Mike Moustakas Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 30 (September 11, 1988) | 6' 0" | 225lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-4 3B-128 DH-17 PH-5
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AAA 2014 8 31 3 11 3 6 3 0 1 5 0 0 .355 .412 .548 9 18 .417 n/a
KC AL 2014 140 457 45 97 35 74 21 1 15 54 1 0 .212 .271 .361 7 15 .220 39/20/41 7 8
KC AL 2015 147 549 73 156 43 76 34 1 22 82 1 2 .284 .348 .470 7 13 .294 40/19/41 22 21
KC AL 2016 27 104 12 25 9 13 6 0 7 13 0 1 .240 .301 .500 8 12 .214 42/19/40 3 3
KC AL 2017 148 555 75 151 34 94 24 0 38 85 0 0 .272 .314 .521 6 16 .263 35/20/46 23 21
KC AL 2018 98 378 46 94 30 63 21 1 20 62 3 0 .249 .309 .468 7 15 .247 34/21/45 15 13
MIL NL 2018 54 195 20 50 19 40 12 0 8 33 1 1 .256 .326 .441 9 18 .282 34/17/49 7 6
Career 8yrs 988 3611 408 908 263 618 196 5 147 474 15 10 .251 .307 .431 7 16 .264 n/a
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Comeback from ... the 3rd best WAR season of his 8 year career?

Phil Ponebshek Texpope

Comeback Player of the Year?

Alex Patton Alex

The fine print in his new contract (from BP):

  • 1 year/$10M (2019), plus 2020 mutual option. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/20/19. 19:$7M, 20:$11M mutual option ($3M buyout). Award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for second place in vote, $50,000 for third). $50,000 each for All Star, Silver Slugger, Comeback Player of Year, Hank Aaron award, WS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, LCS MVP.
Alex Patton Alex

It now appears that 2020 is a more realistic arrival time for top-prospect Keston Hiura.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod

Re-signed with the Brew Crew

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift

True enough.

But in answer to your question, Phil, in the Granderson thread, isn't a better solution to baseball's problems reducing the number of years before a player becomes a free agent? If an owner wants to sign a player for more than five years, seems to me he should be allowed to. As we've seen again and again, keeping a player under team control for six years takes the player right to the brink of his decline.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 7

2018
Moustakas 2.5 WAR
Harper 1.3 WAR
Machado 5.7 WAR

In all this discussion - I think it's worth noting that Machado received a 7 year - $25 mil/year offer ... and Harper received a 10 year - $30 mil/year offer.

That they are still out there isn't because they haven't been offered some serious money.  It's because they believe they're worth more.

Which is their right.  But it's their choice if they're sitting at home when ST opens.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 7

The third baseman on Aaron Gleeman's Nomads (a team of unsigned free agents) at BP.

These guys can definitely hit. Last year’s Nomads projected to have an average offense, with Martinez doing most of the heavy lifting for a lineup with a total of just four above-average hitters. This year’s lineup projects to be well above average, with two of the top 35 hitters in baseball leading a total of seven above-average bats. Machado, Harper, and Mike Moustakas is a fearsome middle-of-the-order trio that totaled 99 homers in 2018 and 100 homers in 2017, and Marwin Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Evan Gattis, Carlos Gonzalez, and Derek Dietrich(a sneaky add from the non-tender pile) offer plenty of additional thump. Only the catcher spot projects to be a drain on the lineup, and relative to the position’s weak offense a Martin Maldonado/Matt Wieters combo isn’t even that bad. 

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 7
Fangraphs:  WAR 2.4   Bat 4   Field 1    Run -2    HR/FB 13%   Pull 43%   Hard 41%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18