Historical Fantasy Baseball Player Rater – Cy Young Pitcher Seasons

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# Name Year Team Halls Awards Pos $ IP G GS W SV ERA WHIP K $W $SV $ERA $WHIP $K
Pedro Martinez 1999 BOS Cy SP 49.6 213.3 31 29 23 0 2.07 0.92 313 10.5 2.1 9.4 10.9 15.7
Sandy Koufax 1965 LAD FM Cy SP 49.4 335.7 43 41 26 2 2.04 0.85 382 9.5 2.7 7.5 11.0 17.6
Pedro Martinez 2000 BOS Cy SP 48.5 217.0 29 29 18 0 1.74 0.74 284 6.8 2.0 10.7 15.1 12.9
Randy Johnson 2001 ARI Cy SP 48.4 249.7 35 34 21 0 2.49 1.01 372 8.6 2.1 8.0 8.9 19.8
Randy Johnson 2002 ARI Cy SP 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 1999 ARI Cy SP 48.0 271.7 35 35 17 0 2.48 1.02 364 5.4 2.1 9.1 10.5 19.8
Dwight Gooden 1985 NYM Cy SP 47.6 276.7 35 35 24 0 1.53 0.96 268 9.8 2.1 11.2 9.6 14.0
Greg Maddux 1994 ATL M Cy SP 47.6 202.0 25 25 16 0 1.56 0.90 156 10.1 2.1 13.1 13.4 8.0
Steve Carlton 1980 PHI FM Cy SP 46.3 304.0 38 38 24 0 2.34 1.10 286 9.9 2.0 8.0 6.9 18.4
Randy Johnson 1995 SEA Cy SP 46.3 214.3 30 30 18 0 2.48 1.05 294 8.6 2.1 8.1 8.7 17.8
Ron Guidry 1978 NYY Cy SP 45.3 273.7 35 35 25 0 1.74 0.95 248 10.3 2.0 9.4 9.1 13.6
Greg Maddux 1995 ATL M Cy SP 45.2 209.7 28 28 19 0 1.63 0.81 181 9.6 2.1 11.5 14.2 6.8
Roger Clemens 1997 TOR M Cy SP 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 SP 45.0 253.7 35 35 24 0 2.94 1.00 276 12.2 2.2 6.8 10.4 12.4
Sandy Koufax 1966 LAD FM Cy SP 44.7 323.0 41 41 27 0 1.73 0.98 317 11.4 1.9 9.5 7.3 13.6
Pedro Martinez 1997 MON Cy SP 44.7 241.3 31 31 17 0 1.90 0.93 305 6.0 2.1 10.1 11.0 14.5
Randy Johnson 2000 ARI Cy SP 44.5 248.7 35 35 19 0 2.64 1.12 347 7.6 2.0 8.2 7.7 17.9
Mike Scott 1986 HOU Cy SP 43.3 275.3 37 37 18 0 2.22 0.92 306 5.9 2.0 8.8 10.6 15.0
Steve Carlton 1972 PHI FM Cy SP 43.1 346.3 41 41 27 0 1.98 0.99 310 10.4 2.0 7.6 7.3 14.9
Justin Verlander 2011 DET Cy,MVP SP 43.0 271.3 38 38 26 0 2.62 0.96 275 13.7 2.2 6.7 9.5 10.0
Sandy Koufax 1963 LAD FM Cy,MVP SP 42.2 311.0 40 40 25 0 1.88 0.87 306 8.6 1.9 8.0 9.5 13.1
Johan Santana 2004 MIN Cy SP 41.7 228.0 34 34 20 0 2.61 0.92 265 8.8 2.1 7.4 10.7 11.7
Vida Blue 1971 OAK Cy,MVP SP 41.5 312.0 39 39 24 0 1.82 0.95 301 8.2 2.0 8.5 8.2 13.7
Roger Clemens 1986 BOS M Cy,MVP SP 39.4 254.0 33 33 24 0 2.48 0.97 238 10.8 2.0 7.3 8.9 9.4
