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Buchholz Worth Every Penny

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So Forbes Magazine printed an article yesterday about the best MLB pitchers for their buck and what do you know, Clay Buchholz of our beloved Boston Red Sox was second. Forbes calculated this by using Baseball ProspectusValue Over Replacement metric. A pitcher’s VORP score equals the number of runs he prevented opponents from scoring over and above what a minimum-salaried replacement would have allowed.

This doesn’t really surprise me since Buchholz makes just $433,000 annually and was in the AL Cy Young conversation all season with 17 wins and 2.33 ERA.

Buchholz was edged out by Colorado’s Ubaldo Jiminez who had a VORP of 61 to Buchholz’s 51.3.

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