Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/15/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:08
ZiPS likes Ray too!
2:09
I think some of the weak spots you'd need a lot more blame than just defense.
cardsjason
2:09
Is yulieski gurriel a league average player at 1B this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
I'll take the under, but I think it could be in the neighborhood
There's a ton of uncertainty
Sandy
2:10
Do you think the offensive gains made last year by Wilson Ramos are real?
Dan Szymborski
2:10
Yeah, but he could have lost some of it due to injury
JP
2:11
how would you distribute playing time in the LA Dodger outfield?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
I would field a leftfielder, a centerfielder, and a rightfielder. I thought about a topfielder, but outfield positioning tends to be fairly two-dimensional.
2:13
And since I won't get away with that answer, I'd go Puig, Joc, timeshare between Toles and Van Slyke with Toles filling in at CF.
I'm not sure Ethier has all that much point.
And since we're back to normal, I'm saving the off-topics for the Lightning Round.
Jesse
2:13
Gerrit Cole in 2017 boom or bust?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
cautious boom
mattZ
2:13
Which oitcher are you most optimistic about long-term, Giolito, De Leon, or Reynaldo Lopez?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
Giolito still.
phred g sanford
2:13
Someone asked Dave about Baseball getting his mind of what's really going on in the world via Baseball. I've never gotten the MLB package because it would be like crack. This year I'm getting it and dealing with the addiction
Dan Szymborski
2:14
I don't know how I would exist without MLB.TV
Curtis Mann
2:14
Am I crazy to think Gleyber Torres reminds me of Howie Kendrick?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
That's not exactly a bad thing.
baby bull
2:14
is Mookie Betts a better hitter than Manny Machado?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
I wouldn't say better, but comparable.
Jesse
2:14
I just remembered a few years ago the Dave/Dan thing was a constant source of humor, but I hadn't thought about it for a while, thus the question as posed
Curtis Mann
2:14
How do you think Pomeranz will handle the move to the AL East? Is he a #3?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
Fine as long he's healthy. Just a mid roation guy.
Jeff in T.O.
2:15
Do you still use Netflix like a Neanderthal, or have you upgraded to KODI?
Dan Szymborski
2:15
While I do have Netflix, I have a large local library of movies and TV. Though I generally use Media Player Classic as one of the laptops here drives my office televisions
Pomeranz
2:15
best statistic to predict pitchers about to break out?
Dan Szymborski
2:16
If you're going to hold me one, K-rate.
toby
2:16
ZIPS seems to think Segura just had a flukey good 2016. WOuld you take the over on the projection?
Dan Szymborski
2:16
No. Tragedy aside, 2016 wasn't the first year of existence.
Daniel
2:16
Would it make any sense to keep Eaton in RF and have Harper with less ground to cover in CF?
Dan Szymborski
2:17
No
Daniel
2:17
Kyle Schwarber's 2017 wrc+ will be: ___
Dan Szymborski
2:17
a measure of a player's wrc relative to league average when considering park effects.
Daniel
2:17
What part of your current baseball knowledge do you wish you could improve the most?
Dan Szymborski
2:17
Mechanics
Ryan
2:18
Could the Reds be a reasonable landing spot for Blanton? Seems like he could help them short term, and long-term via hoping he has a good first half & then flipping him at the deadline
Dan Szymborski
2:18
Nah, Reds should be sorting things out and Blanton can offer value to a contender right now.
And again, people vastly overrate the odds a team out of contention flips a player.
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