Daily Notes: Contract Crowdsourcing, Starters (Part 1)

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.

1. Contract Crowdsourcing: Starting Pitchers (1 of 3)
2. Reminder Photo: Scott Baker
3. SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters

Contract Crowdsourcing: Starting Pitchers (1 of 3)
Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series (which is something that happened on Sunday). FanGraphs is asking readers to estimate the years and average annual dollar values likely to be received by certain notable free agents. We continue today with the first third of this free-agent class’s notable starting pitchers. (Click here for more on the contract crowdsourcing project.)

Other positions: Catchers / First Basemen / Second Basemen / Third Basemen / Shortstops / Corner Outfielders / Center Fielders / Designated Hitters / Right-Handed Relievers / Left-Handed Relievers.

Player Page: Scott Baker

Player Page: Joe Blanton

Player Page: Ryan Dempster

Player Page: Gavin Floyd

Player Page: Zack Greinke

Player Page: Jeremy Guthrie

Player Page: Dan Haren

Reminder Photo: Scott Baker
Just to remind everyone — because he pitched zero innings this year — here’s what possible free agent Scott Baker looks like:

And here’s what he looks like within the sexy boudoir of the Parade Suite at the Bonnemare Manor:

SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters
SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters
Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Arizona Fall Leaague. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average.

Player Team Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+
Christopher Mcguiness Saguaros 24 57 2.5% 11.1% 18.7% 115
Adalberto Santos Scorpions 24 42 1.9% 11.8% 17.4% 113
Kent Matthes Rafters 25 48 2.2% 10.0% 17.2% 111
Cory Spangenberg Javelinas 21 25 2.0% 11.7% 19.0% 110
Jonathan Schoop Solar Sox 20 41 1.9% 12.4% 19.5% 110
Trayce Thompson Rafters 21 38 2.2% 12.0% 21.3% 110
Joe Panik Scorpions 21 47 1.5% 11.1% 16.0% 109
Brock Kjeldgaard Desert Dogs 26 33 2.9% 9.8% 22.6% 109
Nick Franklin Javelinas 21 43 2.2% 10.3% 19.2% 108
Nate Roberts Javelinas 23 34 1.6% 11.2% 17.1% 108

SCOUT Leaderboard: Prospect-Age AFL Hitters
Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the AFL, but only populated with players who are 22 or under — i.e. more distinctly of “prospect” age relative to the league.

Player Team Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+
Cory Spangenberg Javelinas 21 25 2.0% 11.7% 19.0% 110
Jonathan Schoop Solar Sox 20 41 1.9% 12.4% 19.5% 110
Trayce Thompson Rafters 21 38 2.2% 12.0% 21.3% 110
Joe Panik Scorpions 21 47 1.5% 11.1% 16.0% 109
Nick Franklin Javelinas 21 43 2.2% 10.3% 19.2% 108
Christian Vazquez Saguaros 21 30 2.0% 11.4% 19.7% 108
Brian Goodwin Rafters 21 50 2.5% 10.9% 22.3% 108
Matt Szczur Solar Sox 22 63 1.4% 10.8% 15.8% 107
Jonathan Singleton Solar Sox 20 69 2.4% 10.5% 21.7% 106
Ricky Oropesa Scorpions 22 33 1.9% 12.3% 21.9% 106



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