MLB Power Rankings: All 30 MLB Teams' Best Penny-for-Penny Player of 2012

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MLB Power Rankings: All 30 MLB Teams' Best Penny-for-Penny Player of 2012
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A while back, I wrote an article on each team's worst penny-for-penny player and on the strength of that piece's success here is a look at the other side of things, with each team's best penny-for-penny player.

To determine each player's penny-for-penny worth, I took a mathematical approach that I will now attempt to explain. 

Assuming that one Win Above Replacement (WAR) is worth $4.5 million, as established by FanGraphs last year, I multiplied each player's WAR on the year by 4.5.

From there, I took three-quarters of the given player's 2012 salary (since we're at roughly the three-quarter point of the season) and simply plugged the numbers into the following equation.

(Player's 2012 WAR X $4.5 Million) - (Player's 2012 Salary X .75) = Player's Net Value in $$

Whichever player had the highest net value for each team was then considered their best penny-for-penny player.

Here's a look at the results.

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