Isn't VBD only used to determine the value of players relative to others at different positions? Otherwise, they're just plain old rankings, aren't they?
And yeah I can see Ichiro being that high this year. I'm actually surprised that Abreu and Vlad were higher. Ichiro was a HUGE help for BA due not only to his high BA, but his 700+ AB's, his R were OK at 101, and his power numbers weren't as bad as you'd expect from a guy with 225 singles. The 36 SB's don't hurt either. For next year though.... I doubt he'll be even close to what his did last year.
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