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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 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,...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. XVAL™ Player of the Week – Jed Lowrie

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    The Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie was in command at the plate this past week. Lowrie had his best outings in a four game series versus the Detroit Tigers assisting the Athletics to three wins.  Lowrie put on a show in the third game of the series by going 3 for 5...
  6. XVAL™ Player of the Week – Bryce Harper

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    The Washington National’s Bryce Harper put together a string of very impressive performances last week.  Although he produced at least one hit in every game, the majority of his production came during the National’s weekend series against the Kansas City Royals.  While I watched Friday night’s game from the stands,...
  7. XVAL™ Player of the Week – Mike Trout

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    Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels has done it again.  For the second straight week Trout’s performance on the field has produced more excess value (XVAL) than any other MLB player.  So to put this into perspective, Trout has earned $41K in the past two weeks but he has...
  8. XVAL™ Player of the Week – Mike Trout

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    The Los Angeles Angels’ center fielder Mike Trout is at it again.  After skyrocketing to the top of the XVAL rankings in 2012, Trout’s performance last week significantly contributed to creating the same result with the 2013 XVAL rankings.  At the conclusion of last week, Trout was leading all MLB...
  9. XVAL™ Player of the Week – Shane Victorino

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    With a salary of $13 million, Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino produced a WAR of 1.12 while helping his team go 5-2 last week against the Rays, Mariners and Diamondbacks. Victorino had a batting average of .400 last week, hitting the ball 12 times in his 30 at bats....
  10. XVAL™ Player of the Week- Carlos Gomez

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    With the highest XVAL of any MLB position player at $17,489,506, Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Carlos Gomez had yet another stellar week 10 games into the second half of the season. With a WAR increase of 1.16 over the last week to bring his seasonal WAR to 6.75, Gomez continues to...