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The Offseason Shortstop Candidates

So I just wanted to have an idea of what we're looking at when we're all talking about SS candidates to trade for or sign and didn't know where to get them all in one place, so I am creating this to take a look-see.

Troy Tulowitzki - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
450 PA, .310/.384/.542/.925, 24 doubles, 1 triple, 22 homers, 64 runs, 72 RBI, 3 SB, 1 CS
0.0 baserunning, +8 defense.

Steamer
600 PA, .312/.391/.534/.925, 37 doubles, 2 triples, 28 homers, 84 runs, 97 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS
0.4 baserunning, +8.4 defense.

Contract
Entering age 29 season
Paid $2 M up front if traded (not sure by whom)
14: $16 M
15-19: $20 M
20: $14 M
21: $15 M club option ($4M buyout)
Salaries in 20 and 21 have escalators to increase up to $6 M apiece
Has a clause indicating he can only be traded once during deal from 2011-2020

Elvis Andrus - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
700 PA, .277/.330/.351/.681, 23 doubles, 5 triples, 4 homers, 91 runs, 65 RBI, 35 SB, 9 CS
+8.1 baserunning, +13.9 defense

Steamer
653 PA, .271/.341/.363/.704, 26 doubles, 5 triples, 5 homers, 79 runs, 55 RBI, 29 SB, 12 CS
+4.2 baserunning, +9.9 defense

Contract
Entering age 25 season
No trade clause activated if traded
14: $6.75 M
15-20: $15 M (player can opt out after 2018 or 2019)
21-22: $14 M
23: $15 M club option

Jurickson Profar - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
525 PA, .240/.319/.379/.698, 22 doubles, 4 triples, 11 homers, 63 runs, 50 RBI, 12 SB, 6 CS
-3.5 baserunning (?), -1.3 defense (?)

Steamer
538 PA, .246/.320/.384/.704, 25 doubles, 3 triples, 11 homers, 62 runs, 54 RBI, 13 SB, 6 CS
-2.3 baserunning, -3.2 defense

Contract
Entering age 21 season
Free agent after 2019 season - arbitration in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 as Super 2.

Jed Lowrie - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
600 PA, .277/.336/.439/.775, 36 doubles, 2 triples, 16 homers, 71 runs, 68 RBI, 2 SB, 0 CS
-0.9 baserunning, +4.8 defense

Steamer
563 PA, .264/.330/.415/.745, 31 doubles, 1 triple, 14 homers, 67 runs, 65 RBI, 1 SB, 1 CS
-0.4 baserunning, +4.1 defense

Contract
Entering age 30 season
Last year of arbitration, Free Agent after 2014

Chris Owings - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
600 PA, .275/.304/.412/.716, 29 doubles, 6 triples, 12 homers, 86 runs, 63 RBI, 15 SB, 7 CS
+1.6 baserunning (?), +9.3 defense (?)

Steamer
135 PA, .270/.300/.398/.698, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers, 13 runs, 14 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS
0.1 baserunning, +1.6 defense

Contract
Entering age 22 season
Free agent after 2019 season - arbitration in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Didi Gregorius - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
475 PA, .252/.310/.374/.683, 18 doubles, 5 triples, 8 homers, 58 runs, 39 RBI, 3 SB, 5 CS
0.9 bsaerunning, +4.8 defense

Steamer
501 PA, .258/.316/.381/.697, 21 doubles, 5 triples, 8 homers, 50 runs, 49 RBI, 4 SB, 3 CS
+0.1 baserunning, +6.1 defense

Contract
Entering age 24 season
Free agent after 2018 season - arbitration in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

JJ Hardy - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
650 PA, .255/.297/.426/.723, 28 doubles, 1 triple, 25 homers, 74 runs, 73 RBI, 1 SB, 0 CS
-0.8 baserunning, +16.9 defense

Steamer
648 PA, .255/.303/.419/.722, 30 doubles, 1 triple, 22 homers, 78 runs, 75 RBI, 2 SB, 1 CS
0.7 baserunning, +9.5 defense

Contract
Entering age 31 season
Limited no-trade protection
$7.9 M (according to Cot's - $7 M according to B-R) this season, free agent after 2014

Jhonny Peralta - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan - not factoring decline after PED suspension
550 PA, .281/.336/.438/.773, 32 doubles, 2 triples, 14 homers, 60 runs, 68 RBI, 2 SB, 3 CS
-2.7 baserunning, +4.8 defense

Steamer - assuming they are factoring decline after PED suspension
401 PA, .259/.322/.399/.621, 22 doubles, 1 triple, 9 homers, 41 runs, 42 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS
-1.5 baserunning, 6.2 defense

Contract
Entering age 32 season
Free Agent now

Asdrubal Cabrera - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
600 PA, .258/.316/.422/.738, 35 doubles, 2 triples, 17 homers, 71 runs, 71 RBI, 11 SB, 4 CS
0.8 baserunning, -2.6 defense

Steamer
579 PA, .259/.320/.408/.728, 32 doubles, 2 triples, 14 homers, 65 runs, 69 RBI, 9 SB, 5 CS
0.1 baserunning, 1.1 defense

Contract
Entering age 28 season
$10 M this season, Free Agent after 2014.

