August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 4/19/16
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august fagerstrom
12:59
Yeah I bet he gets some DH reps for an AL team for another year
Gucci
12:59
Which struggling ace are you most worried about: Kluber, Grienke, Harvey, DeGrom or Hernandez?
august fagerstrom
12:59
None of them really
Lars Krenshaw
12:59
Who's the Phillies' best SP by year's end?
august fagerstrom
12:59
Velasquez
Kars Lenshaw
12:59
Who is the Blue Jays best SP by year's end?
august fagerstrom
12:59
Stroman
Hubert
12:59
So, on the player pages, there is Pitch Type and Pitch f/x Pitch Type, Plate Discipline and Pitch f/x Plate Discipline, etc. What's the best way to utilize those parallel data sets? Is one more reliable than the other for certain stats? If so which ones? *confused*
august fagerstrom
12:59
I side with PITCHf/x
Wallace Wrightwood
1:00
Julio Teheran is "ace" for ATL, but what is his role on a contender?
august fagerstrom
1:00
No. 3
4 on a real good staff
Taveras' Ghost
1:00
Thoughts on the Domingo Santana piece about his zone contact %?
august fagerstrom
1:00
I wrote it so I think it's pretty good
Big Joe Monferrant
1:01
Is it crazy to think that Bryce Harper might top last years numbers?
august fagerstrom
1:01
Somehow, no, it's not
mickee
1:01
August, do you play fantasy baseball, and if no, why not?
august fagerstrom
1:01
I do
Erik
1:01
What does spin rate tell you that movement doesn't?
Steve
1:02
Is Lucas Duda a) average b) above average c) somewhere in between ?
august fagerstrom
1:02
b
neal
1:02
What inspired you to look at the phillies' curveballs? liked the piece, just wondering what caused you to notice something like that
august fagerstrom
1:03
Just kind of happened upon it looking for something else in the leaderboards
Byron
1:03
Who was your favorite player growing up?
august fagerstrom
1:03
Omar Vizquel and Robbie Alomar
Dr. Frank Jobe
1:04
Isn't "Oh, I can just pitch like a reliever as a starter" pretty much what Syndergaard is doing?
august fagerstrom
1:04
Yep
mtsw
1:04
Is there a path to Yovani Gallardo being okay despite his huge velocity loss? Or is he skating by on smoke and mirrors so far?
august fagerstrom
1:04
probably the latter
OnSight
1:04
Just how good could Domingo Santana be if his plate disciple sticks? 120+ wRC+?
august fagerstrom
1:04
Sounds about right
Big Joe Monferrant
1:04
How do you explain random velocity gains for pitchers that have been pitching in the majors for a couple years?
august fagerstrom
1:04
New offseason throwing program
AKA increased arm strength
1:05
Smoother mechanics
freddi
1:05
What's your WS prediction?
august fagerstrom
1:05
Cubs>Astros
moka
1:05
After only stealing 18 bases last year, Rajai already has 5. Do you think last year was due more to injury or some other aberration and he still has 30 SB ability
august fagerstrom
1:06
I've been surprised by how freaking fast that guy still is. He can fly
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