Top XVAL Lineup

PositionNameTeamXVAL
PChris SaleChicago White Sox$19,970,000
CJason CastroHouston Astros$12,943,400
1BPaul GoldschmidtArizona Diamondbacks$20,649,999
2BMatt CarpenterSt. Louis Cardinals$19,236,000
3BJosh DonaldsonOakland Athletics$23,627,500
SSAndrelton SimmonsAtlanta Braves$19,758,749
OFMike TroutLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim$27,179,999
OFCarlos GomezMilwaukee Brewers$20,989,999
OFAndrew McCutchenPittsburgh Pirates$20,399,999
DHKendrys MoralesSeattle Mariners$2,759,999
XVAL represents the amount of excess value produced by a player. It is not simply the value the player has produced, but it is the value they have produced above & beyond (or in some cases below) what they have been paid. It is derived from calculating the total value produced by a player (WAR * Win Value) then subtracting the amount of salary the player has been paid through that given point in the season. For a more detailed definition visit our blog post: What is XVAL?
WAR (Wins Above Replacement) is a baseball statistic that represents how many more wins a player would give a team as opposed to a "replacement level", or minor league/bench player at that position.