Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pat the Splat

ha! according to this article on cnnsi.com, pat burrell is making almost 10 million this season but his production is only worth the league minimum.

normally i don't pay too much attention to the stuff on cnnsi, but this analysis uses actual numbers... shocking!

Player Pos Team NES Moneyball Payroll Value
Jacque Jones RF Cubs 17.2 $9,489,348 $4,033,333 $5,456,015
Alfonso Soriano LF Nationals 29.8 $14,464,575 $10,000,000 $4,464,575
Trot Nixon RF Red Sox 14.5 $8,337,336 $7,500,000 $837,336
Bobby Abreu RF Phillies 26.2 $13,316,318 $13,600,000 -$283,682
Jose Guillen RF Nationals 4.1 $3,197,633 $4,000,000 -$802,367
Carlos Lee LF Brewers 11.9 $7,053,320 $8,500,000 -$1,446,680
Reggie Sanders RF Royals -2.9 $327,000 $5,000,000 -$4,673,000
Pat Burrell LF Phillies -5.4 $327,000 $9,750,000 -$9,423,000


interestingly, abreau is supposed to be worth his salary.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The conclusions and inferences drawn from this table are not absurd.

Abreu is annoying on many levels, but he is a fine baseball player and with the right team would be a wonderful contributor. I think Bill Conlin took things a step far when he reasoned that Bobby was the Phillies second-best all-time position player, however. Statistics are useful and significant with respect to evaluating baseball players, but sometimes statistics exaggerate relationships between individual accomplishments and team success. I'm not shocked that Bobby is "worth" $13 million.

As far as "The Bat" goes, I can't stand watching him any longer. I don't even care anymore how many homers or RBI he has. I simply can't stand watching a professional hitter jump out of the way of fastballs down the center of the plate (and then complain to the umpire about it.

I realize that the bulk of guys here are football fans primarily, but watch Pat bat sometime. It's actually funny, and speaks to the argument that body language is significant.

8:16 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

I simply can't stand watching a professional hitter jump out of the way of fastballs down the center of the plate (and then complain to the umpire about it.

It's actually funny, and speaks to the argument that body language is significant.


ben, you and i discussed this trait in "the bat" years ago, unfortunately. in hindsight, it seems like this was a predictable course for his career. damn that head wade. it's going to take years to undo his mess.

12:05 PM EDT  

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