Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Three Notes Regarding the Puerto Rican League
Javier Vazquez Debuts Again for First Time
As Peter Gammons reported last month would be the case, right-hander Javier Vazquez has started pitching for Ponce in the Puerto Rican League. As Peter Gammons likely didn’t report — because he’s not clairvoyant, I mean — is that Vazquez appears on this week’s edition of the SCOUT pitching leaderboards for the Puerto Rican League.
Starting Ponce’s December 1st game against a Manati lineup that featured, most notably probably, Kansas City infield prospect Christian Colon, Vazquez posted this line (box): 2.0 IP, 4 K, 0 BB, 0 HR, 2 H. A search for velocity readings from the game reveals little — unless for what the reader is actually searching is gas mileage data on the 2002 Mitsubishi Nativa.
On Puerto Rican Batting Leader Johnny Monell
“Who is Johnny Monell?” is a question that a reasonable person might ask him- or herself (but, according to this demographic data I’ve got right here, probably himself) while looking at today’s edition of the SCOUT batting leaderboards for the Puerto Rican League. Here’s one sort of answer to that: a catcher who played this past season as a 26-year-old in the Giants’ Double-A affiliate. And another one: a 30th-round draftee by San Francisco in 2007 out of Seminole (Florida) Community College. According to Giants Nirvana, questions remained this past winter regarding Monell’s defensive abilities — although, power has been previously acknowledged to be among his skill set. Monell has five home runs in ca 60 plate appearances in Puerto Rico.
On Roberto Ortiz, How He Has Just One Plate Appearance
The attentive reader will note that outfielder Roberto Ortiz, who played in the Baltimore organization this past year, appears on the prospect-age SCOUT batting leaderboard despite having recorded just a single plate appearance. Because he hit a home run in the single plate appearances, is why.
And here he is doing a very similar thing again:
SCOUT Leaderboards: Puerto Rican Baseball League
Below are the current SCOUT leaderboards for the Puerto Rican League. (Ages as of July 1st, 2012. Players listed with most recent team. Click here for more on what is SCOUT.)
SCOUT Leaderboard: Puerto Rican League Hitters
Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Puerto Rican League. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average.
SCOUT Leaderboard: Puerto Rican League Hitters (Prospects)
Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Puerto Rican League, but only populated with players who are 25 or under — i.e. something more like “prospect” age relative to the league.
SCOUT Leaderboard: Puerto Rican League Pitchers
Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Puerto Rican League. SCOUT- is calculated using regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average.
|Jose De La Torre||Red Sox||26||9||0||12.0||45||23.5%||8.3%||84|
SCOUT Leaderboard: Puerto Rican League Pitchers (Starters)
Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Puerto Rican League, but only populated with pitchers who’ve made at least half of their appearances as starts.
|Fernando Hernandez||Blue Jays||27||4||4||19.0||84||18.7%||8.3%||97|