MLB Free Agents Who Will Get Better Contracts Due to Sabermetrics

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MLB Free Agents Who Will Get Better Contracts Due to Sabermetrics
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Known sabermetrics geek Brandon McCarthy stands to benefit from sabermetrics in free agency.

Many agents are out there trying to secure contracts for their clients at the moment, and you can rest assured that many of them are leaning heavily on sabermetric stats to squeeze as many dollars as they can out of prospective employers.

How do I know this for certain, you ask?

I don't, but I assume it's true because agents will lean on whatever they can in order to get their clients the best possible contract, and sabermetrics offer many places to lean on.

When agents talk sabermetrics, they're talking a language that all front offices know well. Sabermetrics aren't king in every front office, but there's not a front office in baseball that flat-out ignores what all the fancy stats have to say.

So if we can take it for granted that plenty of agents out there are leaning on sabermetrics in negotiations, the question then becomes: Which free agents stand to benefit most from all of the advanced stats?

Read on to find out. 

 

Note: The traditional stats are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com. The sabermetric stats and their definitions are from FanGraphs unless otherwise noted.

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