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Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby KrunK » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:59 am

I'm from AZ so I know all about Randy Johnson and how dominant he was, but I didn't know what fantasy baseball was back then (I was younger) and never truly realized how disgusting he was when you compare his stats to today's fantasy studs. So, for those of you who played fantasy baseball back when the Big Unit was in his prime, how was he looked at (the buzz around him, etc) compared to everybody else?

372K's in 249.2 Innings with an ERA of 2.49 and 1.01WHIP is just :-L
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby IVIisfits138 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:39 am

IDK, Pedro Martinez did declare himself the best pitcher in the steroid era. As for how he was regarded in comparison with other fantasy players, I recall him being about a top 3 pick back in 2003 but he turned out to be a bust.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby Yoda » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:46 am

Pedro Martinez says hi.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby phunkadelic » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:12 am

It seemed like there were a few years in a row where RJ, Pedro, and Griffey Jr. flip-flopped around the #1 draft spot, but there were all in the top three for a few years.

Personally, I always took the unit.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby Archduke Chocula » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:24 am

2000 Pedro Martinez was the best fantasy pitcher for any season in modern baseball times (1980 and beyond).

1999 Randy Johnson was elite, too, but 1999 Pedro was nearly at Big Unit's level. Those two Pedro seasons back-to-back were ridiculous.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:35 pm

Many years RJ and Pedro were the first two picks of the draft.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby KrunK » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:42 pm

Apparently Pedro is also on the list with the unit who I've always known were great pitchers, but didn't realize to what extent this was until you compare their stats to todays Peavy's/Johan's/etc. The 1.74ERA and .74WHIP with the 11.7K/9 would be more then enough to anchor my pitching staff :-D I guess for the best overall season pedro wins, but for consistently posting solid ERA/WHIP numbers with a ton of K's you'd give the nod to the unit.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:05 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Many years RJ and Pedro were the first two picks of the draft.


Pretty much. They actually made taking starters with your first rounders an awesome investment. I know that I drafted both of them #1 overall before.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby tuff_gong » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:35 pm

My favorite observation from looking at those stats: during a 10 season period from 1995 to 2004, Randy struck out less than 290 batters twice (1996 and 2003). That is just insane. I wish I had started playing fantasy baseball before 2003, because that would have been really fun to own RJ during that stretch.
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Re: Randy Johnson in his prime..fantasy pitching god?

Postby KrunK » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:40 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Many years RJ and Pedro were the first two picks of the draft.


Pretty much. They actually made taking starters with your first rounders an awesome investment. I know that I drafted both of them #1 overall before.


I would imagine so :-D Those are some amazing stats!
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