Steve Carlton 1982 PHI FM Cy SP 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 SP 38.5 192.3 25 25 13 0 2.48 1.05 180 6.1 2.1 5.9 7.0 16.5
Bob Gibson 1968 STL FM Cy,MVP SP 38.0 304.7 34 34 22 0 1.12 0.85 268 6.8 1.8 10.7 8.7 9.0
Johan Santana 2006 MIN Cy SP 36.9 233.7 34 34 19 0 2.77 1.00 245 7.3 2.2 6.9 9.4 10.1
Bret Saberhagen 1989 KC M Cy SP 36.5 262.3 36 35 23 0 2.16 0.96 193 9.9 2.1 7.6 8.9 6.9
Roy Halladay 2010 PHI Cy SP 36.5 272.7 36 36 23 0 2.44 1.02 239 10.3 2.2 7.3 8.1 7.6
Clayton Kershaw 2011 LAD Cy SP 36.4 233.3 33 33 21 0 2.28 0.98 248 9.3 2.2 7.7 8.2 8.0
Gaylord Perry 1972 CLE FM Cy SP 36.3 342.7 41 40 24 1 1.92 0.98 234 8.3 2.7 7.9 7.7 8.8
Greg Maddux 1993 ATL M Cy SP 35.7 267.0 36 36 20 0 2.36 1.05 197 8.4 2.1 8.5 8.5 7.2
Jake Peavy 2007 SD Cy SP 35.5 223.3 34 34 19 0 2.54 1.06 240 7.6 2.2 7.5 7.5 9.7
Clayton Kershaw 2013 LAD Cy SP 35.5 236.0 33 33 16 0 1.83 0.92 232 5.5 2.2 9.8 9.9 7.2
Roger Clemens 1998 TOR M Cy SP 35.0 234.7 33 33 20 0 2.65 1.10 271 7.5 2.2 6.9 6.7 10.8
Jim Palmer 1975 BAL FM Cy SP 34.8 323.0 39 38 23 1 2.09 1.03 193 7.7 2.7 8.5 8.2 6.6
Rollie Fingers 1981 MIL FM Cy,MVP RP 34.7 78.0 47 0 6 28 1.04 0.87 61 2.8 15.9 5.7 6.0 3.4
Roger Clemens 1987 BOS M Cy SP 34.0 281.7 36 36 20 0 2.97 1.18 256 8.0 2.1 6.2 5.5 11.2
Greg Maddux 1992 CHC M Cy SP 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 SP 33.8 271.3 35 35 18 0 2.62 1.05 241 5.8 2.1 6.2 7.2 11.5
Tom Seaver 1975 NYM FM Cy SP 33.7 280.3 36 36 22 0 2.38 1.09 243 7.0 2.0 6.5 6.2 10.9
Max Scherzer 2013 DET Cy SP 33.5 214.3 32 32 21 0 2.90 0.97 240 10.1 2.2 4.6 7.9 7.8
Tom Seaver 1973 NYM FM Cy SP 33.1 290.0 36 36 19 0 2.08 0.98 251 4.4 1.9 7.5 8.2 10.0
Zack Greinke 2009 KC Cy SP 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 2009 SF Cy SP 32.8 225.3 32 32 15 0 2.48 1.05 261 4.5 2.2 7.3 7.3 10.6
Don Drysdale 1962 LAD FM Cy SP 32.7 314.3 43 41 25 1 2.83 1.11 232 9.8 2.1 5.1 5.7 9.1
Chris Carpenter 2005 STL Cy SP 32.6 241.7 33 33 21 0 2.83 1.06 213 8.7 2.2 5.9 7.0 7.8
David Cone 1994 KC M Cy SP 32.2 171.7 23 23 16 0 2.94 1.07 132 10.1 2.1 6.1 7.8 5.1
Tim Lincecum 2008 SF Cy SP 32.2 227.0 34 33 18 0 2.62 1.17 265 6.7 2.2 6.6 4.3 11.4
