Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/9/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:22
The latter. I love Correa but the difference between the two is smaller than Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Cat Fancy
2:22
Cat update now!
Dan Szymborski
2:22
Galileo was bothering me while I was making a Bryce Harper WWE video.
Not sure what Pandora and Mercutio are doing right now.
Chaps
2:22
Is there a logical reason why major league teams don't spend more money on their minor league clubs? It seems like a small investment could pay huge dividends.
Dan Szymborski
2:22
Well, some *are* trying to do that.
Jean Genie
2:22
Is Billy Hamilton like others who, in their later 20s, start to lose their speed, or will he be stealing 40+ until he is 40+?
Dan Szymborski
2:22
A lot of those fast guys last forever.
Matt
2:23
How often do you see someone's projection and then go back and dig through to see if you have a mistake in your code or their inputs?
Dan Szymborski
2:23
Very rarely, I don't count.
Sometimes a reader catches something
I MAKE THE ZIPS
2:23
Forgive me if I am being ignorant, I know very little about these things: Someone translates PECOTA projections into projected team records & those popped up this week. Does someone do this with your ZiPS projections? Would it even work that way?
Dan Szymborski
2:23
I do ZiPS team projections every year
Cleon Pardeau
2:23
As far as nonsense words go, I prefer gorf.
Dan Szymborski
2:23
Damn you guys are asking a lot of Qs, I'm already 15 minutes behind.
Run
2:24
Is Corey Seager going to top 30 home runs this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:24
I'll say no.
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
2:24
Something something Nick Markakis. Can we just get this out of the way already?
Damian
2:24
What do you expect from Dylan Bundy this year? I can believe a pretty wide range of possibilities for him.
Dan Szymborski
2:24
I think he'll be good, for somewhere between 0 and 180 innings
Steve From Human Resources
2:25
Can i find room in the Toronto budget for Angel Pagan?
Dan Szymborski
2:25
Meh. Pagan's not that interesting if he's not in center.
Jeff in T.O.
2:25
Help me Dan, you're our only hope. Positions and salary don't really matter, keep two in a deep 15 teamer. Dahl, Bregman, Buxton, Mazara, Willson Contreras. First two right? Thanks!
Dan Szymborski
2:26
Yes. Buxton will get too much value in D, I love Bregman, and Dahl will be a good player but in Planet Coors.
Darth Redbird
2:26
Aledmys Diaz: real talent or flash in the pan?
Dan Szymborski
2:26
I think there's real talent.
Papers Please
2:27
Can the Netherlands win their WBC pool? I see Korea as their main competition.
Dan Szymborski
2:27
I think it's tough. Netherlands has a few terrific players, but the depth drops off very quickly
HappyFunBall
2:28
If the Padres picked up Jorge De La Rosa, would he be their #1 starter?
Dan Szymborski
2:29
I'm not sure Jorge *Posada* wouldn't be their #1 starter.
AJ
2:29
Over/under 3.5 WAR for Bautista in 2017?
Dan Szymborski
2:29
I'll say under.
RotoLando
2:29
I would think that the hardest thing for ZiPS to predict would be Korean DUIs
Billy Beane
2:29
If I don't claim Byung-Ho Park I'm dumber than a dummy, right?
Dan Szymborski
2:29
Yes. YOU'RE VOLUNTARILY PAYING YONDER ALONSO
KCH
2:30
Any insight on Alec Mills?
Dan Szymborski
2:30
Changes speeds really well, good control. He could very well put up what I expected Kyle Hendricks to do before Hendricks went insane.
Nomar Mazara
2:31
110 wRC+ fair o/u for me?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Would probably slightly take the under.
CarrotJuice
2:31
BREAKING: Park cleared waivers. Are you surprised that he cleared waivers? Shouldn't a rebuilding team have taken a flier on him?
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