August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 3/15/16
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august fagerstrom
12:50
those are Spring Training numbers over like 20 PA and I don't think I said Ramirez should be playing CF, I said if he were capable of playing CF he'd be the best option, but he's probably not capable
Naquin should be the opening day CF
Zorak
12:51
As a Mets fan, I am pretty certain Ruben Tejada will break out this year as a Cardinal, get that OBP back up around .360 with decent defense.
august fagerstrom
12:51
sounds about right
Trainman
12:51
What are your thoughts with Cueto staying in a meaningless spring training game when he got drilled on a comeback pitch? If he was being evaluated for a concussion afterwards, why do you risk him further injuring himself, especially when the Giants gave Cueto a big contract in the offseason
august fagerstrom
12:51
Think it's a terrible look
The way head injuries are treated in all sports are still just shocking to me. It's the biggest reason I stopped watching football
12:52
The contract matters 0% in this situation. The guy just got hit in the head, which contains his brain, with a line drive. Get him medical attention immediately
Zorak
12:53
How long until Zych takes over for Cishek? If Cishek is on the DL to start the year, does he ever get the job back?
august fagerstrom
12:53
I'd imagine Benoit is second in line
12:54
I have very little confidence in Cishek, for what it's worth. If he starts on the DL, I'd bet against him getting it back, but then again the Mariners bullpen isn't super insipring
Matt
12:54
How many major league ABs will Josh Bell get this year?
august fagerstrom
12:54
200?
Michigan Fan
12:54
I liked your piece on Nolan Arenado. You still think he can hit 40 HRs again?
august fagerstrom
12:55
certainly wouldn't count on it, but as long as he's in Coors, he's got a shot. the plate discipline is pretty scary, but he's got hella power and the best ballpark
Michigan Fan
12:55
From 0 to 10, what is the likelihood that we see the 2014 version of Anthony Rendon this season?
august fagerstrom
12:55
6.5
CamdenWarehouse
12:56
Kelvin Herrera - best reliever who isn't a closer?
august fagerstrom
12:56
Yankees have a couple guys who might debate that
Red Sox have a guy too
Zorak
12:56
Any guys in spring training catching your eye? Domingo Santana and Trevor Story are looking pretty good right now.
august fagerstrom
12:56
<3 Domingo but your opinions of any player shouldn't have changed much from where they were 2 weeks ago
Bobby Evans
12:57
If I pay a bulk of the salary can I dump Angel Pagan on the Indians or Angels?
august fagerstrom
12:57
how much better does Angel Pagan make the Indians or Angels?
florida man
12:58
do you think starling marte is the type of player who confounds the projection systems because of his batted ball profile and contact ability? he hit for excellent power last year until he got hurt
august fagerstrom
12:58
I don't really think he's confounding the projection systems. Projected for 118 wRC+ and .340 BABIP with a career 121 wRC+ and .353 BABIP
The Dude of NY
12:58
Theory: Bobby Evans walks down the street, and passes by a man taking out the garbage for a pizza restaurant. Evan asks if he's ever played baseball before, and the man responds no. Evans then drafts him in the 20th round, and two years later he's an everyday player of the Giants. Thoughts?
august fagerstrom
12:58
isn't this how the Braves got Evan Gattis
JDogg
12:59
Joc Pederson ... is his probable ceiling a prime years Mike Cameron?
august fagerstrom
12:59
think I actually made this exact comp last year
Baloo
12:59
Should I be worried that Justin Upton is looking like he's never swung a bat before in ST?
august fagerstrom
12:59
nope
Justin
12:59
Is there a good place to get spring training stats? (Yes, I realize that they don't matter.)
august fagerstrom
1:00
mlb.com has basic ones
not sure about advanced stats. for the FB% in today's Franco piece, I just went through gameday and did it myself
Chuck
1:00
Does Wil Myers still have the ceiling to be an elite or above average player and fulfill his prospect status from a couple years ago or is he projecting now as a league average 1B?
august fagerstrom
1:00
above-average, yeah
elite, nah
Ryne
1:00
August, PLEASE you gotta help me this AM. Can you give me a comp for Luis Severino? Also, is Danny Salazar taking ANOTHER step forward? Both involved in a trade and need to make a decision.
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