Tuesday, September 19, 2006

To All You Beltran Haters II

PROTRADE: Moneyball MVP's
Beltran the most productive Major Leaguer, edging Pujols

Our betting friends say the Yankees' Derek Jeter and Cards' Albert Pujols remain odds-on favorites to win baseball's Most Valuable Player honors. That sounds like a popularity contest to us.
With the aid of a metric like PROTRADE's Moneyball Runs, however, you don't need to rely on popularity to determine who is the most productive. After all, MBR totals a player's overall offensive and defensive performance into one value, adjusting for context in ways that traditional stats -- like RBIs -- don't. Using MBR might not be the definitive measure of on-field performance, but we happen to think it's a pretty good addition to the discussion.

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Blogger Dani B. said...

The award is Most Valuble Player not most productive player. It is given to the player who is most valuble team. I think you could argue that Jeter and Pujols are more valuble to their respective teams then Beltran is.

Wed Sep 20, 12:12:00 AM 2006  

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