Glossary of baseball (V)



  • A team (and their fans) in another team's home stadium are "visiting" as "the visitors".
  • A conference with a pitcher is referred to as a "visit to the mound".


Value Over Replacement Player, Keith Woolner's method of evaluating baseball players. VORP ranks players by comparing their run production (for batters) to that of an imaginary "replacement-level" player that teams can acquire for the league-minimum salary.[1]


A reliever who records wins in late innings by being the pitcher of record in the midst of a comeback.[2]


  1. ^ For accessible summaries, see Rob Neyer, "The World According to VORP", (February 2, 2007) and Derek Jacques, "Prospectus Toolbox: Value Over Replacement Player", (May 15, 2007).
  2. ^ "Dunn's 10 wins an unexpected boost for Marlins". ESPN. Associated Press. August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.