August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/5/16
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august fagerstrom
1:32
The stories seem to indicate Puig isn't that interested in self sacrifice
mookie best
1:32
Is McCutchen coming back this year? His exit velo and peripherals are terrible lately. He's probably injured right?
august fagerstrom
1:32
Hard to ignore that possibility
Joe
1:33
Why did I think Jimmy Rollins was an above avg hitter?
august fagerstrom
1:33
Because he was for nearly as many seasons as he wasn't, and more importantly even when he wasn't, he was still a tremendously valuable player, overall
Bork
1:33
August is pretty good at determining the #truebork. No fake Bork questions/comments today!
august fagerstrom
1:33
#TrueBork
Bork
1:34
What types of questions do you generally not like to answer?
august fagerstrom
1:34
Fantasy ones and fake trade ones, pretty much
Both because I feel like I have no authority answering them
j6takish
1:35
Michael young is underrated, and what I mean by that, he was so over rated for so long that it became a meme and people forgot that he actually WAS a pretty good player and was therefore under rated
august fagerstrom
1:35
the dreaded meme death
Thor
1:35
What does Clayton Kershaw need to do to somehow win the CYA this year?
august fagerstrom
1:35
come back and make like 4 more starts
Steve
1:35
too bad - it would have made me laugh if the baseball guys played football together like any other office
august fagerstrom
1:35
When a sport becomes your job, it makes it a lot easier to tune out the rest of the sports as hobbies
1:36
Last thing I want to do with my free time is pay attention to other sports at this point
unless it's the Cavs winning a championship. I can make time for that
Dave Cameron
1:36
What MLB player would make the best fangraphs writer?
august fagerstrom
1:36
Brandon McCarthy?
Cole Figueroa?
Votto? Not sure how his writing/internet chops are though. That's what makes me lean toward McCarthy
tommylasagna
1:37
is that slow or fast-pitch? i'm afraid of the ball...
august fagerstrom
1:37
slow!
Steve
1:37
Wow! they shamed you into a 2 hour chat, didn't they?
august fagerstrom
1:37
sure did
j6takish
1:37
Did you make that lemon chicken or is it leftover? I'd make an allusion to a local Cleveland eatery but I've only ever been there once and I was too drunk to go to a restaraunt
august fagerstrom
1:38
Both! Leftover that I made a couple nights ago
Bork
1:38
I would pay good money for boxers with August's face on the crotch.
august fagerstrom
1:38
I would do everything in my power to prevent that from happening
uru
1:38
How legit is Max Kepler? Do you see him as a 130-135 wRC guy going forward?
august fagerstrom
1:38
No, but he sure looks like a legit major league bat. Something clicked a couple years ago
Jake
1:38
what does tbh mean?
august fagerstrom
1:38
to be honest
Don
1:39
Is it even possible for Tim Anderson to improve his walk-rate to a league average rate? If not, can he ever be a league-average playeR?
august fagerstrom
1:39
I'm incredibly skeptical
I'm also really fascinated by guys who didn't start playing baseball until later in their lives
1:40
Have no idea whether to take that as, (a) Anderson didn't start seeing pitches until he was 17 and missed out on that crucial pitch recognition abilities while his brain was rapidly developing in early childhood or (b) because he started late, he'll just develop late and he'll need more reps
Would love to see an analysis on that, but not sure if it's possible
For now, I'll have to see it before I believe it
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