…this stat. But don’t worry, I got your back.
Gonzalez VORP: 38.4 (49th of MLB hitters)
Peavy VORP: 77 (1st of MLB pitchers)
Jake Peavy pitches every five days, but that doesn’t diminish his value when he’s the best guy in baseball every five days. When he does play, he dominates the opposition’s ability to score runs. That gets the Padres offense off the hook.
This year Jake was the best pitcher in the world. That makes him MVP of his team.