Contract Crowdsourcing 2015-16: Day 3 of 15

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 five of this year’s free agents, including four notable second basemen and then David Freese.

Other Players: Alex Avila / Chris Davis / Stephen Drew / Chris Iannetta / Kelly Johnson / Justin Morneau / Mike Napoli / Dioner Navarro / Geovany Soto / Matt Wieters.

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Howie Kendrick (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Kendrick:

  • Has averaged 561 PA and 3.1 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.4 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.1 WAR in 495 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 2.3 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $9.5M in 2015, as part of deal signed in January 2012.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2015 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Kendrick.

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Daniel Murphy (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Murphy:

  • Has averaged 626 PA and 2.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.6 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.5 WAR in 538 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 1.8 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-31 season.
  • Made $8.0M in 2015, as part of deal signed in January 2015.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2015 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Murphy.

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Chase Utley (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Utley:

  • Has averaged 539 PA and 2.8 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.1 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.0 WAR in 423 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 2.1 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-37 season.
  • Made $10.0M in 2015, as part of deal signed in August 2013.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2015 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Utley.

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Ben Zobrist (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Zobrist:

  • Has averaged 629 PA and 4.2 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 4.0 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.1 WAR in 535 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 3.7 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-35 season.
  • Made $7.5M in 2015, as part of deal signed in April 2010.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2015 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Zobrist.

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David Freese (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Freese:

  • Has averaged 501 PA and 1.3 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.6 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.2 WAR in 470 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 1.7 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $6.4M in 2015, as part of deal signed in January 2015.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting player.
**Prorated version of final updated 2015 Steamer projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Freese.

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Cory Settoon
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Haha the last Howie question was awesome. I was close, but still wrong.