August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 3/8/16
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august fagerstrom
1:15
very
Mr. Mister
1:15
Starling Marte's FB% avg over the last four years is 26% (high of 29% in 2014 and low of 22% last year. Unless he changes his approach, isn't 20-22 HRs his ceiling? No one who had 25+ Hrs last year had a FB% below 31%.
august fagerstrom
1:15
Yeah, but the power is kind of the icing on the cake for Marte.
Sean
1:16
Something interesting I thought of: with David Peralta making a huge leap last year and showing a great batted ball profile with improving plate discipline, what if he somehow turned into a better hitter than Goldy?
august fagerstrom
1:16
I wouldn't hold your breath
Correa/WS poll is exactly 50/50!
and #TeamCorrea takes the lead!
think that's the first time it's been that way
Rick
1:16
Changing your Correa for WS question. As a Cub Fan, I'd trade the whole team for a minor league team if it meant a World Series Championship.
Bork
1:17
Here's a slightly different question than the Astros one. Would Angels fans take a guaranteed WS if it cost them Trout?
august fagerstrom
1:17
oh god
Greg
1:17
Joe Ross or Steven Matz?
august fagerstrom
1:17
Matz
Alex
1:17
Do you think Matz will throw 180+ IP? I have the second pick in my draft, and assuming Stroman is gone, I’m left with Matz, Severino, and Iglesias. I have good pitching but Matz needs the IP to crack it for me. Or should I just take Anderson Espinoza and be happy I got the guy I reeeeeeaaallly wanted in dynasty?
august fagerstrom
1:17
you've tricked me into a fantasy question!
I doubt Matz cracks 180, given they don't need to rely on him for innings as the team's fourth starter
probably gonna play it safe with him
1:18
As for your fantasy dilemma, I have no idea
as is the case for all fantasy questions
Bork
1:18
How high are you on Michael Saunders? If he stays healthy that is. SSS but he's been dingerlicious so far in ST.
august fagerstrom
1:19
thing about Saunders is, he hits righties when he plays. But then you ding him for the platoon issues, and then you ding for him the defense, and then you ding him for allllllll the injuries, and then you're left with Michael Saunders
in a 50-game season with only right-handed pitchers, Saunders is a hell of a player
SPRING HYPE MACHINE!!
1:20
BROCK HOLT!!!!
Matt Damon
1:20
MATT. DAMON.
Gabriel
1:20
Dae-Ho Lee or Jesus Montero?
august fagerstrom
1:20
somehow, these three things seem related
good place to wrap up, I suppose
1:21
thanks for chatting everyone! be back next week, same place, same time, except probably 20 minutes earlier because I was 20 minutes late this week
#TeamCorrea wins by one vote!
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