August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/17/16
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august fagerstrom
11:50
Just a heads up: probably gonna be a few minutes late
OK, everyone's heads are now *up*
12:09
OK, I'm here!
Bork
12:09
Hello, friend!
august fagerstrom
12:10
Hi, Bork!
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Zorak
12:11
Should we be more worried about deGrom or Harvey? Or will both work it out as the season progresses?
august fagerstrom
12:12
deGrom's velocity, coupled with his strikeout rate and public comments, certainly don't paint a rosy picture. That being said, he still doesn't walk anyone, and he's got good enough offspeed stuff to continue getting whiffs and grounders, so it's not like he's about to be a disaster
12:13
Based on the swinging strike rate, the strikeouts should come up, too
The worry for a guy like deGrom is simply "maybe not a top-10 pitcher in baseball but still really good" which is fine, since this is the same team that has Noah Syndergaard
12:14
Harvey is a little more confusing, but I'm less concerned about him than deGrom. With deGrom, there's the obvious velocity drop to point to, and the obvious public comments. Harvey just seems a little off. He's still mostly got his stuff, it's just been a bit worse
Doesn't seem like he's too far removed from being himself
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:15
Odor: 80 punch tool?
august fagerstrom
12:16
Relative to other baseball players, who are mostly terrible at fighting, maybe
mtsw
12:16
Berrios got shelled last night and didn't make it out of the first inning. Just a bad night or a sign he got pushed up too early?
august fagerstrom
12:16
He was/is ready to pitch in the bigs
Ronnie
12:17
Can you tell which line is Koufax 61-66 & which is Kershaw career?

A: 1,673 IP | 9.81 K/9 | 2.53 BB/9 | 0.54 HR/9 | 63 ERA- | 66 FIP-

B: 1,632 IP | 9.44 K/9 | 2.27 BB/9 | 0.64 HR/9 | 63 ERA- | 68 FIP-
august fagerstrom
12:17
No, no I cannot
Nate
12:17
Can Fredi Gonzalez be too shocked he was going to get fired? This was something that was pretty much guaranteed to happen since January, was it not?
august fagerstrom
12:17
He was the most likely manager to be in-season fired before the season began, yah
BeckyWitGudHair
12:18
Teheran and vizcaino for carson fulmer, Tyler danish, Jordan guerrero and micker adolfo. Who says no?
august fagerstrom
12:18
The Braves because Micker Adolfo is clearly not a real person and therefore has no trade value
Neal Huntington
12:19
What do the Pirates do with Jon Niese once the Super 2 deadline passes? They're paying him a lot to suck, plus they traded Walker to get him.
august fagerstrom
12:20
I'd say Locke's the first one out. Niese's peripherals aside from his HR/FB% aren't far off
and he's just better than Locke anyway
Pie
12:21
Thoughts on Richards with respect to his ability to come back at full strength this year?
august fagerstrom
12:21
Not liking his chances
Neal Huntington
12:22
Can Nomar Mazara keep up this level of production throughout the whole season or is he due for significant regression.
august fagerstrom
12:22
He can keep up a 109 wRC+ for the rest of the season, yes
He could be quite a bit better than that, too. Or worse!
Dickie Thon
12:22
There's a couple glaring holes in the Royals' rotation right now. I know that Duffy/Flynn game on Sunday was just a bullpen day but do you think they might give some thought to moving Duffy back into the rotation? His numbers are really good albeit in short spurts of relief work.
august fagerstrom
12:24
I'm not sure I buy Duffy as a starter. The durability and platoon splits make me think he's the kind of guy who can be a real weapon out of the pen and a liability in the rotation. The real problem is that I'm not sure the Royals have any better alternatives
Well-Beered Englishman
12:25
How long does Bartolo have to keep being Bartolo before he's a Hall of Fame candidate?
august fagerstrom
12:25
Longer than what's possible
JayDun
12:26
Carlos Rodon a few days ago: “I’ve never been a guy that’s been super command, I’ve been a guy that has overpowered people. And I think I just need to stick to that. So what if I walk someone? So what if I walk four or five? I’m still going to go six innings, still going to give you a quality start. That’s the way I’ve got to think. I’ve just got to be that bulldog that says ‘Screw it, I’m going to come at you with everything I’ve got. Mano-y-mano, let’s see if you can hit it.’ And most of the time they don’t.”
august fagerstrom
12:26
This is pretty much how Trevor Bauer thinks too
Zorak
12:27
Is Wilmer Flores, aside from being last year's cult hero, just not a good baseball player? Career .285 OBP with middling defense, I think the Mets will want to upgrade their utility players at the deadline.
august fagerstrom
12:27
He's a fine bench piece
He's probably not a starter on a contender, and certainly not at shortstop
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:28
Is anyone who fancied themselves a contender before the season at the point where the only logical course of action is to blow it up and rebuild? Seems like the Angels are dangerously close to that point.
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