August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/17/16
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august fagerstrom
12:28
Problem with the Angels is that a rebuild is literally starting with nothing, and there's not much to rebuild with
Hence all the Trout talks we heard a couple weeks ago
12:30
Next-closest team to needing to cash in on veterans is probably the Yankees, with Chapman and Gardner being the most obvious candidates
Trainman
12:31
Hey August, I'm getting married this Friday and then going on a honeymoon so I won't be back until the early part of June. When I get back from the honeymoon, who will be the division leaders, and what will be the biggest newsworthy thing that happens in baseball? Thanks August!
august fagerstrom
12:32
Division leaders will be Boston, Chicago, Texas, Washington, Chicago and the Dodgers, and Yu Darvish will be back! Congrats on becoming a married person!
Jason
12:33
When looking at the projections for a team's ROS record, how are a team's minor leaguers taken into consideration? Are they used in these projections?
august fagerstrom
12:33
If they're on the 40-man, then yeah. You can see the inputs for every team's RoS projections by going to our depth charts: http://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=ALL&teamid=17
2-D
12:33
What did you think of that 30 for 30?
august fagerstrom
12:34
Cleveland one? Didn't watch it
Sirras
12:34
We've said nice things about the Reds' bullpen. Can you find nice things to say about the Atlanta baseball team's anything?
august fagerstrom
12:34
Arodys Vizcaino is really good!
Bork
12:34
How is your Cleveland Lebrons going to do against the Toronto Trashbros?
august fagerstrom
12:34
win the hoop points, hopefully
Trainman
12:35
Cervelli just signed a 3 year deal extension with Pittsburgh, 31 mil over 3 years. Thoughts? Seems fair for both teams, although Cervelli's ISO is way down early on.
august fagerstrom
12:35
Offense doesn't have to be great for baseball's best (?) pitch framer to be worth some dollars
LISTEN TO KAYTRANADA
12:36
Is it possible Votto is just in IDGAF mode? I know you're not supposed to assume professional athletes are capable of that but he doesn't even look like Joey Votto anymore.
august fagerstrom
12:36
135 wRC+ in y
May*
Pop! Pop!
12:36
Could we get Pop up % on the fangraphs leaderboard?
august fagerstrom
12:36
IFFB% is similar
Roughned Odor
12:36
How long am I going to be suspended?
august fagerstrom
12:36
Heyman recently mentioned 8 games, which seems light
Nick in CLE
12:37
Holy Cody Anderson. Even with the Indians' jam-packed schedule over the next several days, surely we can expect Francona has to send him down and bring up a replacement, right?
august fagerstrom
12:38
Cody Anderson didn't look like a major league pitcher last year (ERA aside) and he hasn't looked like a major league pitcher this year. I doubt he remains on the major league roster much longer
Questioner
12:38
How come no one ever knows the exact date a player in AAA meets the team control requirement? You always hear 'Player X won't be called up until later this year so the team can retain a year of control', but no one ever knows when that date is. Does it differ by player? How is it calculated? Thanks!
Chuncey Wiggins
12:39
Would you like to say a few words for the dearly departed Fredi Gonzalez?
august fagerstrom
12:39
later dude
Dougy
12:39
What would the NYY need to add to Chapman to pry DeLeon away from LAD?
august fagerstrom
12:40
The Yankees got him for Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis
Jose De Leon is a top 25 prospect in baseball
I think that answers the question
A. Reitz
12:41
A lot of people have been down on Avisail Garcia. But if you consider the spring and last month, he's been...not terrible. ROS prediction for him?
august fagerstrom
12:41
FWIW, my RoS projection for guys almost never differs much from the RoS projections we host here on the site. It would need to be an exceptional circumstance for me to think the projections are that far off
12:42
so, like, league-average hitter, with almost no value anywhere else
We The People
12:42
respectfully request an article about how awesome Jose Altuve is.
august fagerstrom
12:42
Eno wrote about his power stroke a few weeks back: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jose-altuve-power-hitter/
12:43
also Mike Petriello recently wrote a really good thing about him: http://m.astros.mlb.com/news/article/178446982/jose-altuve-tapping-into-power-potential
Questioner
12:43
Article idea 'The Recent All Bust Team', Beckham, Ackley, etc...
august fagerstrom
12:44
It's a real bummer writing negative articles. That's why I tried to find nice things to say about the Reds bullpen today (while also hopefully making it clear that no one in there is a part of the future)
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