Contract Crowdsourcing 2015-16: Day 15 of 15 (Part Two)

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 2015-16 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for six of this year’s free agents, representing the second half of the reliever group — and the final collection of players available for balloting, providing the author hasn’t omitted an important player like usual.

Other Players: Brett Anderson / Nori Aoki / Alex Avila / Antonio Bastardo / Joe Blanton / Jonathan Broxton / Mark Buehrle / Marlon Byrd / Asdrubal Cabrera / Trevor Cahill / Yoenis Cespedes / Wei-Yin Chen / Bartolo Colon / Johnny Cueto / Chris Davis / Rajai Davis / Alejandro De Aza / Ian Desmond / R.A. Dickey / Stephen Drew / Marco Estrada / Doug Fister / Dexter Fowler / David Freese / Yovani Gallardo / Jaime Garcia / Alex Gordon / Zack Greinke / Jeremy Guthrie / J.A. Happ / Jason Heyward / Rich Hill / J.P. Howell / Tommy Hunter / Torii Hunter / Chris Iannetta / Hisashi Iwakuma / Austin Jackson / John Jaso / Kelly Johnson / Matt Joyce / Scott Kazmir / Howie Kendrick / Kyle Kendrick / Ian Kennedy / John Lackey / Mat Latos / Mike Leake / Tim Lincecum / Kyle Lohse / Justin Masterson / Justin Morneau / Brandon Morrow / Daniel Murphy / David Murphy / Mike Napoli / Dioner Navarro / Bud Norris / Gerardo Parra / Steve Pearce / Mike Pelfrey / David Price / Alexei Ramirez / Colby Rasmus / Alex Rios / Jimmy Rollins / Jeff Samardzija / Alfredo Simon / Geovany Soto / Denard Span / Justin Upton / Juan Uribe / Chase Utley / Will Venable / Shane Victorino / Matt Wieters / Chris Young the Outfielder / Chris Young the Pitcher / Jordan Zimmermann / Ben Zobrist.

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Shawn Kelley (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Kelley:

  • Has averaged 52 IP and 0.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.9 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.9 WAR in 51.1 IP in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.7 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $2.8M in 2015, as part of deal signed in January 2015.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of 2016 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Kelley.

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Mark Lowe (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Lowe:

  • Has averaged 24 IP and 0.2 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.5 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.2 WAR in 55.0 IP in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.6 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $<0.5M in 2015, as part of deal signed in December 2014.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of 2016 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Lowe.

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Ryan Madson (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Madson:

  • Has averaged 63.1 IP and 0.9 WAR over last three seasons (but also missed 2012-14).
  • Has averaged 0.9 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.9 WAR in 63.1 IP in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.6 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-35 season.
  • Made $0.9M in 2015, as part of deal signed in January 2015.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of 2016 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Madson.

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Darren O’Day (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding O’Day:

  • Has averaged 65 IP and 1.1 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.1 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.8 WAR in 65.1 IP in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.7 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $4.3M in 2015, as part of deal signed in February 2013.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of 2016 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for O’Day.

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Tony Sipp (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Sipp:

  • Has averaged 47 IP and 0.5 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.7 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.0 WAR in 54.1 IP in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.5 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $2.4M in 2015, as part of deal signed in January 2015.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of 2016 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Sipp.

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Joakim Soria (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Soria:

  • Has averaged 45 IP and 0.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.0 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.4 WAR in 67.2 IP in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.8 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $7.0M in 2015, as part of deal signed in December 2012.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of 2016 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Soria.

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