August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/9/16
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august fagerstrom
12:15
Maybe? Probably? But would be near impossible to filter out the signal from the noise.
Ray
12:16
Devon Travis (age 24-25) - 120 GP; 4.7 WAR; 126 wRC+; 18 HR; .304 AVG

Dustin Pedroia (age 25) - 154 GP; 4.6 WAR; 112 wRC+; 15 HR; .296 AVG

shouts to @birenball

your thoughts good sir
august fagerstrom
12:16
Fun comp!
12:17
the utility of a comp with an N of 1 pretty much stops at "fun" though I'm assuming you're aware of that
Hodgie in YYC
12:17
Devon Travis, breakout star at second base and if so, why do smaller players continue to be overlooked in prospect circles?
august fagerstrom
12:17
Because of a huge part of scouting is and always has been projecting growth, and a lot of that relates to a guy's frame
Slothrop
12:19
MLB removes all 2nd basemen from their current rosters and has teams draft them this offseason. You have the first pick. Who do you take? Who is taken 2nd and 3rd?
august fagerstrom
12:19
Gotta be Altuve I think
Kipnis probably second? Then I think you start seriously considering a guy like Travis or Odor or Profar, if he's eligible for this
Assuming contract is in this, too?
Matt
12:20
August! What should I have for lunch? Q'Doba, pizza, or chicken parm?
august fagerstrom
12:20
Doba.
ApplePie
12:20
Top 3 rappers in the game right now
august fagerstrom
12:22
Kendrick is an easy No. 1 for me. Is a guy like DOOM "in the game"? He technically still raps and I think he's either the GOAT or the second-GOAT, so he'd be in there for me but he's not really the guy you think of when you think of "in the game."
And then Kanye has to be in there, too, but not because of his rapping but because of his creative output
ApplePie
12:23
Do Royals fans have to accept that Projections were pretty close to guessing their current record? Accept defeat for this year?
august fagerstrom
12:23
Royals also got hosed by injuries this yaer
12:24
But that probably also overshadows the fact that the projections were right about them having one of the worst rotations in all of baseball, that Hosmer is a pretty mediocre first baseman, that Escobar is terrible, etc.
12:25
The Royals' downfall is a mix of a ton of unfortunate injuries and them having played over their heads the last couple years
Arte M
12:25
Do defensive metrics account for weather factors, like wind? For instance, when Trout robbed that grand slam a few days ago, he zig zagged going back because the ball was blowing in the wind. Just by numbers, it was an inefficient route to the ball.
august fagerstrom
12:25
They do not, to my knowledge
That would be very difficult.
Thaddeus Malice
12:26
So Devon Travis has produced 4.7 WAR in 120 games between this year and last year. Looking at his profile he's not elite at anything but very good at everything, can he be Ian Kinsler with more strikeouts?
august fagerstrom
12:26
This is like the 20th Devon Travis question already, so I guess I have a Devon Travis post to write.
Sean
12:27
No Man's Sky is waiting for the PC release on August 12th. Don't waste money on the PS4 version unless your computer is absolutely awful.
august fagerstrom
12:27
I have a MacBook! So!
Avi
12:27
August, you need to lay off the 500 lb barbells so you can heal.
august fagerstrom
12:27
softball and disc golf :(
Nippon Ham Fighters
12:27
Perhaps you should consider foregoing future sporting competitions.
august fagerstrom
12:27
this is what I'm afraid of! and why I'm getting the surgery! I don't wanna not play sports!
12:28
also getting the surgery because my left shoulder is just completely shredded and was going to keep dislocating the rest of my life whether I played sports or not. 90% success rate of "no future disclocations" after the scope!
holy shit the Indians twitter account tweeted a picture of Tebow in Indians gear
amazing
Conner
12:28
August, are you gonna be at saber seminar?
august fagerstrom
12:28
I am not
Nicole
12:28
What is Tito's obsession with Michael Martinez? Martinez is one of the worse position players in history. With Brantley possibly being done for the year, I have a bad feeling that Martinez will not only get critical at-bats in the stretch run but he will also possibly get significant playing time in the playoffs. Please tell me that this won't happen and that Yandy Diaz will come in and save the day.
august fagerstrom
12:29
I have literally no idea. He is not good. I thought the extra year of Aviles was due moreso to Aviles being a really, really awesome guy, but now I'm thinking Tito/the FO just has an irrational love for utility guys
Not to say Michael Martinez couldn't also be an awesome guy!
but
jeez
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