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All-Time Roto Team : Which Historical Seasons Would Have the Biggest Fantasy Impact?

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

All-Time Roto Team

Before we get to the results, some basic parameters are in order: This is a list of baseball history's most valuable roto seasons statistically if every player's best roto season were transposed into the 2012 player pool. I do not adjust for era, and I never use any player more than once for a given team, e.g., Alex Rodriguez is both the most valuable shortstop in history (1998) and the most valuable third baseman in history (2007), but I used him at third as the next most valuable shortstop season (Maury Wills, 1962) earned $56.2 and the next most valuable non-ARod third base season (Al Rosen, 1953) earned $51.2. Moreover, ARod's 2007 was worth $60.8, while his 1998 was worth $58.7. For that reason, the all-time team was better with ARod at third.

This is different than figuring out which players would have been most valuable relative to their peers if you played rotisserie baseball every year since 1900. I'm pretty sure the top pitcher on our list, Ed Walsh in 1908 (worth $94.8 in a $260 budget where only 30 percent of total money league-wide was spent on pitching), wouldn't have been roughly twice as valuable as say Pedro Martinez ($47.9) in 1999 - in fact Martinez might have been more valuable straight up. But Walsh's raw stats (464 IP, 40 wins, 269 K, 1.42 ERA, .086 WHIP) in 2012 would be as you'd lock up wins and both ratios with just one player).

This in fact the third time I've made a pass at this article - I wrote the original version of it in 1999 for RotoNews.com, using a crude formula that assigned one point per RBI and run, two points for a HR and 2.7 points for a steal. Then I multiplied it all by batting average to generate my rankings. I wish I could find the link to the original article, but I'm not sure it even exists any more.

I updated the article in 2005, using replacement value and standard deviation, taking 2004 stats and a 14-team mixed league as my baseline. For a more detailed description of the methodology, read the opening paragraphs of the previous version.

I largely did the same thing here, but I used last year's (2012) AL-only stats as my baseline to generate the standard deviations, replacement value levels and dollar values. The reason I switched to a hypothetical AL-only league is that auctions are more common in single-league universes, while drafts comprise the majority of mixed-league ones. Moreover, the dollar values for only leagues (which can't have more than 12-13 teams in most cases) are more stable. In mixed leagues, one can have anywhere from 10 to 20 teams, skewing the results from what was already a smaller sample.

So this exercise answers the question: Which players in baseball history's stat lines would be the most valuable if those numbers were transposed into a 2012 12-team AL-only league. The consquence of using AL-only parameters with their low replacement values (76.2 IP, 63.2 K, 4.03 ERA 1.27 WHIP, 4.0 wins, 1.3 saves, 193 ABs, 4.9 HR, 20.1 RBI, 21.50 runs, 2.75 SB and .257 average) and wide standard deviations is that steals and batting average are more valuable than when you use 14-mixed league levels as your baseline. Switch to 14-team mixed and Babe Ruth, 1921 (59 HR, 171 RBI, 177 runs, 17 SB, .378 average in 540 at-bats) leapfrogs Ty Cobb, 1911 (8 HR, 127 RBI, 147 runs, 83 SB and .420 average in 591 at-bats). But in 12-team AL-only last year, Cobb was worth $78.3 and Ruth a meager $74.2.

Finally, for the all-time rosters, I elected to go with six starting pitchers and three relievers even though the starters are worth considerably more because I wanted to highlight some of the best relief fantasy seasons of all time, most of which come with double-digit wins and a fair number of Ks as well as saves and great ratios.

Here are the teams:

Third-Team All-Timers
Pos Player Year Age AB HR RBI Runs SB AVG $
C Yogi Berra 1950 25 597 28 124 116 4 0.322 40.89
C Joe Mauer 2009 29 523 28 96 94 4 0.365 39.41
1B Bill Terry 1930 31 633 23 129 139 8 0.401 57.22
2B Alfonso Soriano 2002 26 696 39 102 128 41 0.3 52.66
3B Freddie Lindstrom 1930 24 609 22 106 127 15 0.379 50.74
SS Jose Reyes 2006 23 647 19 81 122 64 0.3 50.07
CI Hal Trosky 1936 23 629 42 162 124 6 0.343 55.05
MI Roberto Alomar 1999 31 563 24 120 138 37 0.323 51.91
OF Joe DiMaggio 1937 22 621 46 167 151 3 0.346 59.53
OF Barry Bonds 2001 36 476 73 137 129 13 0.328 59.43
OF Rickey Henderson 1985 26 547 24 72 146 80 0.314 59.43
OF Kiki Cuyler 1930 31 642 13 134 155 37 0.355 58.72
OF Lefty O'Doul 1929 32 638 32 122 152 2 0.398 58.60
U Tris Speaker 1912 24 580 10 90 136 52 0.383 57.68
AVG 27.4 600.1 30.2 117.3 132.6 26.1 0.347 53.67


Player Year Age IP Wins Ks ERA WHIP Saves $
SP Cy Young 1901 34 371.1 33 158 1.62 0.97 0 62.61
SP Smoky Joe Wood 1912 22 344 34 258 1.91 1.01 1 62.18
SP Eddie Cicotte 1917 33 346.2 28 150 1.53 0.91 4 61.31
SP Steve Carlton 1972 27 346.1 27 310 1.97 0.99 0 61.18
SP Vida Blue 1971 21 312 24 301 1.82 0.95 0 58.47
SP Frank Smith 1909 29 365 25 177 1.8 0.95 1 57.83
RP Dennis Eckersley 1990 35 73.1 4 73 0.61 0.61 48 28.71
RP John Wetteland 1993 26 85.1 9 113 1.37 1.01 43 28.50
RP Hoyt Wilhelm 1964 41 131.1 12 95 1.99 0.94 27 28.43
AVG 29.78 263.7 21.8 181.7 1.62 0.93 13.78 49.91


The emphasis on steals and average given our parameters elevated Reyes 2006 ($50.1) barely over Jimmy Rollins 2007 ($49.8), though in most environments, I'd probably prefer Rollins. Four of the six starting pitchers are from the dead-ball era, but Steve Carlton and Vida Blue fill out the rest from the early '70s, another low-scoring period in baseball. Note Hoyt Wilhelm wins a closer spot in large part due to his 12 wins. Ricky Henderson's 130-steal season in 1982 would have also qualified for this team had he not already been on it for 1985. Then again, if we allowed multiple seasons of the same player, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb would have 10 seasons ahead of Henderson's best in 1985.

