Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Nerds Stats for Canadia’s Provisional WBC Team
It has come to the attention of the author that a certain number of this site’s readers are from Canada. In not entirely unrelated news, certain representatives from Canada have recently announced that country’s provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic (which itself begins in early March).
Below are the members of that roster, accompanied by various nerd stats.
Here, first, are the pitchers on the Canadian team with major-league experience (although, it should be noted that Adam Loewen is no longer a pitcher):
|Jesse Crain||– – –||495.1||7.16||3.54||0.80||3.22||3.93||4.7|
|Shawn Hill||– – –||242.0||5.62||2.83||0.71||4.69||4.03||3.6|
|Chris Leroux||– – –||65.2||8.22||3.70||0.27||5.48||2.96||0.9|
And here, the 2012 minor-league stats for Canada’s pitchers who have zero major-league experience:
|Andrew Albers||– – –||26||103.0||6.64||1.31||0.61||3.67||3.10|
|Dustin Molleken||Rockies (AAA)||27||48.2||6.66||3.33||0.92||5.18||4.47|
Now, here are the Canadian field players with major-league experience:
|Russell Martin||– – –||3674||.260||.352||.399||.286||102||22.9|
|Brett Lawrie||Blue Jays||707||.278||.336||.446||.312||114||5.7|
|Adam Loewen||– – –||39||.176||.282||.294||.250||64||-0.2|
|Pete Orr||– – –||716||.259||.289||.332||.318||62||-0.4|
And the ones without major-league experience, their 2012 minor-league stats:
|Jimmy Van Ostrand||Nationals (AA)||27||300||.310||.370||.465||.322||133|
|Tyson Gillies||– – –||23||339||.299||.369||.440||.360||127|
|Tim Smith||– – –||26||248||.288||.372||.386||.324||115|
|Chris Robinson||Orioles (AAA)||28||198||.232||.298||.311||.268||70|
|Cale Iorg||– – –||26||170||.163||.207||.244||.231||21|
• As Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi notes, the final version of this roster might very well include first baseman Joey Votto, who has some manner of Official Document to sign before he can commit to the team.
For Reference Sake: Maps of Canada
For the sake of reference, here’s a map of Canada:
And here’s a map of Canada during the winter:
And here, on a scale of 0-100, is the quality of jokes concerning Canada’s climate:
Video: Team Canada’s Best Reliever, Sort Of
Here’s video of the Canadian pitcher with the lowest career FIP, Jim Henderson:
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