Fantasy Cy Young Award Winners (FantCy)

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Note:  Unlike the Cy Young, the FantCy is limited to Starting Pitchers.  No reliever would have won, though, so far in the ‘closer’ era (Gagne in 2003 finished 2nd). The following pre-closer relievers would have won – Joe Page (1949), Jim Konstanty (1950), Lindy McDaniel (1960), Luis Arroyo (1961), and Dick Radatz (1964).

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# Name Year Team Halls Awards $ IP G GS W SV ERA WHIP K $W $SV $ERA $WHIP $K
Justin Verlander 2019 HOU Cy 42.7 223.0 34 34 21 0 2.58 0.80 300 10.1 1.6 7.1 12.9 10.3
Max Scherzer 2018 WSH 33.9 220.7 35 33 18 0 2.53 0.91 300 7.2 1.6 6.0 8.4 9.9
Corey Kluber 2017 CLE Cy 35.4 203.7 29 29 18 0 2.25 0.87 265 6.8 1.6 7.5 10.2 8.5
Max Scherzer 2016 WSH Cy 32.4 228.3 34 34 20 0 2.96 0.97 284 8.7 1.4 4.5 7.4 9.7
Jake Arrieta 2015 CHC Cy 42.2 229.0 33 33 22 0 1.77 0.86 236 11.7 1.7 10.3 10.9 6.9
Clayton Kershaw 2014 LAD Cy,MVP 36.6 198.3 27 27 21 0 1.77 0.86 239 9.6 1.4 8.2 9.6 7.1
Clayton Kershaw 2013 LAD Cy 34.1 236.0 33 33 16 0 1.83 0.92 232 5.2 1.6 9.7 9.9 6.9
R.A. Dickey 2012 NYM Cy 30.9 233.7 34 33 20 0 2.73 1.05 230 8.6 1.6 6.1 6.6 7.3
Justin Verlander 2011 DET Cy,MVP 38.5 251.0 34 34 24 0 2.40 0.92 250 12.0 1.5 6.8 9.5 8.0
Roy Halladay 2010 PHI Cy 29.8 250.0 33 33 21 0 2.45 1.04 219 8.4 1.6 6.5 6.6 6.0
Zack Greinke 2009 KC Cy 28.3 229.3 33 33 16 0 2.16 1.07 242 4.6 1.6 7.5 5.8 7.9
Tim Lincecum 2008 SF Cy 28.6 227.0 34 33 18 0 2.62 1.17 265 6.0 1.6 6.0 3.7 10.5
Jake Peavy 2007 SD Cy 31.8 223.3 34 34 19 0 2.54 1.06 240 6.9 1.6 6.7 6.9 8.9
Johan Santana 2006 MIN Cy 34.9 233.7 34 34 19 0 2.77 1.00 245 6.9 1.5 6.7 9.2 9.8
Chris Carpenter 2005 STL Cy 30.1 241.7 33 33 21 0 2.83 1.06 213 8.3 1.6 5.5 6.6 7.4
Johan Santana 2004 MIN Cy 42.3 228.0 34 34 20 0 2.61 0.92 265 9.0 1.5 7.5 11.2 12.4
Mark Prior 2003 CHC 31.3 211.3 30 30 18 0 2.43 1.10 245 5.9 1.6 7.1 5.4 10.5
Randy Johnson 2002 ARI FM Cy 42.5 260.0 35 35 24 0 2.32 1.03 334 9.9 1.5 7.4 7.1 15.9
Randy Johnson 2001 ARI FM Cy 40.6 249.7 35 34 21 0 2.49 1.01 372 7.2 1.6 6.8 7.5 16.9
Pedro Martinez 2000 BOS FM Cy 47.2 217.0 29 29 18 0 1.74 0.74 284 6.5 1.5 10.5 15.1 12.8
Pedro Martinez 1999 BOS FM Cy 50.9 213.3 31 29 23 0 2.07 0.92 313 10.9 1.5 9.6 11.4 16.6
Roger Clemens 1998 TOR M Cy 30.2 234.7 33 33 20 0 2.65 1.10 271 6.5 1.6 6.0 5.7 9.6
Roger Clemens 1997 TOR M Cy 36.0 264.0 34 34 21 0 2.05 1.03 292 7.7 1.5 8.1 7.2 10.7
John Smoltz 1996 ATL F Cy 39.5 253.7 35 35 24 0 2.94 1.00 276 10.9 1.6 5.9 9.2 11.1
