Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/21/15
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Dan Szymborski
12:05
There are already 50 questions!
I blame Cistulli for this somehow.
Jones
12:05
Braves have done a great job restocking their farm system. However, I feel like they only have maybe a couple actual elite prospects (Swanson, maybe Newcome & Albies). Would you agree, or are there some others in the system you think are elite prospects?
Dan Szymborski
12:06
While they're nto overflowing with elites, they have a lot of *upside* guys, like some of the lower-level pitching they've stocked. They're going to hit on some of those out of quantity.
David
12:06
What’s the biggest amount you earn on a bet?
Dan Szymborski
12:07
4400. Bet on Scherzer to win the Cy Young before 2013.
TIM
12:07
Where do you stand on Machado and Bogaerts? Was last year a sign that they've turned the corner, or will we see some regression next year?
Dan Szymborski
12:08
Regression is always possible to some extent -- the Black Magicks of Skewness Risk, but I like Bogaerts more than I did a year ago as he snapped the lid shut on some of th euncertainty
Machado, of course, I always loved, so my opinion of him hasn't changed. I didn't take him in the ESPN Franchise Player Draft for 2015 because I'm from Baltimore.
Josh
12:09
Will the Cardinals add a bat or a starting pitcher? If so, which names do you think would fit? Thanks.
Dan Szymborski
12:09
I suspect they'll make lower-key signings, mostly because the high-key (does that term exist?) signings left will mostly suck.
Kazmir maybe?
Kyler
12:10
Can the Braves expect anything from Adonis Garcia or Ronnier Mustelier? Garcia played well last year and both have played well in Winter ball but short and stocky third basemen without much of a track record doesn't exactly sound like a recipe for success.
Dan Szymborski
12:10
Garcia's likely just a useful role player with pop. Like Olivera, he's not ayoung guy
12:12
I haven't given as much thought to Mustelier, but I suspect similarly. Neither of these guys I expect to be legitimate starters
Trev
12:12
Any idea when the 2016 Depth Charts projections will be up?
Dan Szymborski
12:12
No. Gotta ask Davids.
Andolph
12:12
When Wheeler comes back, will mets have one of best rotations in mlb history?
Dan Szymborski
12:12
Let's not go *that* crazy, though I love their rotation's future
And present, really
JaysEastFanClub
12:12
Do you see the Jays having enough prospects come this year's trade deadline to get another David Price type pitcher if they are contending still?
Dan Szymborski
12:13
It's going to be tough because the pending free agents next year are going to be worse
Yeah, there's Strasburg. But Nats ought to be in contention.
12:14
So they would likely, to get a guy that good, have to acquire the player more than a year from FA, which means a higher cost
Arjun
12:15
Trying to gague impact Wheeler will have. is he a 3 WAR guy? Better than Matz or no?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
Let's not go nuts - he's coming off major surgery and won't be ready at the start of the season
The Dude
12:16
Is it just me, or do the Orioles seem to be bidding against themselves for Chris Davis?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
I think it's accurate. When the Rangers did that, at least they were doing it with A-Rod.
Brandon
12:16
Will Kyle Schwarber hit 69 homers this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
No, but the 10-year-old in me giggles.
Arjune
12:16
Out of Mets starting 5(wheeler included), how many are 5 WAR guys? 4 WAR? 3 WAR? less?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
Now we're just cheating the ZiPS Schedule Deity!
The Dude
12:17
Can we establish a rule; NO STAR WARS SPOILERS for this chat?
Dan Szymborski
12:17
Anyone who does will be perma-banned from the chat.
Baseballing
12:17
Does the abnormally higher wpa for Rizzo and Bryant suggest some timely luck and point to a regression next year for the Cubs?
Dan Szymborski
12:17
I don't think anyone really thinks the True Talent of the roster going into the offseason was 97 - some regression was inevitable
Bork
12:18
Please provide more information on Casimir Pulaski. I am aware Google exists.
Dan Szymborski
12:18
Polish nobleman, fought for the Americans in the Revolutionnary War
12:19
Szymborskis, like Pulaskis, are part of the ?lepowron clan.
So we share the same coat of arms
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