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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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. XVAL™ Pitcher of the Week – Jeff Samardzija

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    The Chicago Cubs’ Jeff Samardzija put together two great outings last week.  Samardzija pitched a complete game against the Washington Nationals then went for eight innings against the Sad Diego Padres both resulting in wins for the Cubs.  Samardzija struck out 12 of the 65 batters he faced while only...
  7. XVAL™ Pitcher of the Week – Cole Hamels

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    The Philadelphia Phillies received two great outings on the mound along with impressive production at the plate from pitcher Cole Hamels last week.  Given Hamels’ $19.M salary (which breaks down to $120K per game) one would not expect him to outperform his pay very often, however he definitely surpassed those numbers...
  8. XVAL™ Pitcher of the Week – Bud Norris

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    Bud Norris had two respectable outings last week for the Baltimore Orioles, however something special happened to really increase his value to his club.  From the mound Norris produced seven strike-outs and four walks while allowing 11 hits and three runs on his way to one win and one no...
  9. XVAL™ Pitcher of the Week – David Price

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    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price has spent the entire 2013 season with a negative XVAL. But over the last week he led his team to a pair of wins, including pitching nine innings against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday where he threw five strikeouts and gave up only...
  10. XVAL™ Pitcher of the Week- Randall Delgado

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    Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randall Delgado saw a huge jump in his XVAL over the past week thanks to a 10-0 shutout against the San Diego Padres on July 26. Delgado owes a large amount of that win to his defense as he only threw three strikeouts through nine innings. His...