Randy Johnson 1995 SEA FM Cy 37.5 214.3 30 30 18 0 2.48 1.05 294 7.0 1.5 6.6 7.1 14.7
Greg Maddux 1994 ATL FM Cy 38.8 202.0 25 25 16 0 1.56 0.90 156 8.2 1.5 10.8 11.0 6.5
Randy Johnson 1993 SEA FM 33.2 255.3 35 34 19 1 3.24 1.11 308 6.4 1.8 3.4 5.6 15.4
Greg Maddux 1992 CHC FM Cy 29.5 268.0 35 35 20 0 2.18 1.01 199 6.7 1.6 6.9 6.9 6.6
Roger Clemens 1991 BOS M Cy 30.2 271.3 35 35 18 0 2.62 1.05 241 5.1 1.5 5.5 6.7 10.7
Roger Clemens 1990 BOS M 34.2 228.3 31 31 21 0 1.93 1.08 209 8.9 1.5 8.9 6.0 8.2
Bret Saberhagen 1989 KC M Cy 29.6 262.3 36 35 23 0 2.16 0.96 193 8.1 1.6 6.3 7.2 5.6
Roger Clemens 1988 BOS M 28.7 264.0 35 35 18 0 2.93 1.06 291 4.6 1.4 3.1 5.2 13.5
Roger Clemens 1987 BOS M Cy 31.8 281.7 36 36 20 0 2.97 1.18 256 7.7 1.5 5.8 5.0 11.1
Mike Scott 1986 HOU Cy 39.8 275.3 37 37 18 0 2.22 0.92 306 5.3 1.4 8.0 10.0 14.3
Dwight Gooden 1985 NYM Cy 41.0 276.7 35 35 24 0 1.53 0.96 268 8.5 1.6 9.7 8.3 12.2
Dwight Gooden 1984 NYM 34.9 218.0 31 31 17 0 2.60 1.07 276 4.8 1.5 5.6 6.1 16.2
Mario Soto 1983 CIN 32.0 273.7 34 34 17 0 2.70 1.10 242 4.7 1.4 5.7 6.3 13.0
Steve Carlton 1982 PHI FM Cy 38.7 295.7 38 38 23 0 3.10 1.15 286 9.7 1.5 3.9 4.9 17.8
Fernando Valenzuela 1981 LAD Cy 34.2 192.3 25 25 13 0 2.48 1.05 180 5.3 1.5 5.2 6.1 15.3
Steve Carlton 1980 PHI FM Cy 45.0 304.0 38 38 24 0 2.34 1.10 286 9.8 1.4 7.9 6.5 18.7
J.R. Richard 1979 HOU 44.0 292.3 38 38 18 0 2.71 1.09 313 4.9 1.5 6.3 7.1 23.3
Ron Guidry 1978 NYY Cy 39.3 273.7 35 35 25 0 1.74 0.95 248 8.9 1.6 8.2 7.9 11.9
Nolan Ryan 1977 CAL FM 30.0 299.0 37 37 19 0 2.77 1.34 341 4.9 1.6 4.9 0.2 17.6
Frank Tanana 1976 CAL 35.0 288.3 34 34 19 0 2.44 0.99 261 5.0 1.4 5.5 7.9 14.5
Jim Palmer 1975 BAL FM Cy 30.5 323.0 39 38 23 1 2.09 1.03 193 6.8 2.1 7.6 7.4 5.8
Nolan Ryan 1974 CAL FM 31.1 332.7 42 41 22 0 2.89 1.27 367 5.8 1.4 3.7 1.5 17.9
Nolan Ryan 1973 CAL FM 37.4 326.0 41 39 21 1 2.87 1.23 383 5.8 2.0 4.0 2.2 22.6
Steve Carlton 1972 PHI FM Cy 39.0 346.3 41 41 27 0 1.98 0.99 310 9.5 1.5 6.9 6.5 13.9
Vida Blue 1971 OAK Cy,MVP 34.0 312.0 39 39 24 0 1.82 0.95 301 6.7 1.6 6.9 6.8 11.3
Fergie Jenkins 1970 CHC FM 31.2 313.0 40 39 22 0 3.39 1.04 274 7.4 1.4 2.4 7.9 11.4
Bill Singer 1969 LAD 22.7 315.7 41 40 20 1 2.34 1.01 247 3.9 2.0 4.7 5.6 5.8
Denny McLain 1968 DET MVP 38.1 336.0 41 41 31 0 1.96 0.90 280 12.9 1.2 5.9 7.6 9.7
Jim Bunning 1967 PHI FM 26.1 302.3 40 40 17 0 2.29 1.04 253 4.1 1.1 5.9 5.4 8.9
Sandy Koufax 1966 LAD FM Cy 43.8 323.0 41 41 27 0 1.73 0.98 317 11.6 1.3 9.4 6.9 13.9
Sandy Koufax 1965 LAD FM Cy 41.3 335.7 43 41 26 2 2.04 0.85 382 7.9 2.1 6.3 9.2 14.9
