Poll: Best fantasy season of all-time? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Poll: Best fantasy season of all-time?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

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%
 
Total votes : 106

Postby LSU31always » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:22 pm

how about some love for the year Eric Davis had in 87
.293/120/37/100/50
LSU31always
T-Ball Trainer


Posts: 3
Joined: 3 Jan 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:36 pm

I think you've forgotten many of the really great seasons... Can we expand the list?

Player Year Avg HR RBI Runs SB Hits OPS
Bagwell 99 .304 42 126 143 30 171 1.045

42 homers and 30 steals from yr 1b? That's impressive.

ARod 98 .310 42 124 123 46 213 .920

And he was still playing short...

Henderson 85 .314 24 72 146 80 172 .934

24 homers and 80 steals...

Piazza 97 .362 40 124 104 5 201 1.070

I can't believe none of these made the list. Also, I didn't remember these off the top of my head but grabbed them from http://athomeplate.com/alltimefantasy.shtml
It's a good article.
Absolutely Adequate
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 5000
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Not here.

Postby LukeW9027 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:49 pm

Either Unit 2001 or Larry Walker's.
Image
Blind Bidders Auction Keeper League- League Champ
Cafe Bums- Last Place
LukeW9027
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2628
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Getting swept away...

Postby RAmst23 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:24 pm

Wow, great poll. Personally I went with RJ in '01. Big Unit had 79 more Ks than any other pitcher, threw 249 IP, led the league in ERA, and WHIP around 1. The reason I didn't choose Pedro, is that while he dominated the league in ERA and WHIP, the counting stats of so many more Ks from RJ did it for me. I dunno though, as I keep flipping back to the numbers I think Pedro might have been the correct choice.

That Walker pick is very sexy, but '97 was a big offensive year in baseball. Griffey that year hit .304 with 147 RBI and 125 R. 11 players total had 120+ RBIs, 12 players hit 40+ HRs with McGwire hitting 58.
Bonds had a mini-Walker year himself. 13 players had more SBs than Walker, and Biggio had a great year from 2B: .309 22 HR 81 RBI 146 R 47 SBs..

While few players had the all around great numbers as Walker, several were close. Walker didn't seem to dominate his league like the seasons of the Big Unit and Pedro did. These two put up such great numbers (Especially Pedro in the ratio stats) that it would be hard to win your league without them. I don't think the same could be said for '97 Walker, where several players had truely spectacular offensive seasons.
...Boston papers now and then suffer a sharp flurry of arithmetic on this score; indeed, for Williams to have distributed all his hits so they did nobody else any good would constitute a feat of placement unparalleled in the annals of selfishness. -Updike
RAmst23
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1986
(Past Year: 3)
Joined: 6 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Sitting on the steps of Busch Stadium

Postby spacehamster01 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:28 pm

Anyone realize that Ellis Burks has no chance? Larry Walker beats him in every category for this poll. Poor Burks, not getting the credit he deserves.
spacehamster01
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1057
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Probably Watching Baseball

Postby GradysBaby133 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:20 am

wow Walker is running away with this. Can't believe Pedro isn't getting more votes, 2nd best AL ERA was like 3.79 that year.
Image
GradysBaby133
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 120
Joined: 31 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Previous

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Apr. 16
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Atlanta at Atlanta
(12:35 pm)
NY Yankees at NY Yankees
(12:35 pm)
Chi Cubs at Chi Cubs
(1:05 pm)
Detroit at Detroit
(1:10 pm)
Cleveland at Cleveland
(3:40 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:05 pm)
indoors
Seattle at Texas
(7:05 pm)
Kansas City at Houston
(7:08 pm)
Toronto at Minnesota
(7:10 pm)
Boston at Chi White Sox
(8:05 pm)
LA Angels at LA Angels
(8:10 pm)
Oakland at Oakland
(8:10 pm)
San Diego at San Diego
(8:10 pm)
Colorado at Colorado
(10:05 pm)
San Francisco at San Francisco
(10:10 pm)
LA Dodgers at LA Dodgers
(10:15 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact