August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/9/16
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august fagerstrom
12:39
since the end of June, David Price has a 3.69 ERA and a 3.06 FIP
for the year, he has the highest swinging strike rate of his career and above-average K-BB% and GB%
12:40
he is a good pitcher
JD15
12:41
Seager best SS in baseball?
august fagerstrom
12:41
I'd still take Lindor, but maybe my answer changes if I'd seen Seager play as much as Lindor. Between Lindor/Seager/Correa/Crawford, I really don't think there's a wrong answer
12:42
FWIW, ZiPS WAR per 600 plate appearances:

Correa 4.5
Seager 4.2
Crawford 4.1
Lindor 4.0
2-D
12:42
How did you tear your labrum? I've had friends with the same injury and the hardest thing for them was to be patient when rehabbing.
august fagerstrom
12:43
Well I dislocated it playing volleyball three years ago and did what your friends did. Didn't take my rehab seriously enough. Big mistake. Dislocated it again playing softball last month during a non-contact injury (playing third base, jumped to catch a high throw from our catcher and it just slipped out at the apex of my jump)
Will be taking my rehab very seriously this time
12:44
Tore the right labrum this weekend playing disc golf. Had to go to an overhand throw while trying to scramble out of the woods and it just popped. Assuming it was worn down as a result of me leaning on it so much, what with my left shoulder being mostly incapacitated
Paul
12:44
Trivia! Can you name the only player in the history of baseball with over 1350 games started in the OF and fewer than 7 career SBs? You can keep dropping that threshhold all the way down to 700 and he's still the only one, but thought it was more impressive to show that number.
august fagerstrom
12:44
nope and not gonna look either so just tell me because now I'm super interested
Paul
12:45
PS - the answer is Jay Buhner.
august fagerstrom
12:45
Buhner!
Steve
12:45
Do you think there is anything to the broadcaster's go-to of a young players doubles turn into home runs as they get older?
i.e. doubles for young players are predictive?
august fagerstrom
12:45
anecdotally, it feels like the answer is yes, moreso for *very* young players (20/21/22) because they're still growing into their frame
12:46
also, didn't Carson find that doubles for minor leaguers are actually somehow one of the most predictive stats for future big league success? or something? I'm pretty sure he did
Tony
12:46
August, how fickle is something like WPA on an annual basis? I see that last year Kris Bryant was the 2nd most clutch hitter in the NL and this year he is the least clutch. Is there any predictive value you can derive from the stat?
august fagerstrom
12:46
Yeah, it's a descriptive tool, not a predictive one
a-rod
12:47
Will I play again? Will it be in Miami?
august fagerstrom
12:47
I can't see it
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:47
I tore a labrum and had arthro surgery on my left shoulder following a ski accident. Not fun.

My shoulder was immobilized for almost a month, then I had to go through a lot of PT. My advice: take the PT seriously, and do strengthening exercises in your off time - I didn't take it as seriously as I should have (was pretty young and just generally stupid), and to date, I still have shortcomings with strength and mobility on my left shoulder as opposed to my right.
august fagerstrom
12:48
Yeah, not looking forward to 4-6 weeks in the sling. Strengthening exercises outside (and after) PT are my big area of focus this time. I didn't do any work outside of PT the first time and I feel like it burned me
no dislocations since then, though? That's what I'm most concerned about. It was frightening how easily it slipped out when I jumped for that ball
12:49
Also it subluxed through the front of my arm (first dislocation -- and most, to my understanding -- go out the back) and it hurt sooooo fucking bad
Never want that to happen again
Guest
12:49
Do you think any teams will actually send a scout to watch Tebow's workout? I mean wouldn't their time be better spent I don't know, googling "good baseball players to sign"
august fagerstrom
12:49
just nearly spit-taked my water, FYI
Dude
12:49
Following up on your Tigers/Astros WC prediction...Who wins the AL East and why do the other two competitive teams fall that far off the map that they miss the WC?
august fagerstrom
12:49
they don't. I'm a dummy
JD15
12:50
Would you rather have Heyward or Alex Gordon at their current contract?
august fagerstrom
12:50
Gordon's because it's over sooner?
12:51
Funny thing is, even with how disappointing Heyward's year's been, still a decent chance he opts out for 2019
Dynasty Dummy
12:52
Where would you find RBI%? What is it?
august fagerstrom
Called OBI%
Others batted in percentage
Just what it sounds like. Percentage of baserunners you drove in, not counting yourself on home runs. Essentially strips the opportunity from RBI and looks at it on a rate basis
noseeum
12:53
It's Tuesday and still no Arod post on Fangraphs? What gives? Inner circle HOF talent and in a class by himself when it comes to selling newspapers. He deserves some fangraphs love no? You think there is any chance he signs with another team for 700?
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