Contract Crowdsourcing 2016-17: Day 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 this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the giant and large 2016-17 free-agent market.

Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, all starting pitchers.

Other Players: Pedro Alvarez / Erick Aybar / Jose Bautista / Carlos Beltran / Billy Butler / Andrew Cashner / Bartolo Colon / Rajai Davis / Ian Desmond / R.A. Dickey / Edwin Encarnacion / Doug Fister / Dexter Fowler / Carlos Gomez / Jeremy Hellickson / Matt Holliday / Austin Jackson / Jon Jay / Matt Joyce / Brandon Moss / Mike Napoli / Angel Pagan / Steve Pearce / Wilson Ramos / Colby Rasmus / Josh Reddick / Michael Saunders / Kurt Suzuki / Mark Trumbo / Justin Turner / Chase Utley / Luis Valbuena / Neil Walker / Matt Wieters.

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Rich Hill (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Hill:

  • Has averaged 48 IP and 1.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 6.9 WAR per 200 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.8 WAR in 110.1 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 6.9 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-37 season.
  • Made $6.0M in 2016, as part of deal signed in November 2015.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Hill.

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Colby Lewis (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Lewis:

  • Has averaged 163 IP and 1.4 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.7 WAR per 200 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.8 WAR in 116.1 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 1.1 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-37 season.
  • Made $6.0M in 2016, as part of deal signed in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Lewis.

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Ivan Nova (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Nova:

  • Has averaged 92 IP and 0.8 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.7 WAR per 200 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.2 WAR in 162.0 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 3.0 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $4.1M in 2016, after avoiding arbitration in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Nova.

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Edinson Volquez (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Volquez:

  • Has averaged 194 IP and 1.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.7 WAR per 200 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.5 WAR in 189.1 IP in 2016.
  • Is projected to record 1.9 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $9.5M in 2016, as part of deal signed in December 2014.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Volquez.

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C.J. Wilson (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Wilson:

  • Averaged 154 IP and 1.1 WAR in 2014-15.
  • Averaged 1.4 WAR per 200 IP in those same years.
  • Was injured in 2016, recording 0 IP.
  • Is projected to record 2.4 WAR per 200 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-36 season.
  • Made $20.0M in 2016, as part of deal signed in December 2011.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a starting pitcher.
**Prorated version of final updated 2016 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Wilson.





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This was the most fun by far. Crazy how much money mediocre pitchers will end up making though