August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 3/1/16
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Cal Guy
1:19
Which 1B would you rather have this season: Josh Bell or AJ Reed? And how about long term?
august fagerstrom
1:19
Reed/Reed
1:21
why is everyone talking about Kakie Bryan
that's not a thing
Nelson
1:21
you have Tidal??!
august fagerstrom
1:21
Yeezy taught me
Marc
1:22
If there is no significant injury to a teams 1b, what does Pedro Alvarez do? does he finally step up and go around Boras and take a platoon DH job?
august fagerstrom
1:22
Orioles seem to make some sense, but they might be hesitant to force Trumbo into everyday RF
and it seems inevitable they'll end up with Jackson anyway
1:23
I can't for the life of me figure a fit for Alvarez in the AL
and I certainly cant see an NL team making that mistake
unless he signs up as a full-time pinch hitter for a contender or something
Alex
1:25
Addison Russell is projected by BP to be poor defender at SS (-3 FRAA). The eye test tells me he's well above average. Do you know why his defense would be projected so low?
august fagerstrom
1:25
Certainly can't speak for BP's projection but one guess might be that players who come up and immediately play 2B historically don't make for good SS, otherwise they would've debuted at SS
I dunno
Obviously extenuating circumstances in Russell's case
He should be an excellent defensive SS
Teddy Brosevelt
1:26
Is Garrett Richards top 25 for you?
august fagerstrom
1:26
yeah
Nelson
1:26
Do you pick the titles to your own articles?
august fagerstrom
1:26
most of the time, though I'll often consult with Cistulli
klenphak
1:27
Will Jackie Bradley Jr shine this year or become Kevin Kiermaier?
august fagerstrom
1:27
aren't those the same thing?
klenphak
1:28
do you play scoresheet baseball?
august fagerstrom
1:28
I'm not sure what scoresheet is but a quick googling leads me to believe it's similar to WhatIfSports' Hardball Dynasty, which I and the rest of the Indians beat crew (and various other beat writers in our league) are absolutely obsessed with
Dewey Evans
1:29
Why does Beltre do so much better with rWAR than fWAR? It's more than a win difference in most recent years.
august fagerstrom
1:29
UZR probably doesn't like the defense as much
The Average Sports Fan
1:30
Why are the Royals not playing Dyson in CF when he plays with Cain?
august fagerstrom
1:30
because it's Lorenzo Cain
Bork
1:30
Darwin Barney just doubled in his first AB. Jays 2B problems are solved (until Travis comes back).
august fagerstrom
1:30
never thought I'd be so excited hearing a Darwin Barney update
this is the first report of live baseball with major leaguers being played this year. happy times
Cal Guy
1:31
Any specific reasons you are down on the Giants?
august fagerstrom
1:32
not sold on the pitching, think the infield comes back down to earth all the way around
Daniel
1:32
WTT after TLOP and College Dropout!? WAKE UP AUGUST
august fagerstrom
1:33
WTT is still like a 7/10 for me. I genuinely love every album except 808's, which even though I don't enjoy listening to it might have been the most important/influential hip-hop/r&b record of the last ~10 years until To Pimp a Butterfly came out
klenphak
1:34
so you think Bradley JR and Kiermaier have similar upsides?
august fagerstrom
1:34
I think Bradley could be Kiermaier-ish, yeah
obviously without predicting +40 run seasons in the field
Rufus T. Firefly
1:34
My wife and I nearly named our son August. You get the dignity of August, the toughness of Gus, and the cuteness of Augie. Great name.
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