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

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  Best Season Best Season By Decade Best Season by Stat By Career
Hitters 1903-2019|1903-1946|1947-2019
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 1903-2019|1903-1946|1947-2019
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 Years $0+ Sum $ Avg $ Max $ Avg $W Avg $SV Avg $ERA Avg $WHIP Avg $K Max $W Max $SV Max $ERA Max $WHIP Max $K
Randy Johnson S 1990 2008 FM 16 448.4 28.0 49.0 5.0 1.6 4.0 4.7 12.1 9.9 1.8 9.3 12.3 21.2
Roger Clemens S 1986 2006 M 21 445.4 21.2 36.0 3.9 1.5 4.2 4.0 6.9 10.1 1.6 8.9 8.4 13.5
Greg Maddux S 1988 2007 FM 20 390.6 19.5 38.8 5.0 1.5 4.4 5.1 2.7 8.2 1.6 10.8 11.7 6.9
Steve Carlton SR 1967 1984 FM 18 351.5 19.5 45.0 3.8 1.5 2.7 2.2 8.5 9.8 1.8 7.9 6.5 18.7
Pedro Martinez SR 1993 2006 FM 14 350.9 25.1 50.9 3.9 0.9 5.1 6.8 7.6 10.9 2.0 10.5 15.1 16.6
Tom Seaver S 1967 1985 FM 18 347.0 19.3 33.5 3.2 1.5 3.7 4.4 5.8 6.4 1.9 7.8 8.7 12.1
Warren Spahn SR 1946 1963 FM 18 336.6 18.7 29.3 5.1 1.9 3.5 3.8 3.5 7.6 3.9 6.6 6.1 9.6
John Smoltz SR 1989 2007 F 17 285.8 16.8 39.5 1.8 2.8 3.1 3.7 4.7 10.9 10.4 5.9 9.2 11.1
Gaylord Perry SR 1964 1980 FM 16 279.0 17.4 32.5 3.7 1.2 3.1 3.4 5.3 8.2 2.1 7.2 7.3 9.5
Dennis Eckersley SR 1975 1997 FM 21 260.5 12.4 26.1 0.8 4.1 1.6 3.3 1.7 5.5 11.7 4.8 6.5 8.3
Bob Gibson SR 1961 1973 FM 13 235.2 18.1 36.5 3.6 1.5 3.5 2.9 5.8 8.2 1.8 10.7 8.6 11.4
Sandy Koufax SR 1958 1966 FM 9 214.9 23.9 43.8 3.9 1.7 4.1 4.3 9.2 11.6 2.5 9.4 9.3 14.9
Jim Palmer SR 1966 1982 FM 13 214.8 16.5 30.5 4.4 1.6 4.1 3.4 2.2 7.4 2.1 7.6 7.4 6.1
David Cone SR 1988 1999 M 12 213.9 17.8 25.8 3.0 1.5 3.4 3.1 6.0 8.2 1.6 6.0 6.3 11.8
Tom Glavine S 1989 2007 FM 17 208.7 12.3 26.0 4.3 1.5 3.3 1.6 0.7 9.2 1.6 6.5 5.5 6.4
Rollie Fingers R 1971 1984 FM 13 206.0 15.8 32.0 1.2 6.8 2.1 2.8 2.1 4.1 15.5 5.2 5.4 5.5
Roy Halladay S 2001 2012 11 205.7 18.7 30.0 4.4 1.6 4.3 5.0 2.7 9.6 1.6 6.7 7.0 6.8
Don Drysdale SR 1957 1968 FM 12 204.7 17.1 29.3 3.1 1.4 2.9 3.0 5.8 9.0 2.8 6.0 7.0 10.7
Johan Santana SR 2002 2010 9 196.8 21.9 42.3 3.0 1.6 4.9 5.8 5.8 9.0 1.8 7.5 11.2 12.4
Early Wynn SR 1943 1960 FM 14 196.3 14.0 25.1 3.9 1.5 2.1 1.6 4.1 7.3 3.6 4.3 4.7 7.7
Whitey Ford SR 1950 1965 FM 14 195.3 14.0 26.3 3.4 1.4 3.6 2.4 2.3 9.5 2.7 6.3 5.0 7.7
