August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/17/16
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J!mbo
12:45
Prince Fielder: how much of a rebound can be expected? Everyone's saying he looks like burnt toast, but the stats don't look *that* bad under the hood.
august fagerstrom
12:47
He's had below league average power since coming to Texas, and it's completely gone this year. He's got a huge shift problem, and no longer has an elite walk rate. He might not be more than a league average hitter at this point, which for a slow DH, is almost worthless
He's not far from Billy Butler territory, as crazy as it is to think
Bork
12:47
OFFICIAL MASCOT? And I'm slacking off at work so I'm technically being paid for it. WIN WIN
august fagerstrom
12:47
congrats
Tyler
12:47
Could Ordor be charged with assault for that punch?
august fagerstrom
12:48
I always wonder about this. If that happened outside a bar in front of cops he would be. There are cops on the field. There's probably some legal distinction I'm missing here, but I don't know why he couldn't/shouldn't be
Bobby Miloski
12:48
Which MLB player would have the most success playing basketball?
august fagerstrom
12:49
Chris Young had NBA talent, if I'm not mistaken. Probably too old to do much now, though
Yazara
12:50
Is Nomar Mazara a lock for the AL ROY?
august fagerstrom
12:50
I'm not sure he's even the favorite. Byung-ho Park has been better
wait-this-isnt-jeff-sullivan
12:51
The Mariner's bullpen was amazing. Then it collapsed in the last few days. We can assume that their true talent level is somewhere in the middle, but with Furbush, Zych, and Benoit coming back soon-ish, could we have a pretty good M's bullpen by the all-star break?
august fagerstrom
12:51
I don't see why not
LISTEN TO KAYTRANADA
12:51
I'm a Twins fan, but I think Francisco Lindor is my new favorite player. Tell me something I don't know about him.
august fagerstrom
12:51
He wanted to be a dentist if not for baseball
Pole
12:51
What were deGrom's obvious comments? Maybe not so obvious lol
august fagerstrom
12:51
"I'm still not feeling very comfortable on the mound"
LISTEN TO KAYTRANADA
12:52
you listen to Coloring Book yet?
august fagerstrom
12:52
Yeah. Meh.
LISTEN TO KAYTRANADA
12:53
FYI Berrios got sent down this morning
august fagerstrom
12:53
well how about that! doesn't change my opinion that he's ready. Hope this doesn't become another Buxton thing
Dougy
12:54
Greater number: Braves wins or Cubs losses?
august fagerstrom
12:54
This is a fantastic question
12:55
Projections say 103 losses for Braves, 101 wins for Cubs
I kinda think the Cubs win more than 101
but I also kinda think the Braves lose more than 103.........
12:56
Gonna say Braves wind up with like 108 and the Cubs 107?
God those numbers are so big
And somehow don't seem crazy at all
Hungry
12:56
What would Ian Desmond have to do to make the Hall of Fame?
august fagerstrom
12:56
be not Ian Desmond
Biscuit
12:56
Hey August what are the chances Mike Foltynewicz can outperform Corey Kluber over the next 3 seasons combined?
august fagerstrom
12:56
so low
Trainman
12:57
Looking at Jhoulys Chacin... is this a shrewd move by the Angels? His metrics look pretty solid. Is it shocking to say be may be their second best pitcher right now besides Santiago?
august fagerstrom
12:57
says a lot more about the Angels than Jhoulys Chacin
Bobby
12:57
Julio Terehan is over-rated. He is not an ace. Why do people think he will get ace-value in trades? Just because he's the best pitcher on a lousy team, doesn't mean he'll get ace value in trades.
august fagerstrom
12:57
Reasonable people don't think Julio Teheran is an ace
or maybe even a #2
12:58
he's a solid, young, still relatively cheap pitcher
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