Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/1/16
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Dan Szymborski
11:58
And so it begins.
11:59
OH GOD THERES NO QUESTION QUEUE I'M SCARED
Matt
11:59
How was your weekend?
Dan Szymborski
11:59
Sleepy. I ate way too many cookies Friday.
The Dude of NY
11:59
Why does ZiPS project K/9 rather than K%?
Dan Szymborski
12:00
ZiPS doesn't explicitly project K/9 or K%. Probably easier for Cistulli to calculate since I don't give him TBF in the base readout.
Joe W
12:00
Is it just me, or did the Diamondbacks seemingly make another dumb trade?
Dan Szymborski
12:00
It's not great, but it's not horrid.
J6takish
12:00
What do you think rickey Henderson is doing right this exact second?
Dan Szymborski
12:00
Stealing bases.
Zonk
12:00
So Dan, reading your tweets after the Dickerson trade, you were a huge fan of it from the Rockies' perspective. Can you elaborate on your thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:00
I was?
Scott
12:00
Thoughts on the Segura trade for both teams?
Dan Szymborski
12:01
Good for Brewers, meh for Arizona.
Zonk
12:01
It's easy to bash the Rockies FO, but aren't they a prisoner of an owner who won't commit to a rebuild, and won't spend any money?
Dan Szymborski
12:01
I criticize the organization as a whole.
However, convincing an owner to have good plans is, in fact, part of the *job* of a VP/GM.
12:02
If my editor tells me that he only wants me to write columns talking about how much I enjoy bubblegums and my columns then suck, don't I have a part in that?
Daryl
12:02
So when will the ZiPs release this week? Do we get an extra tomorrow or Thursday? Thanks by the way.
Dan Szymborski
12:02
I left it open to Carson's convenience.
Some other guy
12:02
I hate to clash with you, but two weeks ago, ZiPS projected that AJ Styles wouldn't be in the Rumble. How could it be so phenomenally wrong?
Dan Szymborski
12:02
Well, I did, not ZiPS. Didn't think they'd undermine their announcement about Raw.
sean J
12:03
Is it just me or does Diaz (ari/mil trade) remind you of Rougned Odor around the same age?
Dan Szymborski
12:03
It's hard to say as Odor was far more advanced.
Isaac
12:04
Why is Tyler Clippard still a FA?
Dan Szymborski
12:04
He has not signed a contract with a major league team as of yet.
OK, now that we're moving, starring off-topic Qs for lightning round
Matt
12:04
Most complete team at this point, including depth?
Dan Szymborski
12:04
Gotta be the Cubs.
Lee
12:04
Most fantasy sites list Addison Russell between 13-18th on SS rankings. Aside from potentially batting 9th, why is the outlook for Russell this season much lower than some of the other SS's who were rookies last year?
Dan Szymborski
12:05
If you're asking why he's not ranked as highly as Lindor and Correa it's that he didn't play as well as them. Not sure why he should get an equal lookout and I say that as someone who likes him
J. Mozeliak
12:05
The Cards are taking a calculated risk. What's the upside? They overcome their cheapness, win some games, get some saves, normalcy, no more self-loathing. Downside... They suck publicly and collapse on themselves like a dying star. Why is this so hard? That's what she said. Oh my god, what am I saying?
Dan Szymborski
12:06
Kind of a vague question, but I think the cards will be fine, even if not sexy
Q-Ball
12:06
I actually think the Segura trade was decent for the D-Backs. Segura is an OK SS, and he basically cost a back-end rotation guy, and some other low prospect. It's a good trade for D-Backs if you think you are going for it. Agree?
Dan Szymborski
12:06
Meh, Segura's not that good.
12:07
Yeah, there's a mitigating factor for his 2014 performance. But he wasn't good in 2015 either.
AJ Preller
12:07
Is there a particular type/profile of young position players that you think gives the system the greatest challenge? One type/profile that you're consistently most confident in?
Dan Szymborski
12:07
Bias is one of the easier things to iron out.
It just comes down to I have more faith in players wiht longer resumes
Rick
12:08
When will ZiPS will be up for all 30 teams and updated here http://www.fangraphs.com/projections.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&type=zips
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