The Morning Edition (July 13, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

 

From Last Night:

  • Price gives up 2 runs in a CG against the Astros and loses…to Jared Cosart in his MLB debut, who went 8 scoreless
  • Kluber twirls a fine outing, Indians beat the Royals
  • Marlins rough up Strasburg, chase him after two
  • Chris Davis homers, Orioles win, lather, rinse, repeat.
  • Pirates grab a walk off single in 11 against the Mets
  • Arroyo shuts down the Braves, Dusty listens and drops Cozart to 7th

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Burnett faces the Mets (7p Eastern)
  • Lynn and Garza in Chicago (7p Eastern)
  • Holland and Scherzer (7p Eastern)
  • Jose Fernandez faces the Nats (7p Eastern)
  • Felix against the Angels (10p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • Who are your first half ROY?

Let’s break it down by position players and pitchers. For the NL position player, Puig is a pretty good choice with his 2.1 WAR and 198 wRC+, but he’s short on games. Pollack (2.1 WAR), Gattis (1.8 WAR), Gyrko (1.8 WAR) are also good choices. It’s tough to pick rookies because you have to balance overall value and rate stats. Probably Puig, but Pollack would be a good choice too. For the AL position player it’s slim pickens, to this point it’s probably Jose Iglesias (1.6 WAR), but Nick Franklin, Gomes, and Martin have a case and they all have Wil Myers charging. AL pitching is thin, but it’s probably Straily if you want a starter, but there are a lot of good relievers too. Many the AL rookie class is weak. The NL pitchers are much more fun. Miller, Fernandez, Ryu, and Teheran. I love Shelby Miller, but Fernandez right there.

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