Who are the best 20 athletes from a value standpoint in all of the four major team sports?
That is the subject we look to tackle today. One thing is for sure, if you make this list, you can be assured that a much bigger payday is awaiting these athletes in the near future. If not with their current team, then surely with another team that will be willing to pay them much more.
The players we came up with have different scenarios as to why they are a value player.
In some cases, it was players that weren't eligible for salary arbitration yet. In others, it was a veteran player that was thought to be on his last leg. Some of these athletes went undrafted, so they are playing for the league minimum.
Regardless of the circumstance, they represent great value to their team.
Please note that all statistics used in the presentation were current as of the time this article went to publication. Our source used in the presentation for the players' compensation figures is courtesy of Spotrac.com.