3 4.1 2.3 3.4 2.9 9.1 10.0 7.1 6.4 5.9 23.8
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
Carl Hubbell S 1928 1942 FM 15 309.9 20.7 40.2 3.4 3.1 4.2 5.0 4.0 8.3 9.5 8.4 8.4 9.4
Robin Roberts S 1948 1965 FM 17 304.3 17.9 36.0 3.6 2.6 2.7 4.5 3.4 10.5 5.4 6.1 8.4 11.0
Fergie Jenkins S 1966 1982 FM 16 299.1 18.7 33.2 4.0 1.7 2.0 4.3 5.8 8.8 2.5 4.6 8.7 11.3
Phil Niekro S 1967 1985 FM 19 293.6 15.5 30.1 3.0 2.7 2.5 1.9 4.4 7.3 7.2 6.5 6.7 13.6
Dazzy Vance S 1922 1935 FM 13 289.1 22.2 49.4 2.6 0.5 3.4 4.1 10.7 9.1 2.0 7.0 8.1 23.8
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
Ed Walsh S 1904 1913 FM 10 280.3 28.0 56.1 3.8 6.4 5.1 5.3 6.6 14.2 15.9 8.6 10.4 14.5
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 Bunning S 1957 1970 FM 13 255.4 19.6 30.9 3.3 2.3 2.9 3.7 6.4 6.7 5.2 6.0 6.6 9.7
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
Kevin Brown S 1989 2004 M 14 253.3 18.1 34.8 2.9 2.1 4.6 4.3 3.1 8.6 2.2 10.7 11.2 9.7
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
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
Juan Marichal S 1960 1973 FM 13 244.3 18.8 36.9 4.4 1.9 3.7 4.6 3.2 10.0 2.3 7.3 10.3 8.9
Mordecai Brown S 1903 1913 FM 10 244.1 24.4 47.0 4.4 8.3 4.5 4.3 2.0 8.7 18.8 7.6 7.6 7.4
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
Hal Newhouser S 1940 1954 FM 13 240.0 18.5 44.3 3.3 2.2 3.1 2.1 6.7 10.4 9.4 7.8 6.4 18.4
Eddie Plank S 1903 1917 FM 14 239.1 17.1 25.6 3.9 1.7 3.3 3.3 3.8 7.2 5.6 5.0 4.6 8.2
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
Red Ruffing S 1925 1945 FM 19 230.6 12.1 26.7 1.9 1.4 1.9 2.4 3.6 6.6 3.9 4.5 4.9 11.5
Hoyt Wilhelm R 1952 1970 FM 18 228.0 12.7 25.8 1.0 2.1 3.3 3.4 1.9 4.6 9.3 6.1 6.2 4.9
Billy Pierce S 1949 1962 M 14 223.8 16.0 30.1 2.6 2.5 3.2 2.9 3.8 6.7 3.9 6.7 5.5 9.9
Rich Gossage R 1975 1987 FM 13 214.3 16.5 30.5 1.3 5.7 2.9 3.0 2.7 6.6 11.9 5.4 5.5 7.0
Bob Lemon S 1946 1956 FM 11 192.3 17.5 28.1 5.1 2.1 3.4 2.3 3.5 7.9 5.1 5.3 5.8 8.0
Red Faber SR 1914 1933 FM 18 188.9 10.5 29.7 1.5 1.4 2.9 2.3 1.4 6.9 5.0 6.1 6.0 10.0
Stan Coveleski S 1916 1926 FM 11 183.1 16.6 27.9 4.2 3.0 3.2 2.7 2.5 8.0 8.9 5.9 5.3 6.7
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
Rube Waddell S 1903 1909 FM 7 174.3 24.9 35.6 3.9 0.5 3.9 3.3 12.2 7.4 5.0 6.8 5.7 18.1
Eppa Rixey S 1912 1929 FM 15 170.6 11.4 20.4 2.3 1.2 3.0 3.0 0.9 6.9 3.0 5.0 5.5 4.3
Dave Stieb S 1980 1990 M 10 170.5 17.1 26.0 3.8 2.1 3.5 3.8 2.9 6.6 2.1 6.5 5.7 7.7
Cy Young S 1903 1910 FM 8 168.6 21.1 36.1 3.7 3.0 3.5 5.2 4.6 8.3 6.8 6.5 7.6 8.0
Rick Reuschel S 1972 1989 M 15 168.3 11.2 23.8 1.9 2.2 2.6 2.1 1.5 6.5 2.7 6.3 6.7 4.8
Joe McGinnity S 1903 1908 FM 6 157.2 26.2 52.0 5.9 11.6 2.5 2.8 2.4 11.0 23.8 6.4 6.2 6.9
Ted Lyons S 1924 1942 FM 16 155.3 9.7 20.4 2.3 1.9 2.6 2.6 -0.6 5.9 6.2 4.9 5.5 1.8
Wes Ferrell S 1929 1937 M 8 125.1 15.6 27.8 5.3 2.2 2.3 1.0 3.9 7.8 5.8 4.8 3.2 7.4
Satchel Paige R 1948 1953 FM 5 25.3 5.1 14.2 -0.5 -0.6 2.1 2.4 0.6 2.5 3.1 3.2 3.7 3.4
Rube Foster S 1914 1916 M 3 24.3 8.1 11.5 2.3 0.9 3.0 1.7 -0.8 3.8 1.9 4.8 4.3 0.1
Kid Nichols S 1904 1905 FM 2 22.2 11.1 22.0 1.7 2.8 2.4 3.0 0.4 4.0 5.6 3.9 4.7 2.8

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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