Team Value vs. Salary Value of Baseball Pitchers
Have you ever wondered if baseball pitchers were actually paid their worth? Or if the percentage of salary a team dedicates to its pitching staff has an effect on the total number of wins?
Teams should aim to have their starting rotation earn a minimum of 10 WAR on paper. The difficulty is that WAR does not necessarily translate well year to year. Major League starting rotations that had 10 WAR at season end made the post-season over 90% of the time.
Teams should, on average, spend approximately 11% to 17% of their total payroll on their bullpen.
Find out why that is the case by continuing to read…