Beltran Objectively Top Three MVP Candidate
Using Win Probability Added and plate appearances to measure offensive production and a position adjustment and zone rating for defense, Carlos Beltran comes out as the third most valuable player in the National League this year. Carlos Delgado is #61, David Wright is #7, and Jose Reyes' lack of a glove (where did it go?) drags him down to #46. As for the no-name players, Fernando Tatis is #43 and Ryan Church is #79.