August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 9/13/16
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august fagerstrom
12:08
My apologies for the delay. Had some technical difficulties this morning and fell behind on my post-writing. Will start this thing up ASAP, hopefully about 10 minutes or so!
12:20
ok!
let us chat1
Bork
12:20
Hello, friend! YOU'RE LATE
august fagerstrom
12:20
Hi, Bork!
Sorry for making you wiat.
wow, two typos already in five submissions. strong start.
Bork
12:20
"Technical Difficulties this morning" aka you forgot to set your alarm. I'm onto you, fagerstrom.
august fagerstrom
12:20
blame AT&T!
Aaron
12:21
Going to my first Indians game on Sunday. Any tips?
august fagerstrom
12:21
Go to right field for food and drinks during the game. Go to East Fourth street for food and drinks before/after the game
12:22
Barrio particularly recommended
The Average Sports Fan
12:22
Should the Indians just go ahead and shut Salazar down?
august fagerstrom
12:22
Probably, yeah. He's been pretty clearly hurt for a while now. The indicators have been there since the Spring.
12:23
The way he's been handled for most of the year is pretty puzzling.
Gabe
12:24
So Addison Russell shouldn't have started (because Corey Seager exists), but he's clearly shown he's an All-Star SS, right?
august fagerstrom
12:24
Fun fact:

UZR/150, shortstops, min. 1000 innings since 2015
1. Lindor, +19.8
2. Simmons, +19.5
3. Russell, +16.8
12:25
Small sample of course, and he's not Lindor/Simmons territory, but he's been an incredible defensive shortstop. And DRS likes him even more than UZR.
And now the power/bat is coming around. Yeah, he's really, really good.
Pat
12:25
Tanaka should win the cy young.
august fagerstrom
12:26
Certainly has a strong case. Gonna be like Kluber/Felix 2014, probably, where these last few starts down the stretch can play a huge role.
Pat
12:26
I know you're not a big prospect guy, but given your Indians connection, what is the inside word on Justus Sheffield before they traded him?
august fagerstrom
12:26
More of a high-floor guy than high-ceiling, but a really valued commodity, obviously
Steve
12:27
Will 2017 see Javy Baez as a full time starter?
august fagerstrom
12:27
He pretty much is now. He's been starting 3 of every 4 games for the last month or so
12:28
Just doesn't have a consistent position.
Which I think is how the Cubs like him. They'll have no problems finding him 500+ PA next year
Mr. Wilhelm
12:29
Is there anything else to Michael Pineda's ERA/xFIP spread besides bad BABIP luck and Yankee Stadium?
august fagerstrom
12:29
At this point I think it's certainly fair to say that he's shown the tendency of being a true FIP underperformer
Maybe a problem pitching out of the stretch. Maybe a home run problem that xFIP can't capture. Certainly some luck and park in there.
Erik
12:30
Are 3-WAR players generally the most underappreciated players in all of baseball? They're comfortably above average but far enough from being superstars that they don't really get talked about too much. A team with a lineup and rotation full of 3-WAR guys would project to 91 wins, but its stars would be guys like Piscotty, Cozart, or Hellickson.
august fagerstrom
12:31
Yeah, I think it's hard for people to grasp that "average" is actually very valuable
Particularly when those average guys are pre-arb
Pat
12:31
Still think the Astros nab one of the two AL wild card spots?
august fagerstrom
12:32
Losing five of six since my last chat sure doesn't help!
Sticking to my guns though
No point in turning back now
Nick
12:32
I'm mourning for Salazar...so without him, 4-man playoff rotation of Kluber, Carrasco, Bauer, and..Clevenger? That's still awesome..right?? :(
august fagerstrom
12:33
It still goes toe-to-toe with any other AL playoff rotation. Texas still similarly lacks depth, and Toronto arguably lacks the starpower at the front. But losing Salazar certainly gives back a good deal of Cleveland's pitching edge
2-D
12:35
Why are pickoffs not apart of BsR? Are pickoffs included in any baserunning stat?
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