Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/1/17
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Dr. Met
2:49
Who starts at C for the Phils this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Rupp and the team hopes Alfaro is good enough to push him off
Kristen
2:50
Which player would you pay the most to watch them try parkour - Bartolo Colon, Pedro Alvarez, or Prince Fielder?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Bartolo. He'd have the most fun doing it. Prince has a spinal thing obviously and I don't want him to get injured
romorr
2:50
Yea, but we weren't letting Arrieta throw the cutter here no matter what.
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Spending $10 for a $5 bill is still a bad trade even if my other idea for the $10 was to pay someone to punch me in the face for it.
Matt
2:50
I'm starting a revolution. When ever I get dressed up, I'm gonna refer to it as getting Jameson'd. Because I have a tie on. Get it? A tie on?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Banned.
Alex
2:51
How much higher would the leaguewide K rate have to get before MLB would start looking at taking action (lowering the mound or something similar)? Or is it just easier for them to tinker with things that don't matter so that they're Doing Something?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
I think they're already considering stuff.
Strike zone stuff most likely
Joe Gibbons
2:51
If you had to choose a player to start a team with, would you pick Bryant or Arenado?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Bryant
Dabo Dabo Sweeney
2:51
D Szyzy....any good blogs, website, etc. that you can recommend if I want to get the daily spring training juice? I've been having to visit every individual beat writer or SBnation for each specific team. I know this is a typical millennial question, but just wondering if there is a spot where I can just read the daily happenings from each team in one spot. Thanks!
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Places like MLBTR try, but it's hard to get *everything* in one place.
Matt
2:52
I wrote a projection algorithm. It's basically just a web scraper that steals ZiPS. I call it MiPPs
intelati
2:52
What's your biggest hit or miss player? (AKA the guy who could set the world on fire or get sent down to AAA for the year)
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Someone like Gurriel
Actually, EITHER one
bananastand
2:52
You said that the dodgers would platoon Joc Pederson against tough lefties, but wouldn't it make sense to platoon him against bad lefties? Against good lefties, it will be tough for anyone to hit well, so it makes sense to put a good defensive center fielder. Against a bad lefty, you would think there would be a bigger performance gap between Joc and a righty
Dan Szymborski
2:52
As in sit him against tough lefties
Gig
2:52
What on your thoughts on the Brewers young GM so far?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
So far, so good.
Southpaw the fuzzy alligator
2:53
Tim Anderson in the top two spots in the order has been driving me crazy (he went like 100 PA without a walk), but given that the Sox won't contend, is it a good strategy to get him a ton of at bats and leave him up there?
Dan Szymborski
2:53
Yeah, it probably doens't matter. In the case of the White Sox, were wins are literally irrelevant, I'd put him where he is most comfortable
976
2:53
Hey Look! It's a fellow LWNN owner jealous of the #LWNNMets success!!! We have admirers everywhere. Probably the Phils, who still don't understand splits.
PS I'm starting Adam Lind at 2B this year vs RHP. That's Szymborski inspired.
Dan Szymborski
2:53
Don't expect a rating
Raindog
2:53
Could the Orioles have a first half bad enough that they choose to punt 2018 and trade Machado before next July?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
It would have to be REALLY REALLY bad
Brandon M
2:54
Do you think teams such as the Marlins and Rockies that run their organizations differently and make some unconventional player decisions make baseball more fun or would you rather they be run by more conventional management?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
They make it more fun for me for sure.
For their fans, not so much
976
2:55
Is Kopech starting off in AAA? I want to see him in Charlotte because I've never seen a guy throw 110 before.
Dan Szymborski
2:55
They actually starting him off at AA I though.
natsfan
2:55
Which forever injured past his prime star would you prefer to have on your team - David Wright or Ryan Zimmerman?
Dan Szymborski
2:55
Wright.
Zimmerman is just healthy and terrible.
romorr
2:55
I guess I can defend the Arrieta trade in my mind, since he was so awful here, and needed the change of scenery. Arrieta is obviously better, but I can't defend the Parra / Davies deal, at all.
EbenezerBatflip
2:55
Hey, I want to watch 4K baseball games. Do you? Do you care? Do you think other people care about 4K? I want to see the stiching on the baseball as its flying through the air at 100mph. Can you make this happen?
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