Daily Notes, With a Very Sortable Table of AFL Rosters

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.

1. Very Sortable Table: Arizona Fall League Rosters
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Very Sortable Table: Arizona Fall League Rosters
Regarding Yesterday, A Thing That Was Announced During It
A thing that was announced yesterday — via some manner of stone tablet and/or atop some manner of rocky peak, one assumes — was the preliminary rosters for this year’s Arizona Fall League, or AFL.

Regarding the AFL, What It Is, Again
The AFL is a league composed of myriad top prospects that takes place (geographically speaking) in the Greater Phoenix Area and (chronologically speaking) over October and November. This year’s schedule, for example, runs from October 9th until the November 17th championship game.

Regarding What the Author Has Done
What the author has done is to publish a sortable table of all presently known AFL-bound players, including both the AFL and MLB parent club for each one. Also, for the greater convenience of the reader, each player’s name includes a hyperlink to his FanGraphs player page.

Regarding the Six AFL Teams and Their Corresponding Stadia
This year’s AFL teams (with home park in parentheses) are as follows:

MES: Mesa Solar Sox (Mesa Hohokam Park)
PEO: Peoria Javelinas (Peoria Sports Complex)
PHX: Phoenix Desert Dogs (Phoenix Municipal Stadium)
SLT: Salt River Rafters (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)
SCO: Scottsdale Scorpions (Scottsdale Stadium)
SUR: Surprise Saguaros (Surprise Stadium)

Very Sortable Table: AFL-Bound Players
Below is a very sortable table of all the presently known AFL-bound players.

Note: players are sorted by MLB team and then birth date. Birth dates are recorded as YYMMDD, for reasons wholly related to the author’s incompetence. Data courtesy MLB.com.

