Most expensive and most economical pitches of 2015 MLB season
The Boston Red Sox signed David Price to the record contract of average $31 million a year this off-season. With his 3,388 pitches thrown by him last year, that comes out to be over $9,000 a pitch. Yikes, right? That got me thinking, who was the most economical and who's pitch was the most expensive? 2016 Basebal Hack Day project. See other submissions here!
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How to use this bubble graphic: Circle represents average cost of pitch a player pitched in 2015. Colored by team. Click or focus on a circle, and information will appear. Use "Tab" to go next.
Sources: USA Today's Salary database and MLB.com's stats for number of pitches. Note: If the salary was not in USA Today DB, it is not included here. There were 736 players with at least 1 pitch in 2015, however, USA today has 443 pitchers. Also not listed in 409 are ones who had 0 pitch count, there were 34 such players.
sortable table of the data:
|Name||Team||SP/RP||2015 Salary||Number of Pitches||$/Pitch|
Note: If the salary was not in USA Today DB, it is not included here. There were 736 players with at least 1 pitch in 2015, however, USA today has 443 pitchers.
Players who were under contract but did not pitch:
Since there was 0 pitches, those players' pitches averaged $infinity.