Daily Notes: Statistical Update on 2013’s First-Round Picks

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

1. Statistical Update on 2013’s First-Round Picks
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Statistical Update on 2013’s First-Round Picks
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce that the author has updated the custom leaderboard featuring every first-round pick from the most recent draft both to have signed and also played for an affiliate of the relevant drafting team.

New Additions to the Leaderboard
Here are the players who’ve been added to the leaderboard since the first iteration of same in late June (sorted by order picked in draft):

Mark Appel, RHP, Houston
Kohl Stewart, RHP, Minnesota
Clint Frazier, OF, Cleveland
Dominic Smith, 1B, New York NL
Reese Mcguire, C, Pittsburgh
Braden Shipley, RHP, Arizona
J.P. Crawford, SS, Philadelphia
Chris Anderson, RHP, Los Angeles NL
Jonathon Crawford, RHP, Detroit
Nick Ciuffo, C, Tampa Bay
Christian Arroyo, SS, San Francisco
Eric Jagielo, 3B, New York AL
Rob Kaminsky, LHP, St. Louis
Jason Hursh, RHP, Atlanta

Hyperlink to the Leaderboard in Question
Click this hyperlinked text to view the updated version of the first-rounders batting leaderboard (sorted by weighted runs above average), and this other hyperlinked text for the pitching leaderboard (sorted by FIP).

Three Notes
• The leaderboard now contains 20 of the 33 first-round picks from the most recent draft.

• Yankees draftee, third baseman Eric Jagielo, is the only player among this year’s first-round picks to have played at two levels thus far. After having been assigned initially to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, Jagielo was promoted shortly thereafter to Staten Island of the Low-A New York-Penn League.

• The highest level to which any of this year’s first-round draftees has ascended is Class A. Tim Anderson (SS, Chicago AL) and Jason Hursh (RHP, Atlanta) are playing in the Sally League; Chris Anderson (RHP, Los Angeles NL), in the Midwest.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Houston at St. Louis | 20:15 ET
Bud Norris (109.0 IP, 108 xFIP-, 2.1 WAR) faces Adam Wainwright (133.2 IP, 72 xFIP-, 4.4 WAR). Of note: after years of posting walk rates in about the 6-7% range, Wainwright has recorded just a 2.5% mark this season. Of other note: Houston appears recently to have promoted outfielder Marc Krauss. In 213 Triple-A plate appearances, the 25-year-old Krauss had recorded a 43:45 walk-to-strikeout ratio and nine home runs.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: St. Louis Radio.

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 5.7.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
James Shields KC 6 6 6 3 7 NYA CC Sabathia 19:05
Dan Straily OAK 6 6 7 7 9 PIT Gerrit Cole 19:05
Martin Perez TEX 8 4 5 9 1 BAL Zach Britton 19:05
Josh Johnson TOR 7 6 6 8 4 CLE U. Jimenez 19:05
Taylor Jordan* PHI 6 1 6 1 8 PHI Cole Hamels 19:05
Jose Quintana CHA 5 1 6 7 8 DET J. Verlander 19:08
Julio Teheran ATL 8 8 7 1 8 MIA H. Alvarez* 19:10
Kyle Gibson* MIN 7 3 6 10 4 TB Chris Archer 19:10
Joe Blanton LAA 7 6 5 4 4 CHN Travis Wood 20:05
Tony Cingrani CIN 8 3 6 4 5 MIL Wily Peralta 20:10
Bud Norris HOU 3 2 5 4 9 STL A. Wainwright 20:15
Ricky Nolasco LAN 5 2 4 2 4 AZ Ian Kennedy 21:40
Allen Webster BOS 6 8 7 5 8 SEA H. Iwakuma 22:10
Jhoulys Chacin COL 4 8 5 7 3 SD Eric Stults 22:10
Dillon Gee NYN 6 7 4 6 1 SF Barry Zito 22:15

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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