Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
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).
|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|
|Gavin Cecchini||New York NL||SS||12||$2.550||$2.300|
|Courtney Hawkins||Chicago AL||OF||13||$2.475||$2.475|
|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|
|James Ramsey||St. Louis||OF||23||$1.775||$1.600|
|Richie Shaffer||Tampa Bay||3B||25||$1.725||$1.713||*|
|Ty Hensley||New York AL||RHP||30||$1.600||$1.200||*|
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.
|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|