Contract Crowdsourcing 2017-18: Ballot 6 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 2017-18 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, all of them corner-outfield types.

Other Players: Yonder Alonso / Alex Avila / Welington Castillo / Lorenzo Cain / Zack Cozart / Jarrod Dyson / Lucas Duda / Alcides Escobar / Yunel Escobar / Todd Frazier / Carlos Gomez / Eric Hosmer / Chris Iannetta / Jon Jay / Howie Kendrick / Jonathan Lucroy / Cameron Maybin / Mitch Moreland / Logan Morrison / Mike Moustakas / Eduardo Nunez / Brandon Phillips / Jose Reyes / Carlos Santana / Neil Walker.

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Jose Bautista (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Bautista:

  • Has averaged 623 PA and 1.8 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.7 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a -0.5 WAR in 686 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 1.7 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-37 season.
  • Made $18.5M in 2017 as part of deal signed in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starter.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Bautista.

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Jay Bruce (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Bruce:

  • Has averaged 618 PA and 1.3 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.2 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.7 WAR in 617 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 2.0 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-31 season.
  • Made $13.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in December 2010.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starter.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Bruce.

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Melky Cabrera (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Cabrera:

  • Has averaged 665 PA and 0.5 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.5 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.0 WAR in 666 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 0.8 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $15.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in December 2014.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starter.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Cabrera.

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Carlos Gonzalez (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Gonzalez:

  • Has averaged 591 PA and 1.4 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.5 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a -0.2 WAR in 534 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 1.3 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $20.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in January 2011.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starter.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Gonzalez.

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Curtis Granderson (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Granderson:

  • Has averaged 614 PA and 3.3 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.2 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.1 WAR in 527 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 1.7 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-37 season.
  • Made $15.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in December 2013.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starter.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Granderson.

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These players should have included an invitation to spring training option. Granderson will probably retire, Bautista should and Cargo is not going to get an offer that he will accept.