Contract Crowdsourcing 2023-24: Ballot 2 of 11

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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 2023-24 free agent market.

In recent years, we’ve added a few features to these 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. If there is a player option, team option, or opt out in a player’s contract, you’ll be able to indicate whether you think he will remain with his current team or become a free agent. Numbers are prorated to full season where noted. The projected WAR figures are from the first cut of the 2024 Steamer600 projections.

Below are ballots for nine of this year’s free agents — in this case, a group of infielders.





Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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CC AFCmember
8 months ago

I guess “retirement” is “No contract?” I expect Crawford to retire.

TKDCmember
8 months ago
Reply to  CC AFC

That would be factually correct.

Smiling Politelymember
8 months ago
Reply to  CC AFC

(to be pedantic) Wouldn’t it be possible for someone receive a MiLB or MLB contract offer *and* retire (which I think would be true for a couple ppl on this list)?