BitterDodgerFan wrote:well this is not individual but team, i went to whatifsports.com and simmed a game between 97 rockies vs 96 rockies. guess what the score was...armando reynoso vs pedro astacio pitching.
I'm a firm believer and proponent of position scarcity. Sure the OF numbers are pretty, but I'm a fool for Pudge's 1999 season where he his .332/35 HR/113RBI/116runs/25 SB and Piazza's 1997 season where he hit .362/40HR/124RBI/104runs/5 SB. Those numbers are so far and away better than the average catcher numbers that it might very well surpass the difference between Walker in his great year and the average OF.
I also love Bagwell's 1999, .304/42 HR/126 RBI/143runs/30 SB. The 30 SB from a 1B are so much more impressive than 30 SB from an OF.
I'm surprised there is no mention of Rickey's 1982 season where he stole 130 bases. Rickey alone would carry your team to the league lead in SB. Who care's if he only had 9 HR and a .267 average.
mdHARRIS wrote:I remember being astounded at Ricky Henderson's stat line from 1985:
.314 24 HR 72 RBI 146 R 99 BB 80 SB
If you are astounded by this season, Reyes is not that far off from acheiving those numbers this year. He's on pace to hit .298 with 20 HR, 85 RBI, 136 runs and 67 SB (throw in 20 triples and 30+doubles too). Once you add in Reyes' SS position v. Henderson's OF position, Reyes' season may be more impressive, and probably is.
And, what about Eric Davis. Jeez, that guy might have been the most talented and highest ceiling ballplayer to ever, EVER, step foot on the diamond. The guy couldn't stay healthy though. He never played more than 135 games. If he could get to even 155 games, here's what some of his season would have looked like.
1986: 114 runs, 32 HR, 83 RBI, 94 SB, .277 AVG.
1987: 144 runs, 44 HR, 120 RBI, 60 SB, .293 (He had 129 games that year. There is little doubt that if he put up the above line it would be the greatest in fantasy history).
He had some other good seasons, but those were ridiculous.