Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/23/17
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AvatarDan Szymborski
2:13
And since I don't run Steamer, I don't have insights into the inner workings.
Guest
2:13
Don't know if you follow hockey, but is a Gretzky Trout comparison fair?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:13
I'm not a hockey fan enough to give that a fair answer.
John
2:13
Sell low on Sonny Gray, or does he turn it around?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:14
I can see a bounceback, but it's likely that his moment of maximum value has passed.
Guest
2:14
Are you a believer in Kendrys Morales' batted ball profile foreshadowing success with the Jays?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:14
ZiPS is at least. I'm not quite as up as ZiPS, but I think he'll do well in Toronto
Guest
2:16
What are the chances Jordan Schafer makes the Cardinals roster? Can a hybrid player like he wants to be work now?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:16
I think it can work. He just needs to not be *horrible* pitching to make it worthwhile.
Because a mediocre pitcher that hits as a lousy outfielder rather than as a pitcher has real value.
2:17
Not that I really have much faith in Matheny using Schafer ideally
Clarence
2:17
Does Trevor Rosenthal have any plus secondary pitches? How good is his fastball and what do you see his role going forward?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:18
Well, he does have his cutter.
Way back when he was a prospect, he did have a pretty decent curve, but that kinda fell on the wayside when he was put in the bullpen.
I mean it wasn't a Kershaw curve or anything, but I recall it being adequate.
2:19
And Rosenthal does have a good changeup that he never seems quite committed to, if that makes sense
Dave
2:19
What could Eddie Butlet do in a relief role with his fastball/changeup combination? Think the Cubs work some magic?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:19
He's a throw-at-the-wall and see what happened.
Dee
2:20
Delino Deshields thoughts?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:20
what happens
2:21
DeShields père we used to call Declino DeShields in that last year in Baltimore.
Junior, I just don't think si very good. If you want something specific, you'll need to be more specific with the question
Druidiful
2:21
Are you actually here today after the false start yesterday?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:21
Yes
EL ASHABAN
2:22
Any dark horses for saves this year?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:23
Nate Jones? There's really little reason for the White Sox to not trade Robertson if he fetches something remotely interesting.
Carter Hopscotch Capps in SD if you keep an eye on his health progress
omar207
2:24
Hi Dan! I'm trying to find a formula that shows the relative value between commonly used FBB counting stats--something like the "Johnson Scale," or Linear Weights, but which allows me to directly compare HR to SB to RBI, etc. I am sure I've seen a formula like this somewhere around FG in recent years, but I haven't been able to find it! Thanks for all your great work, I'm stoked for the full Zips to drop!
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:24
I'm not sure the specific formula you're looking for, but I'll post the Q in case someone else does
Goose
2:24
Barring a Machado signing, which NY team will have the better SS in two years?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:24
Mets
Guest
2:24
The runner up in the AL East will be _______
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:24
Jays?
Guest
2:25
Pagan to the Blue Jays? Yay or Nay?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:25
Meh. It's a nothing thing.
Old School Baseball
2:25
Kyle Schwarber not fast enough to lead off, right?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:25
Heh.
jon
2:25
How many of the following will end up being relievers: Giolito, Lopez, Dunning and Kopech?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:25
Lopez could, but really, the White Sox have ever reason to not move anyone to the pen unless they have to
Zonk
2:26
Please settle this....should NL pitchers bat 8th, or 9th?
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