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 FM Cy SP 50.9 213.3 31 29 23 0 2.07 0.92 313 10.9 1.5 9.6 11.4 16.6
Randy Johnson 1999 ARI FM Cy SP 49.0 271.7 35 35 17 0 2.48 1.02 364 5.3 1.5 9.3 10.9 21.2
Pedro Martinez 2000 BOS FM Cy SP 47.2 217.0 29 29 18 0 1.74 0.74 284 6.5 1.5 10.5 15.1 12.8
Steve Carlton 1980 PHI FM Cy SP 45.0 304.0 38 38 24 0 2.34 1.10 286 9.8 1.4 7.9 6.5 18.7
Sandy Koufax 1966 LAD FM Cy SP 43.8 323.0 41 41 27 0 1.73 0.98 317 11.6 1.3 9.4 6.9 13.9
Randy Johnson 2000 ARI FM Cy SP 43.0 248.7 35 35 19 0 2.64 1.12 347 7.4 1.5 7.9 7.4 18.1
Justin Verlander 2019 HOU Cy SP 42.7 223.0 34 34 21 0 2.58 0.80 300 10.1 1.6 7.1 12.9 10.3
Randy Johnson 2002 ARI FM Cy SP 42.5 260.0 35 35 24 0 2.32 1.03 334 9.9 1.5 7.4 7.1 15.9
Johan Santana 2004 MIN Cy SP 42.3 228.0 34 34 20 0 2.61 0.92 265 9.0 1.5 7.5 11.2 12.4
Jake Arrieta 2015 CHC Cy SP 42.2 229.0 33 33 22 0 1.77 0.86 236 11.7 1.7 10.3 10.9 6.9
Sandy Koufax 1965 LAD FM Cy SP 41.3 335.7 43 41 26 2 2.04 0.85 382 7.9 2.1 6.3 9.2 14.9
Dwight Gooden 1985 NYM Cy SP 41.0 276.7 35 35 24 0 1.53 0.96 268 8.5 1.6 9.7 8.3 12.2
Randy Johnson 2001 ARI FM Cy SP 40.6 249.7 35 34 21 0 2.49 1.01 372 7.2 1.6 6.8 7.5 16.9
Sandy Koufax 1963 LAD FM Cy,MVP SP 40.1 311.0 40 40 25 0 1.88 0.87 306 8.3 1.3 7.6 9.3 12.9
Mike Scott 1986 HOU Cy SP 39.8 275.3 37 37 18 0 2.22 0.92 306 5.3 1.4 8.0 10.0 14.3
John Smoltz 1996 ATL F Cy SP 39.5 253.7 35 35 24 0 2.94 1.00 276 10.9 1.6 5.9 9.2 11.1
Ron Guidry 1978 NYY Cy SP 39.3 273.7 35 35 25 0 1.74 0.95 248 8.9 1.6 8.2 7.9 11.9
Steve Carlton 1972 PHI FM Cy SP 39.0 346.3 41 41 27 0 1.98 0.99 310 9.5 1.5 6.9 6.5 13.9
Greg Maddux 1994 ATL FM Cy SP 38.8 202.0 25 25 16 0 1.56 0.90 156 8.2 1.5 10.8 11.0 6.5
Steve Carlton 1982 PHI FM Cy SP 38.7 295.7 38 38 23 0 3.10 1.15 286 9.7 1.5 3.9 4.9 17.8
Justin Verlander 2011 DET Cy,MVP SP 38.5 251.0 34 34 24 0 2.40 0.92 250 12.0 1.5 6.8 9.5 8.0
Randy Johnson 1995 SEA FM Cy SP 37.5 214.3 30 30 18 0 2.48 1.05 294 7.0 1.5 6.6 7.1 14.7
Clayton Kershaw 2014 LAD Cy,MVP SP 36.6 198.3 27 27 21 0 1.77 0.86 239 9.6 1.4 8.2 9.6 7.1
Greg Maddux 1995 ATL FM Cy SP 36.6 209.7 28 28 19 0 1.63 0.81 181 7.8 1.5 9.4 11.7 5.4
Bob Gibson 1968 STL FM Cy,MVP SP 36.5 304.7 34 34 22 0 1.12 0.85 268 6.5 1.2 10.7 8.6 8.8
Roger Clemens 1997 TOR M Cy SP 36.0 264.0 34 34 21 0 2.05 1.03 292 7.7 1.5 8.1 7.2 10.7
Roger Clemens 1986 BOS M Cy,MVP SP 35.9 254.0 33 33 24 0 2.48 0.97 238 10.1 1.4 6.6 8.4 8.7
Pedro Martinez 1997 MON FM Cy SP 35.6 241.3 31 31 17 0 1.90 0.93 305 4.7 1.5 8.2 8.8 11.6
