Fantasy players love rookies for reasons that defy the player's actual production. With the traditonal bail post of Memorial Day fast approaching, here is a list ot the Top 10 rookies as measured by Baseball Prospectus' VORP:
Value Over Replacement Player. The number of runs contributed beyond what a replacement-level player at the same position would contribute if given the same percentage of team plate appearances. VORP scores do not consider the quality of a player's defense.
There are some rookies who have not played enough or played well enough to show up on a VORP Top 10, but that can be remedied by time. So don't bail early! "Hey, David Murphy was in the Top 10 rookie hitters by VORP. That is why I dealt for him instead of Evan Longoria."Top 10 Rookie Hitters by VORP: