Daily Notes: Nerds Stats for Canadia’s Provisional WBC Team

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

1. Nerds Stats for Canadia’s Provisional WBC Team
2. For Reference Sake: Maps of Canada
3. Video: Team Canada’s Best Reliever, Sort Of

Nerds Stats for Canadia’s Provisional WBC Team
It has come to the attention of the author that a certain number of this site’s readers are from Canada. In not entirely unrelated news, certain representatives from Canada have recently announced that country’s provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic (which itself begins in early March).

Below are the members of that roster, accompanied by various nerd stats.

Here, first, are the pitchers on the Canadian team with major-league experience (although, it should be noted that Adam Loewen is no longer a pitcher):


Name Team IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 ERA FIP WAR
Jesse Crain – – – 495.1 7.16 3.54 0.80 3.22 3.93 4.7
John Axford Brewers 208.2 11.39 4.18 0.65 3.06 2.91 4.2
Shawn Hill – – – 242.0 5.62 2.83 0.71 4.69 4.03 3.6
Adam Loewen Orioles 164.0 7.35 5.82 0.77 5.38 4.78 2.0
Jim Henderson Brewers 30.2 13.21 3.82 0.29 3.52 1.95 1.0
Chris Leroux – – – 65.2 8.22 3.70 0.27 5.48 2.96 0.9
Phillippe Aumont Phillies 14.2 8.59 5.52 0.00 3.68 3.23 0.2
Scott Mathieson Phillies 44.0 6.95 4.30 1.64 6.75 5.58 0.0
Trystan Magnuson Athletics 14.2 6.75 3.07 1.84 6.14 5.21 -0.1

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And here, the 2012 minor-league stats for Canada’s pitchers who have zero major-league experience:


Name Team Age IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 ERA FIP
Andrew Albers – – – 26 103.0 6.64 1.31 0.61 3.67 3.10
Dustin Molleken Rockies (AAA) 27 48.2 6.66 3.33 0.92 5.18 4.47

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Now, here are the Canadian field players with major-league experience:


Name Team PA AVG OBP SLG BABIP wRC+ WAR
Russell Martin – – – 3674 .260 .352 .399 .286 102 22.9
Justin Morneau Twins 4807 .280 .351 .492 .293 119 21.4
Brett Lawrie Blue Jays 707 .278 .336 .446 .312 114 5.7
Michael Saunders Mariners 1188 .220 .283 .365 .279 81 2.0
Taylor Green Brewers 154 .207 .266 .343 .239 64 0.1
Adam Loewen – – – 39 .176 .282 .294 .250 64 -0.2
Pete Orr – – – 716 .259 .289 .332 .318 62 -0.4

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And the ones without major-league experience, their 2012 minor-league stats:


Name Team Age PA AVG OBP SLG BABIP wRC+
Jimmy Van Ostrand Nationals (AA) 27 300 .310 .370 .465 .322 133
Tyson Gillies – – – 23 339 .299 .369 .440 .360 127
Tim Smith – – – 26 248 .288 .372 .386 .324 115
Chris Robinson Orioles (AAA) 28 198 .232 .298 .311 .268 70
Cale Iorg – – – 26 170 .163 .207 .244 .231 21

Notes
As Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi notes, the final version of this roster might very well include first baseman Joey Votto, who has some manner of Official Document to sign before he can commit to the team.

• Reliever Phillippe Aumont and outfielder Tyson Gillies were both traded from Seattle to Philadelphia as part of the Cliff Lee trade.

• Outfielder (né pitcher) Adam Loewen recently signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, a team that is actually located in Canada.

For Reference Sake: Maps of Canada
For the sake of reference, here’s a map of Canada:

Map Canada

And here’s a map of Canada during the winter:

Map Canada Winter

And here, on a scale of 0-100, is the quality of jokes concerning Canada’s climate:

Numbers

Video: Team Canada’s Best Reliever, Sort Of
Here’s video of the Canadian pitcher with the lowest career FIP, Jim Henderson:



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Damaso's Burnt Shirt
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Damaso's Burnt Shirt
3 years 8 months ago

Heh.

It’s not Canadia, eh. It’s Canada City and we all look like Terence and Phillip.

BTW, Adam Loewen isn’t a pitcher anymore.

Mike Green
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Mike Green
3 years 8 months ago

C’mon, Carson, you can do better. We need a “distance from birthplace to US border” stat for each of the players. You can choose whether it is in kilometers or miles.

It was a biting 59 degrees Fahrenheit in Toronto this past weekend, but it was a dry cold. We managed to survive without the usual sweater under our parkas.

Florko
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Florko
3 years 8 months ago

Is Jay Johnson not on the roster?

Sarge
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Sarge
3 years 8 months ago

It’s still spring inside the O’s and A’s.

gnomez
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gnomez
3 years 8 months ago

Needs more Matt Stairs.

canuckassassin
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canuckassassin
3 years 8 months ago

A 70 year old Fergie Jenkins could anchor this rotation.

Brett Lawrie is probably a better pitcher than some of the pitchers.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
3 years 8 months ago

Cale Iorg anagrams:

Rage Coil
Go Eclair!
Ole Cigar

Big Jgke
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Big Jgke
3 years 8 months ago

Wait, you don’t grade jokes… no, hold on, you don’t grade EVERYTHING on the 20-80 scale?

Moonraker
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Moonraker
3 years 8 months ago

Carson, where is our weekly fangraphs audio with Dave Cameron!? Come on man, you’ve got to take the abuse for the good of the community.

jay
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jay
3 years 8 months ago

I bet Steve Nash can throw a knuckleball…..

Matty Brown
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Matty Brown
3 years 8 months ago

Loving the Canada post! I’m from New Brunswick, which is hardly visible on the map and has a population of well less than a million people, despite having the surface area of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg added together.

Media Observer
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Media Observer
3 years 8 months ago

I bet Steve Nash can throw a knuckleball…..

I’m not sure about a knuckle ball, but Nash certainly could play baseball. He’s got great hand / eye coordination. I’ve heard several west coast scouts rave about Nash as a prospect ( he gave the game up at age 16 ).

The great story of course was Canadian MLB scouting coordinator Walt Burrows telling Nash after his very successful freshmen year at Santa Clara that he should ditch basketball and concentrate on his best sport baseball. The baseball team wanted him badly, in fact Randy Winn played both hoops and baseball for the Broncos, and most considered Nash the better baseball prospect.

Media Observer
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Media Observer
3 years 8 months ago

That should read, Randy Winn played basketball at the same time as Nash for the Broncos.

Someanalyst
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Someanalyst
3 years 8 months ago

Dear Sir,
I implore you, when evaluating meteorological humour in the future, be it related to Canada or not, to employ the 20-80 scouting scale. Note that, under the current circumstances, your estimate for the humour score could probably stand under the more appropriate scale.
Regards,
Bob Brulotte (not really)

joser
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joser
3 years 8 months ago

Yes, but there’s a conversion factor: subtract 32 and then multiply by 5/9.

Or just scale it so the bottom of the range comes out at 40 below.

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