Numbers Never Lie But My Ex Wife Did A Lot – Part 2
How do we know that the value of the player is worth that massive contract? Easy, by applying the RMN PlayerValueIndex formula of (Hits+RBI’s+HR) * (a factor of how many games they played/163), and that total is divided into a player’s salary.
So let us examine the Texas Rangers of 2014. The best player according to the RMNPlayerIndex is a steal at a 31.28 value by 2nd Baseman Rougned Odor. For his limited time on the field this year Roogie has performed at a level that the team could depend on. If he was healthy, we project him to have 72 hits, 8 doubles, 6 3-baggers and the numbers would make him even more attractive. Remember, if Odor adds 143 days of service in the majors, he could reach Super Two status and force the Rangers to have to go to arbitration quicker. If Odor is the future 2nd baseman of this team, it would be incredibly smart of Jon Daniels to lock him in a contract—the sooner the better. Roogie right now is playing above and beyond what was expected of him.
Second place is Alex Rios, and it’s all because of hits and slugging percentage. Only Robinson Chirinos and Adrian Beltre have higher slugging percentages than ARios, and he is off to a great year. Third is Elvis Andrus, and his on base percentage is what makes such a big lift for him. Note, all of these three players, would have beaten Adrian Beltre last year for 2nd place on the list. It’s still a long season to go, though.
Who gets the tag Mr. Disappointment? Well Prince Fielder would have been the easy target. His disappearing act after signing the $24,000,000 contract would have been easy pickings for me. Technically he is the worst Rangers player in 2014. But he isn’t Mr. Disappointment. That falls to the 2013 Best Ranger of Mitch Moreland. Hurt or not, performance never lies, and Mitch isn’t cutting it.