Chris Owings IF 910812 SLT ARI
Matt Davidson IF 910326 SLT ARI
Evan Marshall P 900418 SLT ARI
Kevin Munson P 890103 SLT ARI
Eric Smith P 881015 SLT ARI
Chase Anderson P 871130 SLT ARI
Tyler Bortnick IF 870703 SLT ARI
Edward Salcedo IF 910730 PHX ATL
Nick Ahmed IF 900315 PHX ATL
Zeke Spruill P 890911 PHX ATL
Matt Kennelly C 890321 PHX ATL
Gus Schlosser P 881020 PHX ATL
Cory Rasmus P 871106 PHX ATL
Jonathan Schoop IF 911016 MES BAL
Clayton Schrader P 900428 MES BAL
L.J. Hoes OF 900305 MES BAL
Mike Wright P 900103 MES BAL
Michael Belfiore P 881003 MES BAL
Chris Petrini P 870211 MES BAL
Brian Ward C 851017 MES BAL
Bryce Brentz OF 881230 SUR BOS
Brock Huntzinger P 880702 SUR BOS
Pete Ruiz P 870821 SUR BOS
Chris Martin P 860602 SUR BOS
Javier Baez IF 921201 MES CHC
Tony Zych P 900807 MES CHC
Nicholas Struck P 891007 MES CHC
Matt Szczur OF 890720 MES CHC
Rubi Silva OF 890625 MES CHC
Dae-Eun Rhee P 890323 MES CHC
Kevin Rhoderick P 880819 MES CHC
Zach Rosscup P 880609 MES CHC
Billy Hamilton IF 900909 PEO CIN
Didi Gregorius IF 900218 PEO CIN
Donald Lutz IF 890206 PEO CIN
Andrew Hayes P 870903 PEO CIN
Curtis Partch P 870213 PEO CIN
Alex Monsalve C 920422 SCO CLE
Ronny Rodriguez IF 920417 SCO CLE
Shawn Armstrong P 900911 SCO CLE
Trey Haley P 900621 SCO CLE
T.J. House P 890929 SCO CLE
Matt Packer P 870828 SCO CLE
Kyle Parker OF 890930 SLT COL
Isaiah Froneberger P 890623 SLT COL
Coty Woods P 880314 SLT COL
Jose Gonzalez C 870623 SLT COL
Kent Matthes OF 870108 SLT COL
Cory Riordan P 860525 SLT COL
Lars Davis C 851107 SLT COL
Carlos Sanchez IF 920629 SLT CWS
Trayce Thompson OF 910315 SLT CWS
Andy Wilkins IF 880913 SLT CWS
Andre Rienzo P 880705 SLT CWS
Santos Rodriguez P 880102 SLT CWS
Taylor Thompson P 870618 SLT CWS
Nick Castellanos IF 920304 MES DET
James McCann C 900613 MES DET
Tyler Clark P 890104 MES DET
Aaron Westlake IF 881227 MES DET
Matt Hoffman P 881108 MES DET
Michael Morrison P 871217 MES DET
Luke Putkonen P 860510 MES DET
Jonathan Singleton IF 910918 MES HOU
Bobby Borchering OF 901025 MES HOU
Jiovanni Mier IF 900826 MES HOU
Jarred Cosart P 900525 MES HOU
George Springer OF 890919 MES HOU
Alex Sogard P 870725 MES HOU
Chia-Jen Lo P 860407 MES HOU
Orlando Caxito IF 920203 SUR KC
Alex McClure IF 890616 SUR KC
Whit Merrifield OF 890124 SUR KC
Brian Fletcher OF 881026 SUR KC
Edwin Carl P 880831 SUR KC
Jonathon Keck P 880618 SUR KC
Justin Marks P 880112 SUR KC
Kaleb Cowart IF 920602 SCO LAA
Randal Grichuk OF 910813 SCO LAA
Nick Maronde P 890905 SCO LAA
Travis Witherspoon OF 890416 SCO LAA
Kevin Johnson P 880819 SCO LAA
Ryan Chaffee P 880518 SCO LAA
Buddy Boshers P 880509 SCO LAA
Carlos Ramirez C 880319 SCO LAA
Joc Pederson OF 920421 MES LAD
Steven Rodriguez P 910416 MES LAD
Yasiel Puig OF 901207 MES LAD
Gorman Erickson C 880311 MES LAD
Eric Eadington P 880209 MES LAD
Rafael Ynoa IF 870807 MES LAD
Red Patterson P 870511 MES LAD
Christian Yelich OF 911205 PHX MIA
Jacob Realmuto C 910318 PHX MIA
Brian Flynn P 900419 PHX MIA
Scott McGough P 891031 PHX MIA
Kyle Jensen OF 880520 PHX MIA
Grant Dayton P 871125 PHX MIA
Nicholas Bucci P 900716 PHX MIL
Jimmy Nelson P 890605 PHX MIL
Santo Manzanillo P 881220 PHX MIL
Hunter Morris IF 881007 PHX MIL
Kyle Heckathorn P 880617 PHX MIL
Khristopher Davis OF 871221 PHX MIL
Brock Kjeldgaard OF 860122 PHX MIL
Michael Tonkin P 891119 PEO MIN
Nate Roberts OF 890225 PEO MIN
Logan Darnell P 890202 PEO MIN
Christopher Herrmann C 871124 PEO MIN
Kyle Gibson P 871023 PEO MIN
Evan Bigley OF 870309 PEO MIN
Caleb Thielbar P 870131 PEO MIN
Cesar Puello OF 910401 SUR NYM
Darrell Ceciliani OF 900622 SUR NYM
Chase Huchingson P 890414 SUR NYM
Danny Muno IF 890209 SUR NYM
Adam Kolarek P 890114 SUR NYM
Ryan Fraser P 880827 SUR NYM
Gregory Peavey P 880711 SUR NYM
Slade Heathcott OF 900928 SCO NYY
Austin Romine C 881122 SCO NYY
David Adams IF 870515 SCO NYY
Miles Head IF 910502 PHX OAK
Max Stassi C 910315 PHX OAK
Grant Green OF 870927 PHX OAK
Brett Hunter P 870627 PHX OAK
James Simmons P 860929 PHX OAK
Shawn Haviland P 851110 PHX OAK
Gary Daley P 851101 PHX OAK
Tommy Joseph C 910716 PEO PHI
Zachary Collier OF 900908 PEO PHI
Kyle Simon P 900818 PEO PHI
Cody Asche IF 900630 PEO PHI
Jay Johnson P 891221 PEO PHI
Tyler Knigge P 881027 PEO PHI
Colby Shreve P 880105 PEO PHI
Gift Ngoepe IF 900118 SCO PIT
Tyler Waldron P 890501 SCO PIT
Brandon Cumpton P 881116 SCO PIT
Matthew Curry IF 880727 SCO PIT
Adalberto Santos OF 870928 SCO PIT
Rymer Liriano OF 910620 PEO SD
Cory Spangenberg IF 910316 PEO SD
Robbie Erlin P 901008 PEO SD
Matthew Stites P 900528 PEO SD
Casey Kelly P 891004 PEO SD
Jeudy Valdez IF 890505 PEO SD
Kevin Quackenbush P 881128 PEO SD
Nate Freiman IF 861231 PEO SD
Mike Zunino C 910325 PEO SEA
Nick Franklin IF 910302 PEO SEA
Carson Smith P 891019 PEO SEA
James Paxton P 881106 PEO SEA
Logan Bawcom P 881102 PEO SEA
Vinnie Catricala IF 881031 PEO SEA
Stefen Romero IF 881017 PEO SEA
Bobby LaFromboise P 860625 PEO SEA
Joe Panik IF 901030 SCO SF
Ricky Oropesa IF 891215 SCO SF
Gary Brown OF 880928 SCO SF
Kolten Wong IF 901010 SUR STL
Boone Whiting P 890820 SUR STL
Kevin Siegrist P 890720 SUR STL
Seth Blair P 890303 SUR STL
Cody Stanley C 881221 SUR STL
Mike O’Neill OF 880212 SUR STL
Sam Freeman P 870624 SUR STL
Richie Shaffer IF 910315 PHX TB
Hak-Ju Lee IF 901104 PHX TB
Kevin Kiermaier OF 900422 PHX TB
Lenny Linsky P 900304 PHX TB
C.J. Riefenhauser P 900130 PHX TB
Tim Beckham IF 900127 PHX TB
Chris Rearick P 871205 PHX TB
Kirby Yates P 870325 PHX TB
Luis Sardinas IF 930516 SUR TEX
Kellin Deglan C 920503 SUR TEX
Leury Garcia IF 910318 SUR TEX
Ryan Rodebaugh P 890330 SUR TEX
Jimmy Reyes P 890307 SUR TEX
Ben Rowen P 881115 SUR TEX
Miguel De Los Santos P 880710 SUR TEX
Christopher McGuiness IF 880411 SUR TEX
Jacob Marisnick OF 910330 SLT TOR
Kevin Pillar OF 890104 SLT TOR
Ryan Goins IF 880213 SLT TOR
Brian Goodwin OF 901102 SLT WSH
Anthony Rendon IF 900606 SLT WSH
Paul Demny P 890803 SLT WSH
Jason Martinson IF 881015 SLT WSH
Ryan Perry P 870213 SLT WSH
Christian Garcia P 850824 SLT WSH

