August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/31/16
powered byJotCast
august fagerstrom
12:16
I have my doubts
Alex
12:17
Opinion of Foltynewicz? If he could harness his stuff then he could be a bonifide ace.
august fagerstrom
12:17
Sounds like you already have your own opinion!
Q-Ball
12:17
The Tigers appear to be in trouble. But if I am in the Tiger's GM, I'm not sure how to fix it, other than spending yet more of Mike Ilitch's money. Are the Tigers doomed to mediocrity?
august fagerstrom
12:17
You provided the solution to the dilemma
No point turning back now
Nelson
12:18
ZIPS is projecting 33 HRs for Adam Duvall. You buying that?
august fagerstrom
12:18
If the playing time is there
It'd just be a empty 33 homers, which is why the playing time is not a guarantee to be there
Jiim
12:18
Why does it feel weird to get back to work after a 3 day weekend
august fagerstrom
12:19
because we are creatures of habit
Q-Ball
12:19
When we are having our "Mike Trout or Bryce Harper" debates, should we now be including Manny Machado?
august fagerstrom
12:19
No, but he begins the next discussion
Eric
12:19
Do you think Buxton is up for good this time, and do you really think a month in the minors will make that big of a difference? Thanks
august fagerstrom
12:20
Reports out of Minnesota seem to indicate that Buxton actually looked different in AAA. Sometimes guys are a little more willing to try something different when the games "don't matter." Maybe he found something
humphrey
12:21
What exactly is bat speed? Is it simply the peak velocity of the bat that a hitter can achieve with his swing?
august fagerstrom
12:21
In a literal sense, yeah. When scouts talk about it, it's likely being referred to in combination with bat control, being able to recognize and catch up to inside fastballs, etc
humphrey
12:21
And is bat speed that something that StatCast might be able to measure someday?
august fagerstrom
12:21
I'd hope so
Though I know nothing of any plans to do so in the future
Big Joe Montferrant
12:23
If you were the Dodgers Manager and you had to chose between starting Kershaw (and the dodger BP) next time around, or using any combination of these pitchers: Betances, Miller, Chapman, D-Rob, Kenley Jansen, Britton, Hector Rondon and Kelvin Herrera. Which would you chose?
august fagerstrom
12:23
Kershaw, somehow
Zonk
12:24
Pirates have a team BABIP of .338. While they have some speedy line-drive hitters on the club, that feel unsustainable. What say you?
august fagerstrom
12:24
Highest team BABIP since 1961 was the 2014 Red Sox at .329
12:25
And they had the benefit of Fenway
2013 Red Sox* sorry
.325 is kind of like the maximum range for a season-long team BABIP, so yeah, the Pirates will come down a bit
12:27
that being said, I could see a Pirates team with Marte, McCutchen, Harrison, Freese (all high BABIP guys) finishing around 320
Cal
12:27
Have you transitioned from the "hold on to JUpton - he'll get adjusted, he's streaky" camp to the "man, might be time to cut bait, lost season" camp?
august fagerstrom
12:27
I don't think I ever told anyone to "hold on" as that implies I would've answered a fantasy question, which I doubt
I simply pointed out that he is a historically streaky hitter, and that this year's streak wasn't far off from ones he's recovered from in the past
12:28
Think I also mentioned that it's always scarier when it happens at the start of the year
All of which is still true
Erik
12:28
Pujols has been replacement level so far this year. How closely will the final five years of his contract resemble Howard's?
august fagerstrom
12:28
Will plead the fifth for the sake of any Angels fans reading this chat
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
12:29
Hey Eno! Marco Estrada once again #1 in the AL in opponents' batting average. Top 10 pitcher in the AL too bold?
august fagerstrom
12:29
This is August.
Jiim
12:29
If I were the Angels don't I prefer a package of Thompson their centerfielder, de Leon zack lee, barnes And an infielder for trout than just getting seager and Leon or Uriah and some other scrub
august fagerstrom
12:29
None of what you just suggested gets Trout
12:30
And no, you prefer the one that starts with the top-10 prospects
Connecting...