Comments on: Mailbag: Most Expensive Starters (Per Inning, 2008-2010) http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Michael E Sullivan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-101205 Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:38:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-101205 I'm not certain you can call Halladay a bargain at 54k.

Total team payroll averages 61,500 an inning. So if you are an average team, that only leaves you 7500/inning for the whole rest of your team when he's pitching!

He may be worth it, but dang. Anybody who isn't a top notch pitcher can't possibly be worth that much.

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By: More Notes from Peoria | Ducksnorts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-101164 Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:12:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-101164 [...] Mailbag: Most Expensive Starters (Per Inning, 2008-2010) (Baseball-Reference). Peavy and Perez show up here as well. So do former and current Padres Aaron Harang, Greg Maddux, and Chris Young. [...]

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By: koma http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-101097 Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:59:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-101097 an interresting but little off topic challenge would be evaluating the most expensive PA by adding the pitchers $/BF plus the batters $/PA not restricting the pitchers to starters and only counting the seasonal salary per BF or PA.

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-100922 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:26:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-100922 You don't really need "Quality of Innings" added to see Roy Halladay has been a ridiculouls bargain (54K per inn). Roughly the same as Jason Marquis and Doug Davis over the same time-frame.

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-100916 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:02:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-100916 We don't have FIP on B-R (yet?), but you can read about it at the Hardball Times, Wikipedia, or Fangraphs. Fangraphs also has FIP leaders; their version of WAR actually values pitchers using FIP (unlike our Rally WAR).

It's a DIPS stat, so only the 3 True Outcomes (HR, BB, SO) are considered. The formula for 2008-2010 was: 3.2 + ((13*HR + 3*BB - 2*SO) / IP). League average ERA and FIP are going to be the same, but the range of FIP is much more compressed.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-100914 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:55:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-100914 Thanks for the extra data, Neil.
Where on B-R can I find FIP data? -- player stats and/or an explanation of how the number is derived?

I'm intrigued by the large difference between Johan's 2.85 ERA and his 3.65 FIP, over a 3-year, 600-IP span.

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-100911 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:42:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-100911 #3 - Good call, I added ERA and FIP.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-100907 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:26:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-100907 Neil -- Any chance of expanding the table to reflect the quality of the innings pitched?

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-100892 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:21:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-100892 Very true. This only includes players who pitched in at least 1 game, though.

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By: Greg Finley http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10375/comment-page-1#comment-100887 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:57:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10375#comment-100887 Of course, if a pitcher misses the whole season (because of Tommy John surgery or somesuch), then his salary per inning is infinity.

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