August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/24/16
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august fagerstrom
12:55
He had a borderline Hall of Fame peak, which I bet is something most people don't realize. Nearly impossible to make the Hall of Fame with -0.3 career WAR through age 27, though
Larry Bernandez
12:55
Correa is not a SS long-term agreed?
august fagerstrom
12:55
Yes
Beersy
12:55
If jose bautista is the drake of baseball, who's the kanye? Kendrick?
august fagerstrom
12:56
I guess Kanye would have to be Harper and Kendrick is either Trout or Kershaw
A. Reitz
12:56
Why wouldn't the Yankees be sellers at the deadline this year? I know it's not the yankee way to admit defeat but, they aren't going anywhere. Ellsbury, Tex, Gardner, Chapman all need to go. Heck, Beltran might be a decent DH for an AL team down the stretch.
august fagerstrom
12:56
who says they won't be? I imagine they will.
Curtis
12:58
Assuming Harper & Trout would be 2/3 of your OF and Machado would be occupying some part of the left side of your infield, build the rest of your "Dream Team" Batters - a team for the next 5 years or so...limit one per position....
august fagerstrom
12:58
Posey Rizzo Altuve Lindor Machado Trout Harper and...... Marte? If it's gotta be a left fielder?
Maybe Betts if it can be any other outfielder
young michael
12:58
Is Dae Ho Lee for real? Can he be an above average everyday hitter.
august fagerstrom
12:58
Don't see why not
DB in Pgh
12:59
was listening to Pirates pre-game on radio the other day, and they talked for quite a while about an article you did, and mentioned you by name, and the site, numerous times. Kudos!
august fagerstrom
12:59
I believe I was on that show as well! Unless it was a different day. Thanks!
Carlos Santana
12:59
Should I give up this switch hitting thing? .150/.222/.175 vs. LHP
august fagerstrom
1:00
40 plate appearances probably not enough to kick a career 130 wRC+ to the curb, no
Rated Rookie
1:00
Salazar has been a little wild in his most recent outings. Just normal fluctuations that go with a starter whose control can be touch-and-go? Or something else?
august fagerstrom
1:00
His command has been pretty terrible since the start of Spring Training.
1:02
He's also suddenly a ground ball pitcher now with a career-high rate of strikeouts. In the Syndergaard piece I wrote today, he's one of the four upper-most dots in the K% vs. GB% graph, alongside Kershaw, Syndergaard, and Strasburg. He's having a really bizarre year and I have no idea how to interpet it
Seth
1:02
what do you think the trade market is for Jay Bruce or Zack Cozart...both have had solid starts to the season...should the Reds be looking for top 100 type prospect? a couple of b level guys?
august fagerstrom
1:02
they could look for a top-100 prospect, sure. not gonna get it though
DB in Pgh
1:03
how much media appearances [radio, or other] do you do?
august fagerstrom
1:04
Was on MLB Now once this offseason and do a handful of 5-10 minute radio hits a week
BakedBean
1:04
Chances of Cespy being available at the deadline?
august fagerstrom
1:04
?
The Mets are damn-near already in the playoffs. can't see how this would happen
Snowflake
1:05
Please tell us about Mike Clevinger
august fagerstrom
1:05
He has good stuff. If he doesn't walk too many batters I think he'll be a serviceable mid-rotation arm
Tom
1:05
Over David Ortiz's last 137 games: 42 HR, 45 doubles, WRC+ 176
august fagerstrom
1:05
goodness gracious
Guy
1:06
What is more intimidating: 9 best pitchers each doing 1 inning or top 5 pitchers with 4 doing 2 innings and 1 doing 1 inning?
august fagerstrom
1:07
This is a good question actually because even in the latter scenario you never have to worry about the times-through-the-order penalty
And some guys take an inning to really get going
1:08
And Kershaw/Syndergaard/Arrieta/Sale/Scherzer as a group are unquestionably better than the next four, even if by a (relatively) slim margin
So I'll say thelatter
Kershaw, Thor, Arrieta and Sale for 2 with Scherzer closing it out by pumping heaters down the middle like a reliever
I like it
Ronnie
1:10
Mike Trout is in a virtual three way tie with Miguel Cabrera & Andrew McCutchen atop the 2009-16 WAR leaderboard. Mike Trout did not become a regular until April 28, 2012.
august fagerstrom
1:10
I like this
Curtis
1:10
Any idea why the Mariners are such a good road team so far this year?
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