Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Nelson Cruz

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: Nelson Cruz.

Some relevant information regarding Cruz:

  • Has averaged 537 PA and 1.3 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.5 WAR per 600 PA over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.5 WAR in 456 PA in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $10.5M in 2013, as part of extension signed before 2012 season.

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

Other Players: Carlos Beltran / Marlon Byrd / Robinson Cano / Shin-Soo Choo / 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 / Chris Young.



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