Welcome to the Sabernomics MLB Salary Estimator* for Pitchers
Strikeouts (enter as an integer):
Walks (enter as an integer):
Home Runs (enter as an integer):
Innings Pitched (whole innings): (thirds)
Games Pitched (enter as an integer):
Games Started (enter as an integer):
Debut (enter the player's year of debut, e.g. 1998):


Optional Predicted vs. Actual Salary Comparison
Current Salary (just whole-dollar digits, please):
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*I'm not particularly happy with the results of the pitcher estimator, but I'm not sure what to do about it. No matter what I input, I cannot get a model to explain more that 55% of the variance of player salaries. It's frustrating, but there's not much I can do. One thing that bothers me is that the model seems to consistently underestimate the salaries. While I am certain that the market may be overvaluing pitchers, I find it hard to believe that it is skewed so much. It's interesting to note that Studes at The Hardball Times also noticed the pitchers seem to be earning more than their contributions to marginal wins share above replacement level. But, even with the limitations of the estimator, I think it can be useful for comparing pitchers. I welcome any suggestions you have.