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2008 VORP Hitting Statistics

Value over replacement statistics for 2009, for fantasy baseball evaluation

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A useful statistic for fantasy baseball is VORP, which is value over replacement player. For hitters, it's the number of runs contributed beyond what a replacement-level player at the same position would contribute. It's a complex formula that factors in the league average at each position.

Top 100 hitters from 2008, based on VORP, courtesy of Baseball Prospectus:

  1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals, 1B: 98.6
  2. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins, SS: 78.6
  3. Chipper Jones, Braves, 3B: 75.9
  4. Lance Berkman, Astros, 1B: 73.1
  5. David Wright, Mets, 3B: 66.1
  6. Chase Utley, Phillies, 2B: 63.5
  7. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, 3B: 62.9
  8. Jose Reyes, Mets, SS: 62.9
  9. Matt Holliday, Rockies, LF: 61.7
  10. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 2B: 60.0
  11. Grady Sizemore, Indians, CF: 59.1
  12. Carlos Beltran, Mets, CF: 57.6
  13. Josh Hamilton, Rangers, CF: 57.4
  14. Milton Bradley, Rangers, DH: 57.2
  15. Joe Mauer, Twins, C: 57.0
  16. Aubrey Huff, Orioles, DH: 55.3
  17. Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 2B: 54.8
  18. Ryan Ludwick, Cardinals, RF: 54.7
  19. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox, 1B: 53.6
  20. Brian McCann, Braves, C: 52.0
  21. Carlos Quentin, White Sox, LF: 51.3
  22. Nate McLouth, Pirates, CF: 49.4
  23. Manny Ramirez, Dodgers, LF: 48.4 (34.4 with Red Sox)
  24. Brian Roberts, Orioles, 2B: 47.6
  25. Justin Morneau, Twins, 1B: 47.1
  26. Nick Markakis, Orioles, RF: 46.7
  27. Adrian Gonzalez, Padres, 1B: 45.1
  28. Carlos Lee, Astros, LF: 44.6
  29. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs, 3B: 44.4
  30. Ryan Braun, Brewers, LF: 44.4
  31. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies, SS: 44.3
  32. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 1B: 43.5
  33. Stephen Drew, Diamondbacks, SS: 43.0
  34. Curtis Granderson, Tigers, CF: 41.4
  35. Brian Giles, Padres, RF: 41.1
  36. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels, RF: 41.0
  37. Andre Ethier, Dodgers, RF: 40.8
  38. Dan Uggla, Marlins, 2B: 40.6
  39. J.J. Hardy, Brewers, SS: 39.7
  40. Johnny Damon, Yankees, LF: 39.4
  41. Geovany Soto, Cubs, C: 39.1
  42. Raul Ibanez, Mariners, LF: 38.6
  43. Carlos Delgado, Mets, 1B: 38.5
  44. Jermaine Dye, White Sox, RF, 37.6
  45. Ryan Doumit, Pirates, C: 37.4
  46. Ryan Howard, Phillies, 1B: 36.4
  47. Troy Glaus, Cardinals, 3B: 36.2
  48. Jhonny Peralta, Indians, SS: 36.2
  49. Mark DeRosa, Cubs, 2B: 35.4
  50. Magglio Ordonez, Tigers, RF: 35.3
  51. Evan Longoria, Rays, 3B: 35.3
  52. Mark Teixeira, Angels, 1B: 35.2
  53. Russell Martin, Dodgers, C: 34.9
  54. Derek Jeter, Yankees, SS: 34.7
  55. Pat Burrell, Phillies, LF: 34.6
  56. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners, RF: 34.6
  57. Mike Aviles, Royals, SS: 34.5
  58. Joey Votto, Reds, 1B: 34.4
  59. Shane Victorino, Phillies, CF: 34.2
  60. Cristian Guzman, Nationals, SS: 34.1
  61. Jason Bay, Pirates, LF: 33.8 (14.5 with Red Sox)
  62. Jim Thome, White Sox, DH: 33.3
  63. Bobby Abreu, Yankees, RF: 33.2
  64. Matt Kemp, Dodgers, CF: 32.8
  65. B.J. Upton, Rays, CF: 32.8
  66. Carlos Pena, Rays, 1B: 32.7
  67. Torii Hunter, Angels, CF: 32.5
  68. J.D. Drew, Red Sox, RF: 32.4
  69. Alfonso Soriano, Cubs, LF: 32.1
  70. Shin-soo Choo, Indians, RF: 32.1
  71. Alex Rios, Blue Jays, RF: 31.5
  72. Jayson Werth, Phillies, RF: 31.3
  73. Jack Cust, A's, LF: 31.1
  74. Mark Teixeira, Braves, 1B: 31.0
  75. Xavier Nady, Pirates, RF: 30.7
  76. Chris Iannetta, Rockies, C: 30.3
  77. Jason Giambi, Yankees, 1B: 30.2
  78. Randy Winn, Giants, RF: 30.2
  79. David Ortiz, Red Sox, DH: 30.1
  80. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays, CF: 30.1
  81. Jorge Cantu, Marlins, 3B: 29.7
  82. Derrek Lee, Cubs, 1B: 29.5
  83. Brad Hawpe, Rockies, RF: 29.5
  84. David DeJesus, Royals, LF: 29.1
  85. Conor Jackson, Diamondbacks, LF: 29.0
  86. Mike Napoli, Angels, C: 28.9
  87. Michael Young, Rangers, SS: 28.2
  88. Kelly Johnson, Braves, 2B: 28.1
  89. Jose Lopez, Mariners, 2B: 28.1
  90. Kelly Shoppach, Indians, C: 27.5
  91. Jerry Hairston, Reds, SS: 27.2
  92. Ryan Theriot, Cubs, SS: 27.1
  93. Marlon Byrd, Rangers, CF: 26.6
  94. Ty Wigginton, Astros, 3B: 26.5
  95. Adam Dunn, Reds, LF: 26.3
  96. Placido Polanco, Tigers, 2B: 26.2
  97. Adam LaRoche, Pirates, 1B: 25.9
  98. Yunel Escobar, Braves, SS: 25.8
  99. Orlando Hudson, Diamondbacks, 2B: 25.6
  100. Rick Ankiel, Cardinals, CF: 25.3
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