Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
News About News About News
At Daily Notes, we don’t make the news — we copy and paste the news from other sources and then change maybe, like, every tenth word or whatever.
Oakland Prospect Choice Out for Season
Oakland outfield prospect Michael Choice was placed on the disabled list on Tuesday, and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season after suffering a broken hand from a hit-by-pitch on Saturday night, reports MLB.com John Parker. Choice, who was ranked second among Oakland prospects before the season by our Marc Hulet, produced one of the more impressive offensive performances of the Arizona Fall League, per a stat made up by the author. He was slashing .287/.356/.423 (.352 BABIP) in 402 plate appearances at Double-A Midland at the time of the injury.
White Sox Prospect Mitchell Promoted Tuesday
Former first-round pick and current Chicago White Sox outfield prospect Jared Mitchell — notable both for his (a) raw athleticism and (b) difficulties with making contact — was promoted by the club from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, reports Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times. After missing all of 2010 with an ankle injury and posting decidedly underwhelming numbers in 2011 at High-A Winston-Salem, Mitchell (now 23) was slashing .240/.368/.440 (.350 BABIP) in Birmingham, with a 15.2% walk and 30.9% strikeout rate.
Hernandez (né Carmona) to Make First Appearance Since You-Know-What
According to MLB.com’s Justin Albers, the Cleveland Indians announced Tuesday that right-hander Roberto Hernandez (whom the reader will know as Fausto Carmona) will make his first appearance — a start for Low-A affiliate Lake County on Thursday night — since You-Know-What happened. “He hasn’t pitched in an affiliated game since that thing we all know about happened,” Indians manager Manny Acta didn’t actually say. Nor did he continue: “When things like that one thing that happened happen — well, who knows what happens next.”
Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Minnesota at Chicago AL | 14:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Only barely related, but something the author just saw at Dunn’s player page: in 2009, then-National Adam Dunn posted a 142 wRC+ over 668 plate appearances and yet managed just a 1.1 WAR.
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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 4.5.
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.
|Stephe. Strasburg||WAS||10||7||6||3||6||NYN||Jeremy Hefner||12:10|
|Ryan Dempster||CHN||6||0||2||5||2||PIT||Kevin Correia||12:35|
|Tommy Hanson||ATL||4||8||4||3||4||MIA||Ricky Nolasco||12:40|
|Marco Estrada||MIL||9||7||5||6||6||PHI||Vance Worley||13:05|
|Nick Blackburn||MIN||1||3||3||4||6||CHA||Jake Peavy||14:10|
|Luke Hochevar||KC||5||7||4||6||4||LAA||Jered Weaver||15:35|
|Ivan Nova||NYA||7||7||4||3||4||SEA||Hisashi Iwakuma||15:40|
|Jason Marquis||SD||3||5||4||4||7||SF||Tim Lincecum||15:45|
|Max Scherzer||DET||10||4||5||4||1||CLE||Derek Lowe||19:05|
|David Price||TB||9||5||6||1||7||BAL||Miguel Gonzalez||19:05|
|A.J. Griffin||OAK||5||4||5||7||2||TOR||Ricky Romero||19:07|
|Josh Beckett||BOS||6||5||5||8||5||TEX||Derek Holland||20:05|
|Homer Bailey||CIN||6||4||4||4||6||HOU||Bud Norris||20:05|
|Aaron Harang||LAN||2||1||5||9||4||STL||Kyle Lohse||20:15|
|Jeff Francis||COL||5||9||5||8||5||AZ||Trevor Cahill||21:40|