December 4, 2000 12:00 am
I decided to break down this year's Hall of Fame candidates by VORP.
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but the measure is essentially the number of runs
contributed by a player beyond what a replacement level player at
the same position would contribute in equal playing time, adjusted
for park and league. Note that outfielders are considered as a single
group, so center fielders should get a boost relative to their ranking
here, and corner outfielders (especially LF) should be downgraded a bit.
Quality of defense played at the position is not included.
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