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Daily Notes, Ft. James Shields’ Unbridled Enthusiasm
Posted By Carson Cistulli On December 11, 2012 @ 10:00 am In Daily Notes | 11 Comments
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Very Assorted Headlines
Detroit Signs Catcher Brayan Pena
The American League champion Detroit Tigers signed catcher Brayan Pena on Monday to a one-year deal “likely to be worth less than $1 million,” reports Tony Paul of the Detroit News. Pena, who was originally signed by Atlanta in 2000, played for Kansas City over the last four years, posting something like 0.5 WAR in a little over 800 plate appearances.
Gary Sheffield Is Jason Grilli’s Agent, Apparently
Right-handed reliever Jason Grilli, who posted a 2.06 SIERA and 69 xFIP in 58.2 innings with the Pirates this past season, signed a two-year, $6.75 million contract with Pittsburgh on Monday, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Of greater note, however, is this: Grilli is represented by former major-leaguer, the very intimidating Gary Sheffield. Sheffield, according to MLB Trade Rumors’ agency database, also represents soft-tossing right-hander Josh Banks.
“Kind of Excited,” Gushes Shields After Trade
“I’m kind of excited about it,” replied right-hander James Shields when asked for his feelings on the trade that sent him to Kansas City on Monday, reports the Tampa Tribune’s Roger Mooney. The italics are the author’s — but, also, they’re kinda not the author’s.
Largely Unhelpful Video: Cubs Prospect Perez, Homering
Cubs outfield prospect Nelson Perez currently has the best regressed batting line among all Dominican League batters who are something like prospect-aged.
Here’s some mostly unhelpful video of him hitting a home run in June:
SCOUT Leaderboards: Dominican Winter Baseball League
Below are the current SCOUT leaderboards for the Dominican Winter League. (Ages as of July 1st, 2012. Players listed with most recent team. Click here for more on what is SCOUT.)
SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters
Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Dominican Winter League. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average.
|Ricardo Nanita||Blue Jays||31||OF||126||1.4%||12.1%||9.0%||121|
|Mauro Gomez||Red Sox||27||1B||175||2.8%||12.7%||19.4%||119|
SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters (Prospects)
Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Dominican Winter League, but only populated with players who are 25 or under — i.e. something more like “prospect” age relative to the league.
|Moises Sierra||Blue Jays||23||OF||143||2.6%||10.7%||17.5%||115|
|Yan Gomes||Blue Jays||24||OF||64||2.8%||9.0%||19.5%||108|
SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Pitchers
Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Dominican Winter League. SCOUT- is calculated using regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average.
|Tony Pena Jr.||Red Sox||31||15||0||17.0||69||23.9%||8.9%||84|
|Kelvin De La Cruz||Tigers||23||9||1||14.0||64||22.5%||9.4%||89|
SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Pitchers (Starters)
Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Venezuelan Winter League, but only populated with pitchers who’ve made at least half of their appearances as starts.
|Stolmy Pimentel||Red Sox||22||8||6||23.0||101||21.3%||8.9%||91|
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