Are Pitchers More Expensive than Hitters?

That is, in terms of what it costs teams to train and maintain these players, not salary. It seems to me that pitchers require more coaching, advanced scouting, and medical care than position players. Does this sound right?

One Response “Are Pitchers More Expensive than Hitters?”

  1. Chuck Oliveros says:

    It seems to me that pitchers are indeed more expensive than batters, especially because, relatively speaking, they suffer so many medical problems. It might even be possible to design a study to demonstrate that, at least from a medical point of view, pitchers are more expensive. Take an arbitrary period of time, say three months, and see what percentage of minor-league pitchers miss that much time in any given season in comparison to position players. Do the study over several seasons and one might get some convincing empirical evidence.