Corey Kluber 2017 CLE Cy SP 35.4 203.7 29 29 18 0 2.25 0.87 265 6.8 1.6 7.5 10.2 8.5
Johan Santana 2006 MIN Cy SP 34.9 233.7 34 34 19 0 2.77 1.00 245 6.9 1.5 6.7 9.2 9.8
Fernando Valenzuela 1981 LAD Cy SP 34.2 192.3 25 25 13 0 2.48 1.05 180 5.3 1.5 5.2 6.1 15.3
Clayton Kershaw 2013 LAD Cy SP 34.1 236.0 33 33 16 0 1.83 0.92 232 5.2 1.6 9.7 9.9 6.9
Vida Blue 1971 OAK Cy,MVP SP 34.0 312.0 39 39 24 0 1.82 0.95 301 6.7 1.6 6.9 6.8 11.3
Clayton Kershaw 2011 LAD Cy SP 33.9 233.0 33 33 21 0 2.28 0.98 248 9.3 1.5 7.0 7.5 7.8
Tom Seaver 1973 NYM FM Cy SP 33.5 290.0 36 36 19 0 2.08 0.98 251 4.2 1.3 7.8 8.7 10.7
Gaylord Perry 1972 CLE FM Cy SP 32.5 342.7 41 40 24 1 1.92 0.98 234 7.5 2.1 7.2 6.9 8.0
Max Scherzer 2016 WSH Cy SP 32.4 228.3 34 34 20 0 2.96 0.97 284 8.7 1.4 4.5 7.4 9.7
Rollie Fingers 1981 MIL FM Cy,MVP RP 32.0 78.0 47 0 6 28 1.04 0.87 61 2.2 15.5 5.2 5.4 2.8
Max Scherzer 2017 WSH Cy SP 31.9 200.7 31 31 16 0 2.51 0.90 268 5.1 1.6 6.5 9.3 8.8
Max Scherzer 2013 DET Cy SP 31.9 214.3 32 32 21 0 2.90 0.97 240 10.1 1.6 4.1 7.8 7.6
Roger Clemens 1987 BOS M Cy SP 31.8 281.7 36 36 20 0 2.97 1.18 256 7.7 1.5 5.8 5.0 11.1
Jake Peavy 2007 SD Cy SP 31.8 223.3 34 34 19 0 2.54 1.06 240 6.9 1.6 6.7 6.9 8.9
R.A. Dickey 2012 NYM Cy SP 30.9 233.7 34 33 20 0 2.73 1.05 230 8.6 1.6 6.1 6.6 7.3
Dallas Keuchel 2015 HOU Cy SP 30.8 232.0 33 33 20 0 2.48 1.02 216 9.7 1.7 6.7 6.6 5.3
Blake Snell 2018 TB Cy SP 30.6 180.7 31 31 21 0 1.89 0.97 221 9.9 1.6 7.6 6.0 4.8
Jim Palmer 1975 BAL FM Cy SP 30.5 323.0 39 38 23 1 2.09 1.03 193 6.8 2.1 7.6 7.4 5.8
Roger Clemens 1991 BOS M Cy SP 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 1998 TOR M Cy SP 30.2 234.7 33 33 20 0 2.65 1.10 271 6.5 1.6 6.0 5.7 9.6
Greg Maddux 1993 ATL FM Cy SP 30.2 267.0 36 36 20 0 2.36 1.05 197 7.2 1.5 7.3 7.3 6.2
Chris Carpenter 2005 STL Cy SP 30.1 241.7 33 33 21 0 2.83 1.06 213 8.3 1.6 5.5 6.6 7.4
Roy Halladay 2003 TOR Cy SP 30.0 266.0 36 36 22 0 3.25 1.07 204 9.6 1.6 4.1 7.0 6.8
Roy Halladay 2010 PHI Cy SP 29.8 250.0 33 33 21 0 2.45 1.04 219 8.4 1.6 6.5 6.6 6.0
Bret Saberhagen 1989 KC M Cy SP 29.6 262.3 36 35 23 0 2.16 0.96 193 8.1 1.6 6.3 7.2 5.6
Greg Maddux 1992 CHC FM Cy SP 29.5 268.0 35 35 20 0 2.18 1.01 199 6.7 1.6 6.9 6.9 6.6
Tom Seaver 1975 NYM FM Cy SP 29.5 280.3 36 36 22 0 2.38 1.09 243 6.2 1.5 5.8 5.5 9.8
Don Drysdale 1962 LAD FM Cy SP 29.3 314.3 43 41 25 1 2.83 1.11 232 9.0 1.5 4.5 5.2 8.3
Mike Flanagan 1979 BAL Cy SP 29.2 265.7 39 38 23 0 3.08 1.19 190 9.1 1.5 4.2 4.1 9.5
