Contract Crowdsourcing 2017-18: Ballot 7 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, a collection of corner types and designated hitters.

Other Players: Yonder Alonso / Alex Avila / Jose Bautista / Jay Bruce / Melky Cabrera / Welington Castillo / Lorenzo Cain / Zack Cozart / Jarrod Dyson / Lucas Duda / Alcides Escobar / Yunel Escobar / Todd Frazier / Carlos Gomez / Carlos Gonzalez / Curtis Granderson / Eric Hosmer / Chris Iannetta / Jon Jay / Howie Kendrick / Jonathan Lucroy / Cameron Maybin / Mitch Moreland / Logan Morrison / Mike Moustakas / Eduardo Nunez / Brandon Phillips / Jose Reyes / Carlos Santana / Neil Walker.

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J.D. Martinez (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Martinez:

  • Has averaged 554 PA and 3.5 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.8 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 3.8 WAR in 489 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 2.7 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $11.8M in 2017 as part of deal signed in February 2016.

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

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Martinez.

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Justin Upton (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Upton:

  • Has averaged 627 PA and 3.3 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 3.1 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 5.0 WAR in 635 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 3.0 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-30 season.
  • Made $22.1M in 2017 as part of deal signed in January 2016.

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

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Upton.

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Jayson Werth (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Werth:

  • Has averaged 424 PA and 0.1 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.1 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a -0.3 WAR in 289 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 0.0 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-39 season.
  • Made $21.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in December 2010.

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

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Werth.

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Carlos Beltran (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Beltran:

  • Has averaged 544 PA and 1.0 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 1.1 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a -1.1 WAR in 509 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 0.2 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-41 season.
  • Made $16.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in December 2016.

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

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Beltran.

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Matt Holliday (Profile)
Some relevant information regarding Holliday:

  • Has averaged 377 PA and 0.5 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 0.8 WAR per 600 PA* over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a -0.1 WAR in 427 PA in 2017.
  • Is projected to record 1.0 WAR per 600 PA**.
  • Is entering his age-38 season.
  • Made $13.0M in 2017 as part of deal signed in December 2016.

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

Click here to estimate years and dollars for Holliday.

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TKDC
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TKDC

For some reason I think some team will give Werth more than a NRI and they will live to regret it.

HappyFunBall
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Meh. At 1/8 or less the roster spot is more meaningful than the contract.