Glossary of baseball (V)

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visiting team[edit]

A team playing in another team's home stadium is the "visiting team"—or the "visitors". The visiting team bats in the top half of the inning. A fabled sign at Tiger Stadium on the visitor's clubhouse read "No Visitors Allowed".

VORP[edit]

Value Over Replacement Player, Keith Woolner's method of evaluating baseball players. VORP ranks players by comparing their run production (for batters) to that of an imaginary "replacement-level" player that teams can acquire for the league-minimum salary.[1]

vulture[edit]

A reliever who records wins in late innings by being the pitcher of record in the midst of a comeback.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ For accessible summaries, see Rob Neyer, "The World According to VORP", ESPN.com (February 2, 2007) and Derek Jacques, "Prospectus Toolbox: Value Over Replacement Player", BaseballProspectus.com (May 15, 2007).
  2. ^ "Dunn's 10 wins an unexpected boost for Marlins". ESPN. Associated Press. August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.