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Postby ChoneJohn » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:18 pm

This question came to me a while ago because Pence and Braun were tearing it up for my team. Pence has been awesome, but I haven't seen a rookie with Braun's fantasy output in a long...ever, I guess. That got me thinking since I've only played fantasy baseball for 4 years...who has been the most impactful (is that a word?) rookie ever in fantasy baseball? I'm voting for Braun (with limited knowledge) and giving Liriano a close second, and only because of his injury. Thoughts?
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby Field » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:31 pm

From memory, it has probably been Pujols' 2001 season where he played almost the every game and hit .329 with 37HRs and 130RBI.

Can't really think of many pitchers who have been that dominant off the start, but I'm sure there have been a few over the past two decades.
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby Havok1517 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:33 pm

Well, this kinda depends on how long people have been playing fantasy baseball. But I guess the best rookie seasons ever would be...

Hitter: Ted Williams (though Pujols & McGwire's ROY seasons are close)

Pitcher: Dwight Gooden
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby Old_Style » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:52 pm

Ichiro's rookie season was pretty good.
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby theclefe » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:16 am

havok wrote:Pitchers: Dwight Gooden

to say the least. Doc Gooden (17-9, 2.60 ERA, 276ks)

Liriano's first year was pretty good.
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:19 am

Field wrote:From memory, it has probably been Pujols' 2001 season where he played almost the every game and hit .329 with 37HRs and 130RBI.

Can't really think of many pitchers who have been that dominant off the start, but I'm sure there have been a few over the past two decades.


Williams had a better rookie season.
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby byfrcp » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:27 am

Havok1517 wrote:
Field wrote:From memory, it has probably been Pujols' 2001 season where he played almost the every game and hit .329 with 37HRs and 130RBI.

Can't really think of many pitchers who have been that dominant off the start, but I'm sure there have been a few over the past two decades.


Williams had a better rookie season.


I don't think anyone was playing Fantasy during Williams Era.
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:16 am

byfrcp wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
Field wrote:From memory, it has probably been Pujols' 2001 season where he played almost the every game and hit .329 with 37HRs and 130RBI.

Can't really think of many pitchers who have been that dominant off the start, but I'm sure there have been a few over the past two decades.


Williams had a better rookie season.


I don't think anyone was playing Fantasy during Williams Era.


True, but I was just listing the best rookie seasons ever and Williams is clearly the best for a hitter.
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:18 am

Papelbon 06 was pretty amazing.
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Re: Best rookie to ever enter (fantasy) baseball...

Postby Old_Style » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:29 am

Vince Coleman and his 110 SB's in '85.
McGwire's '87 season; 49HR, 118RBI, .289BA.
Piazza's '93 season.
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