Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Stephen Drew

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: Stephen Drew.

Some relevant information regarding Drew:

  • Has averaged 394 PA and 1.6 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.4 WAR per 600 PA over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.4 WAR in 501 PA in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-31 season.
  • Made $9.5M in 2013, as part of an offseason deal.

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

Other Players: Robinson Cano / Mark Ellis / Omar Infante / Adam Lind / James Loney / Brian McCann / Mike Napoli / A.J. Pierzynski / Carlos Ruiz / Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

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8 years ago

I doubt anyone takes a long term risk with Drew. Too many health issues with him. Two year deal for him.

8 years ago
Reply to  LaLoosh

Never forget that it only takes 1 GM to make a crazy offer. With the dearth of quality shortstops available, I think someone will give him three years.

8 years ago
Reply to  Krog

Yeah, I think he gets at least 3/$30.

8 years ago
Reply to  JayT

That’s exactly what I said, he’s very valuable as a shortstop, and most teams would be willing to lock down steady production for three years even accounting for his injury history and age