Rating Baseball Agencies: Who is Delivering the Goods?

By Barry Krissoff

This article was published in the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal.

In this article, Barry Krissoff examines the number and size of contracts that the largest baseball agencies have negotiated for their clients from the 2015 to 2018 seasons, and appraises those agencies. In the summer of 2018 Washington Post reporter Jorge Castillo penned an article about free agent Bryce Harper’s performance and his agent Scott Boras’s interpretation of why Harper was experiencing a subpar year. At the time, Harper was batting a meager .215. Boras pointed out that batting average is . . .

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