Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Brian McCann

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 2013-14 free-agent market.

Note that, this year, in addition to asking readers to estimate the years/dollars each free agent is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they’d pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.

In this edition: Brian McCann.

Some relevant information regarding McCann:

  • Has averaged 472 PA and 2.8 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.8 WAR per 480 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.7 WAR in 407 PA in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $12M in 2013, as part of extension signed in 2007.

*That is, a roughly average number of plate appearances for a starting catcher.

Using the form below, estimate the years and average annual dollar values both likely and ought to be received by McCann this offseason.

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I’m thinking Victor Martinez serves as the baseline here, and added value because he can actually catch for a few more years. I said he will get 5 years at 14 per, but that sounds low. In the fake world, I said 4/48. I could see someone giving him 80 over 5, too.


Almost right on. Yankees have given him 85 million over 5 years (with a vesting option for the sixth year).