MLB: Stats Don't Lie

Curt HoggCorrespondent IIDecember 6, 2008

To put it frankly, I love stats. I spent four hours a day for about a week coming up with a new stat that worked and would kick !@*.

All my work finally came together at 8:54 one night. I call it MVPR (Most Valuable Player Rating). It uses all the factors that go into who should be the MVP.

Here's the formula: (1B+HR+RBI+SB)(AVG.)(W PCT) 

                                                                    GAMES PLAYED

I researched almost every player on every team on to get their season's stats. Upon further review, these are the standings:

1.Albert Pujols .356

2.Dustin Pedroia .312

3.Kevin Youkillis .303

4.Carlos Lee .301

5.Matt Holliday .296

6.Joe Mauer .295

7.Josh Hamilton .291

8.David Wright .288

8.Justin Morneau .288

10.Chipper Jones .282

11.Alex Rodriguez .281

12.Jose Reyes .280

13.Bobby Abreu .272

14.Johnny Damon .269

15.Ryan Braun .263

Others notables include:Ian Kinsler, Hanley Ramirez, Geo Soto, Lance Berkman, Chase Utley, Aramis Ramirez, Vlad Guerrero, Carlos Quentin, Garrett Anderson, Vernon Wells, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Howard, Evan Longoria.

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