Second-Team All-Timers
Pos Player Year Age AB HR RBI Runs SB AVG $
C Roy Campanella 1953 31 519 41 142 103 4 0.312 42.78
C Johnny Bench 1970 22 605 45 148 97 5 0.293 42.57
1B Todd Helton 2000 26 580 42 147 138 5 0.372 57.91
2B Joe Morgan 1976 32 472 27 111 113 60 0.32 54.10
3B Al Rosen 1953 29 599 43 145 115 8 0.336 51.21
SS Hanley Ramirez 2007 23 639 29 81 125 51 0.332 54.49
CI Hank Greenberg 1937 26 594 40 183 137 8 0.337 57.42
MI Honus Wagner 1905 31 548 6 101 114 57 0.363 52.80
OF Babe Herman 1930 27 614 35 130 143 18 0.393 62.75
OF Sammy Sosa 1998 29 643 66 158 134 18 0.308 61.63
OF Al Simmons 1930 28 554 36 165 152 9 0.381 61.62
OF Ken Williams 1922 32 585 39 155 128 37 0.332 61.01
OF Benny Kauff 1914 24 571 8 95 120 75 0.37 60.76
U Ellis Burks 1996 31 613 40 128 142 32 0.344 60.75
AVG 27.9 581.1 42.8 128.6 124.8 27.6 0.342 55.84


Player Year Age IP Wins Ks ERA WHIP Saves $
SP Rube Waddell 1904 27 383 25 349 1.62 1.04 0 66.29
SP Mordecai Brown 1909 32 342.2 27 172 1.31 0.87 7 66.08
SP Denny McLain 1968 24 336 31 280 1.96 0.9 0 65.34
SP Claude Hendrix 1914 25 362 29 189 1.69 0.94 5 63.81
SP Bob Gibson 1968 32 304.2 22 268 1.12 0.85 0 63.57
SP Jack Coombs 1910 27 353 31 224 1.3 1.03 1 63.40
RP Rich Gossage 1977 25 133 11 151 1.62 0.96 26 31.84
RP Willie Hernandez 1984 29 140.1 9 112 1.92 0.94 32 30.32
RP Bruce Sutter 1977 24 107.1 7 129 1.34 0.86 31 29.02
AVG 27.2 273.4 21.3 208.2 1.54 0.932 11.3 53.30


If you forgot what a monster Todd Helton was in Coors Field before he got derailed by age and back problems, this is a good reminder - he earned roughly $58 in 2000. Another Coors' product, Ellis Burks, is one of the only two players in MLB history to go 40-30-.340, and that lands him a spot, too. (The other was Coors product Larry Walker in 1997). Two members of the Big-Red Machine make this list - Johnny Bench in 1970 and Joe Morgan in 1976. The pitching is largely dead-ball era guys, except for Bob Gibson (1.12 ERA) and Denny McClain (31 wins), both from 1968. Goose Gossage struck out 151 batters and won 11 games as a reliever in 1977.

First-Team All-Timers
Pos Player Year Age AB HR RBI Runs SB AVG $
C Ivan Rodriguez 1999 27 600 35 113 116 25 0.332 49.97
C Mike Piazza 1997 28 556 40 124 104 5 0.362 48.36
1B Lou Gehrig 1931 28 619 46 184 163 17 0.341 66.56
2B Rogers Hornsby 1922 26 623 42 152 141 17 0.401 68.44
3B Alex Rodriguez 2007 31 583 54 156 143 24 0.314 60.82
SS Maury Wills 1962 29 695 6 48 130 104 0.299 56.22
CI George Sisler 1920 27 631 19 122 137 42 0.407 66.54
MI Nap Lajoie 1901 26 544 14 125 145 27 0.426 60.92
OF Ty Cobb 1911 24 591 8 127 147 83 0.42 78.32
OF Babe Ruth 1921 26 540 59 171 177 17 0.378 74.16
OF Larry Walker 1997 30 568 49 130 143 33 0.366 66.35
OF Chuck Klein 1930 25 648 40 170 158 4 0.386 66.35
OF Hack Wilson 1930 30 585 56 191 146 3 0.356 65.42
U Jimmie Foxx 1932 24 585 58 169 151 3 0.364 65.31
AVG 27.2 597.7 37.6 141.6 142.9 28.9 0.368 63.84


Player Year Age IP Wins Ks ERA WHIP Saves $
SP Ed Walsh 1908 27 464 40 269 1.42 0.86 6 94.79
SP Christy Mathewson 1908 27 390.2 37 259 1.43 0.83 5 84.36
SP Jack Chesbro 1904 30 454.2 41 239 1.82 0.94 0 81.31
SP Walter Johnson 1913 25 346 36 243 1.14 0.78 2 80.70
SP Pete Alexander 1915 28 376.1 31 241 1.22 0.84 3 78.05
SP Sandy Koufax 1965 29 335.2 26 382 2.04 0.86 2 70.36
RP Dick Radatz 1964 27 157 16 181 2.29 1.03 29 36.33
RP Eric Gagne 2003 27 82.1 2 137 1.2 0.69 55 33.01
RP John Hiller 1973 30 125.1 10 124 1.44 1.02 38 31.99
AVG 27.8 303.3 26.6 230.6 1.56 0.872 15.6 65.66


You can't really compete with dead-ball era pitchers. 40-plus wins and microscopic ERAs in 400-plus IP tilt the stats too much. In fact, the top-four and eight of the top-10 overall seasons are from pitchers, and that's with dollar values calibrated to a 70/30 budget tilted toward hitting. One exception to dead-ball-era dominance is Sandy Koufax (26 W, 382 K, 2.04 ERA and .86 WHIP in 335.2 IP) who lands on the top team for his 1965 campaign - worth more than that of any hitter besides 1911 Ty Cobb and 1921 Babe Ruth.

Both top-team catchers are from the late '90s, just two years apart. Mike Piazza hit 40 homers and batted .362 as a catcher while Pudge Rodriguez went 35-25-.332. Not surprisingly some all-time record holders appear on the top-team - Hack Wilson's 191 RBI season, Ruth's 177 run-scored year and Nap Lajoie's .426 batting average. Getting 104 SBs from your SS is nice (though as I mentioned ARod's 40-40 year has Maury Wills beat, but Rodriguez is at third base instead for a 54-156-.314 year with 24 steals). And the most valuable non-Ruth or Cobb season comes from Rogers Hornsby who had 42 HR and batted .401. The aforementioned Larry Walker had the greatest non-Ruth or Cobb OF season of all time in 1997.

The greatest roto relief season is from Dick Radatz who saved just 29 games. His 16 wins, 181 Ks and strong ratios in 157 IP make it hard for conventional closers to compete. Eric Gagne came close in 2003, however, with 55 saves, 137 Ks, a WHIP of .69 and an ERA of 1.2. Had Gagne added 2-3 more wins, he might have had the top closer year of all time.

