That time winter-weary baseball fans look forward to is here: pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. Which pitchers arrive as the defending league leaders in value for the buck? Baseball Prospectus uses a multitude of statistics to calculate a pitcher's "Value Over Replacement Player," or the number of runs he saves compared with a minimum-salaried replacement. Among the 107 pitchers that made at least 25 starts in 2010, the average pitcher earned $196,512 for each VORP point he gave his team. Comparing VORP scores to salaries, here are the 10 best values of 2010.
Sources: Baseball Prospectus, Baseball-Reference.com.