Jacob deGrom 2018 NYM Cy SP 29.0 217.0 34 32 11 0 1.70 0.91 269 1.1 1.6 9.4 8.3 7.9
Bob Gibson 1970 STL FM Cy SP 29.0 294.0 34 34 23 0 3.12 1.19 274 8.2 1.4 3.7 3.6 11.4
Tim Lincecum 2008 SF Cy SP 28.6 227.0 34 33 18 0 2.62 1.17 265 6.0 1.6 6.0 3.7 10.5
Zack Greinke 2009 KC Cy SP 28.3 229.3 33 33 16 0 2.16 1.07 242 4.6 1.6 7.5 5.8 7.9
Mike Marshall 1974 LAD Cy RP 28.2 208.3 106 0 15 21 2.42 1.19 143 5.8 8.7 3.6 2.7 6.3
Corey Kluber 2014 CLE Cy SP 28.0 235.7 34 34 18 0 2.44 1.09 269 6.7 1.4 5.8 4.0 9.4
Tim Lincecum 2009 SF Cy SP 28.0 225.3 32 32 15 0 2.48 1.05 261 3.8 1.6 6.3 6.3 9.3
Roger Clemens 2004 HOU M Cy SP 27.8 214.3 33 33 18 0 2.98 1.16 218 7.0 1.5 5.6 4.9 8.1
David Price 2012 TB Cy SP 27.7 211.0 31 31 20 0 2.56 1.10 205 8.6 1.6 6.6 5.0 5.2
Dean Chance 1964 LAA Cy SP 27.3 278.3 46 35 20 4 1.65 1.01 207 4.8 3.4 7.7 5.5 5.1
Orel Hershiser 1988 LAD Cy SP 27.0 267.0 35 34 23 1 2.26 1.05 178 8.4 1.8 6.3 5.3 4.3
Steve Carlton 1977 PHI FM Cy SP 26.7 283.0 36 36 23 0 2.64 1.12 198 7.5 1.6 5.3 5.0 6.5
Whitey Ford 1961 NYY FM Cy SP 26.3 283.0 39 39 25 0 3.21 1.18 209 9.5 0.9 3.3 4.1 7.7
Cliff Lee 2008 CLE Cy SP 26.3 223.3 31 31 22 0 2.54 1.11 170 9.5 1.6 6.3 5.2 3.0
Dennis Eckersley 1992 OAK FM Cy,MVP RP 26.1 80.0 69 0 7 51 1.91 0.91 93 3.1 11.2 3.1 4.3 3.5
Tom Glavine 1991 ATL FM Cy SP 26.0 246.7 34 34 20 0 2.55 1.09 192 6.7 1.5 5.6 5.1 6.4
David Cone 1994 KC M Cy SP 25.8 171.7 23 23 16 0 2.94 1.07 132 8.2 1.5 4.9 6.3 4.0
Rick Porcello 2016 BOS Cy SP 25.7 223.0 33 33 22 0 3.15 1.01 189 10.5 1.4 3.6 6.3 3.1
LaMarr Hoyt 1983 CHW Cy SP 25.6 260.7 36 36 24 0 3.66 1.02 148 10.9 1.4 0.9 8.2 3.5
CC Sabathia 2007 CLE Cy SP 25.4 241.0 34 34 19 0 3.21 1.14 209 6.9 1.6 4.4 5.3 6.5
Jacob deGrom 2019 NYM Cy SP 25.2 204.0 34 32 11 0 2.43 0.97 255 0.6 1.6 7.4 7.7 7.2
Barry Zito 2002 OAK Cy SP 25.0 229.3 35 35 23 0 2.75 1.13 182 9.1 1.5 5.2 4.3 4.3
Jim Palmer 1976 BAL FM Cy SP 24.8 315.0 40 40 22 0 2.51 1.08 159 7.4 1.4 5.3 5.7 4.2
Willie Hernandez 1984 DET Cy,MVP RP 24.6 140.3 80 0 9 32 1.92 0.94 112 3.1 6.5 4.2 5.3 4.5
Catfish Hunter 1974 OAK F Cy SP 24.5 318.3 41 41 25 0 2.49 0.99 143 7.8 1.4 5.4 8.1 1.0
Frank Viola 1988 MIN Cy SP 24.5 255.3 35 35 24 0 2.64 1.14 193 9.2 1.4 4.4 3.2 5.6
Doug Drabek 1990 PIT Cy SP 24.4 231.3 33 33 22 0 2.76 1.06 131 9.8 1.5 5.0 6.5 0.8
Felix Hernandez 2010 SEA Cy SP 24.4 249.0 34 34 13 0 2.28 1.06 232 1.6 1.6 7.2 6.2 6.9
Bob Welch 1990 OAK Cy SP 23.8 238.0 35 35 27 0 2.95 1.22 127 14.5 1.5 4.2 2.6 0.4
Jim Perry 1970 MIN Cy SP 22.7 278.7 40 40 24 0 3.04 1.13 168 8.9 1.4 4.0 5.0 2.5
