August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 4/26/16
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Sirras
12:59
If you could be one type of baseball player (ex. slugging corner OF, speedy shortstop, power pitcher, finesse pitcher, ace pinch hitter, etc), what would you want to be?
august fagerstrom
12:59
I think I'd want to be a closer
1:00
Mostly just because getting to run in from center field with your own song would be sweet
But also the leverage:playing time ratio is outrageous
You can consistently be a hero by doing basically nothing, relative to your peers
Either that, or John McDonald
1:01
Because John McDonald played 16 years and made a shitload of money and no one ever even noticed him once
Bork
1:01
Neat triple play post. Are the majority of triple plays caused by terrible base running or just dumb luck?
august fagerstrom
1:01
yes
Ted
1:02
If you could build a staff of any five guys for this year alone, who you taking?
august fagerstrom
1:02
Kershaw, Syndergaard, Sale, Scherzer, Arrieta
The Man with the Plan
1:02
Is there any chance AJ Reed DOESN'T get called up to the Bigs, injury aside.
august fagerstrom
1:02
very doubtful
Jimmers
1:02
If you started a franchise today and for some reason you could pick any 3 players in the world to start of with. Who would they be and why?
august fagerstrom
1:03
Trout Harper and Machado because they're really really good and not pitchers
Jimmers
1:03
Who is one player that at one point you hated, but learned to love over time?
august fagerstrom
1:03
Jhonny Peralta
Jeffrey
1:03
Because it still so early in the season. we all should jump off the Bandwagon because he's going to come back down to earth right?
august fagerstrom
1:03
yep
njs
1:03
i read a piece in the NYT by ben lindberg (sp?) about a pitch algorithm he and another sabermetrician were working on to more efficiently call a game... are you aware of any other similar research (or anecdotes about teams who may be trying this too)?
august fagerstrom
1:04
Sam Miller wrote this (the other sabermetrician was Ben Lindbergh). I'm not aware, no, but I bet if you buy their book (http://www.amazon.com/Only-Rule-Has-Work-Experiment/dp/1627795642) which comes out next week, you'll learn more about it!
Sirras
1:04
What player do you have an irrational love for?
august fagerstrom
1:04
Domingo Santana
Larry Bernandez
1:05
Suppose a team is down a run in the bottom of the 9th, and with 2 outs and a man on base, the batter hits a home run. Then the runner faints and cannot finish running the bases. Who wins this game?
august fagerstrom
1:05
There's got to be some sort of medical emergency exception
I think even in my batter-passing-out triple play scenario, the ump probably calls time before the third out, on account of the batter passing out in the field of play
Chris Owings
1:06
Does everyone underrate me?
august fagerstrom
1:06
how do you think you should be rated?
you're not very good
Slide'nURdms
1:06
Ricky Nolasco has both a SIERA & xFIP under 3.00, and is getting 53% grounders from the heavy use of his slider. Is this sustainable, or will teams start to sit on the slider and turn him back into a pumpkin?
august fagerstrom
1:06
oh no
don't do this to yourself
Pete
1:06
Can you please tell Justin Upton that the regular season has started? Thank you.
august fagerstrom
1:07
he looks like his brother from 3 years ago
Art Vandelay
1:07
According to Clapton, it's Prince.
august fagerstrom
Enlightening Round
1:08
Is Thor's inability to hold runners a concern going forward, last night was brutal....
august fagerstrom
1:08
Greg Maddux couldn't/didn't hold runners either
Make WAR not Love
1:08
The NY VIP tix were sold out by the time I tried to buy ::throws tantrum:: You guys going to do a NYC meetup on Saturday or Sunday night?
august fagerstrom
1:08
we'll be around
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