Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/23/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:26
I believe that in simulations, 8th has a slight advantage, but it's not a really big deal.
Teddy H.
2:26
I was better in 1987, look past the wins
Tony
2:27
Hey Dan, do you know if the ZIPS projections have been added to the 'Depth Chart' projections on the fangraphs site? Would that make the Depth Chart projections a blend of steamer and ZIPS?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
They have, as far as I know
Tim Whatley, DDS
2:27
Someone forgot to tell ZIPS that Big Papi retired...
Dan Szymborski
2:27
David Ortiz projection is not an error.
Nor was Tim Hudson's in 2016.
2:28
or Chipper in 2013.
or any of literally hundreds of retired players over the last 14 years, for anyone that's paid the least bit of attention.
JP
2:28
Let's assume you live on a planet that orbits a star called "Domingo Santana". Over the next 8 months do you anticipate the climate on your planet to get warmer or do you fear that "Domingo Santana" will collapse into itself, forming a black hole?
Dan Szymborski
2:30
You need a lot more mass than Santana for a neutron star to form.
And remember, that has to also be large enough to become a black hole
Even Bartolo Colon couldn't be a neutron star
Lee
2:30
Last gasp in NL only auction...Felipe Rivero or Edubray Ramos? Thanks!
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Personally prefer Rivero for 2017
Josh
2:31
Will you have opposing pitcher WOBA and ISO for the day when showing player stats for the day?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Me? I won't have any of that.
Josh
2:31
ive sent emails to fangraps and have yet to have a response
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Hit 'em up on Twitter. I don't possess that knowledge.
Jeremy
2:31
Better 2017 season? Galileo or Giolito?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Giolito. My cat isn't very productive.
2:32
And at 18, as much as I hate to think about it, his actuarial table for the next 8 months is way worse than Giolito's
BL27
2:32
Francisco Liriano was very good with Toronto (Russell Martin). Do you expect a decent season for him? More like in 2014 or 2015 than 2016 ?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
Somewhere in the middle.
seth r
2:32
billy hamilton-jose peraza or schwarber-zobrist for batting 1-2? could there be a more extreme difference at the top of a batting order?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
I'll take the second one.
Guest
2:33
Odds Kevin Pillar becomes a league average hitter.
Dan Szymborski
2:33
For all positions? I dunno, 35%?
Tim Whatley, DDS
2:33
If, upon dying, you are consigned to the depths of hell and forced to choose between watching Billy Butler or Matt Stairs belly dance for all of eternity, whom do you choose?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
Butler? Stairs had too good a career to have to spend eternity belly dancing.
Zach Walters Appreciation Guild
2:33
In Trout's case, the 2017 ZiPS as posted by that grovelling knave, Cistulli, have him at a .409 wOBA vs. the .405 posted on his player page.
Dan Szymborski
2:33
They've probably moved to slightly different factors since then. I don't have anything to do with that part
JoeB
2:34
Chris Archer- do you think he can sustain the second half performance over the entire season or will he be more of the first half disappointing pitcher?
Dan Szymborski
2:34
He certainly has the talent
Slew
2:34
What is your position on fill in the blanks? Or perhaps more to the point, is there any functional difference between "The brewers best starting pitcher this year will be ____" and "Who will be the brewers best starting pitcher this year" ?
Dan Szymborski
2:34
A question is a question. Making you complete a sentence with a predetermined blank is a madlib, an act of control!
Lee
2:34
How do you view Domingo Santana this year from a "gut call" prospective?
Dan Szymborski
2:35
Cautiously optimsitic
Zach Walters Appreciation Guild
2:35
Also ZiPS has Zach Walters at a 100 wRC+, so huzzae for ZiPS.
Sim
2:35
Has Xander Bogaerts reached his ceiling? Or can he up the homers?
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