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Tim Lincecum and the 25 Most Overpaid Pitchers in MLB in 2012
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There are many ways to analyze a pitcher's worth in Major League Baseball.

Is he an ace of your staff? How many wins does he offer you? Is he a strikeout pitcher, or does he tend to throw more of a pitch-to-contact style?

It all boils down to what school of thought you subscribe to.

For me, a pitcher's worth can be determined by his salary in comparison to his ERA, WHIP, games played and innings pitched.

More so, how much does a team pay for each win said pitcher provides? How about per inning pitched? What is a strikeout worth?

With those basic principals in mind, here is a look at the 25 most overpaid pitchers in MLB during the 2012 season.

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