Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 7/21/13
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Concerning Randall Delgado’s Virtues 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Concerning Randall Delgado’s Virtues Introduction Five of today’s starters currently possess a perfect 10 NERD score*. Four of them (i.e. four of those pitchers) have assembled impressive major-league resumes by one means or another — namely, Homer Bailey, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Harvey, and Jordan Zimmermann. The fifth is Arizona right-hander Randall Delgado. What follows is a brief inspection of Delgado’s very high NERD score, sorted more or less by the degree to which it informs said score. *The present site’s very proprietary and also infallible watchability metric. See below for more information on NERD. Fielding Independent Pitching Delgado has recorded an xFIP and xFIP-* of 3.18 and 83, respectively, this season in 39.0 innings — almost all of them as a starter. The former of those marks is 1.4 standard
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