One final note before adding some by-position lists and all-decade teams: the average ages of the all-time roto hitters for each team are: 27.4 for Team 3, 27.9 for Team 2 and 27.2 for Team 1. The notion that hitters peak at age 27 is certainly borne out by this exercise. (It's actually the same for pitching except that Team 3 had 41-year old Hoyt Wilhelm bringing the average to 29.8.)

By-Position Leaders

Catcher
OV Hitter RK Player Year Age AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG $
176 1 Ivan Rodriguez 1999 27 600 116 35 113 25 0.332 49.97
220 2 Mike Piazza 1997 28 556 104 40 124 5 0.362 48.36
496 3 Roy Campanella 1953 31 519 103 41 142 4 0.312 42.78
509 4 Johnny Bench 1970 22 605 97 45 148 5 0.293 42.57
633 5 Yogi Berra 1950 25 597 116 28 124 4 0.322 40.89
760 6 Joe Mauer 2009 29 523 94 28 96 4 0.365 39.41
801 7 Gabby Hartnett 1930 29 508 84 37 122 0 0.339 38.94
839 8 Bill Dickey 1937 30 530 87 29 133 3 0.332 38.58
862 9 Mike Piazza 1999 30 534 100 40 124 2 0.303 38.40
914 10 Mike Piazza 2000 31 482 90 38 113 4 0.324 37.86
940 11 Javy Lopez 2003 32 457 89 43 109 0 0.328 37.59
960 12 Mike Piazza 1996 27 547 87 36 105 0 0.336 37.44
1103 13 Mike Piazza 1998 29 561 88 32 111 1 0.328 36.49
1152 14 Johnny Bench 1974 26 621 108 33 129 5 0.28 36.16
1225 15 Mike Piazza 1993 24 547 81 35 112 3 0.318 35.67
1249 16 Carlton Fisk 1977 29 536 106 26 102 7 0.315 35.51
1285 17 Roy Campanella 1951 29 505 90 33 108 1 0.325 35.31
1316 18 Bill Dickey 1936 29 423 99 22 107 0 0.362 35.14
1433 19 Jason Kendall 1998 24 535 95 12 75 26 0.327 34.33
1481 20 Walker Cooper 1947 32 515 79 35 122 2 0.305 34.07
1538 21 Johnny Bench 1972 24 538 87 40 125 6 0.27 33.74
1554 22 Jason Kendall 2000 26 579 112 14 58 22 0.32 33.59
1555 23 Joe Torre 1966 25 546 83 36 101 0 0.315 33.58
1652 24 Rudy York 1938 24 463 85 33 127 1 0.298 33.01
1666 25 Mickey Cochrane 1930 27 487 110 10 85 5 0.357 32.93
AVG 27.56 532.56 95.6 32.04 112.6 5.4 0.323 37.69


First Base
OV Hitter RK Player Year Age AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG $
5 1 Lou Gehrig 1931 28 619 163 46 184 17 0.341 66.56
6 2 George Sisler 1920 27 631 137 19 122 42 0.407 66.54
9 3 Lou Gehrig 1927 24 584 149 47 175 10 0.373 65.87
11 4 Jimmie Foxx 1932 24 585 151 58 169 3 0.364 65.31
13 5 Lou Gehrig 1930 27 581 143 41 174 12 0.379 64.59
14 6 George Sisler 1922 29 586 134 8 105 51 0.42 63.88
23 7 Lou Gehrig 1936 33 579 167 49 152 3 0.354 60.93
25 8 Lou Gehrig 1934 31 579 128 49 165 9 0.363 60.82
32 9 Jimmie Foxx 1938 30 565 139 50 175 5 0.349 60.01
43 10 Todd Helton 2000 26 580 138 42 147 5 0.372 57.91
46 11 Hank Greenberg 1937 26 594 137 40 183 8 0.337 57.42
48 12 Bill Terry 1930 31 633 139 23 129 8 0.401 57.22
52 13 Jimmie Foxx 1933 25 573 125 48 163 2 0.356 56.53
62 14 Hank Greenberg 1938 27 556 144 58 146 7 0.315 55.41
69 15 Hal Trosky 1936 23 629 124 42 162 6 0.343 55.05
75 16 Todd Helton 2001 27 587 132 49 146 7 0.336 54.72
81 17 Lou Gehrig 1937 34 569 138 37 159 4 0.351 54.10
85 18 Jeff Bagwell 1999 31 562 143 42 126 30 0.304 53.84
87 19 Jimmie Foxx 1936 28 585 130 41 143 13 0.338 53.81
95 20 Albert Pujols 2009 29 568 124 47 135 16 0.327 53.02
97 21 Mark McGwire 1998 34 509 130 70 147 1 0.299 52.86
103 22 Norm Cash 1961 26 535 119 41 132 11 0.361 52.64
105 23 Lou Gehrig 1932 29 596 138 34 151 4 0.349 52.60
111 24 Lou Gehrig 1928 25 562 139 27 142 4 0.374 52.28
115 25 Andres Galarraga 1996 35 626 119 47 150 18 0.304 52.16
AVG 28.36 582.9 137.2 42.2 151.3 11.8 0.352 57.84


Second Base
OV Hitter RK Player Year Age AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG $
4 1 Rogers Hornsby 1922 26 623 141 42 152 17 0.401 68.44
24 2 Nap Lajoie 1901 26 544 145 14 125 27 0.426 60.92
29 3 Rogers Hornsby 1929 33 602 156 39 149 2 0.38 60.34
45 4 Rogers Hornsby 1925 29 504 133 39 143 5 0.403 57.64
72 5 Rogers Hornsby 1921 25 592 131 21 126 13 0.397 54.76
82 6 Joe Morgan 1976 32 472 113 27 111 60 0.32 54.10
102 7 Alfonso Soriano 2002 26 696 128 39 102 41 0.3 52.66
120 8 Roberto Alomar 1999 31 563 138 24 120 37 0.323 51.91
123 9 Joe Morgan 1975 31 498 107 17 94 67 0.327 51.82
135 10 Jackie Robinson 1949 30 593 122 16 124 37 0.342 51.27
142 11 Craig Biggio 1998 32 646 123 20 88 50 0.325 50.95
161 12 Joe Morgan 1973 29 576 116 26 82 67 0.29 50.33
163 13 Rogers Hornsby 1924 28 536 121 25 94 5 0.424 50.23
186 14 Craig Biggio 1997 31 619 146 22 81 47 0.309 49.69
189 15 Roberto Alomar 1993 25 589 109 17 93 55 0.326 49.62
195 16 Eddie Collins 1912 25 543 137 0 64 63 0.348 49.24
198 17 Rogers Hornsby 1927 31 568 133 26 125 9 0.361 49.17
209 18 Chuck Knoblauch 1996 27 578 140 13 72 45 0.341 48.64
212 19 Ryne Sandberg 1985 25 609 113 26 83 54 0.305 48.55
223 20 Eddie Collins 1910 23 581 81 3 81 81 0.324 48.24
228 21 Bret Boone 2001 32 623 118 37 141 5 0.331 48.02
232 22 Eddie Collins 1914 27 526 122 2 85 58 0.344 47.92
253 23 Frankie Frisch 1923 24 641 116 12 111 29 0.348 47.27
283 24 Charlie Gehringer 1929 26 634 131 13 106 27 0.339 46.63
286 25 Eddie Collins 1913 26 534 125 3 73 55 0.345 46.58
AVG 28 579.6 125.8 20.9 105 38.2 0.347 51.80


