47-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jeff Cirillo in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Jeff Cirillo Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract in Dec. 2006 plus incentives. He can earn an additional $300,000 in performance bonuses: $100,000 each for reaching 200, 250, and 300 plate appearances. Previously signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with Milwaukee in Nov. 2005. Claimed off waivers by Diamondbacks in August 2007.
Cirillo filed for free agency Tuesday, the East Valley Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Jeff Cirillo.
After being claimed off of waivers by Arizona, Cirillo filled a pinch-hitting role for the D-Backs during the final two months of the season. He'll turn 39 in September, so don't consider him even if he's able to hook on with a club this spring.
Cirillo signed a one-year contract with Minnesota to fill a utility role. He could split time with Nick Punto at third base and also could get playing time at DH. In 2006 he hit .319, including .295 in 44 at-bats as a pinch hitter.
Cirillo resurrected his career in 2005 by hitting .281 as a bench player. The Brewers will bring him back to spring training with the same opportunity again in 2006.
After another poor year, Cirillo has lost a starting job and will have a utility role with the Padres. Cirillo blamed Lou Piniella for his hitting woes in his first Seattle season, but had no one to blame but himself last year as his average dropped to an embarrassing .205. He played in only two of the final 35 games. Cirillo is far removed from his days as a .300 hitter; his time in Colorado merely hid that fact. He hit nearly 100 points lower on the road than at Coors in 2001. There's no reason to expect him to return to the hitter he once was.
Cirillo was a huge fantasy bust in 2002. Selected in the top half among third basemen last season, Cirillo had only six home runs, 54 runs batted in and saw his average plummet to .249. For Cirillo, it was not just Colorado inflating his numbers, because he had good numbers while he was in Milwaukee, so it could have been first-year jitters in the Northwest.