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WAR

WAR

The number of Wins produced Above a Replacement level player.

Salary

Salary

A player's compensation for playing baseball.

XVAL

XVAL

(eXcess VALue) The amount of value produced by a player above & beyond their salary.

Where do your favorite players rank in WAR, Salary & XVAL?

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  1. Cost / Win Efficiency – Supported by XVAL

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    Major League Baseball is about putting the best players on the field to be competitive but at what point is paying too much for salaries actually hurting your team? Let’s take a look at successful teams that made the postseason and see how their payrolls were reflected in their win...
  2. XVAL Pitcher of the Week – Marco Estrada

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    Marco Estrada of the Milwaukee Brewers had a two-month hiatus on the disabled list earlier this season due to a hamstring injury. Since Estrada’s return to the mound on August 7th he has been pitching lights out, going 3-0 in eight starts. This renewed confidence showed in his appearance on...
  3. XVAL Player of the Week – Chris Denorfia

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    The San Diego Padres’ Chris Denorfia put together a very impressive final week of his 2013 season. Denorfia’s week started out great by propelling his Padres to take three of four from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Out of the four game series, Denorfia went 7 for 17, with a double, triple,...
  4. XVAL Player of the Week – Neil Walker

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    Neil Walker and his Pittsburgh Pirates started last week against the San Diego Padres. After losing the first three games of the series, Walker showed how big of a factor he is for his team by having a tremendous fourth game. Walker went four for five with one home run...
  5. XVAL Pitcher of the Week – Andrew Cashner

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    The San Diego Padres are the only team in MLB without a no-hitter. On September 16th Andrew Cashner started getting Padres’ fans hopes up as he made it to the bottom of the 7th inning before giving up his first (and only) hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although he did not...
  6. XVAL Player of the Week – Josh Donaldson

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    Josh Donaldson of the Oakland Athletics has been one of the most improved players in MLB this season. His game of the week was on September 13th versus the Texas Rangers. Donaldson homered to left in the third inning, then doubled to deep center field driving in two runs in...
  7. XVAL Pitcher of the Week – Jose Fernandez

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    Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins apparently pitched his last game of the season on September 11th versus the Atlanta Braves as the Marlins told the media that he reached the 170-inning limit for the year. It was a very interesting game for Fernandez, to say the least. Fernandez pitched...
  8. XVAL Pitcher of the Week – Michael Wacha

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    Michael Wacha pitched two great games for the St. Louis Cardinals this past week. On September 3rd he faced the Cincinnati Reds, who are right on the Cardinals’ tail feathers at two games back in the National League Central Division. Wacha pitched the first six innings with great confidence, giving...
  9. XVAL Player of the Week – Mike Napoli

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    The Boston Red Sox are putting more distance between them and the rest of the American League East, thanks to the play of Mike Napoli. Napoli caught fire in two straight games on September 6th and 7th versus the division trailing New York Yankees. He went five of eight from...
  10. XVAL™ Pitcher of the Week – Jonathon Niese

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    Jonathon Niese of the New York Mets has had a negative XVAL since early May.  However Niese is no longer in the negative due to an impressive pitching performance on August 27th versus the Philadelphia Phillies.  Niese pitched all nine innings in that game giving up only three hits and...