Daily Notes, With Results from the Signing Deadline

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

1. First-Round Draftees: Results from the Signing Deadline
2. Notable MLB Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

First-Round Draftees: Results from the Signing Deadline
Some Information for the Reader
This past Friday was the deadline for signing players selected in the most recent draft. Below is a table of this year’s first-round draftees and their corresponding signing bonuses.

Of Note in re the Following Table, Who’s Missing From It
The reader will note that one draftee — Mark Appel, the right-handed pitcher out of Stanford, selected eighth overall by Pittsburgh — has been omitted from the following table. Appel failed to reach an agreement with the Pirates and will return to Stanford for his senior year.

How Pittsburgh Is Affected by Failing to Sign Appel
On account of they were unable to sign Appel, Pittsburgh will now receive — in addition to whatever normal pick they get — Pittsburgh will now also receive the ninth-overall pick in next year’s draft.

How the Author Feels About Using the Word Fail or Its Variants Twice
Strangely deflated — like, in an emotional way.

Table: 2012 First-Round Draft Signees
The following information has been aggregated from Baseball America and MLB Trade Rumors. Draftees who have begun their professional careers possess hyperlinks to relevant FanGraphs players pages (although Stryker Trahan’s page is oddly bereft of data, for some reason). Players marked with an asterisk (*) have signed since last update (from July 10th).

Player Team POS Pick Slot Bonus New
Carlos Correa Houston SS 1 $7.200 $4.800  
Byron Buxton Minnesota OF 2 $6.200 $6.000  
Mike Zunino Seattle C 3 $5.200 $4.000  
Kevin Gausman Baltimore RHP 4 $4.200 $4.320 *
Kyle Zimmer Kansas City RHP 5 $3.500 $3.000  
Albert Almora Chicago NL OF 6 $3.250 $3.900  
Max Fried San Diego LHP 7 $3.000 $3.000  
Andrew Heaney Miami LHP 9 $2.800 $2.600 *
David Dahl Colorado OF 10 $2.700 $2.600  
Addison Russell Oakland SS 11 $2.625 $2.625  
Gavin Cecchini New York NL SS 12 $2.550 $2.300  
Courtney Hawkins Chicago AL OF 13 $2.475 $2.475  
Nick Travieso Cincinnati RHP 14 $2.375 $2.000  
Tyler Naquin Cleveland OF 15 $2.250 $1.750  
Lucas Giolito Washington RHP 16 $2.125 $2.925 *
D.J. Davis Toronto OF 17 $2.000 $1.750  
Corey Seager Los Angeles NL 3B 18 $1.950 $2.350  
Michael Wacha St. Louis RHP 19 $1.900 $1.900  
Chris Stratton San Francisco RHP 20 $1.850 $1.850  
Lucas Sims Atlanta RHP 21 $1.825 $1.650  
Marcus Stroman Toronto RHP 22 $1.800 $1.800  
James Ramsey St. Louis OF 23 $1.775 $1.600  
Deven Marrero Boston SS 24 $1.750 $2.050  
Richie Shaffer Tampa Bay 3B 25 $1.725 $1.713 *
Stryker Trahan Arizona C 26 $1.700 $1.700  
Clint Coulter Milwaukee C 27 $1.675 $1.675  
Victor Roache Milwaukee OF 28 $1.650 $1.525  
Lewis Brinson Texas OF 29 $1.625 $1.625  
Ty Hensley New York AL RHP 30 $1.600 $1.200 *
Brian Johnson Boston LHP 31 $1.575 $1.575  

Notable MLB Games
Los Angeles AL at Detroit | 19:05 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Without looking, guess which team is first overall in the wild-card standings right now — by 3.0 games or 2.5 games or however many games… Did you guess? Excellent. Now, forget you ever knew that sort of thing. You have been liberated from the Tyranny of Information!

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Detroit Radio.

St. Louis at Milwaukee | 20:10 ET
Michael Fiers starts for Milwaukee. His line so far, through eight appearances (including seven starts): 46.2 IP, 26.7% K, 4.8% BB, 32.3% GB, 3.10 SIERA, 79 xFIP-, 1.7 WAR.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Milwuakee Road.

Bawlmer at Minnesota | 20:10 ET
According to PITCHf/x, Oriole right-hander Chris Tillman, who starts tonight for Baltimore, sat at 95 mph with his fastball during his season debut on July 4th — this, after having pitched more in the 89-91 range each of the previous two seasons.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Baltimore 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 4.8.

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
Ervin Santana LAA 3 5 6 5 6 DET Rick Porcello 19:05
Henderson Alvarez TOR 5 7 6 7 6 NYA Phil Hughes 19:05
Wade Miley AZ 6 6 5 4 4 CIN Bronson Arroyo 19:10
Dylan Axelrod CHA 3 5 3 5 1 BOS Aaron Cook 19:10
Zach McAllister CLE 7 5 7 4 7 TB Alex Cobb 19:10
Edwin Jackson WAS 6 7 3 3 1 MIA Carlos Zambrano 19:10
Chris Tillman* BAL 13 1 7 3 7 MIN Scott Diamond 20:10
Jason Vargas SEA 3 3 0 6 0 KC Jonathan Sanchez 20:10
Lance Lynn STL 8 9 8 7 8 MIL Michael Fiers 20:10
Jeff Karstens PIT 5 5 4 10 4 COL Jeff Francis 20:40
J.A. Happ HOU 5 4 2 5 3 SD Kip Wells* 22:05
Joe Blanton PHI 8 5 6 1 5 LAN Nathan Eovaldi 22:10

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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Well-Beered Englishman
Well-Beered Englishman
4 years 2 months ago

Carlos Zambrano’s NERD score should be adjusted due to that ever-nebulous modifier, the How Angry Was Ozzie Yesterday Quotient.

4 years 2 months ago

Zambrano should also get a little bit extra for his chance of hitting home runs. I’d give him about a 3, even though he’s nowhere near the player he used to be, just for the chance of something crazy happening.

And if you happen to see this, Well-Beered, I saw a link on reddit to a map of breweries in the U.S. It was entertaining for me at least.

4 years 2 months ago

I support the 13 NERD rating for Tillman. No mistake there.

4 years 2 months ago

With the absence of a featured game, is “other notable games” an appropriate title or should it simply be titled “notable games”

Omar Little
Omar Little
4 years 2 months ago

Is Mariners/Royals the first 0 NERD game of the year?

Big Daddy V
Big Daddy V
4 years 2 months ago

Help! I’m suffering from herve houchoua deficiency, Please, Mr. houchoua, post a comment. Thank you.

Ludwig von Koopa
Ludwig von Koopa
4 years 2 months ago

Way to tear out four stories in a row, Carson!


Brazen Reader
Brazen Reader
4 years 2 months ago

A system that scores Mike Trout’s team a 5 (equal to Cleveland, San Diego, etc) is as useful as a Juan Uribe. A failing which, I gather, you feel shameful about and have rectified by making the Angels (and Detroit, also a 5) notable.

In return for that notability, nota bene Jean Cocteau: “Listen very carefully to the first criticisms of your work. Note just what it is about your work that the reviewers don’t like; it may be the only thing in your work that is original and worthwhile.”

4 years 2 months ago

stryker trahan has the coolest name ever.

4 years 2 months ago

I believe Joey Votto’s chase for 68 (doubles) is over. Big frown :(