Dean Chance 1964 LAA Cy 27.3 278.3 46 35 20 4 1.65 1.01 207 4.8 3.4 7.7 5.5 5.1
Sandy Koufax 1963 LAD FM Cy,MVP 40.1 311.0 40 40 25 0 1.88 0.87 306 8.3 1.3 7.6 9.3 12.9
Don Drysdale 1962 LAD FM Cy 29.3 314.3 43 41 25 1 2.83 1.11 232 9.0 1.5 4.5 5.2 8.3
Whitey Ford 1961 NYY FM Cy 26.3 283.0 39 39 25 0 3.21 1.18 209 9.5 0.9 3.3 4.1 7.7
Don Drysdale 1960 LAD FM 26.0 269.0 41 36 15 2 2.84 1.06 246 2.6 2.8 3.8 5.4 10.5
Sam Jones 1959 SF 24.3 270.7 50 35 21 4 2.83 1.26 209 5.7 4.3 4.0 1.3 8.1
Billy O’Dell 1958 BAL 22.1 221.3 41 25 14 8 2.97 1.14 137 2.2 8.5 3.5 4.0 3.1
Jim Bunning 1957 DET FM 26.5 267.3 45 30 20 1 2.69 1.07 182 6.4 1.7 4.6 5.5 7.5
Herb Score 1956 CLE 25.7 249.3 35 33 20 0 2.53 1.17 263 4.5 0.9 4.6 3.5 11.3
Robin Roberts 1955 PHI FM 28.3 305.0 41 38 23 3 3.28 1.13 160 8.5 3.7 3.0 5.8 6.5
Robin Roberts 1954 PHI FM 31.8 336.7 45 38 23 4 2.97 1.02 185 7.2 3.8 3.4 7.8 8.8
Robin Roberts 1953 PHI FM 31.6 346.7 44 41 23 2 2.75 1.11 198 6.9 2.4 5.3 6.2 9.9
Robin Roberts 1952 PHI FM 30.9 330.0 39 37 28 2 2.59 1.02 148 10.3 2.6 4.8 7.5 4.9
Sal Maglie 1951 NYG 25.4 298.0 42 37 23 4 2.93 1.14 146 6.3 4.0 3.8 4.7 5.8
Larry Jansen 1950 NYG 27.1 275.0 40 35 19 3 3.01 1.07 161 4.7 3.2 4.4 7.1 6.9
Virgil Trucks 1949 DET 26.8 275.0 41 32 19 4 2.81 1.21 153 4.0 5.1 4.5 4.6 7.7
Harry Brecheen 1948 STL 26.9 233.3 33 30 20 1 2.24 1.04 149 5.3 1.5 5.5 6.5 7.3
Bob Feller 1947 CLE FM 29.6 299.0 42 37 20 3 2.68 1.19 196 5.2 3.3 4.4 4.3 11.5
Bob Feller 1946 CLE FM 44.3 371.3 48 42 26 4 2.18 1.16 348 8.3 5.7 5.2 4.1 20.1
Hal Newhouser 1945 DET FM MVP 39.8 313.3 40 36 25 2 1.81 1.11 212 8.2 2.5 7.3 5.4 15.5
Hal Newhouser 1944 DET FM MVP 33.9 312.3 47 34 29 2 2.22 1.17 187 9.8 2.5 5.0 3.2 12.5
Mort Cooper 1943 STL 28.6 274.0 37 32 21 3 2.30 1.12 141 6.9 4.1 4.4 4.3 8.0
Mort Cooper 1942 STL MVP 35.9 278.7 37 35 22 0 1.78 0.99 152 8.0 0.0 7.9 8.2 10.7
Bob Feller 1941 CLE FM 36.4 343.0 44 40 25 2 3.15 1.39 260 9.0 3.5 2.9 0.2 19.9
Bob Feller 1940 CLE FM 42.1 320.3 43 37 27 4 2.61 1.13 261 8.7 6.1 4.8 5.0 16.8
Bob Feller 1939 CLE FM 35.8 296.7 39 35 24 1 2.85 1.24 246 7.4 1.2 4.7 3.8 17.8
Paul Derringer 1938 CIN 23.2 307.0 41 37 21 3 2.93 1.19 132 5.1 4.1 4.0 4.6 4.6
Cliff Melton 1937 NYG 32.2 248.0 46 27 20 7 2.61 1.09 142 5.5 9.0 5.1 6.2 5.6
Dizzy Dean 1936 STL F 32.8 315.0 51 34 24 11 3.17 1.15 195 5.3 9.7 3.5 4.9 8.5
Dizzy Dean 1935 STL F 28.5 325.3 50 36 28 5 3.04 1.23 190 6.8 5.4 3.2 3.2 9.1
Dizzy Dean 1934 STL F MVP 33.0 311.7 50 33 30 7 2.66 1.16 195 7.7 6.4 4.5 4.6 8.9
Carl Hubbell 1933 NYG FM MVP 34.3 308.7 45 33 23 5 1.66 0.98 156 6.1 5.3 7.1 6.8 8.1
