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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.

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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 no runs while striking out five. His ERA of 3.66 through this past Sunday is the lowest it has been since May 5th and his win last week against the Phillies improved his record to 6-6 from a low of 3-6 in mid-June.

Given Niese’s weekly salary of $129,630 and WAR of 0.72, he produced over $2M in excess value (XVAL) this week alone.  We put this infographic together to highlight Jonathon Niese’s performance last week and how it compares to MLB averages in both traditional and advanced stats:

 

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