Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Hiroki Kuroda

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: Hiroki Kuroda.

Some relevant information regarding Kuroda:

  • Has averaged 207.2 IP and 3.2 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.8 WAR per 180 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.8 WAR in 201.1 IP in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-39 season.
  • Made $15.0M in 2013, as part of deal signed in offseason.

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

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Caveman Jones
8 years ago

Hard to believe someone wouldn’t offer him a two year deal if it wasn’t for the QO.

8 years ago
Reply to  Caveman Jones

sure it is. he’ll be 39. He’ll take Yankee money one more time. 1/14M