Lefty Grove 1932 PHA FM 36.2 291.7 44 30 25 7 2.84 1.19 188 6.7 9.2 4.5 4.4 10.4
Lefty Grove 1931 PHA FM MVP 34.5 288.7 41 30 31 5 2.06 1.08 175 9.1 4.5 5.8 5.5 8.7
Lefty Grove 1930 PHA FM 44.2 291.0 50 32 28 9 2.54 1.14 209 8.1 10.4 6.1 5.9 12.8
Firpo Marberry 1929 WSH 28.4 250.3 49 26 19 11 3.06 1.21 121 3.8 10.5 3.7 4.2 5.4
Dazzy Vance 1928 BRO FM 32.9 280.3 38 32 22 2 2.09 1.06 200 4.7 1.5 5.9 5.8 14.1
Lefty Grove 1927 PHA FM 30.6 262.3 51 28 20 9 3.19 1.26 174 4.0 8.8 2.6 2.5 11.9
Lefty Grove 1926 PHA FM 36.4 258.0 45 33 13 6 2.51 1.27 194 0.8 8.7 4.9 2.6 18.4
Dazzy Vance 1925 BRO FM 34.0 265.3 31 31 22 0 3.53 1.18 221 5.8 -0.2 2.3 4.9 20.3
Dazzy Vance 1924 BRO FM 40.9 308.3 35 34 28 0 2.16 1.02 262 7.5 0.2 5.8 6.6 19.9
Dolf Luque 1923 CIN 29.3 322.0 41 37 27 2 1.93 1.14 151 6.6 1.8 6.7 5.1 8.1
Urban Shocker 1922 SLB 29.3 348.0 48 38 24 3 2.97 1.21 149 5.9 4.1 4.1 4.6 9.7
Carl Mays 1921 NYY 27.9 336.7 49 38 27 7 3.05 1.21 70 8.4 10.1 4.0 4.7 -0.2
Pete Alexander 1920 CHC FM 36.7 363.3 46 40 27 5 1.91 1.11 173 7.1 7.5 6.4 4.9 10.0
Walter Johnson 1919 WSH FM 26.0 290.3 39 29 20 2 1.49 0.99 147 4.1 3.2 5.7 4.7 7.4
Walter Johnson 1918 WSH FM 38.3 326.0 39 29 23 3 1.27 0.95 162 7.4 4.4 7.6 6.4 11.7
Eddie Cicotte 1917 CHW 34.5 346.7 49 35 28 4 1.53 0.91 150 8.8 4.9 6.5 7.3 6.3
Pete Alexander 1916 PHI FM 33.2 389.0 48 45 33 3 1.55 0.96 167 11.0 2.5 6.6 6.2 6.0
Pete Alexander 1915 PHI FM 40.0 376.3 49 42 31 3 1.22 0.84 241 8.5 3.4 7.9 8.4 11.0
Walter Johnson 1914 WSH FM 30.2 371.7 51 40 28 1 1.72 0.97 225 7.6 0.5 5.5 6.1 9.7
Walter Johnson 1913 WSH FM 39.1 346.0 48 36 36 2 1.14 0.78 243 10.0 1.7 7.4 8.6 10.6
Walter Johnson 1912 WSH FM 41.4 369.0 50 37 33 2 1.39 0.91 303 8.9 2.3 7.5 8.1 13.8
Ed Walsh 1911 CHW FM 31.1 368.7 56 37 27 4 2.22 1.08 255 6.5 4.3 4.2 4.8 10.5
Ed Walsh 1910 CHW FM 38.0 369.7 45 36 18 5 1.27 0.82 258 2.9 7.8 7.0 8.3 11.3
Mordecai Brown 1909 CHC FM 37.0 342.7 50 34 27 7 1.31 0.87 172 6.6 11.9 5.7 6.1 5.8
Ed Walsh 1908 CHW FM 44.6 464.0 66 49 40 6 1.42 0.86 269 11.3 8.1 5.9 6.8 11.7
Ed Walsh 1907 CHW FM 32.4 422.3 56 46 24 4 1.60 1.01 206 5.3 7.5 5.5 4.5 8.7
Mordecai Brown 1906 CHC FM 25.4 277.3 36 32 26 3 1.04 0.93 144 5.4 5.6 5.9 4.4 3.2
Christy Mathewson 1905 NYG FM 36.8 338.7 43 37 31 2 1.28 0.93 206 8.0 9.5 6.6 5.5 6.4
Joe McGinnity 1904 NYG FM 38.9 408.0 51 44 35 5 1.61 0.96 144 8.2 18.0 4.8 4.5 2.5
Christy Mathewson 1903 NYG FM 29.5 366.3 45 42 30 2 2.26 1.15 267 6.7 5.0 3.6 2.8 10.5

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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