Daily Notes: Trevor Bauer to Really Debut Tonight

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

1. Featured Game: Arizona at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Featured Game: Arizona at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
Regarding What’s About to Happen Tonight
What’s about to happen tonight is pitching prospect Trevor Bauer of the Diamondbacks will make his major-league debut in Atlanta, against the Braves.

Need-to-Know Information, So Far as That’s Concerned
When you talk about need-to-know information insofar as Arizona right-hander Trevor Bauer is concerned, what you’re talking about is how Trevor Bauer’s a right-handed pitcher with Arizona who throws with his right hand.

Video Evidence
Here’s some video evidence of Trevor Bauer throwing with his right hand, as reported (exclusively) by the author above.

Further Video Evidence
Here’s further video evidence of Diamondbacks top prospect Trevor Bauer, from UCLA, pitching with his right hand in baseball (lest the reader doubted the author).

A Final Note in re Trevor Bauer
Owing to the excellent center-field camera angle in Atlanta, tonight represents an excellent opportunity to watch Trevor Bauer pitch with his right hand for the Diamondbacks, like everyone is talking about.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast
Per the results of our offseason crowdsourcing project, FanGraphs readers prefer Atlanta Radio (link).

Other Notable Games
Detroit at Tampa Bay | 19:10 ET
While neither of these teams is actually in first place, one assumes that they’d prefer to be.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Tampa Bay Radio.

New York NL at Los Angeles NL | 22:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Important question for our times: how many people named Vin or Vinny or Vincent will play an integral role in this game?

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Los Angeles NL Television.

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 5.9.

Note: the following Game Scores include the poorly conceived playoff-odds adjustment discussed in a recent edition of Daily Notes. Also note: the following table is entirely sortable.


Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
A.J. Burnett PIT 7 2 5 5 2 PHI Kyle Kendrick 13:05
Edwin Jackson WAS 6 5 6 10 9 COL Josh Outman 15:10
Dylan Axelrod CHA 5 5 5 6 7 NYA Ivan Nova 19:05
Zach McAllister CLE 5 4 5 3 4 BAL Wei-Yin Chen 19:05
Dan Haren LAA 6 5 6 6 4 TOR Brett Cecil* 19:07
Trevor Bauer* AZ 16 6 9 7 0 ATL Jair Jurrjens 19:10
Max Scherzer DET 10 3 9 4 8 TB James Shields 19:10
Tyson Ross OAK 1 4 3 10 4 TEX Scott Feldman 20:05
Andrew Cashner* SD 10 4 5 6 4 HOU Dallas Keuchel* 20:05
Franklin Morales BOS 10 6 7 4 7 SEA Felix Hernandez 22:10
Chris Young NYN 0 1 4 3 6 LAN Chris Capuano 22:10
Johnny Cueto CIN 6 4 7 4 8 SF Mad. Bumgarner 22:15

To learn more about Pitcher and Team NERD scores 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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13 Responses to “Daily Notes: Trevor Bauer to Really Debut Tonight”

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  1. oldschoolways says:

    Bauer with the well-deserved 16 NERD score, I love it.

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  2. jaywigley says:

    I read these every day and I faithfully try to use the game NERD rankings to pick and choose where I spend my limited baseball attention. But then guess what–I don’t enjoy the broadcasts as much as I enjoy the anticipation that the NERD score brings me. So here’s an idea–how about you FG guys getting together and doing a live broadcast commentary on a game in progress? Choose the top NERD score (or whatever criteria you want) and do a live commentary as the game happens. It would be best if you guys did a broadcast that was on ESPN or Fox or some commonly (non-MLB subscription) network, IMHO. What do you think? Two or three of you guys would be SO much more interesting than the commentators on the networks.

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  3. This Guy says:

    Phhh I’m watching the dbacks/braves game for jurrjens, you are all crazy

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  4. Marc says:

    LOL 16 nerd for Bauer! That’s awesome.

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  5. The Artful Dodger says:

    I enjoy that Bauer (16) + Jurrjens’ (0) total NERD Score of 16 is only outdone by 1 game (BOS/SEA).

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  6. Madoff Withurmoni says:

    Vinny Rottino has been designated by the Mets and claimed so there may be one less Vin/Vinny/Vincent than you’re expecting in that Mets/Dodgers game.

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  7. Bip says:

    Even more impressive: Trevor Bauer’s NERD score is actually in a base-100 counting system.

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  8. Bip says:

    I don’t know if it’s just the camera angle I’m not used to, but Bauer’s fastball appears to have some monstrous rise to it. The number of pop-ups he’s getting against the Braves suggests the same though.

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  9. Josh Outman says:

    I’m confused as to how my NERD score is higher than Madison Bumgarner’s.

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