Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Early Returns on More First-Round Picks
What Happened Yesterday
In yesterday’s edition of the Notes, we looked at first-round picks from the recent draft who had not only (a) already signed with the organizations by which they were selected, but also (b) been assigned to, and started playing for, minor-league teams within those organizations.
Regarding the Public, Their Reaction to That Post Yesterday
The public reacted to yesterday’s post with praise, mostly. Effusive praise, one might say. Overwhelming praise, another one might say.
What’s Happening Today
What’s happening today is that same thing as yesterday — except, whereas yesterday we looked at picks from the top half of the first round, today we look at picks from the bottom half.
What the Public’s Reaction Is Likely to Be
More praise, one imagines. Fawning praise, perhaps. Unending praise, also perhaps.
More Notes on Signed Players
Below are more notes on signed players — in this case, from the bottom half of the first-round of the 2012 draft.
Player: D.J. Davis, TOR, 17th Overall
Team, League: GCL Blue Jays (Dunedin, FL), Gulf Coast League (Rookie)
Line: 26 PA, .250/.308/.250 (.462 BABIP), 3.8% BB, 42.3% K, 1-2 SB
Player: Deven Marrero, BOS, 24th Overall
Team, League: Lowell (MA) Spinners, New York-Penn League (Short-Season A)
Line: 5 PA, .500/.600/.500 (.667 BABIP), 20.0% BB, 20.0% K, 0-0 SB
Player: Stryker Trahan, ARI, 26th Overall
Team, League: AZL (Scottsdale, AZ) Diamondbacks, Arizona League (Rookie)
Line: 20 PA, .538/.650/1.077 (.556 BABIP), 30.0% BB, 15.0% K, 1-1 SB
Player: Clint Coulter, MIL, 27th Overall
Team, League: AZL Brewers (Phoenix, AZ), Arizona League (Rookie)
Line: 10 PA, .000/.000/.000 (.000 BABIP), 0.0% BB, 30.0% K, 0-0 SB
Player: Lewis Brinson, TEX, 29th Overall
Team, League: AZL Rangers (Surprise, AZ), Arizona League (Rookie)
Line: 20 PA, .294/.400/.529 (.500 BABIP), 15.0% BB, 35.0%, 0-0 SB
Arizona at Atlanta | 19:10 ET
Arizona right-hander Daniel Hudson (43.2 IP, 103 xFIP-, 0.3 WAR) faces Atlanta right-hander Tim Hudson (65.0 IP, 94 xFIP-, 1.4 WAR), creating the perfect excuse you’ve been waiting for to read British explorer Henry Hudson’s Wikipedia entry. Spoiler: he did not find a Northwest Passage. He did, however, die via mutiny.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Atlanta Radio.
Toronto at Boston | 19:10 ET
Think in your head about what percent of opposing batters Daisuke Matsuzaka, who starts tonight for the Red Sox, has probably walked so far this season. Did you think of a number yet? No? You walked to your refrigerator instead to grab a Shasta? That’s weird.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Toronto Radio.
Today’s Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 4.9.
Note: the following Game Scores include the poorly conceived playoff-odds adjustment discussed in a recent edition of Daily Notes. Also note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||4||4||5||3||3||BAL||Brian Matusz||19:05|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||4||4||5||6||6||NYA||Phil Hughes||19:05|
|Erik Bedard||PIT||4||2||5||5||6||PHI||Vance Worley||19:05|
|Daniel Hudson||AZ||7||6||8||7||5||ATL||Tim Hudson||19:10|
|Marco Estrada||MIL||6||6||5||4||4||CIN||Bronson Arroyo||19:10|
|Kyle Lohse||STL||4||10||3||2||2||MIA||Carlos Zambrano||19:10|
|Aaron Laffey*||TOR||4||6||7||6||6||BOS||D. Matsuzaka*||19:10|
|Drew Smyly||DET||6||4||6||10||6||TEX||Yu Darvish||20:05|
|Dillon Gee||NYN||8||1||5||3||4||CHN||Randy Wells*||20:05|
|Kip Wells*||SD||3||5||2||5||3||HOU||Jordan Lyles||20:05|
|Gavin Floyd||CHA||5||5||3||3||4||MIN||Liam Hendriks||20:10|
|Chris Archer*||TB||10||4||6||5||3||KC||Bruce Chen||20:10|
|Gio Gonzalez||WAS||9||4||6||10||6||COL||Chris. Friedrich||20:40|
|Travis Blackley||OAK||4||4||2||5||2||SEA||Jason Vargas||22:10|
|Clayton Kershaw||LAN||9||3||5||4||2||SF||Ryan Vogelsong||22:15|