Contract Crowdsourcing 2017-18: Ballot 15 of 15

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 2017-18 free-agent market.

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

Other Players: Matt Albers / Yonder Alonso / Jake Arrieta / Alex Avila / Jose Bautista / Carlos Beltran / Jay Bruce / Melky Cabrera / Trevor Cahill / Welington Castillo / Lorenzo Cain / Andrew Cashner / Jhoulys Chacin / Steve Cishek / Alex Cobb / Bartolo Colon / Zack Cozart / Johnny Cueto / Yu Darvish / Wade Davis / Lucas Duda / Jarrod Dyson / Alcides Escobar / Yunel Escobar / Doug Fister / Todd Frazier / Jaime Garcia / Carlos Gomez / Carlos Gonzalez / Miguel Gonzalez / Curtis Granderson / Luke Gregerson / Jeremy Hellickson / David Hernandez / Greg Holland / Matt Holliday / Eric Hosmer / Tommy Hunter / Chris Iannetta / Jon Jay / Howie Kendrick / Brandon Kintzler / Francisco Liriano / Jonathan Lucroy / Lance Lynn / J.D. Martinez / Cameron Maybin / Jake McGee / Mike Minor / Mitch Moreland / Logan Morrison / Brandon Morrow / Mike Moustakas / Pat Neshek / Juan Nicasio / Ricky Nolasco / Eduardo Nunez / Seung Hwan Oh / Brandon Phillips / Michael Pineda / Addison Reed / Jose Reyes / CC Sabathia / Carlos Santana / Masahiro Tanaka / Chris Tillman / Justin Upton / Jason Vargas / Neil Walker / Jayson Werth.

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Sergio Romo (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Romo:

  • Has averaged 48 IP and 0.8 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.0 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.3 WAR in 55.2 IP in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 0.2 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-35 season.
  • Made $3.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in February.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a reliever.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Romo.

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Bryan Shaw (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Shaw:

  • Has averaged 69 IP and 0.7 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.7 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.6 WAR in 76.2 IP in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 0.9 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $4.6M in 2017 after avoiding arbitration in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a reliever.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Shaw.

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Joe Smith (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Smith:

  • Has averaged 57 IP and 0.8 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.9 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.8 WAR in 54.0 IP in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 0.9 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-34 season.
  • Made $3.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in February.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a reliever.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Smith.

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Anthony Swarzak (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Swarzak:

  • Has averaged 40 IP and 0.6 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.0 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 2.2 WAR in 77.1 IP in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 1.0 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-32 season.
  • Made $0.9M in 2017 as part of deal signed in January.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a reliever.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Swarzak.

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Tony Watson (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Watson:

  • Has averaged 70 IP and 0.5 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.5 WAR per 65 IP* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 0.1 WAR in IP in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 0.3 WAR per 65 IP**.
  • Is entering his age-33 season.
  • Made $5.6M in 2017 after losing in arbitration this past February.

*That is, a roughly average number of innings for a reliever.
**Prorated version of final 2017 depth-chart projections available here.

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Watson.





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emh1969
4 years ago

I’m surprised that Austin Jackson didn’t get mentioned. He had a nice bounce back year, is still relatively youung, can play center.