Third Base
OV Hitter RK Player Year Age AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG $
26 1 Alex Rodriguez 2007 31 583 143 54 156 24 0.314 60.82
83 2 Alex Rodriguez 2005 29 605 124 48 130 21 0.321 54.07
136 3 Al Rosen 1953 29 599 115 43 145 8 0.336 51.21
149 4 Freddie Lindstrom 1930 24 609 127 22 106 15 0.379 50.74
151 5 Home Run Baker 1912 26 577 116 10 130 40 0.347 50.70
164 6 Chipper Jones 1999 27 567 116 45 110 25 0.319 50.22
171 7 Frankie Frisch 1921 22 618 121 8 100 49 0.341 50.08
197 8 David Wright 2007 24 604 113 30 107 34 0.325 49.22
219 9 Vinny Castilla 1998 30 645 108 46 144 5 0.319 48.36
221 10 Miguel Cabrera 2012 29 622 109 44 139 4 0.33 48.35
229 11 Adrian Beltre 2004 25 598 104 48 121 7 0.334 48.00
298 12 Ken Caminiti 1996 33 546 109 40 130 11 0.326 46.34
305 13 Home Run Baker 1913 27 564 116 12 117 34 0.337 46.21
315 14 Joe Torre 1971 30 634 97 24 137 4 0.363 45.97
347 15 Howard Johnson 1989 28 571 104 36 101 41 0.287 45.44
380 16 Home Run Baker 1911 25 592 96 11 115 38 0.334 44.59
385 17 Tony Perez 1970 28 587 107 40 129 8 0.317 44.41
401 18 Chipper Jones 1998 26 601 123 34 107 16 0.313 44.14
402 19 George Brett 1980 27 449 87 24 118 15 0.39 44.13
413 20 Paul Molitor 1982 25 666 136 19 71 41 0.302 43.93
428 21 George Brett 1979 26 645 119 23 107 17 0.329 43.79
450 22 Heinie Zimmerman 1912 25 557 95 14 99 23 0.372 43.47
457 23 Chipper Jones 2001 29 572 113 38 102 9 0.33 43.39
461 24 Chipper Jones 2000 28 579 118 36 111 14 0.311 43.36
475 25 Eddie Mathews 1953 21 579 110 47 135 1 0.302 43.11
AVG 27.0 590.8 113.0 31.8 118.7 20.2 0.331 47.36


Shortstop
OV Hitter RK Player Year Age AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG $
40 1 Alex Rodriguez 1998 22 686 123 42 124 46 0.31 58.70
53 2 Maury Wills 1962 29 695 130 6 48 104 0.299 56.22
56 3 Alex Rodriguez 2001 25 632 133 52 135 18 0.318 56.00
65 4 Alex Rodriguez 1996 20 601 141 36 123 15 0.358 55.31
78 5 Hanley Ramirez 2007 23 639 125 29 81 51 0.332 54.49
99 6 Honus Wagner 1905 31 548 114 6 101 57 0.363 52.80
130 7 Alex Rodriguez 2002 26 624 125 57 142 9 0.3 51.57
137 8 Honus Wagner 1908 34 568 100 10 109 53 0.354 51.21
173 9 Jose Reyes 2006 23 647 122 19 81 64 0.3 50.07
177 10 Alex Rodriguez 2000 24 554 134 41 132 15 0.316 49.96
184 11 Jimmy Rollins 2007 28 716 139 30 94 41 0.296 49.82
203 12 Derek Jeter 1999 25 627 134 24 102 19 0.349 48.84
241 13 Alex Rodriguez 2003 27 607 124 47 118 17 0.298 47.63
251 14 Honus Wagner 1907 33 515 98 6 82 61 0.35 47.33
269 15 Derek Jeter 2006 32 623 118 14 97 34 0.343 46.91
273 16 Robin Yount 1982 26 635 129 29 114 14 0.331 46.87
284 17 Ernie Banks 1958 27 617 119 47 129 4 0.313 46.62
296 18 Alan Trammell 1987 29 597 109 28 105 21 0.343 46.37
309 19 Jose Reyes 2007 24 681 119 12 57 78 0.28 46.13
339 20 Hanley Ramirez 2009 25 576 101 24 106 27 0.342 45.55
351 21 Joe Cronin 1930 23 587 127 13 126 17 0.346 45.34
364 22 Nomar Garciaparra 1998 24 604 111 35 122 12 0.323 44.99
370 23 Honus Wagner 1903 29 512 97 5 101 46 0.355 44.93
397 24 Barry Larkin 1996 32 517 117 33 89 36 0.298 44.19
411 25 Jose Reyes 2008 25 688 113 16 68 56 0.297 43.94
AVG 26.6 611.8 120.1 26.4 103.4 36.6 0.325 49.27


