Numbers Never Lie But My Ex Wife Did A Lot
Last year when you compare the Texas Rangers performance you can look at hits, RBI’s or HR’s, but that would only tell one portion of the story. When a star gets those massive contracts, the team and fans expect more from that star. 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.
“But RMN, that seems to be unfair. What happens to poor Elvis Andrus. He doesn’t hit homers except when the wind is blowing out and the ball is juiced?” I take that into consideration in the RMN PlayerOBPIndex where I also involve OBP, other stats and a secret sauce (no Grubes, not telling you the secret sauce formula.) By examining these two factors I have come up with a list that will blow your mind.
Mitch had 107 hits, 23 homers, 60 RBI’s and an OBP of 0.299. He was consistent playing in 90% of the games, and the only thing that hurt him from being totally untouchable in the stats was his 117 strikeouts which led the team. Mitch was a steal at $22,498.62 per influential outcome, and if you factor in his OBP he rates at RMNPlayerIndex at 30.21 (where the lowest number is the best).
Who was the least valuable Texas Ranger last year? I know you might be thinking I’d say Ian Kinsler, Geovany Soto or A.J. Pierzynski. Negative ghost rider, the worst Texas Ranger last year was Lance Berkman. Now before you talk to me about how he only played a portion of the season or how he was injured, the RMNPlayerIndex takes this into consideration. Even with his time off, his 62 hits, 6 HR’s and 34 RBI’s make his salary of $10,000,000 look cartoonish. His RMNPlayerIndex number was 5247.48.
So here is the complete list of the best and worst players the Rangers had in their lineup with a minimum 45 appearances.