MLB player salaries and performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Benson, Bradley
dc.contributor.author Schwering, David
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-08T18:40:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-08T18:40:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.other A-390
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/201580
dc.description.abstract Major League Baseball (MLB) is one of the four major sporting events in the U.S. today. The sport is well-known for its lengthy 162 game regular season and long game times. Unlike other professional sports, there are seemingly endless amounts of statistics to indicate a player's performance on the field. These wide range of statistics vary among the nine positions on the field from common terms such as earned run average (ERA) to terms many have never heard of including wins above replacement (WAR). Every year Major League Baseball teams sign their players to extraordinarily large contracts that leave fans scratching their heads. Many die-hard fans are left wondering what managers find so attractive in certain players to warrant large contracts. In this paper, I examine the 200 highest paid position players and pitchers from each season between 2013-2017 and compare them to popular baseball statistics in order to find a trend between each statistic and salary. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Finance.
dc.title MLB player salaries and performance en_US
dc.title.alternative Major League Baseball player salaries and performance en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US


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