Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Chris Young

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: Chris Young.

Some relevant information regarding Young:

  • Has averaged 466 PA and 2.5 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.2 WAR per 600 PA over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.5 WAR in 375 PA in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $8.5M in 2013, as part of extension signed in 2008.

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

Other Players: Robinson Cano / Stephen Drew / Mark Ellis / Jacoby Ellsbury / Curtis Granderson / Omar Infante / Adam Lind / James Loney / Brian McCann / Mike Napoli / A.J. Pierzynski / Carlos Ruiz / Jarrod Saltalamacchia / Juan Uribe.

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  1. LaLoosh says:

    can make a nice platoon option for someone, given that he’s also a plus defensive OFer.

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  2. Former All-Star, but 50 hits, 16:14 bb/k, in 32 innings in 2013. Where’s the option for paying expenses to make camp?

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  3. Swfcdan says:

    50 cents a year. Oh wait I don’t even know which Chris Young, actually same difference.

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  4. Spa City says:

    Young draws walks, hits for some power, runs the bases effectively and plays quality defense. There are a lot of OFers who are no better than Young who are earning fortunes.

    Shane Victorino signed for 3/39; Michael Bourn is at 4/48; Nick Swisher is at 4/56 (for some reason); Jason Werth is at 7/126(!). I would not be surprised if Young is as productive as any of them over the next 3 years.

    I’ll guess – Red Sox for 3/$36m.

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