Today’s Notable Games
St. Louis at Washington | 19:05 ET
After losing to Pittsburgh by a score of 5-0 on Wednesday night (box), St. Louis now has just a one-game lead over the Pirates for the second wild-card spot. Left-hander Jaime Garcia, who has been excellent in two August starts (14.0 IP, 57 xFIP-, 0.5 WAR), faces the East-leading Nationals. Drama, is the thing the author is attempting to convey.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Washington Radio.

San Francisco at Houston | 20:05 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Actual thing of note: during his last start, Astros right-hander Jordan Lyles averaged 94.6 mph on his four-seam fastball — this after sitting mostly around 91-93 mph earlier in the season. A thing to discover in this game is whether the velocity gain is real or merely the product of a too-enthusiastic PITCHf/x system at Citi Field.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco Radio.

Today’s Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 4.3.

Note: the following Game Scores include the poorly conceived playoff-odds adjustment discussed in a recent edition of Daily Notes. Also note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Jarrod Parker OAK 6 6 4 2 5 CLE Just. Masterson 12:05
Jose Quintana CHA 5 4 4 2 4 BAL Zach Britton 12:35
Jon Niese NYN 7 2 3 5 3 PHI Kyle Kendrick 13:05
Blake Beavan SEA 4 4 2 4 3 MIN Brian Duensing 13:10
Shaun Marcum MIL 6 8 3 2 3 CHN Brooks Raley 14:20
Jaime Garcia STL 9 9 7 5 7 WAS Edwin Jackson 19:05
Matt Moore TB 7 5 5 5 5 TOR Carl. Villanueva 19:07
Ryan Vogelsong SF 3 3 3 4 6 HOU Jordan Lyles 20:05
Rick Porcello DET 7 4 4 7 2 KC Jeremy Guthrie 20:10
Jon Lester BOS 7 6 6 8 8 LAA Zack Greinke 22:05
Ian Kennedy AZ 5 6 6 1 10 LAN Clayton Kershaw 22:10

To learn more about Pitcher and Team NERD scores click here.
To learn how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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Interesting how few prospects the Blue Jays are sending.

Also, whatever happened to Jiovanni Mier? Holy crap he seems old now.

Pinstripe Wizard
Pinstripe Wizard

They will send more. Some spots are yet to be decided.