Outfield
OV Hitter RK Player Year Age AB Runs HR RBI SB AVG $
1 1 Ty Cobb 1911 24 591 147 8 127 83 0.42 78.32
2 2 Babe Ruth 1921 26 540 177 59 171 17 0.378 74.16
3 3 Ty Cobb 1915 28 563 144 3 99 96 0.369 68.90
8 4 Chuck Klein 1930 25 648 158 40 170 4 0.386 66.35
7 5 Larry Walker 1997 30 568 143 49 130 33 0.366 66.35
10 6 Hack Wilson 1930 30 585 146 56 191 3 0.356 65.42
12 7 Babe Ruth 1927 32 540 158 60 164 7 0.356 65.17
15 8 Ty Cobb 1909 22 573 116 9 107 76 0.377 63.34
16 9 Babe Herman 1930 27 614 143 35 130 18 0.393 62.75
17 10 Babe Ruth 1920 25 458 158 54 137 14 0.376 62.69
18 11 Babe Ruth 1923 28 522 151 41 131 17 0.393 62.23
19 12 Sammy Sosa 1998 29 643 134 66 158 18 0.308 61.63
20 13 Al Simmons 1930 28 554 152 36 165 9 0.381 61.62
21 14 Babe Ruth 1931 36 534 149 46 163 5 0.373 61.14
22 15 Ken Williams 1922 32 585 128 39 155 37 0.332 61.01
27 16 Benny Kauff 1914 24 571 120 8 95 75 0.37 60.76
28 17 Ellis Burks 1996 31 613 142 40 128 32 0.344 60.75
30 18 Babe Ruth 1930 35 518 150 49 153 10 0.359 60.32
31 19 Chuck Klein 1932 27 650 152 38 137 20 0.348 60.08
33 20 Ty Cobb 1912 25 553 120 7 83 61 0.409 59.58
34 21 Joe DiMaggio 1937 22 621 151 46 167 3 0.346 59.53
35 22 Barry Bonds 2001 36 476 129 73 137 13 0.328 59.43
36 23 Rickey Henderson 1985 26 547 146 24 72 80 0.314 59.43
37 24 Sammy Sosa 2001 32 577 146 64 160 0 0.328 59.11
38 25 Babe Ruth 1926 31 495 139 47 146 11 0.372 58.89
39 26 Kiki Cuyler 1930 31 642 155 13 134 37 0.355 58.72
41 27 Rickey Henderson 1982 23 536 119 10 51 130 0.267 58.63
42 28 Lefty O'Doul 1929 32 638 152 32 122 2 0.398 58.60
44 29 Tris Speaker 1912 24 580 136 10 90 52 0.383 57.68
47 30 Babe Ruth 1924 29 529 143 46 121 9 0.378 57.35
49 31 Lou Brock 1974 35 635 105 3 48 118 0.306 57.11
50 32 Stan Musial 1948 27 611 135 39 131 7 0.376 56.92
51 33 Barry Bonds 1993 28 539 129 46 123 29 0.336 56.76
54 34 Kiki Cuyler 1925 26 617 144 18 102 41 0.357 56.17
55 35 Matt Kemp 2011 26 602 115 39 126 40 0.324 56.13
57 36 Mickey Mantle 1956 24 533 132 52 130 10 0.353 55.96
58 37 Babe Ruth 1928 33 536 163 54 142 4 0.323 55.90
59 38 Hank Aaron 1963 29 631 121 44 130 31 0.319 55.72
60 39 Frank Robinson 1962 26 609 134 39 136 18 0.342 55.56
61 40 Ty Cobb 1917 30 588 107 6 102 55 0.383 55.45
63 41 Tim Raines 1983 23 615 133 11 71 90 0.298 55.36
64 42 Vladimir Guerrero 2002 27 614 106 39 111 40 0.336 55.35
66 43 Ted Williams 1949 30 566 150 43 159 1 0.343 55.27
67 44 Ty Cobb 1910 23 506 106 8 91 65 0.383 55.23
68 45 Chuck Klein 1929 24 616 126 43 145 5 0.356 55.07
70 46 Jose Canseco 1988 23 610 120 42 124 40 0.307 54.96
71 47 Willie Mays 1955 24 580 123 51 127 24 0.319 54.78
73 48 Barry Bonds 1996 31 517 122 42 129 40 0.308 54.74
74 49 Ben Chapman 1931 22 600 120 17 122 61 0.315 54.73
76 50 Kenny Lofton 1996 29 662 132 14 67 75 0.317 54.62
77 51 Shoeless Joe Jackson 1911 23 571 126 7 83 41 0.408 54.56
79 52 Rickey Henderson 1986 27 608 130 28 74 87 0.263 54.19
80 53 Ken Griffey 1997 27 608 125 56 147 15 0.304 54.16
84 54 Tommy Davis 1962 23 665 120 27 153 18 0.346 53.96
86 55 Albert Pujols 2003 23 591 137 43 124 5 0.359 53.83
88 56 Rickey Henderson 1980 21 591 111 9 53 100 0.303 53.61
89 57 Al Simmons 1925 23 654 122 24 129 7 0.387 53.57
90 58 Joe Medwick 1937 25 633 111 31 154 4 0.374 53.54
91 59 Hack Wilson 1929 29 574 135 39 159 3 0.345 53.28
92 60 Duke Snider 1953 26 590 132 42 126 16 0.336 53.16
93 61 Luis Gonzalez 2001 33 609 128 57 142 1 0.325 53.09
94 62 Willie Mays 1962 31 621 130 49 141 18 0.304 53.03
96 63 Ty Cobb 1916 29 542 113 5 68 68 0.371 52.97
98 64 Vince Coleman 1987 25 623 121 3 43 109 0.289 52.85
100 65 Willie Wilson 1980 24 705 133 3 49 79 0.326 52.80
101 66 George Foster 1977 28 615 124 52 149 6 0.32 52.76
104 67 Ichiro Suzuki 2001 27 692 127 8 69 56 0.35 52.60
106 68 Mike Trout 2012 21 559 129 30 83 49 0.326 52.53
107 69 Rickey Henderson 1983 24 513 105 9 48 108 0.292 52.49
108 70 Hank Greenberg 1940 29 573 129 41 150 6 0.34 52.33
109 71 Al Simmons 1929 27 581 114 34 157 4 0.365 52.32
110 72 Darin Erstad 2000 26 676 121 25 100 28 0.355 52.31
112 73 Ted Williams 1941 22 456 135 37 120 2 0.406 52.26
113 74 Earl Averill 1936 34 614 136 28 126 3 0.378 52.22
114 75 Jacoby Ellsbury 2011 27 660 119 32 105 39 0.321 52.21
116 76 Ken Griffey 1998 28 633 120 56 146 20 0.284 52.12
117 77 Babe Ruth 1929 34 499 121 46 154 5 0.345 52.11
118 78 Manny Ramirez 1999 27 522 131 44 165 2 0.333 51.97
119 79 Albert Belle 1998 31 609 113 49 152 6 0.328 51.96
121 80 Rickey Henderson 1990 31 489 119 28 61 65 0.325 51.86
125 81 Mickey Mantle 1961 29 514 131 54 128 12 0.317 51.73
126 82 Willie McGee 1985 26 612 114 10 82 56 0.353 51.70
127 83 Gary Sheffield 2003 34 576 126 39 132 18 0.33 51.67
128 84 Mel Ott 1929 20 545 138 42 151 6 0.328 51.63
129 85 Willie Mays 1957 26 585 112 35 97 38 0.333 51.60
131 86 Vladimir Guerrero 2004 29 612 124 39 126 15 0.337 51.53
133 87 Hank Aaron 1962 28 592 127 45 128 15 0.323 51.48
134 88 Albert Belle 1996 29 602 124 48 148 11 0.311 51.42
138 89 Dante Bichette 1996 32 633 114 31 141 31 0.313 51.19
139 90 Hank Aaron 1959 25 629 116 39 123 8 0.355 51.18
140 91 Matt Holliday 2007 27 636 120 36 137 11 0.34 51.08
141 92 Earl Averill 1931 29 627 140 32 143 9 0.333 51.08
143 93 Willie Mays 1958 27 600 121 29 96 31 0.347 50.94
144 94 Barry Bonds 1990 25 519 104 33 114 52 0.301 50.92
146 95 Ted Williams 1942 23 522 141 36 137 3 0.356 50.86
147 96 Rickey Henderson 1988 29 554 118 6 50 93 0.305 50.84
148 97 Al Simmons 1932 30 670 144 35 151 4 0.322 50.80
150 98 Ty Cobb 1907 20 605 97 5 119 53 0.35 50.74
152 99 Sam Crawford 1911 31 574 109 7 115 37 0.378 50.66
153 100 Ken Griffey 1996 26 545 125 49 140 16 0.303 50.63
AVG 27.4 584.8 129.9 33.5 122.0 32.6 0.343 55.92


