Originally written on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 10/31/12
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Contract Crowdsourcing: Starting Pitchers (3 of 3) 2. SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters 3. Video: Marcell Ozuna Swinging a Lot Contract Crowdsourcing: Starting Pitchers (3 of 3) Free agency begins this coming Saturday. 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 the third third of this free-agent class’s notable starting pitchers. (Click here for more on the contract crowdsourcing project.) Other positions: Catchers / First Basemen / Second Basemen / Third Basemen / Shortstops / Corner Outfielders / Center Fielders / Designated Hitters / Right-Handed Relievers / Left-Handed Relievers / Starting Pitchers (Part 1) / Starting Pitchers (Part 2). Player Page: Brandon McCarthy Loading… Player Page: Roy Oswalt Loading… Player Page: Jake Peavy Loading… Player Page: Anibal Sanchez Loading… Player Page: Ervin Santana Loading… Player Page: Joe Saunders Loading… Player Page: Carlos Villanueva Loading… SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters (Overall) Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Dominican Winter League, which started earlier in October. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and greater than 100 is above average. (Click here for more on SCOUT.) Player Team Age Pos PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Marcell Ozuna Marlins 21 OF 37 3.8% 8.2% 20.3% 114 Francisco Pena Mets 22 C 23 3.0% 8.9% 16.8% 112 Jordany Valdespin Mets 24 2B 31 2.9% 10.0% 18.4% 111 Todd Linden Giants 32 OF 35 3.5% 9.3% 21.9% 110 Yan Gomes Blue Jays 24 OF 41 3.1% 8.6% 19.1% 109 Hector Luna Phillies 32 3B 35 2.9% 9.3% 18.6% 108 Felix Pie Braves 27 OF 38 2.2% 10.7% 16.8% 108 Anderson Hernandez Pirates 29 2B 33 2.2% 10.4% 16.8% 107 Moises Sierra Blue Jays 23 OF 36 3.2% 8.3% 19.8% 107 Mike Olt Rangers 23 3B 24 2.6% 10.3% 20.0% 106 SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters (Prospect Age) Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the DWL, but only populated with players who are 24 or under — i.e. something more like “prospect” age relative to the league. Player Team Age Pos PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Marcell Ozuna Marlins 21 OF 37 3.8% 8.2% 20.3% 114 Francisco Pena Mets 22 C 23 3.0% 8.9% 16.8% 112 Jordany Valdespin Mets 24 2B 31 2.9% 10.0% 18.4% 111 Yan Gomes Blue Jays 24 OF 41 3.1% 8.6% 19.1% 109 Moises Sierra Blue Jays 23 OF 36 3.2% 8.3% 19.8% 107 Mike Olt Rangers 23 3B 24 2.6% 10.3% 20.0% 106 Oscar Taveras Cardinals 20 OF 35 2.9% 8.3% 18.6% 105 Nelson Perez Cubs 24 OF 11 2.4% 10.9% 19.7% 105 Angel Villalona Giants 21 1B 12 2.7% 9.3% 19.6% 105 Jose Ramirez Indians 19 SS 4 2.4% 9.7% 19.3% 103 Video: Marcell Ozuna Swinging a Lot Here’s video, courtesy of Baseball Instinct’s YouTube page, of Marlins prospect — and Dominican Winter League batting leader — Marcell Ozuna swinging a lot.
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