Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/18/17
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Tommy Tutone
2:50
Dan, talk to me about Michael Fulmer. Was last year a fluke or do you think he becomes a solid #2 starting pitcher?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:50
I think he'll be a real #2
Bubba
2:50
What do you think the Mets do with Jay Bruce?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:50
Hope some overpays for him
Jonathan
2:50
Is there harm to a prospect's development if a team brings him up early to serve as a bullpen stimulant? For example, would it be harmful for the Dodgers to consider using Alvarez as a flamethrowing reliever come post season?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:50
I've never seen any real harm to this, but that's anecdotal, I haven't done a throough study
norman
2:51
Some Giant fans are saying Ty Blach gets the #5 rotation slot ,carry all year ,wins 15 games with a 3.50 era at ATT park
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:51
That's a little aggressive.
Chuncey Wiggins
2:52
Baseball player that is most likely two small children disguised inside one uniform?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:52
Sandoval. That's why he occasionally loses weight - the smaller kid sometimes escapes and needs to be recaptured for the Pandochimera.
britishcub
2:52
i read an article this week that stated that eric hosmer did great work improving his free agent stock in 2016. Do mainstream writers just not know how baseball works?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:52
Some don't.
Z
2:52
Just saw the Zips projection for Michael Saunders. Given his solid projection, low cost, and team need, would you have liked to see him go to the O's?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:52
Yes
Kujo
2:53
Where do you think Lourdes Gurriel Jr starts off this year? I tried to look him up on the site but it goes to his brothers page.
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:54
I'm of the opinion they start him at AA to get comfortable and then aggressively move him.
jon
2:54
Happy National Dead Religion Day, celebrating the last living followers of the Defenders of the Good Old Days, The Will To Win and Past Better Than Present. May our future be blessed with open ballots and accountable journalists.
Dan
2:54
Adam Eaton: any chance you wanna dish on his ZIPS - he wasn't in the CWS or WAS lists, due to trade timing
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:54
He'll be on FG in a couple weeks. He's still in my ESPN piece!
Zock Jr.
2:54
Dan, you'd have felt right at home during Travis Sawchik's chat. Lots of Markakis questions.
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:54
I didn't really mean for you guys to torment the poor guy!
Vince Vega
2:54
David Dahl bad MF or just bad? ( i guess the third option is 'meh')
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:55
Dahl is too awesome for his parent franchise.
Monsignor Martinez
2:55
Who should Cleveland give up to upgrade their outfield with Markakis?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:55
Modern analysis.
The Decadent Moose
2:55
Without diving into your ZiPS, who has a better "next three years" starting tomorrow: Toles or Mallex Smith?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:55
Mallex
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
2:55
Hot take on the Nintendo Switch?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:55
Eh. Waiting and seeing how it turns out in practice when games are out.
LB
2:55
Better hitter going forward. Schwarber or Benintendi?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:56
Schwarber, but Benintendi the better overall player
CamdenWarehouse
2:56
People are asking Travis about Nick Markakis and he is politely informing them that your chat is on Wednesdays now.
Devil Ray J. Johnson
2:56
You have just been hired to develop MLBTV's first sitcom. It has to star a current MLB player. Who do you audition? Who gets the gig?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:56
An Odd Couple type sitcom of Jon Papelbon and Craig Breslow
+ison Russell
2:57
Is Tanaka the most underrated Top 25 pitchers in baseball?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:57
I don't know, I think he's about rated now.
Seven Costanza
2:57
Is "Joey Bats" the worst nickname? Consider that he's not even the best hitter named "Joey," and he's also not the best hitter named "Joey" who also wears #19.
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:57
Worst nickname is J-Hey Kid.
inquiry
2:57
ZiPS, FanGraphs Depth Charts and Steamer all project nearly identical 2017 WAR for rookie outfielders Andrew Benintendi of Boston and Mitch Haniger of Seattle. Does the 3 1/2-year age difference explain the contrasting hype for each player?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:57
Age is a big deal
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