Originally written on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Baseball Event: Tender Deadline, Tonight 2. GIF: Mark Reynolds Bat Toss 3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Australian Baseball League Baseball Event: Tender Deadline, Tonight The deadline by which teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players is tonight (Friday) at 11:59pm ET. Players to whom contact offers are extended then have the opportunity to negotiate with their respective teams until January 18th, when arbitration figures are due for exchange. Players to whom contracts are not tendered become free agents and are free to negotiate with all 30 teams. Using some combination of a slide rule, abacus, and cheat codes from early and beloved Nintendo game Contra, Matt Swartz has projected salaries for all arbitration-eligible players and published the results at MLB Trade Rumors. Here are three notable players who might become free agents tonight: Player: Mark Reynolds, CIF, BAL Proj. Salary: $8.9 million Notes: Reynolds has been worth less than a win in over 1100 plate appearances as an Oriole. Owing to his power, he’d certainly receive attention as a free agent, but likely not $9-million-dollars-annually of attention. Player: Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS Proj. Salary: $1.8 million Notes: Provided he remains healthy, Sweeney would likely have little trouble producing the less than half a win his 2013 salary would require. Health has been an issue, however, and the Red Sox are a team that is seeking (and can afford) something closer to above-average talent at every position. Player: Brian Wilson, RHP, SF Proj. Salary: $8.5 million Notes: By the terms of the present CBA, teams cannot cut a player’s salary by more than 20 percent — which is to say, the least Wilson could earn (were he tendered a contract) is $6.8 million. The Giants are likely regard that as excessive for a reliever coming of Tommy John surgery — and without whom they did, in fact, win the World Series. GIF: Mark Reynolds Bat Toss Here’s a GIF from September of Mark Reynolds disposing of his bat with something not unlike total celerity: SCOUT Leaderboards: Australian Baseball League Below are the current SCOUT leaderboards for the Australian Baseball League. (Ages as of July 1st, 2012. Players listed with most recent team. Click here for more on what is SCOUT.) SCOUT Leaderboard: Australian Baseball League Hitters Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Australian Baseball 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+ Brad Harman N/A 26 2B 34 2.1% 9.9% 17.8% 114 Carlo Testa Royals 25 OF 45 1.7% 11.4% 18.3% 113 Josh Roberts N/A 25 OF 39 2.0% 8.2% 17.1% 110 Michael Ohlman Orioles 21 C 24 1.8% 9.4% 17.9% 109 Ji-Man Choi Mariners 21 1B 16 1.5% 11.2% 19.0% 109 Elliot Biddle N/A 23 OF 43 2.3% 7.5% 18.6% 109 Corey Adamson Padres 20 OF 29 1.4% 10.7% 17.8% 109 C.J. Beatty IND 23 OF 11 1.8% 10.0% 19.6% 108 Justin Howard Pirates 24 1B 42 1.4% 11.6% 19.4% 107 Trent D’Antonio N/A 26 C 19 1.5% 10.6% 19.2% 106 SCOUT Leaderboard: Australian Baseball League Pitchers Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Australian Baseball 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- Chris Oxspring N/A 35 3 3 22.2 81 30.1% 7.6% 68 Chris Smith IND 23 3 3 17.1 66 28.7% 8.4% 74 Matthew Williams N/A 25 5 0 6.0 21 24.9% 8.6% 86 Adam Bright IND 27 2 2 11.2 45 23.0% 8.6% 91 Virgil Vasquez IND 30 3 3 22.0 90 22.8% 8.6% 92 Hirotaka Koishi NPB 25 3 3 11.2 53 22.6% 8.8% 93 Rhys Niit IND 21 3 0 7.2 25 21.7% 8.6% 95 Anthony Claggett IND 27 3 3 19.0 75 21.5% 8.6% 96 John Holdzkom Reds 24 1 1 3.1 19 22.4% 9.6% 96 Brendan Wise Twins 26 3 0 5.0 19 21.8% 9.0% 96
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