Starting Pitcher
RK Player Year Age IP Wins Ks ERA WHIP Saves $
1 Ed Walsh 1908 27 464 40 269 1.42 0.86 6 94.79
2 Christy Mathewson 1908 27 390.2 37 259 1.43 0.83 5 84.36
3 Jack Chesbro 1904 30 454.2 41 239 1.82 0.94 0 81.31
4 Walter Johnson 1913 25 346 36 243 1.14 0.78 2 80.70
5 Pete Alexander 1915 28 376.1 31 241 1.22 0.84 3 78.05
6 Walter Johnson 1912 24 369 33 303 1.39 0.91 2 76.80
7 Walter Johnson 1910 22 370 25 313 1.36 0.91 1 72.08
8 Ed Walsh 1910 29 369.2 18 258 1.27 0.82 5 71.29
9 Sandy Koufax 1965 29 335.2 26 382 2.04 0.86 2 70.36
10 Pete Alexander 1916 29 389 33 167 1.55 0.96 3 67.38
11 Rube Waddell 1904 27 383 25 349 1.62 1.04 0 66.29
12 Christy Mathewson 1905 24 338.2 31 206 1.28 0.93 3 66.11
13 Mordecai Brown 1909 32 342.2 27 172 1.31 0.87 7 66.08
14 Denny McLain 1968 24 336 31 280 1.96 0.9 0 65.34
15 Ed Walsh 1907 26 422.1 24 206 1.6 1.01 4 64.11
16 Claude Hendrix 1914 25 362 29 189 1.69 0.94 5 63.81
17 Bob Gibson 1968 32 304.2 22 268 1.12 0.85 0 63.57
18 Jack Coombs 1910 27 353 31 224 1.3 1.03 1 63.40
19 Walter Johnson 1914 26 371.2 28 225 1.72 0.97 1 62.84
20 Cy Young 1901 34 371.1 33 158 1.62 0.97 0 62.61
21 Rube Waddell 1905 28 328.2 27 287 1.48 0.98 0 62.59
22 Sandy Koufax 1963 27 311 25 306 1.88 0.87 0 62.28
23 Smoky Joe Wood 1912 22 344 34 258 1.91 1.01 1 62.18
24 Sandy Koufax 1966 30 323 27 317 1.73 0.98 0 61.62
25 Walter Johnson 1915 27 336.2 27 203 1.55 0.93 4 61.42
26 Eddie Cicotte 1917 33 346.2 28 150 1.53 0.91 4 61.31
27 Steve Carlton 1972 27 346.1 27 310 1.97 0.99 0 61.18
28 Pete Alexander 1917 30 388 30 200 1.83 1.01 0 61.00
29 Cy Young 1904 37 380 26 200 1.97 0.94 1 60.77
30 Ed Walsh 1912 31 393 27 254 2.15 1.08 10 58.94
31 Vida Blue 1971 21 312 24 301 1.82 0.95 0 58.47
32 Christy Mathewson 1904 23 367.2 33 212 2.03 1.05 1 58.39
33 Frank Smith 1909 29 365 25 177 1.8 0.95 1 57.83
34 Walter Johnson 1916 28 369.2 25 228 1.9 1.01 1 57.54
35 Russ Ford 1910 27 299.2 26 209 1.65 0.88 1 57.51
36 Walter Johnson 1918 30 326 23 162 1.27 0.95 3 56.21
37 Gaylord Perry 1972 33 342.2 24 234 1.92 0.98 1 55.95
38 Bob Feller 1946 27 371.1 26 348 2.18 1.16 4 55.94
39 Juan Marichal 1966 28 307.1 25 222 2.23 0.86 0 55.14
40 Dave Davenport 1915 25 392.2 22 229 2.2 1.01 1 55.06
41 Cy Young 1902 35 384.2 32 160 2.15 1.05 0 54.65
42 Ed Walsh 1911 30 368.2 27 255 2.22 1.08 4 54.56
43 Cy Young 1903 36 341.2 28 176 2.08 0.97 2 54.51
44 Dwight Gooden 1985 20 276.2 24 268 1.53 0.97 0 54.09
45 Cy Young 1905 38 320.2 18 210 1.82 0.87 0 54.06
46 Cy Young 1908 41 299 21 150 1.26 0.89 2 53.45
47 Tom Seaver 1971 26 286.1 20 289 1.76 0.95 0 53.14
48 Luis Tiant 1968 27 258.1 21 264 1.6 0.87 0 53.06
49 Dazzy Vance 1924 33 308.1 28 262 2.16 1.02 0 52.84
50 Ron Guidry 1978 27 273.2 25 248 1.74 0.95 0 52.64
51 Christy Mathewson 1903 22 366.1 30 267 2.26 1.15 2 52.57
52 Vic Willis 1902 26 410 27 225 2.2 1.15 3 51.80
53 Juan Marichal 1965 27 295.1 22 240 2.13 0.91 1 51.68
54 Wilbur Wood 1971 29 334 22 210 1.91 1 1 51.57
55 Dave McNally 1968 25 273 22 202 1.95 0.84 0 50.83
56 Pete Alexander 1920 33 363.1 27 173 1.91 1.11 5 50.83
57 Pedro Martinez 2000 28 217 18 284 1.74 0.74 0 50.82
58 Cy Falkenberg 1914 34 377.1 25 236 2.22 1.12 3 50.80
59 Hal Newhouser 1946 25 292.2 26 275 1.94 1.07 1 50.74
60 Juan Marichal 1963 25 321.1 25 248 2.41 1 0 50.59
61 Christy Mathewson 1907 26 315 24 178 2 0.96 2 50.54
62 Carl Hubbell 1933 30 308.2 23 156 1.66 0.98 5 50.40
63 Joe McGinnity 1903 32 434 31 171 2.43 1.15 2 50.27
64 Walter Johnson 1917 29 326 23 188 2.21 0.97 3 49.98
65 Mike Scott 1986 31 275.1 18 306 2.22 0.92 0 49.73
66 Orval Overall 1909 28 285 20 205 1.42 1 3 49.34
67 Randy Johnson 2002 38 260 24 334 2.32 1.03 0 49.09
68 Eddie Plank 1905 29 346.2 24 210 2.26 1.05 0 48.65
69 Don Drysdale 1964 27 321.1 18 237 2.18 0.97 0 48.64
70 Catfish Hunter 1972 26 295.1 21 191 2.04 0.91 0 48.49
71 Randy Johnson 2001 37 249.2 21 372 2.49 1.01 0 48.24
72 Lefty Grove 1931 31 288.2 31 175 2.06 1.08 5 47.92
73 Pete Alexander 1911 24 367 28 227 2.57 1.13 3 47.89
74 Pedro Martinez 1999 27 213.1 23 313 2.07 0.92 0 47.86
75 Eddie Plank 1904 28 357.1 26 201 2.17 1.11 0 47.65
