1. Can you guess which player costs his team the least amount of money per play?
(We looked at salary and stats from the 2012 season for the NFL, the 2012-13 season for the NBA, and 2013 for MLB — prorated as of 8/12.)
Goldschmidt has supplied his Diamondbacks hits at less than $3K a pop so far this season. Chris Davis is keeping it under $19K, and Alvarez a bit more than $5K.
2. Home Runs
Among this group of highly-paid veterans, Young is getting paid almost $1.7MM per HR, which barely beats out Wells and Mauer, both near $1.8MM per.
Harvey only gets $2K for each trio of strikes. Masterson’s banking more than 12 times that, and Darvish more than 16 times Matt’s measly sum.
The west coast made it rain on the cheap last year. Klay tossed them in from range for just $10K, while his teammate Curry was doing it for a bit more at $14.5K. Meanwhile the Rookie of the Year was under $17K per trey for the Blazers.
Parsons made less than a million dollars last year, so his cost per point was only $755. Compare that to the scoring title holder, KD, at $6.5K or Superman’s replacement in Orlando at $1.7K, and someone obviously deserves a raise.
Vasquez dished it out at $1.7K per assist. Holiday’s dimes still just cost a modest $4K, while Conley’s were $15K.
Sherman stepped into the spotlight last year with 8 picks at $64K each. Stevie also had 8 at a close $68K. Jennings beat them both in number with 9, but each of his came at more than $150K.
The hundred-million-dollar man was actually cost effective? In this group of big-contract vets he was, at $200K per tackle. Woodson’s were a bulky $300K, and Freeney’s an outright ridiculous $1.6MM.
Morris ran the rock for chump change, making just $83 a foot! Ridley got twice that much, but AP made $1.6K for each of his almost 7,000 ft.
Bryant’s extra points and field goals cost $20K a piece. Foster and Rodgers had to work a lot harder for their 6-point scores, of course, but they were amply rewarded at $78K and $37K per point, respectively.