Originally written on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Contract Crowdsourcing: Corner Outfielders 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 3. Video: Jonathan Singleton’s Almost Identical Home Runs Contract Crowdsourcing: Corner Outfielders Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. FanGraphs is asking readers to estimate the years and average annual dollar values likely to be received by certain notable free agents. We continue today with corner outfielders. (Click here for more on the contract crowdsourcing project.) Other positions: Catchers / First Basemen / Second Basemen / Third Basemen / Shortstops / Corner Outfielders. Player Page: Michael Bourn Loading… Player Page: Josh Hamilton Loading… Player Page: Angel Pagan Loading… Player Page: B.J. Upton Loading… Player Page: Shane Victorino Loading… SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League Batting Leaderboard Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Arizona Fall League. SCOUT represents an attempt to derive something meaningful from small samples and is calculated using regressed defense-indepedent numbers (home runs, walks, strikeouts for hitters. The offensive version is SCOUT+, where 100 is league average and above 100 is above average. (Click here for more on SCOUT.) Player Team Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Jonathan Singleton HOU 20 45 2.5% 11.1% 20.7% 113 Christopher Mcguiness TEX 24 37 2.6% 10.0% 19.8% 112 Brock Kjeldgaard MIL 26 19 3.0% 9.4% 22.3% 111 Whit Merrifield KC 23 31 1.6% 11.3% 18.0% 108 Kent Matthes COL 25 30 2.0% 10.3% 18.8% 108 Nate Roberts MIN 23 21 1.7% 10.8% 18.0% 107 Kevin Pillar TOR 23 18 2.0% 9.9% 19.1% 107 Matt Skole WAS 22 28 2.0% 11.4% 21.1% 107 Ricky Oropesa SF 22 24 2.0% 12.1% 22.3% 107 Christian Vazquez BOS 21 21 1.7% 11.8% 20.0% 106 Pitching Leaderboard Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the AFL. SCOUT for pitchers is calculated using regressed defense-indepedent numbers (in this case, strikeouts and walks). The pitching version is SCOUT-, where 100 is league average and below 100 represents above-average run prevention. (Click here for more on SCOUT.) Player Team Age IP GS TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT- Kyle Gibson MIN 24 10.0 100.0% 38 26.3% 9.1% 87 Kevin Siegrist STL 22 6.0 50.0% 18 24.4% 9.5% 92 James Paxton SEA 23 7.2 100.0% 34 24.9% 9.9% 92 Heath Hembree SF 23 4.0 0.0% 16 24.1% 9.5% 93 Robbie Erlin SD 21 4.2 100.0% 18 23.8% 9.5% 93 Mark Montgomery NYA 21 5.0 0.0% 20 24.2% 10.0% 93 Tyler Chatwood COL 22 11.2 100.0% 49 24.1% 10.0% 94 Seth Blair STL 23 6.1 100.0% 25 24.1% 10.1% 94 Andre Rienzo CHA 24 7.0 100.0% 27 23.9% 9.8% 94 Kevin Rhoderick CHN 23 4.2 0.0% 17 23.3% 9.5% 94 Notes • Houston first-base prospect Jonathan Singleton is the youngest player on either leaderboard (i.e. the hitting or the pitching type) and, in fact, leads all hitters through a couple weeks’ worth of games. He was also among the top hitters per SCOUT in the Double-A Texas League this summer, finishing behind only the notably talented pair of Mike Olt and Oscar Taveras among the league’s top prospect-age batters. • Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson, who turns 25 literally today, spent most of 2012 recovering from Tommy John surgery. His first 10 AFL innings have been ideal: Gibson has struck out 16 of the 38 batters he’s faced in two starts while walking none of them. According to Baseball America’s Peter Wardell, Gibson has been sitting around 92-94 mph with his fastball with a “legitimate put-away slider.” • Kevin Siegrist is a left-handed pitcher in the Cardinals system. The internet has wildly different reports on his velocity (everything from mid-80s to mid-90s). He was actually more impressive following an early August promotion to Double-A Springfield, increasing his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. Video: Jonathan Singleton’s Almost Identical Home Runs Here are two almost identical home runs courtesy talented Houston first-base prospect Jonathan Singleton. First, this one from August 31st: Your browser does not support iframes. And second, this other one from September 5th: Your browser does not support iframes.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Head coaching candidates for the Denver Nuggets

Check out these leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Aqib Talib’s aggravated assault investigation suspended by Dallas PD

Ohio State expects 80,000 at its spring game this Saturday

Bryant strikes out three times in debut; Cubs fans heckle him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NBA rookies who disappointed in 2014-15 season

Report: Urban Meyer reassured Belichick about Hernandez

Cuban: Harden is MVP, Rockets are not very good

J.R. Smith: 'I don’t think anyone can beat us'

SCOTUS asked to overturn baseball's antitrust exemption

Is Chip Kelly expecting too much from Josh Huff?

Ubaldo Jimenez hit Pablo Sandoval with pitch, was ejected

NBA to track and post referees’ calls beginning in playoffs

MLB payrolls continue to rise

NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

There are only two contenders ... in the West?

Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

Matt Barnes' son betrays him for Steph Curry

WATCH: Padres fan saved from falling by alert cameraman

Kemp hosts Seattle party over OKC missing playoffs

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

The "worst" player on each NBA playoff team

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the burden of legacy

Kris Bryant and floor versus ceiling

Top 10 storylines of the NBA Playoffs

A-Rod being taken to court over unpaid legal fees

Could Wilson really be a two-sport star?

Five players who must step up in the NBA playoffs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.