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Ruben Amaro's Phillies Bargain Basement

EDITOR'S NOTE: Front-page fun! - WC

Or, more accurately, your 2010 Phillies from a WAR/Salary perspective. We can't blame RAJ for all of these negotiations, but it's still fun to try.

While flipping back and forth between fangraphs and baseball-reference to judge WAR per $ performance for 2010, I saw the handy export function from fangraphs and did just that, adding a column for salary and one for difference between WAR value and salary. A simple descending sort by the Diff column orders your 2010 Phillies by 'bargain level'. I arbitarily selected batters with >100 PAs and pitchers with >30 IP. You can argue Oswalt's salary if you like - I know I did.

Dollars are in millions. Batters after the jump:

 

Name Batting Fielding WAR Dollars Salary Diff
Carlos Ruiz 15.1 2 4.1 $16.50 $1.90 $14.60
Jayson Werth 39 -6.9 5 $20.00 $7.50 $12.50
Placido Polanco 0.2 13.5 3.7 $14.80 $5.17 $9.63
Shane Victorino 8.3 2.6 3.6 $14.30 $5.00 $9.30
Chase Utley 20.6 10.3 5.2 $20.60 $15.29 $5.31
Wilson Valdez -8.4 1.9 0.9 $3.60 $0.40 $3.20
Ben Francisco 3.5 -1.8 0.7 $2.60 $0.47 $2.13
Brian Schneider 0.1 -1 0.7 $2.90 $1.13 $1.77
Ross Gload 2.8 -0.5 0.6 $2.40 $1.00 $1.40
Jimmy Rollins -1.7 6.9 2.3 $9.20 $8.50 $0.70
Greg Dobbs -9.5 -5.3 -0.9 ($3.60) $1.35 ($4.95)
Raul Ibanez 9.2 -6.7 1.8 $7.00 $12.17 ($5.17)
Juan Castro -12.1 -5 -1.2 ($4.70) $0.70 ($5.40)
Ryan Howard 21.9 -12.6 2 $8.00 $19.00 ($11.00)

 

Pitchers, using Fangraphs (FG) WAR:

 

Name Start-IP Relief-IP FG WAR Dollars Salary FG Diff
Roy Halladay 250.7 6.6 $26.60 $15.75 $10.85
Cole Hamels 208.7 3.8 $15.10 $6.65 $8.45
Joe Blanton 174.7 1 1.9 $7.50 $3.00 $4.50
Roy Oswalt 81.7 1 2 $8.20 $5.00 $3.20
Kyle Kendrick 177.7 3 0.7 $3.00 $0.48 $2.52
Jose Contreras 56.7 0.8 $3.10 $1.50 $1.60
David Herndon 52.3 0.4 $1.50 $0.40 $1.10
Ryan Madson 53 1.3 $5.20 $4.83 $0.37
Chad Durbin 68.7 0.3 $1.20 $2.13 ($0.93)
Danys Baez 47.7 -0.4 ($1.50) $2.50 ($4.00)
J.C. Romero 36.7 -0.4 ($1.70) $4.25 ($5.95)
Jamie Moyer 111.7 0.4 $1.50 $8.00 ($6.50)
Brad Lidge 45.7 0.4 $1.40 $12.00 ($10.60)

 

Pitchers, using Baseball-Reference (BR) WAR:

 

Name Start-IP Relief-IP BR WAR Dollars Salary BR Diff
Cole Hamels 208.7 4.7 $18.80 $6.65 $12.15
Roy Halladay 250.7 6.9 $27.60 $15.75 $11.85
Roy Oswalt 81.7 1 2.8 $11.20 $5.00 $6.20
Jose Contreras 56.7 0.7 $2.80 $1.50 $1.30
Ryan Madson 53 1.3 $5.20 $4.83 $0.37
Chad Durbin 68.7 0.4 $1.60 $2.13 ($0.53)
David Herndon 52.3 -0.1 ($0.40) $0.40 ($0.80)
Kyle Kendrick 177.7 3 -0.3 ($1.20) $0.48 ($1.68)
J.C. Romero 36.7 0.2 $0.80 $4.25 ($3.45)
Danys Baez 47.7 -0.8 ($3.20) $2.50 ($5.70)
Joe Blanton 174.7 1 -0.7 ($2.80) $3.00 ($5.80)
Brad Lidge 45.7 1.1 $4.40 $12.00 ($7.60)
Jamie Moyer 111.7 -0.2 ($0.80) $8.00 ($8.80)

 

Thanks to perfectdepth for pointing out the WAR differences between Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference, as well as for supplying the BR data. I used a flat $4M/1.0 WAR for value purposes for the BR data as that's close to the average from Fangraphs.

If we add up the differences, or the 'bargain level', we come out $34M of value above salaries for batters and $4.6M of value above salaries for pitchers (FG WAR). Using BR WAR, the pitchers end up with a - $2.5M deficit for value below salary. I found it interesting that even with injuries hampering the team, most of the wounded ended up near or above value in excess of salary with positive 'bargain levels'.

Salary information from: http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/2010.shtml

WAR data from: http://www.fangraphs.com/winss.aspx?team=Phillies&pos=all&stats=pit&qual=0&type=6&season=2010&month=0

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