Would you pay Edwin Jackson $13M/year?

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The Chicago Cubs gave Edwin Jackson a $13/year contract for several years. I do not have enough past salary data to create a system that determines what a player should be paid. One value this rating system provides is an accurate picture of a player’s past performance so that  career trends can be easily visualized. A good foundation of the past makes it possible to create a more accurate risk model to help navigate the future.

Was Edwin Jackson worth $13/year when signed in 2012?  His best year was in 2009.

Note:  When a player plays for several teams in a single season  WAA must be added together to get a season total for season level comparison.

Edwin Jackson

Year WAA BA/IP OBP/ERA PA/G RBI/W R/L Name_Tm BAT/PITCH
2003 1.0 22.0 2.45 4 2 1 Edwin_Jackson_LAN PITCH
2004 -1.7 24.7 7.30 8 2 1 Edwin_Jackson_LAN PITCH
2005 -1.4 28.7 6.28 7 2 2 Edwin_Jackson_LAN PITCH
2006 -3.1 73.0 5.55 22 3 7 Edwin_Jackson_Durham_Bulls_TBA_int PITCH
2006 -0.8 36.3 5.45 23 0 0 Edwin_Jackson_TBA PITCH
2007 -4.8 161.0 5.76 32 5 15 Edwin_Jackson_TBA PITCH
2008 -0.6 183.3 4.42 32 14 11 Edwin_Jackson_TBA PITCH
2009 3.6 214.0 3.62 33 13 9 Edwin_Jackson_DET PITCH
2010 -3.4 134.3 5.16 21 6 10 Edwin_Jackson_ARI PITCH
2010 1.5 75.0 3.24 11 4 2 Edwin_Jackson_CHA PITCH
2011 -0.0 121.7 3.92 19 7 7 Edwin_Jackson_CHA PITCH
2011 0.6 78.0 3.58 13 5 2 Edwin_Jackson_SLN PITCH
2012 -0.4 189.7 4.03 31 10 11 Edwin_Jackson_WAS PITCH
2013 -4.7 175.3 4.98 31 8 18 Edwin_Jackson_CHN PITCH