#34 / Pitcher / New York Yankees
Jan 03, 1977
|2011 - A.J. Burnett||8-9||25||24||0||0||0||0||148.2||136||82||76||22||66||129||4.60||1.36|
#59 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals
Oct 05, 1983
|2011 - Felipe Paulino||1-4||13||12||0||0||0||0||78.1||76||35||30||6||23||71||3.45||1.26|
Today's exercise in perspective: A.J. Burnett is making 150% of what Gil Meche would have made this year.
16 of the 104 qualified pitchers in the Majors have a lower WAR than his currently mythical 1.0 fWAR. The Yankees are looking at paying the steep price of $16.5MM on a pitcher on pace for 1.3 WAR.
In 78.1 innings pitched in a Royals uniform, Paulino has produced 1.7 wins. They're paying their portion of the $790K due to Paulino this year.