Daily Notes, With a List of First-Round Signees So Far

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

1. First-Round Draft Signees So Far
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

First-Round Draft Signees So Far
So far as I can tell — and I’ll admit to not having searched with what one might call “utmost vigor” — there’s no readily available and free resource with information both on which first-round draftees have signed so far and for how much. The following table does include that information — along with the corresponding suggested slot value of each pick.

Note: both Baseball America’s draft results page and the internet, generally speaking, were helpful in the creation of the following table.


Player Team POS Pick Slot Bonus
Carlos Correa Houston SS 1 $7.20 $4.80
Kyle Zimmer Kansas City RHP 5 $3.50 $3.00
Gavin Cecchini New York NL SS 12 $2.55 $2.30
Lucas Sims Atlanta RHP 21 $1.83 $1.65
Stryker Trahan Arizona C 26 $1.70 $1.70
Clint Coulter Milwaukee C 27 $1.68 $1.68
Victor Roache Milwaukee OF 28 $1.65 $1.53

Of note: all of the above have signed either for or below the prescribed slot value.

Today’s Notable Games
Tampa Bay at Miami | 13:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Regarding why Florida is called that, from Wikipedia:

It is Spanish custom to name a place after the nearest Roman Catholic feast. [Ponce de León] arrived on the east coast during the Spanish Easter feast, Pascua Florida, April 7. He named the land La Pascua de la Florida, or “Passion of the Flowers,” or “Passion of the Christ”

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Tampa Bay Radio.

Philadelphia at Baltimore | 13:35 ET
Cliff Lee (64.2 IP, 67 xFIP-, 1.7 WAR) faces the surprising Jason Hammel (66.2 IP, 80 xFIP-, 1.5 WAR) and the also very surprising Baltimore Orioles (1.0 games behind Tampa Bay in AL East, with a WAR record to suggests it’s not entirely a fluke).

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Philadelphia Radio (Although, note that the Baltimore center-field camera, which is quite good, might not be available on the Philadelphia side).

Toronto at Atlanta | 13:35 ET
Highly rated right-handed pitching prospect Julio Teheran, 21, makes his season debut for Atlanta today. His (not particularly impressive, turns out) line so far at Triple-A Gwinnett: 54.1 IP, 7.12 K/9, 3.48 BB/9, 1.33 HR/9, 4.97 FIP.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Toronto or Atlanta 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 5.5.

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
Jonathon Niese NYN 7 1 7 6 9 NYA Andy Pettitte 13:05
James Shields TB 9 5 7 3 8 MIA Anibal Sanchez 13:10
Bruce Chen KC 3 5 5 2 8 PIT A.J. Burnett 13:35
Cliff Lee PHI 10 5 8 4 8 BAL Jason Hammel 13:35
Ricky Romero TOR 3 6 7 7 8 ATL Julio Teheran* 13:35
Jord. Zimmermann WAS 8 4 7 5 6 BOS Jon Lester 13:35
Ryan Dempster CHN 6 3 3 3 5 MIN Francisco Liriano 14;10
Lucas Harrell HOU 4 5 3 5 3 CHA Philip Humber 14:10
Anthony Bass SD 7 6 5 6 5 MIL Yovani Gallardo 14:10
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE 0 4 5 10 7 STL Joe Kelly* 14:15
Ervin Santana LAA 3 3 6 8 9 COL Christian Friedrich 15:10
Alexi Ogando TEX 8 10 7 4 6 SF Tim Lincecum 16:05
Chad Billingsley LAN 5 5 4 5 3 SEA Blake Beavan 16:10
Travis Blackley* OAK 5 3 4 5 2 AZ Joe Saunders 16:10
Drew Smyly DET 6 5 5 4 5 CIN Homer Bailey 20:00

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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  1. Beantown says:

    Still nothing to say about the Mariner no hitter here at Fangraphs? Ok. So when a no-name pitcher on a sort of decent team no-hits a last place team, that is article worthy… when a big name pitcher gets a blown call or two in their favor, in the name of getting a franchise their first ever no hitter, also noteworthy… but six pitchers combining to no-hit the team with the best record so far in the majors in 2012, well, hey, throw an article about R.A. Dickey up there and call it good for the weekend.

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    • Mr. Wisdom I am Not says:

      As much as I like Kevin Millwood and co. I believe a much more newsworthy subject is Dexter Fowler’s .925 OPS so far.

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    • Coodle says:

      It’s the weekend, turd. Beside, Santana and Humber had to wait a few days for their articles and Weaver didn’t get one at all.

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    • matt w says:

      It’s that damn Fangraphs anti-Mariners bias again!

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    • tacoman says:

      And, by the way, there was a questionable call in the M’s no-hitter.

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      • ohnoitisme says:

        Yep, that was a close play at first that if you watch enough baseball, you have seen those called both ways. The Mets *No-Hitter**** did not feature a questionable call. It featured a flat out blown call where the ump was actually in the absolute perfect position to see it to make the right call and still got it wrong.

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  2. jordan says:

    it was 6 pitchers and they no hit the dodgers without kemp. Impressive, but not that impressive in my opinion.

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    • joser says:

      And yet it has only been done 10 times in MLB history (no matter the number of pitchers greater than 1). Still, since I’m a reader who actually pays attention to Fangraphs routines without looking for fabricated grievances to get butt-hurt over, I wasn’t expecting any mention until Monday. If then.

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    • Snowblind says:

      I’d actually think it’s more likely that out of 6 different people, one of them was going to have an “off” day, compared to one guy just having a really good one. A combined no-no is slightly more impressive in that regard.

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  3. mnt says:

    So what incentive to draftees have to sign for anything below slot? Pre-draft deals to be drafted higher? Anything else?

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    • Ian R. says:

      Most likely, it’s because the current draftees know that their first-round positions are a byproduct of a weak draft class. Correa, for example, is a fine prospect, but most years he wouldn’t go #1 overall. So he’s left with a choice between taking somewhat less than the slot value this year or re-entering the draft next year, getting drafted later, getting less money and losing a year of development time. Conversely, the teams have all the leverage in the world because if their draftees don’t sign, they’ll just get compensation picks in a stronger first round next year.

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  4. dormroomgm says:

    Gavin Cecchini is a shortstop, not a pitcher.

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  5. Wilj says:

    Check MLBTR for the draft signings and cost, they arent all consolidated in one neat table but a quick scroll through the first page or two should net most if not all the first round signees.

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  6. helpful stranger says:

    Baseball America has charts for who’s signed from the draft, sortable by team, round, etc.

    try here

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