Alfonso Soriano turns 36-years-old on January 7.
That’s far too old for the rebuilding Cubs, not to mention, his lengthy history of injuries, poor fielding and ungodly $18M per year contract.
It’s no wonder the offseason outlook to trade him remains bleak, despite the fact the Cubs are reportedly willing to eat an unsightly $40M remaining on his $54M contract.
That said, Soriano does appear to hold some value as a DH in the American League, at least according to Bill James’ Career Assessment calculator.
Here’s what I uncovered after plugging Soriano’s numbers into James’ formula to project final career totals for players.