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Contest: Baseball Prospectus

The Baseball Prospectus 2010 preview is a big sucker, just like its predecessors - 672 pages - and this is the first time I've finished one of these even during the season it previewed. Thanks, vacation!

By reading it now, you can see where the analysts whiffed (they loooved the Mariners) and where they hit (hello, Derek Jeter's regression). My favorite part, however, is their process. Even though I don't agree with everything, I appreciate the evidence offered - not all of it statistical - to back their causes.

And now that I'm done, I'll give my copy of the book to the first person who e-mails me - at - with the correct answer to this question:

VORP is a Baseball Prospectus creation, designed to measure a player's value over a "replacement-level" player at his same position. Who led the major leagues in VORP in 2009?

UPDATE, 12:34 p.m.: We have a winner! Chris Matcovich knew that Albert Pujols led the majors last season with a VORP of 98.3. See you later from the Stadium.

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