Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/15/17
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Craig in CHI
2:50
Rodon or Paxton, this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Rodon
Sofa King Cheesey
2:50
I'm still reading this chat holding out hope that you'll provide newbs like me an idea on how to utilize the bevy of info that is FG. Is that going to happen?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
That's like a class, not a specific question I can answer in 30 seconds.
It's like asking "Dan, how do I invest?" or "Dan, can you teach me the rules of chess right now?"
80 grade question asker
2:51
does bautista bounce back this year? or is he too far over the hill?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
I think he'll bounce back some, but he's definitely in his decline and won't put up a vintage JoeY Bats year
Craig in CHI
2:51
"Blade Runner" is actually Harrison Ford's best movie.
Duhbear
2:52
Chances that Eddie Gamboa becomes a productive big league player? He was second in the International League in FIP among players throwing at least 90 innings. With an abnormal skill set (the knuckler), that sounds like a potentially mid-rotation arm.
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Always bet on the knuckler!
dominik
2:52
What does that mean? Shouldnt the top guys also hit more hr ig thr league wide power is up? Why are there not more 50 hr guys again?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
But there were always only a few 50 hr guys, you're counting too much on the distribution of HR talent being exactly the same.
2:53
If HR rate stays in 2016 for awhile, you'll see 50 hr guys
Rhendricks
2:53
Any chance Rosenthal takes the 5th spot in St. Louis now?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
It may happen - the Cards were hinting at looking at him as a starter again long before Ryees injury
Dan
2:54
What prospects do you personally like that didn't make any of the top 100s (or just like one outlier one.) Presumably ones you think have big ceilings.
Dan Szymborski
2:54
Kaprielian
Craig in CHI
2:54
Votto for McCutch and Bell?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
I don't think that twould happen
CamdenWarehouse
2:54
Carson likes college baseball. Let him "fix" it.
MB
2:55
Hi, Dan. Would you be so kind as to answer a fantasy baseball related question? Curious if you would do Strasburg and Chris Davis for Goldshmidt in a keep forever points league? Thank you!
Dan Szymborski
2:55
No.
Michael
2:55
Who is Detroit's best CF option?
Dan Szymborski
2:55
Get in a time machine and don't leave the team with no credible CF option
Tigers had one of the absolute laziest offseasons I can remember
Fohn Jarrell
2:57
If Sox are eliminated in first round or miss playoffs entirely, is John Farrell out?
Dan Szymborski
2:57
Depends how embarassing that path turns out being.
2:58
Any manager who isn't the manager the current GM brought in is a good scapegoat target.
976
2:58
What unpopular strategy would you employ on your own baseball team?
Dan Szymborski
2:59
I'd try practically any failed position player prospect with a good arm at catcher
And I'd experiment more heavily in springs at trying players at tougher defensive positions
Matt
2:59
Dan - can you teach me the rules of chess right now?
Dan Szymborski
2:59
No
976
2:59
How to use FanGraphs 101: Attempt to load page. Wait for "Long Script" error. Force close browser. Head to your phone and try it there.
baby bull
2:59
Harrison Ford is a shitty pilot, that is all
CamdenWarehouse
2:59
Sofa - start by just reading it all, and the stories they link to. The picture will form and then you'll be able to determine how to use it.
Slew
2:59
Should the Indians push all in and try and peel a CF away from someone?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
I think they're fine right now. Better to save prospects for a need that arises
Brad
3:00
Which baseball player could best take on Mayweather in the ring?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
None
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