Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Jesse Crain

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: Jesse Crain.

Some relevant information regarding Crain:

  • Has averaged 50.0 IP and 1.2 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.6 WAR per 65 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.9 WAR in 36.2 IP in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $4.5M in 2013, as part of deal signed before 2011 season.

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

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4 Responses to “Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Jesse Crain”

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  1. LONNIE says:

    2 years for 10 million total is my tops.

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  2. GilaMonster says:

    1y/$3m. Shoulder injury problems….

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  3. Hank says:

    Someone will likely pay him, I could see 2/12mil (total, nor per)
    Maybe someone going nuts with a 3rd year at slightly lower AAV (3/15 – 3/17?).

    I would only go 1 year with some sort of option for a 2nd year (either club option or vesting option). Maybe 3-4mil base with another couple of mil based on appearances.

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  4. Johnny says:

    1 year, 2 million with a ton of incentives. Shoulder injuries are SCARY

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