August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 7/19/16
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august fagerstrom
1:07
Not that simple. He also hits a bunch of grounders and is very slow. And Hard% isn't perfect
Eric
1:08
As a Vogt fan, I'd like him to stay in Oakland, but I keep hearing about him as an option for CLE. How likely do you think it is that he's moved?
august fagerstrom
1:09
He probably shouldn't be a catcher, and CLE doesn't have a DH/1B spot open.
Also, you just don't see catchers moved midseason all that often
I looked back about five or six years the other day trying to find precedent when doing research for my Yankees post wrt McCann, and I could barely find any notable catchers moved midseason
Lucroy would be the biggest name in years
Dog
1:10
Profar (and some other prospects) for Archer and Colome, who says no?
august fagerstrom
1:10
Rays
Spankle
1:10
What happens after we die?
august fagerstrom
1:10
we find out
Todd
1:11
Angels wRC+ is 102. Rangers wRC+ is 93. Is the Angels offense really that much better than the Rangers?
august fagerstrom
1:11
been that way
extra two wins from position players, too: http://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=Team
(projected)
Josh
1:12
Is Aaron Nola fixed?
august fagerstrom
1:12
was he ever really broken
India Pale Lagares
1:12
I know we all love RPs these days, but is it really worth the farm for 30 IP of Chapman/Miller when there are the MIL options, Abad etc. etc.? I don't fully appreciate how we've swung so far around on RP valuation.
august fagerstrom
1:13
It's not 30 IP of Miller. It's ~160 at what looks like a more-than-fair price. And Chapman's not worth the farm. He's probably worth a top ~75 prospect
Burgur
1:13
Do you prefer chicken beef or fish beef
august fagerstrom
1:13
this just grossed me out for some reason
1:14
really not a fan of the words fish and beef being next to each other like that
Matt
1:14
You are tasked with relocating the Marlins. Where to and whats the new name?
august fagerstrom
1:14
the Loria Lorias
mike
1:15
do you honestly think that Chapman has 4 B/B+ prospect value? The proposed package for him from Cleveland you posted above seem rather steep.
august fagerstrom
1:15
I was suggesting one of those guys as the center piece, as I did in my post yesterday
Deffffinitely not all 4
Another Erik
1:16
On the subject of Gurriel, what kind of numbers/slash line do you think we can expect from him for the rest of the season?
august fagerstrom
1:16
Brian Cartwright's OLIVER translation had him at .283/.330/.458 (.340 wOBA) before the start of the season
Reginald Denton III
1:16
Is Miller really the Yankees' "best trade chip"? What about Betances? No chance they would move him?
august fagerstrom
1:16
Doesn't seem likely, not when Chapman and Miller are expendable
JoshP
1:16
How do the Mets align their outfield now that Ces wants to play more LF?
august fagerstrom
1:16
I guess they put Conforto in center. Good luck with that.
Borxa Dork
1:18
Why would the Cubs be shopping for one of the Yankee bullpen arms as their closer when Rondon has pitched fine this season?
august fagerstrom
1:18
because bullpens typically work multiple innings
Hal
1:18
Ryan Howard has 33 hits, of which 13 are homers and 4 doubles. Do you know if anybody's finished a season with more XBH than singles before?
august fagerstrom
1:18
nope but now I
'm interested!
JD
1:19
Who's your favorite player to write about?
august fagerstrom
1:19
probably Kershaw
1:20
I mean, even Trout's wRC+ is like 165 every year, and there's always a handful of guys that do that. Kershaw is just so unlike any other player
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