Archive for Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17

Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 11 of 10

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 2016-17 free-agent market.

Owing to a combination of surprisingly declined options and also the author’s own incompetence, this year’s contract-crowdsourcing effort continues today, with ballots for three additional free agents.

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Jason Hammel (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Hammel:

  • Has averaged 171 IP and 1.9 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.2 WAR per 200 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.5 WAR in 166.2 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 2.2 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-34 season.
  • Made $9.0M in 2016, as part of deal signed in December 2014.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a healthy starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of 2017 depth-chart projections now available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Hammel.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 10 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to the final six ballots for this year’s free agents, including all relief pitchers.

Other Players: Pedro Alvarez / Erick Aybar / Jose Bautista / Carlos Beltran / Joe Blanton / Billy Butler / Andrew Cashner / Santiago Casilla / Brett Cecil / Aroldis Chapman / Bartolo Colon / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / R.A. Dickey / Edwin Encarnacion / Doug Fister / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Jeremy Hellickson / Rich Hill / Greg Holland / Matt Holliday / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Matt Joyce / Colby Lewis / Brandon Moss / Mike Napoli / Ivan Nova / Angel Pagan / Steve Pearce / Wilson Ramos / Colby Rasmus / Josh Reddick / Michael Saunders / Kurt Suzuki / Mark Trumbo / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Edinson Volquez / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters / C.J. Wilson.

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Kenley Jansen (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Jansen:

  • Has averaged 62 IP and 2.3 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.5 WAR per 65 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.2 WAR in 68.2 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 2.9 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-29 season.
  • Made $10.7M in 2016, after avoiding arbitration in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Jansen.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 9 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, all relievers are some repute.

Other Players: Pedro Alvarez / Erick Aybar / Jose Bautista / Carlos Beltran / Billy Butler / Andrew Cashner / Bartolo Colon / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / R.A. Dickey / Edwin Encarnacion / Doug Fister / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Jeremy Hellickson / Rich Hill / Matt Holliday / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Matt Joyce / Colby Lewis / Brandon Moss / Mike Napoli / Ivan Nova / Angel Pagan / Steve Pearce / Wilson Ramos / Colby Rasmus / Josh Reddick / Michael Saunders / Kurt Suzuki / Mark Trumbo / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Edinson Volquez / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters / C.J. Wilson.

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Joe Blanton (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Blanton:

  • Has averaged 78 IP and 1.0 WAR over last two seasons*.
  • Has averaged 0.8 WAR per 65 IP** over last two seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.9 WAR in 80.0 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 0.8 WAR per 65 IP***.
  • Is entering his age-36 season.
  • Made $4.0M in 2016, as part of deal signed in January.

*Didn’t pitch in 2014.
**That is, a roughly average number of innings for a relief pitcher.
***Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Blanton.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 8 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, all starting pitchers.

Other Players: Pedro Alvarez / Erick Aybar / Jose Bautista / Carlos Beltran / Billy Butler / Andrew Cashner / Bartolo Colon / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / R.A. Dickey / Edwin Encarnacion / Doug Fister / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Jeremy Hellickson / Matt Holliday / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Matt Joyce / Brandon Moss / Mike Napoli / Angel Pagan / Steve Pearce / Wilson Ramos / Colby Rasmus / Josh Reddick / Michael Saunders / Kurt Suzuki / Mark Trumbo / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters.

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Rich Hill (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Hill:

  • Has averaged 48 IP and 1.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 6.9 WAR per 200 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.8 WAR in 110.1 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 6.9 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-37 season.
  • Made $6.0M in 2016, as part of deal signed in November 2015.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Hill.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 7 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents — all of them starting pitchers, in this case.

Other Players: Pedro Alvarez / Erick Aybar / Jose Bautista / Carlos Beltran / Billy Butler / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / Edwin Encarnacion / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Matt Holliday / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Matt Joyce / Brandon Moss / Mike Napoli / Angel Pagan / Steve Pearce / Wilson Ramos / Colby Rasmus / Josh Reddick / Michael Saunders / Kurt Suzuki / Mark Trumbo / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters.

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Andrew Cashner (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Cashner:

  • Has averaged 146 IP and 1.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.3 WAR per 200 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.4 WAR in 132.0 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 2.1 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $7.2M in 2016, after avoiding arbitration in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Cashner.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 6 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for four of this year’s free agents, including exclusively some DH-types.

Other Players: Erick Aybar / Jose Bautista / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Matt Holliday / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Matt Joyce / Brandon Moss / Mike Napoli / Angel Pagan / Steve Pearce / Wilson Ramos / Colby Rasmus / Josh Reddick / Michael Saunders / Kurt Suzuki / Mark Trumbo / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters.

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Pedro Alvarez (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Alvarez:

  • Has averaged 437 PA and 0.4 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.6 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.1 WAR in 376 PA in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 1.8 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $5.8M in 2016, as part of a deal signed in March.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Alvarez.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 5 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, including more corner outfielders.

Other Players: Erick Aybar / Jose Bautista / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Matt Holliday / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Matt Joyce / Brandon Moss / Mike Napoli / Angel Pagan / Wilson Ramos / Kurt Suzuki / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters.

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Steve Pearce (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Pearce:

  • Has averaged 337 PA and 2.4 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 4.3 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.0 WAR in 302 PA in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 2.7 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-34 season.
  • Made $4.8M in 2016, as part of a deal signed in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Pearce.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 4 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, including all corner outfielders, probably.

Other Players: Erick Aybar / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Mike Napoli / Wilson Ramos / Kurt Suzuki / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters.

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Jose Bautista (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Bautista:

  • Has averaged 629 PA and 4.0 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.9 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.4 WAR in 517 PA in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 3.1 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-36 season.
  • Made $14.0M in 2016, as part of a deal signed in February 2011.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Bautista.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 3 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, all of them center fielders or something like center fielders.

Other Players: Erick Aybar / Rajai Davis / Mike Napoli / Wilson Ramos / Kurt Suzuki / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters.

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Ian Desmond (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Desmond:

  • Has averaged 655 PA and 3.0 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.7 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.3 WAR in 677 PA in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 2.3 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-31 season.
  • Made $8.0M in 2016, as part of a deal signed in February.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Desmond.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 2 of 10

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 giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, including a collection of outfielders and then Rajai Davis.

Other Players: Mike Napoli / Wilson Ramos / Kurt Suzuki / Chase Utley / Matt Wieters.

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Neil Walker (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Walker:

  • Has averaged 544 PA and 3.3 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.6 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.8 WAR in 458 PA in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 2.7 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-31 season.
  • Made $10.6M in 2016, after avoiding arbitration in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Walker.

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 1 of 10

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 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, including some catchers, a first baseman, and a second baseman.

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Wilson Ramos (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Ramos:

  • Has averaged 463 PA and 1.8 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.8 WAR per 450 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.5 WAR in 523 PA in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 2.3 WAR per 450 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-29 season.
  • Made $5.4M in 2016 after avoiding arbitration in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting catcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Ramos.

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