Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 12/4/12
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Notes from the Day 1 at the Winter Meetings 2. Dominican Winter League-Leading Pitcher: Kyler Newby 3. Very Thorough Video: Oakland’s Kyler Newby 4. SCOUT Leaderboards: Dominican Winter League Notes from Day 1 at the Winter Meetings It’s been a matter of some debate within my own person how best to use these Notes to report on the Winter Meetings while I’m here in Nashville. Because, allow me to it very make clear, I do not have any sources who are close to any situations — unless, of course, the source is my colleague Jeff Sullivan and the situation is the volume and pitch of my other colleague Dave Cameron’s colossal snoring habit*. *I think probably habit isn’t the precise word. Habit would seem to connote some agency. Also, though: I don’t know what the actual precise word is and likely no one cares. It’s also the case that (a) I feel the need to justify CEO and founder of FanGraphs David Appelman’s (perhaps poor) decision to fly me here and accommodate me and (b) I’ve derived a great deal of pleasure from the spectacle of the Meetings thus far — a spectacle about which, were I not at the Winter Meetings but merely reading about the Winter Meetings meetings, I’d be curious. In conclusion, here are some things a person would have seen at the Winter Meetings yesterday (especially were he, like, right next to me for the entire day — which, why was he right next to me all day like that?): • Jim Leyland and Bruce Bochy — that is, the managers of this past season’s respective World Series teams — engaged in perfectly amicable conversation. • Former Marlins manager Jack McKeon, scowling a little bit. • Former Rays center fielder and current free agent Fernando Perez behaving like a perfect gentleman — holding doors open, throwing his coat on puddles for ladies’ safe passage, etc. • Brewers GM Doug Melvin’s mustache. • A scene precisely the same as, and no different than, this one at Jack Daniel’s Restaurant and Bar, located within the Opryland Resort: Dominican Winter League-Leading Pitcher: Kyler Newby Kyler Newby is currently very much atop the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for starting pitchers in the Dominican Winter League. “Who’s Kyler Newby?” is a question that a reasonable sort of person might reasonably ask. Here’s one answer to that question: a 27-year-old right-hander who signed a minor-league contract with Oakland in November after pitching within the Baltimore organization. Here’s another one: originally a 50th-round pick out of Mesa (Arizona) Community College in 2004. Newby was excellent in relief in 2012, mostly for Baltimore’s Double-A Eastern League affiliate Bowie. Here’s his line there: 55.1 IP, 74 K, 21 BB, 1 HR, 1.90 FIP. According to Orioles Nation, Newby throws mostly a fastball (at 87-90 mph) and slider (at 79-81 mph). Very Thorough Video: Oakland’s Kyler Newby Here’s a very thorough compilation video of Oakland minor-league right-hander and Dominican League-leader Kyler Newby: SCOUT Leaderboards: Dominican Winter Baseball League Below are the current SCOUT leaderboards for the Dominican Winter League. (Ages as of July 1st, 2012. Players listed with most recent team. Click here for more on what is SCOUT.) SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Dominican Winter League. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average. Player Team Age Pos PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Hector Luna Phillies 32 3B 151 2.2% 14.9% 12.6% 134 Nelson Perez Cubs 24 OF 80 2.7% 15.8% 21.6% 124 Oscar Taveras Cardinals 20 OF 131 2.4% 9.8% 12.4% 120 Felix Pie Braves 27 OF 143 2.0% 14.2% 16.9% 120 Todd Linden Giants 32 OF 108 3.5% 13.4% 26.0% 118 Jordany Valdespin Mets 24 2B 62 2.1% 12.2% 15.8% 117 Ricardo Nanita Blue Jays 31 OF 106 1.5% 10.5% 10.3% 117 Diory Hernandez Cubs 28 SS 142 1.3% 11.3% 10.3% 116 Donell Linares MEX 28 3B 65 2.4% 7.5% 12.8% 113 Moises Sierra Blue Jays 23 OF 127 2.4% 10.5% 17.6% 112 SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Hitters (Prospects) Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Dominican Winter League, but only populated with players who are 25 or under — i.e. something more like “prospect” age relative to the league. Player Team Age Pos PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Nelson Perez Cubs 24 OF 80 2.7% 15.8% 21.6% 124 Oscar Taveras Cardinals 20 OF 131 2.4% 9.8% 12.4% 120 Jordany Valdespin Mets 24 2B 62 2.1% 12.2% 15.8% 117 Moises Sierra Blue Jays 23 OF 127 2.4% 10.5% 17.6% 112 Jose Ramirez Indians 19 SS 103 1.2% 12.2% 13.3% 112 Miguel Sano Twins 19 3B 35 2.3% 11.0% 18.6% 110 Carlos Peguero Mariners 25 OF 34 2.6% 11.0% 20.7% 110 Jean Segura Brewers 22 SS 118 1.8% 8.5% 12.1% 110 Wilin Rosario Rockies 23 C 28 2.3% 10.3% 18.2% 110 Yan Gomes Blue Jays 24 OF 64 2.8% 9.1% 19.6% 109 SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Pitchers Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Dominican Winter League. SCOUT- is calculated using regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average. Player Team Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT- Kyler Newby Orioles 27 7 7 31.0 128 27.4% 9.2% 75 Erick Abreu Astros 28 16 0 23.1 84 26.8% 8.7% 75 Johan Yan Rangers 27 16 0 11.0 46 25.5% 9.0% 80 Dustin Richardson IND 28 14 0 11.0 44 23.7% 9.0% 85 Tony Pena Jr. Red Sox 31 12 0 15.2 58 23.4% 8.9% 85 Fabio Castro Athletics 27 9 7 31.0 135 22.5% 8.9% 88 Danny Salazar Indians 22 5 3 14.0 58 22.7% 9.1% 88 Kelvin De La Cruz Tigers 23 7 1 10.2 47 22.7% 9.3% 88 Samuel Deduno Twins 28 3 2 9.2 37 22.6% 9.5% 89 Bartolo Colon Athletics 39 3 3 11.1 45 21.6% 8.8% 90 SCOUT Leaderboard: Dominican Winter League Pitchers (Starters) Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Venezuelan Winter League, but only populated with pitchers who’ve made at least half of their appearances as starts. Player Team Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT- Kyler Newby Orioles 27 7 7 31.0 128 27.4% 9.2% 75 Fabio Castro Athletics 27 9 7 31.0 135 22.5% 8.9% 88 Danny Salazar Indians 22 5 3 14.0 58 22.7% 9.1% 88 Samuel Deduno Twins 28 3 2 9.2 37 22.6% 9.5% 89 Bartolo Colon Athletics 39 3 3 11.1 45 21.6% 8.8% 90 Josh Outman Rockies 23 6 6 25.2 111 22.2% 9.5% 90 Aneury Rodriguez Astros 24 8 8 32.0 135 21.2% 8.5% 90 Omar Javier IND 24 8 4 24.0 94 21.6% 9.1% 91 Stolmy Pimentel Red Sox 22 8 6 23.0 101 21.4% 8.9% 91 Bruce Billings Athletics 26 6 6 21.0 95 20.8% 9.2% 93
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