by Tommy Gimler
Here’s something my Jewish readers will love: getting the biggest bang for your buck.
The average salary in Major League Baseball in 2012 is $3.44 million. That’s 3.44 million dollars just for showing up to the ballpark 162 times this summer and being a failure 75% of the time, much like David DeJesus and Ty Wiggington. And they’re considered above-average in terms of salary even though their on-the-field performance suggests they should be making around six bucks.
So, who are the best offensive baseball bargains in the game today? It wasn’t too hard to figure out. I took into account your basic offensive numbers for everyday players, and Tuesday, I’ll dissect pitching statistics for the pitchers. Then I compared those numbers to each player’s salary. Duh.
Note: The fact that A.J. Burnett throws a shaving cream pie into your face better than anybody else in the league doesn’t apply here.