Dean Chance 1964 LAA Cy SP 32.1 278.3 46 35 20 4 1.65 1.01 207 5.7 4.1 8.9 6.5 6.0
Mike Marshall 1974 LAD Cy RP 31.8 208.3 106 0 15 21 2.42 1.19 143 6.6 9.7 4.1 3.2 7.1
Orel Hershiser 1988 LAD Cy SP 31.7 267.0 35 34 23 1 2.26 1.05 178 9.6 2.4 7.4 6.2 5.2
Steve Carlton 1977 PHI FM Cy SP 31.6 283.0 36 36 23 0 2.64 1.12 198 8.7 2.0 6.2 6.0 7.6
Roy Halladay 2003 TOR Cy SP 31.1 266.0 36 36 22 0 3.25 1.07 204 9.4 2.1 4.5 7.1 6.9
R.A. Dickey 2012 NYM Cy SP 31.0 233.7 34 33 20 0 2.73 1.05 230 8.1 2.2 6.1 6.6 7.1
Bob Gibson 1970 STL FM Cy SP 30.7 294.0 34 34 23 0 3.12 1.19 274 8.3 2.0 4.1 4.1 11.3
Cliff Lee 2008 CLE Cy SP 29.8 223.3 31 31 22 0 2.54 1.11 170 10.2 2.2 6.9 5.8 3.7
Barry Zito 2002 OAK Cy SP 29.7 229.3 35 35 23 0 2.75 1.13 182 10.2 2.1 6.1 5.1 5.1
Mike Flanagan 1979 BAL Cy SP 29.6 265.7 39 38 23 0 3.08 1.19 190 8.8 2.1 4.3 4.4 9.1
Tom Glavine 1991 ATL M Cy SP 29.5 246.7 34 34 20 0 2.55 1.09 192 7.5 2.1 6.2 5.6 7.1
Tom Seaver 1969 NYM FM Cy SP 29.1 273.3 36 35 25 0 2.21 1.04 208 8.5 1.9 6.4 6.2 5.0
Frank Viola 1988 MIN Cy SP 29.1 255.3 35 35 24 0 2.64 1.14 193 10.4 2.0 5.3 3.9 6.5
Roger Clemens 2004 HOU M Cy SP 28.9 214.3 33 33 18 0 2.98 1.16 218 7.0 2.1 5.8 5.1 7.9
C.C. Sabathia 2007 CLE Cy SP 28.8 241.0 34 34 19 0 3.21 1.14 209 7.6 2.2 5.0 5.9 7.2
Bruce Sutter 1979 CHC F Cy RP 28.7 101.3 62 0 6 37 2.22 0.98 110 -0.3 14.3 3.6 5.0 5.1
Catfish Hunter 1974 OAK F Cy SP 28.5 318.3 41 41 25 0 2.49 0.99 143 8.8 2.0 6.2 9.0 1.5
David Price 2012 TB Cy SP 28.2 211.0 31 31 20 0 2.56 1.10 205 8.1 2.2 6.5 5.1 5.3
Willie Hernandez 1984 DET Cy,MVP RP 28.0 140.3 80 0 9 32 1.92 0.94 112 3.7 7.2 4.9 6.0 5.2
Whitey Ford 1961 NYY FM Cy SP 27.8 283.0 39 39 25 0 3.21 1.18 209 9.3 1.6 3.7 4.4 7.6
LaMarr Hoyt 1983 CHW Cy SP 27.7 260.7 36 36 24 0 3.66 1.02 148 10.8 2.1 1.6 8.3 4.0
Dennis Eckersley 1992 OAK FM Cy,MVP RP 27.7 80.0 69 0 7 51 1.91 0.91 93 3.6 11.1 3.5 4.6 4.0
Doug Drabek 1990 PIT Cy SP 27.0 231.3 33 33 22 0 2.76 1.06 131 10.1 2.1 5.5 6.8 1.5
Felix Hernandez 2010 SEA Cy SP 26.6 249.7 34 34 13 0 2.27 1.06 232 1.8 2.2 7.8 6.7 7.1
Bob Welch 1990 OAK Cy SP 26.5 238.0 35 35 27 0 2.95 1.22 127 14.5 2.1 4.7 3.1 1.1
Mike Cuellar 1969 BAL Cy SP 26.4 290.7 39 39 23 0 2.38 1.00 182 7.2 1.9 5.8 7.3 3.1
Don Newcombe 1956 BRO Cy,MVP SP 25.9 268.0 38 36 27 0 3.06 0.99 139 9.1 1.2 3.8 7.4 3.4
