Salaries and Wins in Baseball
A popular point of discussion (and argument) among fans of baseball is the relationship between player salary and performance. Which players are overpaid? Which are a great deal?
I will try to explore this question by examining the relationship between salaries and wins-above-replacement (WAR). WAR is a popular aggregate measure of player performance that compares a particular player against the baseline of a replacement-level player, incorporating their hitting or pitching measures and fielding and base running.Some content is only viewable by ASA Members who subscribe to CHANCE. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.