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Contract Crowdsourcing 2020-21: The Kolten Wong Ballot

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowd to better understand and project the 2020-21 free-agent market.

This year, we’ve added a few new features to the ballots based on reader feedback. You now have the option to indicate that a player will only receive a minor-league contract, or won’t receive one at all. We’ve elected to show averages from the 2017-2019 seasons so that this year’s shortened slate doesn’t skew the numbers, but we’ve also included 2020 stats as a point of recent reference. 2020 salary figures represent players’ pre-pandemic contract amounts. Statistics are prorated to full season where noted; the projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2021 Steamer600 projections.

Below is a ballot for one of this year’s free agents — in this case, Kolten Wong, whose $12.5 million 2021 club option was declined by the Cardinals today. Read the rest of this entry »


World Series Game 6 Chat

8:06
Tony Wolfe: Get your snacks and drinks in order, everyone. We have our first elimination game of the 2020 World Series.

8:06
Lzfreak: I am simultaneously excited for this game and sad that it might be our last of the year

8:06
mort jelly: lets go

8:06
Kiermaier’s Piercing Green Eyes: Tuesdays are for the Chois. I hope.

8:06
Dodger Fan: Ohmygodohmygodohmgodohmygod

8:06
Guest: I am genuinely not ready for this

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World Series Game 5 Chat

8:02
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Good evening!

8:02
DJ Kitty: Jeff Passan noted Game 4 was among wildest World Series games he’s covered–with a “no (effin’) way” finish–also singling out Game 6, 2011 and Game 7, 2016.

Last night’s game was the only 9 inning game in that short list… can we quantify whether that was indeed the craziest 9 inning WS game?

8:03
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I actually have something on this for the morning.

8:03
CJ: I’m already dreading this series for Kershaw and Dodgers. Instead of reversing the ‘narratives’, game 4 ended up enforcing all of them. Now they have to rely on Kershaw to be super human – again – to reverse the tide and pitch until his arm falls off.

8:03
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Every playoff series has an awkward narrative.

8:03
Dodger Fan: I have no memory of last night. Please, no one tell me what I missed.

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World Series Game 4 Chat

8:00
Brendan Gawlowski: Hello everyone

8:01
Guest: Expectations for Urias tonight?  Is 5 innings too much to expect?

8:02
Brendan Gawlowski: To expect, yes.

8:02
Dodger Fan: It’s time for Dodger (and Ray) Baseball!

8:02
Brendan Gawlowski: Just killing time until the Wiz play tonight

8:02
Dodger Fan: Hi Brendan!

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World Series Game 3 Chat

8:01
Tony Wolfe: Hi everybody, Jay and I are excited to spend Game 3 hanging out with you all. First pitch is in just a few minutes.

8:02
Avatar Jay Jaffe: Good evening and welcome to the chat! I’m popping in for a few minutes here but i’ll have to duck out soon t help put the kiddo to bed.

8:02
Fire Ken Tremendous: Looks like beating Charlie Morton might be the best shot at revenge against the 2017 Astros that the Dodgers will ever get

8:03
Miguel: If Tampa Bay kept a payroll similar to the Dodgers, do you think they would create a better  team than the Dodgers?

8:03
Avatar Jay Jaffe: It’s an odd coincidence that one of those Astros is again facing the Dodgers in the World Series. Morton was the guy who closed out Game 7 with four innings of one-run ball. He obviously wasn’t hitting but he’s said he was aware of the trash can banging

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Contract Crowdsourcing 2020-21: Ballot 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 a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowd to better understand and project the 2020-21 free-agent market.

This year, we’ve added a few new features to the ballots based on reader feedback. You now have the option to indicate that a player will only receive a minor-league contract, or won’t receive one at all. We’ve elected to show averages from the 2017-2019 seasons so that this year’s shortened slate doesn’t skew the numbers, but we’ve also included 2020 stats as a point of recent reference. 2020 salary figures represent players’ pre-pandemic contract amounts. Statistics are prorated to full season where noted; the projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2021 Steamer600 projections.

Below are ballots for eight of this year’s free agents — in this case, yet another group of pitchers. Read the rest of this entry »


Contract Crowdsourcing 2020-21: Ballot 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 a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowd to better understand and project the 2020-21 free-agent market.

This year, we’ve added a few new features to the ballots based on reader feedback. You now have the option to indicate that a player will only receive a minor-league contract, or won’t receive one at all. We’ve elected to show averages from the 2017-2019 seasons so that this year’s shortened slate doesn’t skew the numbers, but we’ve also included 2020 stats as a point of recent reference. 2020 salary figures represent players’ pre-pandemic contract amounts. Statistics are prorated to full season where noted; the projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2021 Steamer600 projections.

Below are ballots for eight of this year’s free agents — in this case, yet another group of starting pitchers. Read the rest of this entry »


Contract Crowdsourcing 2020-21: Ballot 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 a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowd to better understand and project the 2020-21 free-agent market.

This year, we’ve added a few new features to the ballots based on reader feedback. You now have the option to indicate that a player will only receive a minor-league contract, or won’t receive one at all. We’ve elected to show averages from the 2017-2019 seasons so that this year’s shortened slate doesn’t skew the numbers, but we’ve also included 2020 stats as a point of recent reference. 2020 salary figures represent players’ pre-pandemic contract amounts. Statistics are prorated to full season where noted; the projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2021 Steamer600 projections.

Below are ballots for seven of this year’s free agents — in this case, another group of starting pitchers. Read the rest of this entry »


Contract Crowdsourcing 2020-21: Ballot 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 a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowd to better understand and project the 2020-21 free-agent market.

This year, we’ve added a few new features to the ballots based on reader feedback. You now have the option to indicate that a player will only receive a minor-league contract, or won’t receive one at all. We’ve elected to show averages from the 2017-2019 seasons so that this year’s shortened slate doesn’t skew the numbers, but we’ve also included 2020 stats as a point of recent reference. 2020 salary figures represent players’ pre-pandemic contract amounts. Statistics are prorated to full season where noted; the projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2021 Steamer600 projections.

Below are ballots for seven of this year’s free agents — in this case, the first group of starting pitchers. Read the rest of this entry »


Contract Crowdsourcing 2020-21: Ballot 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 a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowd to better understand and project the 2020-21 free-agent market.

This year, we’ve added a few new features to the ballots based on reader feedback. You now have the option to indicate that a player will only receive a minor-league contract, or won’t receive one at all. We’ve elected to show averages from the 2017-2019 seasons so that this year’s shortened slate doesn’t skew the numbers, but we’ve also included 2020 stats as a point of recent reference. 2020 salary figures represent players’ pre-pandemic contract amounts. Statistics are prorated to full season where noted; the projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2021 Steamer600 projections.

Below are ballots for nine of this year’s free agents — in this case, another group of relievers. Read the rest of this entry »