August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 3/29/16
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august fagerstrom
12:17
(That's PAs, not ABs)
Bork
12:17
How high are you on Aaron Sanchez? Think he's got his control issues figured out?
august fagerstrom
12:17
Even though I lobbied for him to get the rotation spot, I'm still not *super* high on him. Not ready to say he's solved his control issues yet, and he could really use a third pitch
12:18
That being said, he's an adjustment away from having a really, really high ceiling. The movement on that 2-seamer at 96 is just insane.
Zorak
12:18
I know, I know, spring stats are meaningless, but I got Pat Corbin for cheap in my fantasy auction and god damnit I'm excited! That K/BB ratio tho
august fagerstrom
12:18
Should be more excited about what Corbin did last year. He barely missed a beat from his 2013 season when he was considered one of the next aces in baseball
Brian
12:19
Hi August, Do you think AJ Reed and/or Jose Berrios will come up to THE SHOW16 before June? Thank You
august fagerstrom
12:19
Berrios, I doubt, because if the Twins have a pitcher struggle or get hurt, Duffey is probably the first one up
12:20
Reed is maybe a little more likely if White struggles, because they don't have any faith in Singleton and might be forced into putting Reed's bat into the lineup if they get off to a slow start. Still unlikely either franchise starts the clock before they need to,t hough
That's just the general rule of thumb across baseball
12:21
If a guy isn't cracking the Opening Day roster, his team probably isn't starting his clock a year earlier than they have to
Mark
12:21
As a Ph. D. chemist may I note that Rob Arthur's existence makes me feel bad.
august fagerstrom
12:22
Rob seems like one of those guys you can't do anything but love (and his writing is amazing), but he also makes you hate him just a *little bit* inside for being such a better, more well-rounded person than you are
I say that having never met or spoken to the guy
Matt Hardpee
12:22
So now that we know Harvey isn't up to being a #1, should the Mets convert him to a reliever?
august fagerstrom
12:22
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Michael
12:22
Would you be surprised if Correa was the AL MVP this year?
august fagerstrom
12:22
I guess not.
12:23
I mean I guess it would be a little surprising Trout didn't win it, but it's tough to ever take one guy vs. the field, and Correa is probably the leading candidate for the field
Playing with the Young Team
12:23
Farquhar or Colome?
august fagerstrom
12:23
If any team were to truly stick to a closer by committee, it'd be the Rays
So, both.
Bron
12:23
Whats the biggest trade left this offseason?
august fagerstrom
12:23
Not much time left, but I still feel like the A's and Rays will each make a move
12:24
Rays need to do something with the Loney/Morrison/OF logjam, and the A's are in a similar situation with all their OFs
GSon
12:24
Excited to see Tyler Naquin starting in CF for the Tribe?.. Does he remind you more of Dr Smooth, or Grady?
august fagerstrom
12:24
Neither
He's a 4th outfielder with a good glove. Fans are probably too excited for him, even though he is the best CF option they have
That's more a reflection of the Indians having a really bad outfield than it is him being a future everyday CFer though
Jon
12:25
In the next couple of years, do you think the "Angels wasting Trout" situation ever gets to the point where he demands or asks to be traded?
august fagerstrom
12:25
Doesn't strike me as a Trout move
Could see his agent speaking up though
It's such an ugly situation over there
Between the contracts and the farm system, I can't see how they can turn it around in the next few years
Zorak
12:25
Think Sano makes it through the whole season in the outfield? If he's a Hanley-esque disaster in right, how does he gets in to the Twins line-up? Bench Mauer or hope somebody gets hurt?
august fagerstrom
12:26
Trade Trevor Plouffe
Erik
12:26
Would prospects be brought up significantly earlier if service time didn't matter? Did, say, Kris Bryant gain anything in a month of AAA that he wouldn't have gained in the majors? Will J.P. Crawford be a better player five years from now if he rakes in AAA until September, rather than struggling in the Majors for a bit?
august fagerstrom
12:26
For sure
AJ Reed and Kris Bryant would have both been on the Opening Day roster
And plenty others
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