Scouting report from Rotoworld forums helped teacher win $1 million with “MLB 2K11” perfect game

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Back in May we wrote about the Louisiana music teacher who won $1 million by throwing a perfect game in “MLB 2K11” using Roy Halladay versus the Astros.

His name is Brian Kingrey and now he’s the subject of Google’s latest nationally televised commercial, which includes interviews with his students and tells the story of how he knew nothing about baseball before starting to play the game.

My favorite part of the video? Kingrey learned about stats by studying Baseball-Reference.com and then got a scouting report on Astros hitters from members of the Rotoworld forums.

Twins sign Michael Pineda to a two-year deal

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The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 career ERA and has struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings over 680 career major league innings.

Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery this past July, so the Twins are buying a 2018 filled mostly with rehab and a pitcher for 2019. As such, the deal is probably not too taxing financially, but could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.