Cubs Quick Hits: Jon Jay’s Already Been Worth $6 Million
Of course, the above headline is somewhat satirical, since the ebbs and flow of a season could obliterate Jon Jay’s current mark of 0.7 WAR. Yet here we are discussing Jon Jay’s 0.7 WAR, which can be largely attributed to a 47-PA sample of 162 wRC+ hitting, accounting for roughly $6,000,000 in value. At this point in the season, Jay’s level of performance has been more than twice that of Dexter Fowler and his 0.3 WAR.
Again, baseball giveth and baseball taketh away. For now, though, let’s just dwell in the sensational fact that Jay has almost produced the value of his $8 million contract in a mere 30 days.