76 Hal Newhouser 1945 24 313.1 25 212 1.81 1.11 2 47.53
77 Jim Palmer 1975 29 323 23 193 2.09 1.03 1 47.41
78 Tom Seaver 1973 28 290 19 251 2.08 0.98 0 47.41
79 Juan Marichal 1968 30 325.2 26 218 2.43 1.05 0 47.27
80 Dean Chance 1964 23 278.1 20 207 1.65 1.01 4 47.16
81 Bill Singer 1969 25 315.2 20 247 2.34 1.01 1 47.15
82 Wilbur Wood 1972 30 376.2 24 193 2.51 1.06 0 47.12
83 Pedro Martinez 1997 25 241.1 17 305 1.9 0.93 0 47.10
84 Justin Verlander 2011 28 251 24 250 2.4 0.92 0 46.95
85 Steve Carlton 1980 35 304 24 286 2.34 1.1 0 46.95
86 Roger Clemens 1997 34 264 21 292 2.05 1.03 0 46.73
87 Mickey Lolich 1971 30 376 25 308 2.92 1.14 0 46.73
88 Christy Mathewson 1910 29 318.1 27 184 1.89 1.11 0 46.71
89 Randy Johnson 1999 35 271.2 17 364 2.48 1.02 0 46.68
90 Walter Johnson 1911 23 322.1 25 207 1.9 1.12 1 46.56
91 Babe Ruth 1916 21 323.2 23 170 1.75 1.08 1 46.51
92 Jim Bunning 1966 34 314 19 252 2.41 1 1 46.46
93 Dutch Leonard 1914 22 224.2 19 176 0.96 0.89 3 46.36
94 Ed Reulbach 1905 22 291.2 18 152 1.42 0.96 1 46.32
95 Pete Alexander 1914 27 355 27 214 2.38 1.14 1 46.31
96 Fergie Jenkins 1974 31 328.1 25 225 2.82 1.01 0 46.18
97 Eddie Plank 1907 31 343.2 24 183 2.2 1.07 0 46.15
98 Bob Feller 1940 21 320.1 27 261 2.61 1.13 4 46.09
99 Rube Waddell 1903 26 324 21 302 2.44 1.11 0 46.09
100 Jack Powell 1904 29 390.1 23 202 2.44 1.11 0 46.06
101 Fergie Jenkins 1971 28 325 24 263 2.77 1.05 0 46.04
102 Juan Marichal 1969 31 299.2 21 205 2.1 1 0 45.88
103 Chief Bender 1910 26 250 23 155 1.58 0.92 0 45.57
104 Don Sutton 1972 27 272.2 19 207 2.08 0.91 0 45.53
105 Otto Hess 1906 27 333.2 20 167 1.83 1.08 3 45.32
106 Bob Gibson 1969 33 314 20 269 2.18 1.1 0 45.02
107 Frank Tanana 1976 22 288.1 19 261 2.43 0.99 0 44.95
108 Bill Dinneen 1904 28 335.2 23 153 2.2 1.03 0 44.92
109 John Tudor 1985 31 275 21 169 1.93 0.94 0 44.91
110 Bill James 1914 22 332.1 26 156 1.9 1.14 3 44.84
111 Larry Dierker 1969 22 305.1 20 232 2.33 1.02 0 44.59
112 Rube Waddell 1902 25 276.1 24 210 2.05 1.04 0 44.42
113 Gaylord Perry 1974 35 322.1 21 216 2.51 1.02 0 44.41
114 Mickey Lolich 1972 31 327.1 22 250 2.5 1.09 0 44.38
115 Roger Clemens 1986 23 254 24 238 2.48 0.97 0 44.34
116 Curt Schilling 2002 35 259.1 23 316 3.23 0.97 0 44.20
117 Bret Saberhagen 1989 25 262.1 23 193 2.16 0.96 0 43.98
118 Smoky Joe Wood 1911 21 275.2 23 231 2.02 1.1 3 43.97
119 Dolf Luque 1923 32 322 27 151 1.93 1.14 2 43.94
120 Catfish Hunter 1975 29 328 23 177 2.58 1.01 0 43.92
121 Mort Cooper 1942 29 278.2 22 152 1.78 0.99 0 43.85
122 Tom Seaver 1969 24 273.1 25 208 2.21 1.04 0 43.80
123 Fergie Jenkins 1968 25 308 20 260 2.63 1.04 0 43.62
124 Lefty Grove 1930 30 291 28 209 2.54 1.14 9 43.61
125 Tom Hughes 1915 31 280.1 16 171 2.12 0.95 9 43.61
126 Nolan Ryan 1972 25 284 19 329 2.28 1.14 0 43.55
127 Sam McDowell 1965 22 273 17 325 2.18 1.14 4 43.30
128 Jim Bunning 1967 35 302.1 17 253 2.29 1.04 0 43.22
129 Randy Johnson 2004 40 245.2 16 290 2.6 0.9 0 43.20
130 Dick Ellsworth 1963 23 290.2 22 185 2.11 1.03 0 43.19
131 Andy Messersmith 1975 29 321.2 19 213 2.29 1.06 1 43.16
132 Rube Waddell 1908 31 285.2 19 232 1.89 1.1 3 43.13
133 Hal Newhouser 1944 23 312.1 29 187 2.22 1.17 2 43.02
134 Jack Pfiester 1906 28 250.2 20 153 1.51 0.94 0 43.01
135 Sandy Koufax 1964 28 223 19 223 1.74 0.93 1 43.01
136 Jake Weimer 1904 30 307 20 177 1.91 1.06 0 42.80
137 Dizzy Dean 1934 24 311.2 30 195 2.66 1.17 7 42.80
138 Greg Maddux 1995 29 209.2 19 181 1.63 0.81 0 42.70
139 Mike Cuellar 1969 32 290.2 23 182 2.38 1.01 0 42.70
140 John Smoltz 1996 29 253.2 24 276 2.94 1 0 42.55
141 Nolan Ryan 1973 26 326 21 383 2.87 1.23 1 42.53
142 Robin Roberts 1954 27 336.2 23 185 2.97 1.03 4 42.49
143 Dazzy Vance 1928 37 280.1 22 200 2.09 1.06 2 42.48
144 Jeff Tesreau 1915 27 306 19 176 2.29 1.01 3 42.44
145 Sam McDowell 1968 25 269 15 283 1.81 1.08 0 42.37
146 Jeff Tesreau 1914 26 322.1 26 189 2.37 1.14 1 42.11
147 Ed Walsh 1906 25 278.1 17 171 1.88 0.98 2 42.06
148 Johan Santana 2004 25 228 20 265 2.61 0.92 0 41.98
149 Bert Blyleven 1973 22 325 20 258 2.52 1.12 0 41.97
150 Clayton Kershaw 2011 23 233.1 21 248 2.28 0.98 0 41.96
AVG 28.1 317.5 24.1 231.3 2.03 1.002 1.4 51.57