Alexei Ramirez - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
650 PA, .276/.306/.380/.686, 32 doubles, 3 triples, 9 homers, 67 runs, 59 RBI, 22 SB, 8 CS
+3.0 baserunning, +11.4 defense

Steamer
630 PA, .271/.308/.381/.689, 30 doubles, 2 triples, 10 homers, 72 runs, 59 RBI, 19 SB, 10 CS
+1.3 baserunning, +7.8 defense

Contract
Entering age 32 season
14: $9.5 M
15: $10 M
16: $10 M club option ($1 M buyout)

Erick Aybar - My projections vs. Steamer

stlfan
575 PA, .279/.308/.403/.711, 32 doubles, 5 triples, 8 homers, 68 runs, 52 RBI, 18 SB, 6 CS
3.2 baserunning, +6.4 defense

Steamer
630 PA, .274/.313/.389/.702, 34 doubles, 4 triples, 8 homers, 76 runs, 61 RBI, 15 SB, 7 CS
1.7 baserunning, +4.4 defense

Contract
Entering age 30 season
14-16: $8.5 M per year with smallish escalators

Stephen Drew - My predictions vs. Steamer

stlfan
450 PA, .243/.323/.413/.736, 24 doubles, 6 triples, 11 homers, 51 runs, 54 RBI, 4 SB, 1 CS
0.4 baserunning, +2.5 defense

Steamer
604 PA, .239/.320/.385/.705, 30 doubles, 6 triples, 12 homers, 59 runs, 63 RBI, 6 SB, 3 CS
0.7 baserunning, +6.0 defense

Contract
Entering age 31 season
Free Agent now

Everth Cabrera - My predictions vs. Steamer

stlfan - not factoring decline after PED suspension
475 PA, .271/.339/.359/.697, 19 doubles, 5 triples, 3 homers, 61 runs, 31 RBI, 43 SB, 9 CS
4.4 baserunning, +0.1 defense (?)

Steamer - not sure if factoring decline after PED suspension
694 PA, .283/.327/.347/.674, 30 doubles, 5 triples, 6 homers, 86 runs, 45 RBI, 49 SB, 18 CS
3.7 baserunning, +6.5 defense

Contract
Entering age 27 season
Free Agent after 2016 season, arbitration 2014, 2015, and 2016

Pete Kozma - My predictions vs. Steamer

stlfan
500 PA, .221/.280/.308/.588, 20 doubles, 2 triples, 5 homers, 53 runs, 50 RBI, 5 SB, 2 CS
+0.6 baserunning (?), +14.8 defense (?)

Steamer
539 PA, .230/.290/.326/.616, 25 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homers, 44 runs, 46 RBI, 5 SB, 3 CS
-0.1 baserunning, 8.5 defense

Contract
Entering age 26 season
Free Agent after 2018 season, arbitration 2016, 2017, and 2018

Greg Garcia - My predictions vs. limited Steamer predictions

stlfan
200 PA, .250/.350/.363/.713, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers, 25 runs, 16 RBI, 5 SB, 2 CS

Steamer
.254/.333/.354/.687

Contract
Entering age 24 season
Free Agent after 2019 season (at earliest - last 3 years arbitration eligible)

Ryan Jackson - My predictions vs. limited Steamer predictions

stlfan
200 PA, .254/.315/.333/.648, 8 doubles, 0 triples, 2 homers, 20 runs, 16 RBI, 2 SB, 0 CS

Steamer
.254/.309/.345/.654

Contract
Entering age 26 season
Free Agent after 2019 season, arbitration 2017, 2018, and 2019

Starlin Castro - My predictions vs. Steamer

stlfan
700 PA, .268/.307/.388/.695, 33 doubles, 6 triples, 11 homers, 71 runs, 59 RBI, 16 SB, 9 CS
-0.4 baserunning, +4.4 defense

Steamer
630 PA, .277/.320/.411/.731, 35 doubles, 5 triples, 11 homers, 75 runs, 57 RBI, 14 SB, 8 CS
-0.4 baserunning, + 8.3 defense

Contract
Entering age 24 season
14: $5 M
15: $6 M
16: $7 M
17: $9 M
18: $10 M
19: $11 M
20: $16 M club option ($1 M buyout)

Rafael Furcal - My predictions vs. Steamer

stlfan - assuming no drop off due to him being 36 years old and missing last season to injury
240 PA, .256/.319/.349/.668, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers, 32 runs, 22 RBI, 6 SB, 2 CS
+1.7 baserunning, +1.7 defense

Steamer
441 PAs, .258/.324/.370/.694, 20 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homers, 51 runs, 36 RBI, 9 SB, 5 CS
+0.1 baserunning, +2.6 defense

Contract
Entering age 36 season as a Free Agent

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