Ron Guidry SR 1977 1986 9 175.4 19.5 39.3 4.4 1.8 3.1 3.8 5.6 8.9 2.8 8.2 7.9 11.9
Dwight Gooden SR 1984 1993 10 173.4 17.3 41.0 3.1 1.5 3.2 3.2 5.5 8.5 1.9 9.7 8.3 16.2
Fernando Valenzuela SR 1981 1996 8 156.7 19.6 34.2 3.7 1.5 3.5 2.2 7.9 7.7 1.6 5.7 6.1 15.3
Vida Blue SR 1971 1986 12 156.1 13.0 34.0 2.3 1.5 3.2 2.6 2.7 6.7 2.1 6.9 6.8 11.3
Catfish Hunter S 1967 1978 F 11 155.0 14.1 27.0 3.6 1.5 2.1 4.0 2.2 7.8 1.9 5.9 8.1 5.6
Max Scherzer SR 2015 2019 5 148.6 29.7 33.9 5.1 1.6 5.4 8.0 8.9 8.7 1.7 6.5 9.4 10.0
Bob Welch SR 1978 1990 12 147.4 12.3 23.8 2.9 1.0 2.8 2.3 2.6 14.5 1.6 5.2 5.3 6.4
Orel Hershiser SR 1984 1999 14 144.6 10.3 27.0 2.2 1.7 2.6 2.0 1.1 8.4 2.5 6.9 6.2 5.3
Bruce Sutter R 1976 1985 F 10 143.3 14.3 22.4 0.4 7.3 1.7 2.3 1.6 2.7 13.0 4.6 4.5 4.0
Cliff Lee S 2004 2013 9 137.6 15.3 27.6 3.1 1.6 2.8 3.4 3.6 9.5 1.6 6.5 6.9 7.1
Bret Saberhagen S 1984 1999 M 11 136.2 12.4 29.6 2.0 1.6 3.0 4.5 0.6 8.1 2.0 6.3 7.4 5.6
Frank Viola S 1984 1993 10 128.6 12.9 26.1 3.9 1.5 1.9 1.6 3.2 9.2 1.6 5.8 4.7 7.0
Chris Carpenter S 1998 2011 8 123.3 15.4 30.1 3.2 1.6 3.4 3.6 2.9 8.3 1.6 6.5 7.2 7.4
Clayton Kershaw S 2015 2019 5 120.4 24.1 39.1 3.7 1.6 6.3 7.6 4.2 6.8 1.7 8.6 10.6 11.9
Justin Verlander S 2015 2019 5 117.9 23.6 42.7 3.9 1.6 4.5 6.9 6.0 10.1 1.7 7.1 12.9 10.3
Don Newcombe SR 1949 1959 7 117.3 16.8 22.4 4.0 1.2 2.6 4.4 3.7 7.9 3.2 3.2 6.5 7.3
Mike Scott SR 1985 1990 6 117.1 19.5 39.8 3.2 1.5 3.3 5.1 5.7 6.0 1.6 8.0 10.0 14.3
Mike Marshall SR 1971 1979 8 117.0 14.6 28.2 2.7 5.8 1.7 1.6 1.9 5.8 10.1 3.6 2.7 6.3
Mike Cuellar SR 1966 1975 9 116.1 12.9 22.2 3.9 1.6 2.5 2.8 1.3 8.9 2.5 5.5 5.4 4.7
Doug Drabek S 1987 1995 9 111.7 12.4 24.4 2.4 1.5 2.8 3.3 1.7 9.8 1.6 5.2 6.5 4.8
Zack Greinke SR 2015 2019 5 105.4 21.1 37.1 5.8 1.6 4.4 5.7 2.8 8.7 1.7 10.6 11.3 5.1
Corey Kluber SR 2015 2018 4 101.5 25.4 35.4 5.3 1.6 4.3 6.7 6.7 9.0 1.7 7.5 10.2 8.5
Sparky Lyle R 1968 1979 10 101.2 10.1 22.9 0.8 4.5 2.2 1.9 -0.2 3.7 13.6 3.7 3.1 2.2
Dean Chance SR 1962 1968 7 100.6 14.4 27.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 1.8 3.6 6.6 5.8 7.7 5.5 6.3
Jacob deGrom S 2015 2019 5 100.1 20.0 29.0 1.3 1.6 5.7 5.4 5.2 4.2 1.7 9.4 8.3 7.9
Brandon Webb S 2003 2008 6 94.1 15.7 22.9 2.8 1.6 4.0 2.5 4.1 9.5 1.6 5.3 5.9 5.3
