August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/5/16
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august fagerstrom
12:52
I'll buy it. Nice thing is he doesn't have to do much to be an immensely valuable catcher, what with his receiving abilities
Guest
12:53
What's the reason Fangraphs hasn't implemented stats like K/9+ (league adjusted and standardized to 100) for all similarly rate based stats (GB%, LD%, Hard%, Z-Contact, etc.)?
august fagerstrom
12:53
Not sure the exact reason, but it gets talked about often and is still a definite possibility for the future
Tom A.
12:53
Hector Santiago could have been traded for something really valuable, no?
august fagerstrom
12:53
Not much more than what he did get traded for, no
Jake from State Farm
12:54
What do you think of the impending MIF situation in Texas? Profar wants to play short, Odor at 2B, Elvis ' contract is going to be hard to trade.
august fagerstrom
12:54
Profar could be a fine LF
dudeOfTheWorld
12:54
Do the Rangers have the rotation necessary to win the West? Advance far in October?
august fagerstrom
12:54
With last week's roster I didn't think so. With this week's roster, I think they're good enough at the positions and in the bullpen to make up for the lack of depth in the rotation
Darvish and Hamels both have to be healthy though
Jonathan Lucroy
12:55
Why don't more players say "When I signed the contract, I gave up millions of dollars for a no-trade clause. Don't criticize me for expecting something in return for waiving it."
august fagerstrom
12:55
Because they shouldn't need to say it
Rick
12:55
Are you a fan of any particular team?
august fagerstrom
12:56
I grew up an Indians fan, and certainly still pay more attention to them given I covered them the last two years and am still around the ballpark, but I've lost my rooting interests
Maxamuz
12:57
What if it has to do with a different *type* of fantasy?
august fagerstrom
12:57
different type of chat
Flash
12:57
Will Kevin Gausman ever take the next step and become a top of the rotation arm?
august fagerstrom
12:57
Starting to become harder to see it
Might even see Bundy before Gausman at this point
Alex
12:58
Do you see anything in Marco Estrada that could cause him to continue the 0.9-1.3 FIP-ERA heas maintained the past 2 years?
august fagerstrom
12:58
Insane deception, high-spin fastball, changeup that plays perfectly off said fastball, excellent command
weak fly balls and pop ups
12:59
If you were to build a pitcher who could sustainably beat their FIP, you'd just build Marco Estrada
Tom A.
12:59
Is Fernando Abad a good pitcher?
august fagerstrom
12:59
are you trying to bait me into a pun
Covelli
12:59
wont know if Sano is demoted til Monday, but have to pull the trigger on Gurriel by tomorrow to lock him up. Not sure what to do. Its a OBP keeper league, but I'm out after this year and want to win a title before I leave.
august fagerstrom
12:59
is this a question
Slamboni
12:59
Is it too early to label Byron Buxton a bust? he just looks lost at the plate
august fagerstrom
12:59
Bust? Too early. There's definite cause for concern though
JD15
1:00
What do you think JBJ's real skill level is bc I don't think it's last seasons and I don't think it was the start of this season either.
august fagerstrom
1:00
120 wRC+?
1:01
He's 141 over the past year, projections are still at 107
Somewhere between there seems about right
mike sixel
1:01
Were you surprised Detroit didn't make a move? I was, though I'm not sure what move would have been ideal for them....or if they have a farm left.....
august fagerstrom
1:01
Yeah, I think they may have finally felt the restrictions of having 0 prospects
Bork
1:02
Hi August's Dad I'm Bork your son's best friend. Also secret lover.
I'll see you at Thanksgiving dinner!
david bowie and bing crosby
1:02
Hi Mr. Fagerstrom!
JP
1:02
Hi August's Dad!!
Justin
1:02
Hello, Dad-friend!
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