Historical Fantasy Baseball Player Rater – Hall of Merit 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
Walter Johnson S 1908 1926 FM 19 466.7 24.6 41.4 4.5 2.0 4.3 4.5 8.5 10.0 5.6 7.6 8.6 15.0
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
Nolan Ryan SR 1972 1992 FM 21 424.5 20.2 37.4 1.5 1.5 2.8 2.2 11.5 5.8 2.0 7.7 6.7 22.6
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
Lefty Grove SR 1925 1939 FM 14 341.6 24.4 44.2 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.0 8.4 9.1 10.4 6.1 5.9 18.4
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
Pete Alexander SR 1911 1929 FM 18 318.2 17.7 40.0 4.2 1.8 3.4 4.0 3.4 11.0 7.5 7.9 8.4 11.0
Bert Blyleven S 1970 1989 FM 18 288.8 16.0 29.7 1.8 1.5 2.7 3.1 6.1 6.7 1.6 5.9 5.6 11.3
Don Sutton S 1966 1987 FM 22 286.1 13.0 25.3 1.8 1.6 1.9 3.7 3.2 6.6 2.2 6.9 7.8 6.3
Bob Feller SR 1937 1954 FM 14 284.5 20.3 44.3 3.8 2.0 2.8 2.3 8.4 9.0 6.1 5.2 5.0 20.1
Christy Mathewson S 1903 1914 FM 12 281.0 23.4 40.4 6.3 3.7 3.6 4.0 5.0 10.0 9.5 6.6 6.5 11.0
Curt Schilling SR 1992 2007 M 14 279.9 20.0 38.0 2.7 1.6 3.5 5.6 5.8 10.0 2.3 5.6 8.7 14.5
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
Robin Roberts S 1948 1965 FM 17 256.7 15.1 31.8 3.1 2.1 2.2 4.0 2.9 10.3 5.1 5.3 7.8 9.9
Fergie Jenkins SR 1966 1982 FM 16 246.7 15.4 31.2 3.3 0.9 1.4 3.7 5.4 7.8 2.0 4.0 7.9 11.4
Carl Hubbell S 1928 1942 FM 15 243.7 16.2 34.3 2.6 2.4 3.3 4.1 3.1 6.7 7.3 7.1 6.8 8.1
Dazzy Vance SR 1922 1933 FM 12 242.6 20.2 40.9 2.2 -0.1 2.9 3.5 10.8 7.5 1.5 5.9 6.6 20.3
Phil Niekro SR 1967 1985 FM 18 235.3 13.1 26.9 2.5 2.2 2.1 1.7 3.8 7.4 7.7 6.8 5.0 11.9
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
Ed Walsh S 1904 1912 FM 9 222.4 24.7 44.6 3.4 5.5 4.3 4.6 6.2 11.3 13.2 7.0 8.3 11.7
Jim Bunning SR 1957 1970 FM 13 220.8 17.0 28.8 2.8 1.7 2.4 3.2 6.0 6.4 4.6 5.9 6.3 8.9
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
Kevin Brown S 1989 2004 M 13 210.7 16.2 32.7 2.6 1.5 4.4 4.4 2.5 7.5 1.6 9.5 10.0 8.6
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
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
Hal Newhouser SR 1942 1950 FM 9 204.5 22.7 39.8 4.1 2.9 3.7 2.3 8.8 9.8 10.4 7.3 5.4 15.5
Juan Marichal S 1960 1971 FM 12 199.8 16.7 35.4 4.1 1.3 3.3 4.1 3.0 10.0 1.7 6.5 10.3 8.6
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
Mordecai Brown S 1903 1913 FM 10 190.8 19.1 37.0 3.4 6.5 3.6 3.3 1.5 6.8 14.7 5.9 6.1 5.8
Eddie Plank S 1903 1916 FM 13 184.0 14.2 20.1 3.5 1.3 2.5 2.5 3.5 6.0 4.3 3.8 3.7 7.0
Billy Pierce SR 1949 1962 M 14 182.6 13.0 26.1 2.0 1.9 2.7 2.4 3.3 6.4 3.4 6.6 5.2 8.9
Hoyt Wilhelm SR 1952 1970 FM 16 181.6 11.4 24.4 0.6 1.1 3.4 3.6 1.7 4.5 9.8 5.6 6.1 3.9
Rich Gossage SR 1975 1986 FM 11 176.7 16.1 31.8 1.1 6.0 2.7 2.8 2.5 5.9 13.2 5.2 4.6 7.0
Red Ruffing SR 1927 1942 FM 16 176.6 11.0 23.7 2.0 0.9 1.7 2.0 3.6 5.7 3.2 4.0 4.5 10.6
Bob Lemon SR 1947 1956 FM 10 163.6 16.4 25.9 5.2 1.9 2.9 2.1 3.4 7.2 4.6 5.0 5.4 7.7
Stan Coveleski S 1916 1926 FM 11 149.5 13.6 23.7 3.6 2.3 2.7 2.2 2.0 6.8 7.0 4.9 5.0 6.1
Dave Stieb SR 1980 1990 M 10 141.3 14.1 24.2 3.2 1.5 2.9 3.3 2.4 6.1 1.6 5.5 5.4 8.0
Red Faber SR 1914 1931 FM 15 141.1 9.4 27.6 1.7 0.7 2.5 2.0 1.6 7.2 4.3 6.2 6.0 9.6
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
Eppa Rixey SR 1912 1929 FM 15 134.9 9.0 17.5 1.9 0.7 2.5 2.5 0.5 6.5 2.5 4.8 4.6 3.7
Rube Waddell S 1903 1909 FM 7 134.7 19.2 28.3 3.0 0.2 3.0 2.5 9.6 6.2 3.9 5.7 4.7 13.7
Cy Young S 1903 1910 FM 8 128.2 16.0 26.4 2.8 2.1 2.7 4.0 3.6 6.0 5.0 5.1 6.4 6.7
Rick Reuschel SR 1973 1989 M 14 123.5 8.8 19.8 1.6 1.6 2.0 1.5 1.3 5.6 2.1 5.3 6.2 4.0
Joe McGinnity S 1903 1908 FM 6 119.8 20.0 38.9 4.5 9.2 1.8 2.0 1.7 8.2 18.0 4.8 4.5 5.0
Ted Lyons SR 1925 1942 FM 15 114.2 7.6 16.7 1.9 1.4 2.4 2.4 -1.3 5.3 5.5 5.0 4.8 0.9
Wes Ferrell SR 1929 1937 M 8 98.7 12.3 24.0 4.3 1.7 1.7 0.7 3.2 6.6 4.7 4.1 2.5 6.5
Babe Ruth S 1915 1917 FM 3 50.7 16.9 21.4 5.0 0.5 3.5 2.9 4.1 6.5 1.9 4.9 3.4 6.3
Rube Foster S 1914 1915 M 2 17.2 8.6 8.8 2.0 -0.1 3.6 2.6 -0.4 3.1 0.7 4.1 3.7 -0.3
Kid Nichols S 1904 1904 FM 1 15.8 15.8 15.8 2.8 4.1 2.8 3.4 1.9 2.8 4.1 2.8 3.4 1.9
Satchel Paige SR 1949 1953 FM 3 13.7 4.6 11.0 -1.2 0.7 1.7 1.9 0.7 1.9 2.4 1.9 2.7 2.7
Clark Griffith S 1903 1905 FM 2 11.0 5.5 5.8 -0.5 2.2 2.3 2.8 -2.2 1.0 4.5 2.6 2.8 -0.8

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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