Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Glorious Custom Leaderboard Update: First-Round Draftees
Regarding What This Is
Ten or something days ago now, I submitted for the reader’s consideration a leaderboard — a glorious custom leaderboard — of the first-round picks from the 2012 draft who had both signed and then started playing professionally. What follows is a hyperlink to an updated version of that same leaderboard.
New Additions to the Leaderboard
Here are the first-rounders who’ve been added to the leaderboard since that first iteration of the first-rounders leaderboard:
Two Other Additions to the Leaderboard
Here are two other players who’ve been added to the glorious and custom leaderboard — not because they’re first rounders, but because the author’s True Nature has dictated it:
Hyperlink to the Leaderboard in Question
Click this hyperlinked text to navigate your web browser to this glorious and updated and custom leaderboard.
Screenshot of Said Leaderboard
Here’s a screenshot (which one might click, perchance to embiggen) of said glorious and custom leaderboard — in this case, sorted by weighted batting runs above average:
The reader might notice that Diamondbacks prospect Stryker Trahan‘s data continues to be strangely absent from this leaderboard. Per Baseball Reference, however, the 18-year-old Trahan is slashing .315/.453/.562 with 20 walks, 17 strikeouts, and three home runs in 95 plate appearances in the Rookie-level Arizona League.
Today’s Notable Games
Los Angeles NL at New York NL | 13:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Left-hander Jonathon Niese (110.2 IP, 87 xFIP-, 1.1 WAR) pitches for the Mets. Despite wildly different batted-ball numbers this season, all of Niese’s defense-independent rates (strikeout, walk, ground-ball) are within two percentage points of last year’s marks. In case you were wondering even for a second about that kind of thing.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: New York NL Television.
Toronto at Boston | 13:35 ET
Per CoolStandings, Toronto and Boston are still decidedly in contention for a playoff spot — with odds of 19.2% and 35.9%, respectively — despite currently occupying the bottom two spots in the AL East.
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 4.3.
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.
|Philip Humber||CHA||3||5||5||4||5||DET||Jacob Turner*||13:05|
|Nathan Eovaldi||LAN||5||1||6||3||8||NYN||Jonathon Niese||13:10|
|Michael Fiers||MIL||7||7||5||4||6||CIN||Johnny Cueto||13:10|
|Jair Jurrjens||ATL||0||8||4||7||5||WAS||Ross Detwiler||13:35|
|Anibal Sanchez||MIA||7||3||4||4||5||PIT||Jeff Karstens||13:35|
|Barry Zito||SF||0||4||3||5||8||PHI||Joe Blanton||13:35|
|Hend. Alvarez||TOR||5||7||7||5||7||BOS||Jon Lester||13:35|
|Blake Beavan||SEA||2||3||3||5||5||TB||Matt Moore||13:40|
|Samuel Deduno*||MIN||4||3||1||6||1||KC||Jeremy Guthrie||14:10|
|Travis Wood||CHN||3||1||5||9||9||STL||Lance Lynn||14:15|
|Zach Britton*||BAL||4||1||3||4||4||CLE||Josh Tomlin||15:05|
|Chris. Friedrich||COL||8||9||4||5||4||SD||Ross Ohlendorf*||16:05|
|CC Sabathia||NYA||9||7||6||4||4||OAK||Bartolo Colon||16:05|
|Jordan Lyles||HOU||4||4||4||6||7||AZ||Josh Collmenter||16:10|
|Matt Harrison||TEX||5||7||5||6||6||LAA||Dan Haren||20:00|