Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
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.
|Kyle Zimmer||Kansas City||RHP||5||$3.50||$3.00|
|Gavin Cecchini||New York NL||SS||12||$2.55||$2.30|
Of note: all of the above have signed either for or below the prescribed slot value.
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.
|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|