Relief Pitcher
RK Player Year Age IP Wins Ks ERA WHIP Saves $
1 Dick Radatz 1964 27 157 16 181 2.29 1.03 29 36.33
2 Eric Gagne 2003 27 82.1 2 137 1.2 0.69 55 33.01
3 John Hiller 1973 30 125.1 10 124 1.44 1.02 38 31.99
4 Rich Gossage 1977 25 133 11 151 1.62 0.96 26 31.84
5 Dick Radatz 1963 26 132.1 15 162 1.97 1.1 25 30.88
6 Willie Hernandez 1984 29 140.1 9 112 1.92 0.94 32 30.32
7 Bruce Sutter 1977 24 107.1 7 129 1.34 0.86 31 29.02
8 Dennis Eckersley 1990 35 73.1 4 73 0.61 0.61 48 28.71
9 Eric Gagne 2002 26 82.1 4 114 1.97 0.86 52 28.54
10 John Wetteland 1993 26 85.1 9 113 1.37 1.01 43 28.50
11 Hoyt Wilhelm 1964 41 131.1 12 95 1.99 0.94 27 28.43
12 Dennis Eckersley 1992 37 80 7 93 1.91 0.91 51 28.19
13 Doug Jones 1992 35 111.2 11 93 1.85 1.01 36 27.84
14 Trevor Hoffman 1996 28 88 9 111 2.25 0.92 42 27.69
15 Keith Foulke 2003 30 86.2 9 88 2.08 0.89 43 27.23
16 Eric Gagne 2004 28 82.1 7 114 2.19 0.91 45 27.20
17 Trevor Hoffman 1998 30 73 4 86 1.48 0.85 53 27.16
18 Lindy McDaniel 1960 24 116.1 12 105 2.09 0.94 26 27.02
19 Robb Nen 1998 28 88.2 7 110 1.52 0.95 40 26.89
20 Bruce Sutter 1984 31 122.2 5 77 1.54 1.08 45 26.82
21 Bobby Thigpen 1990 26 88.2 4 70 1.83 1.04 57 26.37
22 Rich Gossage 1978 26 134.1 10 122 2.01 1.09 27 26.25
23 Fernando Rodney 2012 35 74.2 2 76 0.6 0.78 48 26.12
24 Mariano Rivera 2005 35 78.1 7 80 1.38 0.87 43 26.11
25 Craig Kimbrel 2012 24 62.2 3 116 1.01 0.65 42 25.76
26 Brad Lidge 2004 27 94.2 6 157 1.9 0.92 29 25.67
27 Billy Wagner 1999 27 74.2 4 124 1.57 0.78 39 25.63
28 J.J. Putz 2007 30 71.2 6 82 1.38 0.7 40 25.48
29 Aroldis Chapman 2012 24 71.2 5 122 1.51 0.81 38 25.19
30 Mariano Rivera 2008 38 70.2 6 77 1.4 0.67 39 25.01
31 Bryan Harvey 1991 28 78.2 2 101 1.6 0.86 46 24.80
32 Mariano Rivera 2001 31 80.2 4 83 2.34 0.91 50 24.71
33 Bruce Sutter 1979 26 101.1 6 110 2.22 0.98 37 24.68
34 Craig Kimbrel 2011 23 77 4 127 2.1 1.04 46 24.63
35 Billy Wagner 2010 38 69.1 7 104 1.43 0.87 37 24.39
36 Billy Wagner 2003 31 86 1 105 1.78 0.87 44 24.25
37 Ken Sanders 1971 29 136.1 7 80 1.91 1.06 31 24.12
38 Rod Beck 1993 24 79.1 3 86 2.16 0.88 48 24.09
39 Sparky Lyle 1972 27 107.2 9 75 1.92 1.05 35 24.08
40 Joe Nathan 2006 31 68.1 7 95 1.58 0.79 36 23.91
41 Jack Aker 1966 25 113 8 68 1.99 0.97 32 23.77
42 Mark Davis 1989 28 92.2 4 92 1.85 1.05 44 23.67
43 Jeff Montgomery 1993 31 87.1 7 66 2.27 1.01 45 23.56
44 Lindy McDaniel 1970 34 111.2 9 81 2.01 0.99 29 23.51
45 Bob James 1985 26 110 8 88 2.13 1.03 32 23.31
46 Mariano Rivera 2004 34 78.2 4 66 1.94 1.08 53 23.26
47 Ted Abernathy 1967 34 106.1 6 88 1.27 0.98 28 23.26
48 Bill Caudill 1982 25 95.2 12 111 2.35 1.05 26 23.25
49 Phil Regan 1968 31 134.2 12 67 2.27 1.07 25 23.23
50 Tom Gordon 1998 30 79.1 7 78 2.72 1.01 46 23.08
AVG 29.3 96.0 7 101.3 1.78 0.927 39.2 26.38


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