Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Juan Uribe

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: Juan Uribe.

Some relevant information regarding Uribe:

  • Has averaged 300 PA and 1.9 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.8 WAR per 600 PA over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 5.1 WAR in 426 PA in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-35 season.
  • Made $7.0M 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 Uribe this offseason.

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

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21 Responses to “Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Juan Uribe”

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  1. Lenard says:

    Juan Uribe was a 5+ win player this year. BASEBALL!

    Did I do that right?

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  2. JayT says:

    I really have no idea what he’s going to make. I don’t really even know what I would be willing to give him. He looked as done as can be in ’11 and ’12, but then he had this great year, and it makes me think he could get another multi-year contract.

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    • AK7007 says:

      The year he had is so insane that I feel like we need to hide it – it’s one of the seasons that traditionalists will point to in an attempt to discredit UZR or DRS.

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      • Krog says:

        At the same time, he had a higher wRC+ in 2013 (116) than in both 2011 and 2012 combined (56 and 53). Offense stats are just as inconsistent as defensive stats.

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      • The Foils says:

        Having spent a full year watching his glove at 3B, it’s hard to find much fault with what the numbers say.

        Now, of course he is not going to be worth 5 WAR next year.

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  3. FeslenR says:

    Maybe $5-6M per year for 3 years?

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  4. Hurtlockertwo says:

    A warm bucket of spit. Any more than that is money down the drain.

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  5. attgig says:

    seriously? his defense? his range? what the…..

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  6. Matty Brown says:

    I can’t fucking believe Juan Uribe was worth 5.1 WAR in only 426 PA, let alone in 1426 PA.

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    • Trotter76 says:

      He had a 7 RBI game in July and 3 homer game in Sept, both wins. Those two games accounted for 25% of his homers and 22% of his RBI. I’d definitely say he was at minimum 2 WAR.

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  7. LaLoosh says:

    that 5 wins seems uh, kinda fluky. would be nice if he could play SS for someone for 1 more season tho that might be asking a lot.

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  8. Johnny says:

    Anyone who gives Uribe more than 1 year is insane. This year is the definition of an outlier.

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  9. ImKeithHernandez says:


    Juan Uribe: 1531 games, 123.2 Def
    Adrian Beltre: 2276 games, 192.3 Def

    I still don’t get it.

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  10. DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy says:

    Wowowwowow you guys are freaking me out talking about all our gritty players…..

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  11. filihok says:

    Ahhh…Juan Uribe

    I think he’ll get 1/$5.
    I think I’d give him 2/$4

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