Contract Crowdsourcing 2015-16: Day 8 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 seven of this year’s free agents, a collection of all the remaining batters.

Other Players: Nori Aoki / Alex Avila / Marlon Byrd / Asdrubal Cabrera / Yoenis Cespedes / Chris Davis / Rajai Davis / Alejandro De Aza / Ian Desmond / Stephen Drew / Dexter Fowler / David Freese / Alex Gordon / Jason Heyward / Torii Hunter / Chris Iannetta / Austin Jackson / Kelly Johnson / Matt Joyce / Howie Kendrick / Justin Morneau / Daniel Murphy / David Murphy / Mike Napoli / Dioner Navarro / Gerardo Parra / Alexei Ramirez / Colby Rasmus / Jimmy Rollins / Geovany Soto / Denard Span / Juan Uribe / Chase Utley / Matt Wieters / Ben Zobrist.

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Steve Pearce (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Pearce:

  • Has averaged 282 PA and 2.0 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 4.3 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.3 WAR in 325 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 2.2 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $3.7M 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 Pearce.

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Alex Rios (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Rios:

  • Has averaged 531 PA and 1.1 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.2 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.2 WAR in 411 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.1 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-35 season.
  • Made $9.5M in 2015, as part of deal signed in December 2014.

*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 Rios.

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Justin Upton (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Upton:

  • Has averaged 635 PA and 3.5 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.3 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.6 WAR in 620 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 2.5 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-28 season.
  • Made $14.5M in 2015, as part of deal signed in March 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 Upton.

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Will Venable (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Venable:

  • Has averaged 451 PA and 1.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.2 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.2 WAR in 390 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 1.1 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $4.3M in 2015, as part of deal signed in September 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 Venable.

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Shane Victorino (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Victorino:

  • Has averaged 290 PA and 2.0 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 4.1 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.0 WAR in 204 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 1.3 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-35 season.
  • Made $13.0M in 2015, as part of deal signed in December 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 Victorino.

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Chris Young the Outfielder (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Young:

  • Has averaged 366 PA and 0.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.2 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.2 WAR in 356 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 1.2 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $2.9M in 2015, as part of deal signed in November 2014.

*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 Young.

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John Jaso (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Jaso:

  • Has averaged 270 PA and 1.2 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.6 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.7 WAR in 216 PA in 2015.
  • Is projected to record 0.9 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $3.2M 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 Jaso.

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Painfully Real
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Painfully Real

Alex Rios is the baseball equivalent of the dipshit middle child. He’s not very successful compared to his peers, and really should be fired from his job. But his parents always take him back in. They still see potential in him, even after all these years. “He just hasn’t found the right fit yet” they’ll say.

Alex Rios: the moderately loved middle child of baseball.

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Alex Rios has actually had a very productive career…

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Some people enjoy tearing others down.