Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/14/16
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Q-Ball
11:53
How does one pronounce "Szymborski"? zim-BOAR-ski?
Dan Szymborski
11:53
Hey guys! Starting a bit early because I have to go strictly at 1 for an ESPN fantasy chat.
Err fantasy mock draft
there is no chat.
Bork
11:53
Any spring training performances catch your eye yet? Bad or good.
Dan Szymborski
11:54
Giolito curveball broke my laptop.
The Cincinnati Kid
11:54
Let's pretend Desmond is fine in the OF. Let's pretend Hamilton comes back and let's pretend he's above "terrible." What do you surmise the Rangers do with playing time?
Dan Szymborski
11:54
I doubt the scenario occurs. If it does happen, no team has had OMG TOO MUCH QUALITY as an actual problem.
11:55
I think Desmond will be fine in the OF -- Hanley Ramirez has led everyone to suddenly believe moving to the OF is typically a tough change -- but I have little faith in Hamilton's health or abilities.
Zonk
11:55
What is your quick ranking of the AL Central?
Dan Szymborski
11:55
You're going to have to check out ESPN Mag!
And ESPN.com as we get to opening day!
The Cincinnati Kid
11:55
The starting 1B for the Astros on Friday, May 20th, at home, against the Texas Rangers is:__________
Dan Szymborski
11:55
Stiull Singleton
JDogg
11:55
As of today ... Heyward or Brantley?
Dan Szymborski
11:55
Heyward
Bork
11:55
Can we expect you and Bautista vs Chase and Gossage at Wrestlemania?
Dan Szymborski
11:56
WWE never returns my calls
Gerb
11:56
Yan Gomes in 2016 will resemble A) 2014 Yan Gomes, B) 2015 Yan Gomes, C) Something in-between ?
Dan Szymborski
11:56
It's a boring answer, but you guys gotta stop asking questions where the answer is c if you want to avoid boredom
JDogg
11:56
Who says no ... Tigers send Fullmer, Moya and Castellanos to the Rays for Longoria and Moore
Dan Szymborski
11:56
Rays I think.
11:57
Fullmer is nice, but Castellanos has disappointed and Moya has very little value.
Julio Pepper
11:57
You've said before that you combine ZIPs projections with your own playing time estimates. How do you come up with these? Is there any kind of formal, automated process, or do you just kind of squint at the numbers and manually adjust them?
Dan Szymborski
11:57
Go one-by-one. Takes awhile.
Chuncey Wiggins
11:58
Are you buying Hector Olivera's batting performance thus far?
Dan Szymborski
11:59
I'm sure a .480 BABIP is real.
mtsw
11:59
Celebratory pie-in-facing by baseball player shouldn't be banned until someone is actually injured by it. Change my view.
Dan Szymborski
11:59
I cannot.
Bill
11:59
Any shot Brantley is back by the beginning of May?
Dan Szymborski
12:00
It's very possible - he's already doing Baseball Activities©
Devin
12:01
What do you think trayce Thompson's ceiling is?
Dan Szymborski
12:01
Devon White?
Chuncey Wiggins
12:01
Which player most likely can fit an entire baseball inside their mouth?
Dan Szymborski
12:01
Papelbon?
Devin
12:03
Do you have any thoughts on low nationals prospect drew van Orden or low Dodgers prospect tommy bergjans?
Dan Szymborski
12:03
Orden's maybe a back-end starter, but I'm skeptical he can get upper minors hitters out
12:04
Bergjan's fastball is a little too straight, but he's itneresting at least
Bork
12:04
Giolito is now Goose's favorite player. DOWN WITH THE NERDS
Adam
12:04
What's your take on Dick Williams? Seems to be night and day different than Jocketty?
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