Jim Palmer 1976 BAL FM Cy SP 25.9 315.0 40 40 22 0 2.51 1.08 159 7.3 2.0 5.3 5.8 4.5
Pat Hentgen 1996 TOR Cy SP 25.8 265.7 35 35 20 0 3.22 1.25 177 8.5 2.2 5.8 4.1 4.1
John Denny 1983 PHI Cy SP 24.9 242.7 36 36 19 0 2.37 1.16 139 6.8 2.1 7.2 4.8 3.1
Jim Perry 1970 MIN Cy SP 24.8 278.7 40 40 24 0 3.04 1.13 168 9.0 2.0 4.4 5.4 3.0
Bret Saberhagen 1985 KC M Cy SP 24.8 235.3 32 32 20 0 2.87 1.06 158 6.7 2.1 4.4 6.5 4.0
Roger Clemens 2001 NYY M Cy SP 24.5 220.3 33 33 20 0 3.51 1.26 213 7.7 2.1 3.7 2.8 7.1
Tom Glavine 1998 ATL M Cy SP 24.4 229.3 33 33 20 0 2.47 1.20 157 7.5 2.2 7.5 4.2 2.0
Brandon Webb 2006 ARI Cy SP 24.4 235.0 33 33 16 0 3.10 1.13 178 4.7 2.2 5.7 6.2 4.6
Steve Stone 1980 BAL Cy SP 23.8 250.7 37 37 25 0 3.23 1.30 149 10.7 2.0 3.5 1.7 4.9
Warren Spahn 1957 MLN FM Cy SP 23.4 271.0 39 35 21 3 2.69 1.18 111 7.3 4.4 4.9 3.9 1.9
Bob Turley 1958 NYY Cy SP 23.4 245.3 33 31 21 1 2.97 1.25 168 7.3 2.1 4.1 2.9 6.1
Jim Palmer 1973 BAL FM Cy SP 23.4 296.3 38 37 22 1 2.40 1.14 158 6.4 2.5 6.2 4.5 2.7
Gaylord Perry 1978 SD FM Cy SP 22.6 260.7 37 37 21 0 2.73 1.18 154 7.2 2.0 4.5 3.2 4.6
Jack McDowell 1993 CHW Cy SP 22.6 256.7 34 34 22 0 3.37 1.29 158 10.2 2.1 3.6 1.9 3.7
Bartolo Colon 2005 LAA Cy SP 22.5 222.7 33 33 21 0 3.48 1.16 157 8.7 2.2 3.1 4.3 3.2
Jim Lonborg 1967 BOS Cy SP 22.3 273.3 39 39 22 0 3.16 1.14 246 7.7 1.8 1.4 2.7 7.7
Rick Sutcliffe 1984 CLE Cy SP 22.2 244.6 35 35 20 0 3.64 1.30 213 7.4 2.1 1.5 1.2 9.1
Mark Davis 1989 SD Cy RP 21.1 92.7 70 0 4 44 1.84 1.05 92 0.8 8.9 3.6 3.4 3.5
Sparky Lyle 1977 NYY Cy RP 20.7 137.0 72 0 13 26 2.17 1.20 68 4.7 8.2 4.3 2.7 -0.2
Early Wynn 1959 CHW FM Cy SP 20.5 255.7 37 37 22 0 3.17 1.26 179 6.7 1.2 3.3 2.0 6.3
Randy Jones 1976 SD Cy SP 20.2 315.3 40 40 22 0 2.74 1.03 93 7.3 2.0 4.1 7.1 -1.4
Steve Bedrosian 1987 PHI Cy RP 20.0 89.0 65 0 5 40 2.83 1.20 74 0.4 12.2 2.7 2.7 0.9
Vern Law 1960 PIT Cy SP 18.4 271.7 35 35 20 0 3.08 1.13 120 6.2 1.4 3.5 4.7 1.6
Mike McCormick 1967 SF Cy SP 16.9 262.3 40 35 22 0 2.85 1.15 150 7.7 1.8 2.8 2.5 1.0
Pete Vuckovich 1982 MIL Cy SP 8.7 223.7 30 30 18 0 3.34 1.50 105 5.6 2.0 3.0 -2.7 -0.2

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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