August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 4/5/16
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august fagerstrom
12:43
Might have been more impressed by Billy Hamilton's play TBH
Bryceroni
12:43
Trevor story over/under 500 PA's this season?
august fagerstrom
12:43
Over. He's the Rockies everyday shortstop
Reginald Denton III
12:44
Sale had a rough third last night, but it was right after a long top half of the inning in which the Sox plated 4 runs. Anything to the notion that after a starting pitcher sits for a long offensive half inning he's cold the next inning and more vulnerable?
august fagerstrom
12:44
Not sure off the top of my head. This feels like something Russell Carleton would have written about
Frank
12:44
You don't have to tell us which ones, but are there teams you have negative emotional feelings towards for one reason or another?
august fagerstrom
12:44
nope!
12:45
I root for/against nobody in baseball, and pay more attention to the Indians than other teams because I'm here every day
Craig
12:45
When the Blue Jays traded for Troy Tulowitzki, everyone just talked about the bat. But, he is still one of the best defensive SS in the game, and much much better than Jose Reyes. His range is really good and his arm is still a strength. Do you think even as his bat slows down, that his defense can still be good enough that he'll remain one of the best SS in the game according to WAR?
august fagerstrom
12:45
Well his defense will slow down as the bat slows down
12:46
Probably even quicker, in fact
Kevin
12:46
What do you think are the best stats to look at when evaluating pitcher performance?
august fagerstrom
12:46
K-BB%, GB%
Swinging strikes
WLX
12:46
Do high leverage Relievers get the same Score for WAR that a mop up guy gets? Seems like not all outs are created equal from a pitchers standpoint?
august fagerstrom
12:47
Yes, leverage is in reliever WAR
You Better You Better You Betts
12:47
Cespedes is playing in center today with Conforto DHing and De Aza in left. What's wrong with Collins?
august fagerstrom
12:48
How certain are we that De Aza is a better center fielder than Cespedes? I'm not
CB
12:48
Who do you draft if you were the GM of the Browns at #2?
august fagerstrom
12:48
couldn't tell you the name of a single player in the NFL draft
12:49
that's not true actually. I know who Joey Bosa is. so I'll say him, because I can't say anyone else
Bork
12:49
There needs to be a 24/7 series just following around Votto. Not the Reds. Votto.
august fagerstrom
12:49
I'd tune in
Greg Oden
12:49
Will Bryce Harper ever play in a World Series with the Nationals?
august fagerstrom
12:49
He has a better chance than Trout
12:50
Even considering fewer years with the team
BEAST
12:50
Do you expect Ortiz to continue with a similar level of production to 2014-2015 in his final year? Would be amazing for a 40-year-old.
august fagerstrom
12:50
at this point, I don't think we have much reason to believe he'll decline. If he hasn't already, I guess he's just not going to
e
12:51
Did you only pick the white sox to win the division so you wouldnt look like a homer?
august fagerstrom
12:52
No, I think it's reasonable to believe with Brantley's injury, Chisenhall's injury, a starting CF who's never seen major league pitching, and two veterans (Byrd/Uribe) who essentially didn't have a ST, that the Indians could get off to a slow start despite being (I think) the most talented team in the division
Though fear of being called a homer likely influenced my subconscious
Erik
12:52
If the Cubs wim the world series under Epstein in the next few years, does he go into the Hall of Fame? Would mean he ended the two big curses, rather quickly too.
august fagerstrom
12:52
Yes
April Dirtybrook
12:53
Any chance that Adonis Garcia has gone all JD Martinez on us (selling out for power at the expense of contact) in order to give himself a chance at a major league career?
august fagerstrom
12:53
Wouldn't go that far yet, but he's certainly an interesting story
Turbo Sloth
12:53
Are you aware of a collection of the best names "including nicknames" in baseball history? I find some great ones just looking for other players in the fangraphs search bar
Jay
12:54
Do you believe the Red sox have a plan? they seem to blow everything up every few years
august fagerstrom
12:55
I'd imagine they have a plan, yes. I also imagine with a different GM, that plan has now changed
CamdenWarehouse
12:55
are you excited for The Arm?
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