Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/11/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:23
Clarify: Not this year. But I think Edgar's on an approach pattern now
2:24
Defense
Von Schloss
2:24
Are you playing FFXV?
Dan Szymborski
2:24
I don't actually have a PS4 yet! I'll probably get one this upcoming year, but I'll probably hold off until XV until a PC version.
Way to early
2:25
If you had to pick one current prospect as a future HOFer? Who would you pick?
Dan Szymborski
2:25
Dansby Swanson. Note that I'm not giving a mean projection of HOFer but YOU MADE ME PICK ONE
powder
2:25
Do you have a favorite office game, like waste-basket hoops?
Dan Szymborski
2:26
Overwatch.
I work from home!
Oren
2:26
Are teams being too cautious in the free agent market this offseason, considering that next season everyone will only want to sign in Toronto to escape Trumpism?
Dan Szymborski
2:26
I don't think teams are being too cautious. The market is a combination, this winter, of suck and overrated.
Krush
2:27
Khris Davis has been top 8 in ISO since day 1 in the majors. Is he one of the more underrated hitters in MLB. ISO comps are Trout, Miggy, Stanton, CarGo. Obviously his game has warts keeping him from being elite, but how many power hitters are actually better than him?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
He's an absolutely excellent power hitter. It's just the rest of the stuff.
Dan
2:27
Dude, keep this isht at 2PM . I sleep late and it's not like I want the direct personal interaction that Facebook messages imply.
Jordan
2:27
Can I pay FanGraphs x dollars to have access to the ZiPS machine?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
No.
2:28
The only people with access to the ZiPS machine are me and those that break into my house, safe deposit box, or find my flash drive hidden in a state park and defeat the passwords.
Phanatic
2:28
ZyPS. hacked Russian projection system
Rick Hahn
2:28
Why haven't the Rockies called me yet?
Dan Szymborski
2:28
Rockies upper management probably sees one ten-win season and thinks Quintana sucks.
Dan
2:29
Are you gonna do the top 100-150 zips prospect list again this year? Was I a fool trading Jake Bauers in a deal instead of trading Alex Verdugo in a deal?
Dan Szymborski
2:29
Yup, possibly.
Godzilla
2:29
Seems like you are releasing ZiPS a little earier this year. Big help - thanks!
Dan Szymborski
2:29
Same time as always!
Matt
2:29
ZiPS for Jake Lamb are on par with Steamer. Since Steamer is fully released, I ran Z-Scores (you don't own the letter Z...) and Lamb ranks around 150 overall. Anecdotally, I would have thought he'd be top 100. How do you feel about the projections coming out for him?
Dan Szymborski
2:29
No, I do own the letter Z and you will be hearing from my team of attorneys.
I don't disagree on the Lamb projections.
Shawn DC
2:29
Is Oaklands minors more steak than sizzle? Who would be the players with the largest upsides in their system?
Dan Szymborski
2:30
They have some of both.
2:31
I do think the belief that Franklin "Three Flavours" Barreto has the highest upside is correct.
Chuncey Wiggins
2:31
If baseball pitchers could get a running start like cricket "hurlers" would Bartolo Colon still have a job?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Bartolo is Magic
Eric
2:32
If Posada gets 5%, is Cameron or Ordonez the best player to get dropped from the ballot this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
Cameron, I think, but it's close. Drew's in that mix to be best one-offer
I still can't believe Edmonds was one-and-doned. Absurd.
Crime Dog
2:32
Without the strike, I'd be in the HOF. 7 more HR and 10 more hit's and I'd be at 500, 2500. Why so much hate?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
Still a borderline candidate. I was asked how I'd vote and I don't care about round numbers.
And he's the 14th-16th or so best candidate on the ballot not in the Hall.
scottz
2:33
How much did the Eaton trade affect other trades like Quintana and Dozier by making it seem like everyone was just going to give away the prospect store to acquire a known MLB asset?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
I think teams like the Twins have become greedier.
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