August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/16/16
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august fagerstrom
1:01
open to interpretation/weighting
I'm not your buddy, Guyer
1:01
Zips & Steamer have Tyler Naquin at 3 HRs rest of season. Can he still win AL-ROY if he doesn't exceed that projection?
august fagerstrom
1:01
Fulmer's gonna make it real tough
Dock Ellis
1:01
Loved your Billy Hamilton article last week, but I was scared you were going to hurt your fingers with all the excitement you put into it! Are you the most injury prone writer at FG?
august fagerstrom
1:02
That's very possible, which is concerning as I'm also the youngest
Dock Ellis
1:02
Just curious, what discs do you use when you play disc golf? Also, for or against the term "frolf"?
august fagerstrom
1:02
Have never used frolf. Innova/Discraft
CubbieBlues
1:03
Next year, Cubs are likely to lose Fowler and will probably lose Chapman, while Lester, Lackey and Zobrist will be another year older. The top prospects have mostly graduated. Going forward, is it safe to say that the Cubs look to be 'pretty good' rather than great?
august fagerstrom
1:04
A lot of teams will lose good players, and every team can also get new players, too. The Bryant/Rizzo/Arrieta core is great
1:05
Probably not worth spending too much time thinking about
Joe
1:05
If you, hypothetically, could arrange a team with Hamilton, Kiermaeir and Heyward in the OF, Simmons, Machado, Ahmed, and Goldschmidt as IF with a great catcher how much lower would the team ERA be than the team FIP?
august fagerstrom
1:05
sounds like another topic idea
1:06
writing these down. keep doing my job for me guys!!!
hydrant usage
1:06
august fagerstrom
1:06
oh ho ho
Tondo
1:06
Thoughts on Yandy Diaz? Indians should add him soon to be postseason eligible, right?
august fagerstrom
1:06
Michael Martinez being in Cleveland and Yandy Diaz not being in Cleveland is bizarre
Rasta
1:07
Billy Hamilton has really been getting on base quite a bit lately. Obviously his .398 mark over the last 30 days isn't the new norm but have his obp skills taken a step forward or has he just been lucky?
august fagerstrom
1:07
.407 BABIP obviously has a lot to do with that, but the spike in walk rate is worth monitoring
j6takish
1:07
Carson on a leisure trip? All of the other FG staff implies that his entire life is filled with leisure
august fagerstrom
1:08
he just takes more leisure trips than the average person, I think
Tondo
1:08
Will the Indians part with Andrew Miller or Cody Allen this offseason? I don't see them paying both
august fagerstrom
1:08
Wouldn't totally surprise me to see Allen's arbitration raise price him out of the Indians plans
Red
1:09
Is there a regulation preventing the Red Sox from offering Ortiz a QO and netting a sandwich draft pick? Or does the player have to sign elsewhere for the pick to happen?
august fagerstrom
1:09
gotta sign
Justin
1:09
How good can Gregory Polanco be? Monster?
Greg P
1:09
Gregory Polanco is turning into a MONSTER
august fagerstrom
1:09
Justin, meet Greg. Greg, Justin
Da Bum
1:09
For next season and next season only, while assuming perfect health, you do you start your team with? Trout or Kershaw?
august fagerstrom
1:09
hitter
Mystery Team
1:10
If you had to pick one, would you rather have Stanton or rizzo? Feels like Stanton is hurt enough of the time to say rizzo, though it's close
august fagerstrom
1:10
Rizzo's just as good a hitter and doesn't come with the injury history
Stanton's only real advantage is defense, and Rizzo's good for a first baseman
CubbieBlues
1:11
Toughest division for the next five years? It's gotta be the NL Central, right?
august fagerstrom
1:11
gotta think so
Julio Pepper
1:11
Best 2B of all time...look up Joe Morgan's player page. It's eye popping.
august fagerstrom
1:11
yep
Uncle Leo
1:13
Should Rolen have just as good at chance at HOF as Beltre?
august fagerstrom
1:13
Nearly identical peaks. Beltre's got way more longevity/cumulative stats, though
Think Rolen should get real consideration, maybe even should be in. Don't think he gets in though. At the very least, he doesn't have Beltre's momentum
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