Monday, June 14, 2004

Fun with VORP

Here’s a fun little game. Take every AL team and add up the Value Over Replacement Player of every player who’s gotten the most at-bats at each “infield” position (1B, 2B, SS, 3B, C). Here are the top and bottom three:

Baltimore: 107.3
Detroit: 88.0
Texas: 86.7

Anaheim: 33.0
Kansas City: 26.8
Toronto: 12.6

The top three are anchored by three of the more pleasant surprises in the league. Melvin Mora (40.4), acquired from the Mets (with prospects) for a month of Mike Bordick, was a utility infielder basically until he turned 31 and the Orioles handed him an everyday utility role for lack of decent options at short, third and outfield. Since 2003 he’s done nothing but terrorize pitching and his acquisition was one of the lone bright spots of the Syd Thrift puppet regime. The Birds infield, as I’ve chosen to define it, has also gotten solid work from three of their four major free agent acquisitions, Miguel Tejada (20.6), Javy Lopez (17.6) and Rafael Palmeiro (18.5).

More fun with the list tomorrow.


Blogger ninest123 said...

wedding dresses, louis vuitton, links of london, bottes ugg, marc jacobs, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, canada goose uk, doudoune canada goose, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, pandora charms, thomas sabo, swarovski crystal, moncler, pandora jewelry, pandora charms, canada goose, moncler, moncler, canada goose, moncler outlet, canada goose, hollister, swarovski, moncler, ugg boots uk, louis vuitton, canada goose, moncler, sac louis vuitton pas cher, replica watches, pandora jewelry, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, moncler, coach outlet, moncler

11:42 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

abercrombie and fitch, hollister, birkin bag, nfl jerseys, ray ban, nike roshe, montre pas cher, instyler, ghd, converse outlet, mac cosmetics, north face outlet, jimmy choo shoes, ferragamo shoes, juicy couture outlet, juicy couture outlet, nike air max, ralph lauren, wedding dresses, reebok shoes, insanity workout, vans shoes, lancel, soccer shoes, converse, p90x workout, babyliss, asics running shoes, bottega veneta, supra shoes, herve leger, baseball bats, hollister, nike air max, karen millen, north face outlet, toms shoes, soccer jerseys, chi flat iron, beats by dre, oakley, valentino shoes, gucci, new balance, mont blanc, mcm handbags, vans, louboutin, celine handbags, timberland boots

11:50 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, uggs on sale, coach outlet, kate spade outlet, longchamp outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike outlet, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton, replica handbags, ugg boots, jordan shoes, nike air max, louboutin shoes, nike roshe run, prada handbags, oakley sunglasses, nike free, nike air max, gucci outlet, longchamp pas cher, tiffany and co, cheap oakley sunglasses, burberry, longchamp, louboutin pas cher, air max, ugg boots, tiffany jewelry, coach outlet, replica watches, sac longchamp, prada outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin, chanel handbags, air jordan pas cher, michael kors, kate spade handbags, replica watches, nike free, ralph lauren pas cher, tory burch outlet, louboutin outlet, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet

11:52 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

FREE hit counter and Internet traffic statistics from
Listed on Blogwise Weblog Commenting and Trackback by