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Mathletics by Wayne L. Winston

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THE VALUE OF REPLACEMENT PLAYERS

Evaluating Trades and Fair Salary

In this chapter we will learn how to use the Player Win Averages discussed in chapter 8 to evaluate trade offers and calculate a player's fair salary (based on his previous year's performance).

VORPP: Value of a Replacement Player Points

The key tool involved in our analysis will be the Value of a Replacement Player Points (VORPP), which was developed by Keith Woolner, formerly of the Baseball Prospectus and now an executive for the Cleveland Indians. You may recall in several earlier chapters we compared a player's batting, pitching, and/or fielding performance to that of an average player. Although such comparisons are interesting, they do not really help us determine the ...

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