Jack McDowell S 1990 1996 7 91.1 13.0 18.3 4.3 1.5 1.3 1.4 3.7 8.9 1.6 2.8 3.5 6.3
Rick Sutcliffe SR 1979 1989 8 81.5 10.2 20.5 3.2 1.6 1.2 0.3 3.2 7.6 2.0 4.2 2.2 9.6
Bob Turley SR 1954 1960 5 80.0 16.0 21.6 2.7 2.7 2.9 1.1 5.8 6.9 5.6 3.6 3.0 11.2
Jake Arrieta S 2015 2018 4 75.3 18.8 42.2 5.5 1.6 4.2 4.1 2.8 11.7 1.7 10.3 10.9 6.9
Mike Flanagan SR 1977 1984 7 68.4 9.8 29.2 3.5 1.6 0.4 1.0 2.5 9.1 2.1 4.2 4.1 9.5
Jim Perry SR 1959 1974 10 66.8 6.7 22.7 3.1 -1.3 1.9 2.3 -0.2 8.9 2.1 4.0 5.0 2.5
Pat Hentgen SR 1993 2000 5 66.2 13.2 21.7 5.2 1.5 2.2 1.6 1.9 7.5 1.6 5.0 3.5 5.5
Steve Bedrosian SR 1982 1990 8 65.4 8.2 16.0 1.7 1.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 4.7 10.7 2.7 2.3 5.3
LaMarr Hoyt SR 1981 1985 5 61.8 12.4 25.6 5.3 1.3 0.1 3.9 1.0 10.9 1.6 1.7 8.2 3.5
Mike McCormick SR 1959 1969 6 57.1 9.5 18.5 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.9 0.9 8.3 4.3 4.2 3.5 3.7
David Price SR 2015 2018 3 56.7 18.9 27.7 6.4 1.6 2.8 2.9 4.6 7.7 1.7 6.7 4.8 6.0
Willie Hernandez R 1977 1988 6 56.7 9.5 24.6 1.9 0.4 1.8 2.8 1.6 3.1 6.5 4.2 5.3 4.5
Pete Vuckovich SR 1977 1982 6 55.4 9.2 13.0 2.4 1.1 2.0 0.5 2.5 6.4 2.0 4.0 2.8 4.4
Vern Law SR 1955 1965 8 54.6 6.8 15.7 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 -1.7 5.7 3.5 4.6 4.5 1.0
Jim Lonborg SR 1966 1977 6 50.0 8.3 21.2 2.3 1.8 1.0 1.5 0.9 8.3 2.5 2.2 2.6 8.3
Randy Jones S 1975 1979 4 47.1 11.8 18.5 3.0 1.5 3.8 4.3 -1.6 7.4 1.6 6.4 7.2 0.7
Dallas Keuchel S 2015 2018 3 47.0 15.7 30.8 5.0 1.6 3.9 2.8 1.5 9.7 1.7 6.7 6.6 5.3
John Denny SR 1976 1986 6 46.8 7.8 22.5 0.6 1.5 3.6 2.0 -0.5 6.5 1.6 6.9 6.6 3.2
Mark Davis SR 1985 1989 5 45.2 9.0 22.4 -0.5 1.7 2.2 2.2 2.5 0.7 11.2 3.8 3.3 5.4
Rick Porcello S 2016 2018 3 39.4 13.1 25.7 5.8 1.5 0.2 1.9 2.9 10.5 1.6 3.6 6.3 3.1
Steve Stone SR 1975 1980 5 31.4 6.3 21.4 2.3 1.5 0.2 0.2 1.3 10.6 1.6 3.1 1.1 4.4
Blake Snell S 2018 2018 1 30.6 30.6 30.6 9.9 1.6 7.6 6.0 4.8 9.9 1.6 7.6 6.0 4.8
Felix Hernandez S 2015 2016 2 18.8 9.4 17.0 4.2 1.6 1.4 0.8 1.0 7.7 1.7 1.6 2.0 3.4
Bartolo Colon S 2015 2016 2 13.5 6.8 9.0 4.0 1.6 0.6 1.0 -1.0 4.2 1.7 2.4 1.4 -0.9
CC Sabathia S 2016 2018 3 10.0 3.3 7.0 0.5 1.5 1.3 -0.3 -0.5 3.3 1.6 1.9 1.0 0.6

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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