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Best Fantasy Season of All-Time?

2001: Randy Johnson - 250 IP, 21-6, 2.49 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 372 K's
18
17%
2001: Sammy Sosa - .328 AVG, 64 HR, 146 R, 160 R, 0 SB.
2
2%
2000: Pedro Martinez - 217 IP, 18-6, 1.74 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, 284 K's
6
6%
1997: Larry Walker - .366 AVG, 49 HR, 143 R, 130 RBI, 33 SB.
66
62%
1996: Ellis Burks - .344 AVG, 40 HR, 142 R, 128 RBI, 32 SB.
0
No votes
1990: Rickey Henderson - .325 AVG, 28 HR, 119 R, 61 RBI, 65 SB.
2
2%
1990: Dennis Eckersley - 73 IP, 4-2, 48 SV, 0.61 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, 73 K's
0
No votes
1988: Jose Canseco - .307 AVG, 42 HR, 120 R, 124 RBI, 40 SB.
4
4%
1985: Dwight Gooden - 277 IP, 24-4, 1.53 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 268 K's
8
8%
 
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Postby tianyi86 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:16 pm

Funny thing about the list is, Ellis Burke will not get any vote because he put up a minor version of walker's season.
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Postby thedude » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:26 pm

Piazza was more valueable than Walker in 1997.

Piazza had 104 runs 40 homers 124 RBI 5 Steals and a .362 Batting average. And played catcher.

Walker's overall numbers are better, but i would rather have had Piazza as my catcher than Walker in the outfield.

The second best catcher was probably I-Rod who had 98 runs 20 homers 77 rbis 7 Steals .313 battinng average.

The second best and third outfielders were Bonds (123 runs, 40 hr 101 RBI 37 Steals .291 BA) and Griffey (125 Runs 56 homers 147 RBIs 15 steals .304 BA)
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Postby tal1286 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:26 pm

I went with Walker's season but you have to think pretty hard about Dwight Gooden's year. He was absolutely filthy and I think the increase in wins and the better ERA and WHIP over more innings makes up for the fact that he had less Ks than the big unit.
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Postby Old_Style » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:38 pm

I went with Walker, but Johnson comes in a close second.
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Postby Andy1234 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:48 pm

The best of all-time is not on your list:

Babe Ruth's 1921 season

177 Runs 59 HR 171 RBI .378 AVG and 17 SB
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Postby os_gamejunkie » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:09 am

I was going to go with Johnson. 372Ks? Did that really happen? But, good pitching performance can be duplicated to some extent. Remember Maddux in '95...19-2, 1.61 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 180Ks?

I go with Walker, covers all 5 hitting categories and dominates in a couple.
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Postby j24jags » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:20 am

Walker for me as well ;-D

I know we hate the guy, but .328 AVG, .515 OBP 8-o , 129 Rs, 73 HRs, 137 RBIs, 13 SBs

Whether he was on steroids or not, Bonds' 01 Season deserves recognition.
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Postby GradysBaby133 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:14 am

j24jags wrote:Walker for me as well ;-D

I know we hate the guy, but .328 AVG, .515 OBP 8-o , 129 Rs, 73 HRs, 137 RBIs, 13 SBs

Whether he was on steroids or not, Bonds' 01 Season deserves recognition.


I don't hate Bonds, but I think Sosa's 01 season was better fantasy wise. How many times does somebody score 146 runs and drive in 160? And he hit only 9 fewer home runs than Bonds did.
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Postby Trojan Pony » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:19 am

Good poll, very tough choices, I could only get it down to the best pitching and hitting seasons which I'd have to say are Walker '97 and Randy '01. I have to give the nod to the hitter just because to perform at such a high level over the course of 162 games is just absurd. Then again, so is 372 K's.

After seeing the results, I wish I voted for Randy just to give him a little more love...didn't expect Walker to be that far ahead.
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Postby jfg » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:25 am

thedude wrote:Piazza was more valueable than Walker in 1997.

Piazza had 104 runs 40 homers 124 RBI 5 Steals and a .362 Batting average. And played catcher.

Walker's overall numbers are better, but i would rather have had Piazza as my catcher than Walker in the outfield.

The second best catcher was probably I-Rod who had 98 runs 20 homers 77 rbis 7 Steals .313 battinng average.

The second best and third outfielders were Bonds (123 runs, 40 hr 101 RBI 37 Steals .291 BA) and Griffey (125 Runs 56 homers 147 RBIs 15 steals .304 BA)


Good point. That's a great season from a catcher and I bet most people with Piazza won their league if they had pretty good players at other positions.
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