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.