Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Glorious Custom Leaderboard: First-Round Draftees
Regarding an Important Gift
Prometheus famously stole fire from the gods and gave it to man. Eve, owing to her conduct in the garden, made humans ultimately capable of shame — one of the best emotions people can have.
I’m confident that I, Carson Cistulli, will be remembered alongside these noteworthy benefactors for the glorious custom leaderboard I’ve recently made — a leaderboard, specifically, of all the first-round picks from the most recent draft to have begun their professional careers — and a hyperlink to which I now make available to the public.
Hyperlink to Said Glorious and Custom Leaderboard
Click this hyperlinked text to navigate your web browser to this glorious and custom leaderboard.
Screenshot of Said Glorious and Custom Leaderboard
Here’s a screenshot (which one might click, perchance to embiggen) of said glorious and custom leaderboard — in this case, sorted by weighted batting runs above average:
On the Possible Uses of Said Leaderboard
One of the possible uses of the leaderboard in question is maybe to impress people at parties with it.
Another Possible Use of This Great Leaderboard
Another thing a person could with this leaderboard is sort it real hard. Like, just sort it during the day — and then, after maybe taking a nap or whatever, just sort it a little at night, too. Descending order, ascending order: who cares! The world isn’t just an oyster — and the world is an oyster — it’s your oyster.
What People Are Saying About This Leaderboard
“It’s great. It’s one of the best — if not the best — leaderboards I’ve ever seen.”
What Other People Are Saying About This Leaderboard
“When you talk about Carson Cistulli’s glorious custom leaderboard of 2012 first-round draftees who’ve made their professional debuts, you’re talking about a leaderboard that’s important for our times.”
What the Author Promises
The author promises to update the leaderboard as more first-round picks are signed and begin to debut in affiliated baseball.
Finally, What the Reader Will Notice
The reader will notice that Diamondbacks prospect Stryker Trahan — who’s hitting very well in the rookie-level Arizona League at the moment — that Trahan’s data is strangely absent from this leaderboard. The author is seeking to understand the uncertain causes behind this mysterious effect.
Halladay to Pitch Thursday
Philadelphia right-hander Roy Halladay will make a rehab start for High-A Clearwater on Thursday, reports Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He hasn’t pitched in a game since May 27th, Gelb reminds us, when he left with a right lat muscle strain. A brief inspection of the internet reveals no specific information regarding Halladay’s pitch count for the rehab appearance.
Sheets Could Start Sunday
Right-hander Ben Sheets, whom the Atlanta Braves recently acquired and assigned to Double-A Mississippi, could actually start for the Braves as soon as this Sunday, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He would likely replace either Mike Minor or Randall Delgado on the roster, reports O’Brien. Here’s Sheets’ line through two Double-A starts: 10.2 IP, 45 TBF, 10 K, 1 BB, 0 HR, 12 H.
Longoria Recovery Uncertain
“There is a lot of concern in the Rays’ organization,” tweets ESPN’s Buster Olney, “about how long Evan Longoria will be out, with no guarantees of anything in 2012.” Longoria has been out since April 30th with a hamstring injury.
Image for No Reason: Addison Russell
Apropos largely of nothing, here’s an image of Oakland first-round draftee Addison Russell — who currently leads all first-round draftees in weighted batting runs above average — an image of Addison Russell likely on the verge either of giving or receiving heartfelt advice.
Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.