Baseball’s Most Underpaid Players (photos)

The Daily Beast finds the worst players for the money since the 2000 season.

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The Daily Beast finds the best players for the money since the 2000 season.

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Pitcher, Mark Buehrle
Chicago White Sox
2001

Wins above replacement: 5.3
Salary: $225,000 [$288,000 adjusted]
Win-loss record:
16-8
Earned run average:
3.29
Strike outs:
126
Walks and hits per inning:
1.07

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Catcher, Paul Lo Duca
Los Angeles Dodgers
2001

Wins above replacement: 5
Salary: $230,000 [$294,400 adjusted]
Average:
.320
Home runs:
25
Runs batted in:
90
On-base percentage:
.374

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Shortstop, Hanley Ramirez
Florida Marlins
2008

Wins above replacement: 7.6
Salary: $439,000 [$460,950 adjusted]
Average:
.301
Home runs:
33
Runs batted in:
67
On-base percentage:
.400

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Third base, Troy Glaus
Anaheim Angels
2000

Wins above replacement: 7.6
Salary: $275,000 [$363,000 adjusted]
Average:
.284
Home runs:
47
Runs batted in:
102
On-base percentage:
.404

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Marcus Giles

Second base, Marcus Giles
Atlanta Braves
2003

Wins above replacement: 8.2
Salary: $316,500 [$389,295 adjusted]
Average:
.316
Home runs:
21
Runs batted in:
69
On-base percentage:
.390

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First base, Ryan Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
2006

Wins above replacement: 5.8
Salary: $355,000 [$397,600 adjusted]
Average:
.313
Home runs:
58
Runs batted in:
149
On-base percentage:
.425

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Outfield, Albert Pujols
St. Louis Cardinals
2001

Wins above replacement: 6.9
Salary: $200,000 [$256,000 adjusted]
Average:
.329
Home runs:
37
Runs batted in:
130
On-base percentage:
.403

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Outfield, Scott Podsednik
Milwaukee Brewers
2003

Wins above replacement: 6.3
Salary: $300,000 [$369,000 adjusted]
Average:
.314
Home runs:
9
Runs batted in:
58
On-base percentage:
.379

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Outfield, Lance Berkman
Houston Astros
2001

Wins above replacement: 6.2
Salary: $305,000 [$390,400 adjusted]
Average:
.331
Home runs:
34
Runs batted in:
126
On-base percentage:
.430