John Denny 1983 PHI Cy SP 22.5 242.7 36 36 19 0 2.37 1.16 139 6.5 1.4 6.9 4.4 2.6
Mark Davis 1989 SD Cy RP 22.4 92.7 70 0 4 44 1.84 1.05 92 -0.3 11.2 3.8 3.3 3.5
Don Newcombe 1956 BRO Cy,MVP SP 22.4 268.0 38 36 27 0 3.06 0.99 139 7.9 0.9 3.2 6.5 2.9
Jim Palmer 1973 BAL FM Cy SP 22.3 296.3 38 37 22 1 2.40 1.14 158 6.5 2.0 6.3 4.4 2.2
Brandon Webb 2006 ARI Cy SP 21.9 235.0 33 33 16 0 3.10 1.13 178 4.2 1.5 5.3 5.9 4.2
Tom Seaver 1969 NYM FM Cy SP 21.8 273.3 36 35 25 0 2.21 1.04 208 6.3 1.5 4.8 4.6 3.7
Pat Hentgen 1996 TOR Cy SP 21.7 265.7 35 35 20 0 3.22 1.25 177 7.5 1.6 5.0 3.5 3.4
Steve Stone 1980 BAL Cy SP 21.4 250.7 37 37 25 0 3.23 1.30 149 10.6 1.4 3.1 1.0 4.4
Bruce Sutter 1979 CHC F Cy RP 21.3 101.3 62 0 6 37 2.22 0.98 110 -0.4 10.8 2.6 3.6 3.8
Jim Lonborg 1967 BOS Cy SP 21.2 273.3 39 39 22 0 3.16 1.14 246 8.3 1.1 0.5 2.1 8.3
Warren Spahn 1957 MLN FM Cy SP 21.1 271.0 39 35 21 3 2.69 1.18 111 7.1 3.9 4.6 3.4 1.2
Bret Saberhagen 1985 KC M Cy SP 20.6 235.3 32 32 20 0 2.87 1.06 158 5.7 1.6 3.7 5.5 3.3
Bob Turley 1958 NYY Cy SP 20.6 245.3 33 31 21 1 2.97 1.25 168 6.9 1.4 3.6 2.2 5.6
Rick Sutcliffe 1984 CHC Cy SP 20.5 244.6 35 35 20 0 3.64 1.30 213 7.6 1.5 0.7 0.4 9.6
Tom Glavine 1998 ATL FM Cy SP 20.4 229.3 33 33 20 0 2.47 1.20 157 6.5 1.6 6.5 3.4 1.5
Roger Clemens 2001 NYY M Cy SP 19.8 220.3 33 33 20 0 3.51 1.26 213 6.5 1.6 3.0 2.2 5.9
Bartolo Colon 2005 LAA Cy SP 19.7 222.7 33 33 21 0 3.48 1.16 157 8.3 1.6 2.6 3.8 2.6
Mike Cuellar 1969 BAL Cy SP 19.7 290.7 39 39 23 0 2.38 1.00 182 5.3 1.5 4.3 5.4 2.4
Gaylord Perry 1978 SD FM Cy SP 19.0 260.7 37 37 21 0 2.73 1.18 154 6.2 1.6 3.8 2.7 3.9
Randy Jones 1976 SD Cy SP 18.4 315.3 40 40 22 0 2.74 1.03 93 7.4 1.4 4.0 7.2 -2.4
Jack McDowell 1993 CHW Cy SP 18.3 256.7 34 34 22 0 3.37 1.29 158 8.9 1.5 2.8 1.4 2.9
Early Wynn 1959 CHW FM Cy SP 17.8 255.7 37 37 22 0 3.17 1.26 179 6.3 0.6 2.8 1.4 5.8
Steve Bedrosian 1987 PHI Cy RP 16.0 89.0 65 0 5 40 2.83 1.20 74 -0.1 10.7 2.0 2.0 0.4
Sparky Lyle 1977 NYY Cy RP 15.9 137.0 72 0 13 26 2.17 1.20 68 3.7 6.5 3.3 1.9 -0.4
Vern Law 1960 PIT Cy SP 15.7 271.7 35 35 20 0 3.08 1.13 120 5.7 0.9 3.0 4.3 1.0
Mike McCormick 1967 SF Cy SP 14.6 262.3 40 35 22 0 2.85 1.15 150 8.3 1.1 2.3 1.8 0.2
Pete Vuckovich 1982 MIL Cy SP 5.5 223.7 30 30 18 0 3.34 1.50 105 5.4 1.5 2.6 -3.8 -0.9
Pedro Martinez 1997 CIN FM Cy RP -13.1 6.7 8 0 1 0 9.40 2.24 4 -2.5 -7.7 0.2 0.8 -5.0

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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