Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Bartolo Colon

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the 2013-14 free-agent market.

Note that, this year, in addition to asking readers to estimate the years/dollars each free agent is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they’d pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.

In this edition: Bartolo Colon.

Some relevant information regarding Colon:

  • Has averaged 169.0 IP and 3.0 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.2 WAR per 180 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.9 WAR in 190.1 IP in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-41 season.
  • Made $3.0M in 2013, as part of deal signed in offseason.

Using the form below, estimate the years and average annual dollar values both likely and ought to be received by Colon this offseason.

Other Players: Bronson Arroyo / Carlos Beltran / A.J. Burnett / Marlon Byrd / Robinson Cano / Shin-Soo Choo / Nelson Cruz / David DeJesus / Stephen Drew / Mark Ellis / Jacoby Ellsbury / Curtis Granderson / Omar Infante / Adam Lind / James Loney / Brian McCann / Nate McLouth / Kendrys Morales / David Murphy / Mike Napoli / A.J. Pierzynski / Carlos Ruiz / Jarrod Saltalamacchia / Juan Uribe / Chris Young.

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Alex D
Alex D

Colon is hard pitcher to value. He has been very good this year but he’s over 40 and honestly I keep wondering when he will get hit with another PED suspension. I’d give him 1 year at 3 Mil again.