Daily Notes: Including a Leaderboard of Traded Players

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

1. A Leaderboard of Traded Players
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

A Leaderboard of Traded Players
Regarding What Has Happened
With the trade deadline having passed, it is now the duty of the public — between now and the end of the baseball season — it’s the duty of the public to pass Spirited Judgment regarding the efficacy of July’s trades. With a view to helping that same public fulfill their very important obligations, the author has produced a custom leaderboard of all the players both (a) who were involved in a trade during this past July who also (b) have some sort of previous major-league experience.

Hyperlink to the Leaderboard in Question
Click this hyperlinked text to view a leaderboard of traded batters (sorted by WAR), and this other hyperlinked text for a leaderboard of traded pitchers (also sorted by WAR, in this case).

Screenshot of Said Leaderboard
Here’s a screenshot of the hitters part of the aforementioned leaderboard (sorted by season WAR, entirely embiggenable via clicking):

Traded Hitters

On the Possible Use of Said Leaderboard
It would make some sense to periodically reference this leaderboard — especially the August and September splits part of it — over the next couple of months, with a view towards evaluating the production of players who were traded at the deadline.

Regarding Last Year’s Traded Players, Who Was Best
One finds, among last year’s traded players, that Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez was the best player in August (1.1 WAR) and Giants infielder Marco Scutaro was the best player in September (1.2 WAR), while Zack Greinke was also excellent in September (1.0 WAR).

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Colorado at Pittsburgh | 19:05 ET
Jhoulys Chacin (127.0 IP, 107 xFIP-, 3.2 WAR) faces Gerrit Cole (55.2 IP, 96 xFIP-, 0.7 WAR). The former, as noted last week by David Cameron, has recorded a historically low home-rate rate on fly balls this season. Even after conceding a home run in his most recent start, Chacin has still has the lowest HR/FB% of all pitchers in the FanGraphs Era (2002-13) at 3.4%. The ZiPS and Steamer systems project Chacin to post home-run rates of 0.75 and 0.92 per nine innings, respectively, for the remainder of the season.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Pittsburgh Radio or Television, Most Likely.

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 5.3.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAN 6 3 4 5 3 CHN Travis Wood 16:05
Kris Medlen ATL 6 7 5 1 5 PHI Ethan Martin* 19:05
Jhoulys Chacin COL 5 8 7 7 9 PIT Gerrit Cole 19:05
Aaron Harang SEA 4 5 5 8 5 BAL Chris Tillman 19:05
Hector Santiago CHA 5 1 6 8 7 DET Doug Fister 19:08
Randall Delgado AZ 8 2 6 8 5 BOS Jon Lester 19:10
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE 3 7 6 1 10 MIA Jose Fernandez 19:10
Wade Davis KC 4 6 5 7 5 NYN Dillon Gee 19:10
M. Bumgarner SF 8 5 7 10 5 TB Chris Archer 19:10
Shelby Miller STL 9 3 6 3 4 CIN Bronson Arroyo 19:10
Jarred Cosart HOU 1 4 2 2 3 MIN Samuel Deduno 20:10
J. Zimmermann WAS 9 2 7 5 6 MIL Tom Gorzelanny 20:10
Alexi Ogando TEX 3 3 4 6 4 OAK Tommy Milone 22:05
Todd Redmond TOR 5 7 4 7 2 LAA Tommy Hanson 22:05
CC Sabathia NYA 7 2 6 6 6 SD Andrew Cashner 22:10

To learn how Pitcher and Team NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
To learn how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.

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Baron Von Waffles
Baron Von Waffles

I just find it humerous that Soriano has a positive contribution defensively to his WAR and Iglesas does not.