Contract Crowdsourcing 2021-22: Ballot 9 of 11 by Meg Rowley October 29, 2021 Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent seasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating a contract crowdsourcing project, with the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowd to better understand and project the 2021-22 free-agent market. In recent years, we’ve added a few features to the ballots based on reader feedback. You now have the option to indicate that a player will only receive a minor-league contract, or won’t receive one at all. Numbers are prorated to full season where noted. The projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2022 Steamer600 projections. Below are ballots for 10 of this year’s free agents — in this case, the market’s marquee starting pitchers.