Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/17/17
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Smally Bigs
2:45
Is this the year Tim Tebow finally breaks out?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
No
Bruce Bocce
2:45
Are the O's about to sign Ryan Howard and train him to play a terrible corner OF?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
Please no.
Quinten
2:46
Would you rather have Yasiel Puig or Matt Harvey *this season*?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Harvey I think.
Matt
2:46
Tell me more about your sandwich spread sheet. Is it just a randomizer? Or do you put all sandwiches you've ever eaten before in it as historical data, and when you pick a topping, it picks the most liekyl other ingredients?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Just a randomizer.
Hank
2:46
Is Jorge Soler going to break many a fantasy players heart this season, or will he reward those that continue to believe?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Soler's going to need to be healthy *and* good for some period to get me back ont eh bandwagon.
2:47
When you look at it, the "healthy and good" part of Soler's resume is *really* small.
Rick
2:47
Cat update?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Mercutio's sleeping on my legs, don't know where the other two are.
Dan
2:47
Uhm, the hilarity of the Pads pitching situation isn't reason enough? You can set the zips generation to Benny Hill music and post in on youtube.
Baby Bomber
2:48
Greg Bird at his best will be (insert player here)esque
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Michael Keaton.
Dan
2:49
Mega no-hit defensive studs in MiLB with the potential to be beasts if they can just get close to their positional average with the bat? I feel like, for instance Michael De Leon is young enough and far enough away that it's not impossible he becomes an 80 wRC+ guy.
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Not sure if I'd call him no-hit (though the line isn't crazy for the Cal league remotely), but Jose Trevino could be awesome if he hits at all
Aubrey Huff's Agent
2:50
Hey Dan, do you know anyone in the Orioles' front office I can call? I know someone who would be a great backup-backup outfielder to Pedro Alvarez.
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Yes, but I'm not telling you if you're going to do evil.
Hank
2:50
Green Beer is just beer with green food coloring in it. Bartenders hate you when you order a green beer.
Mike
2:51
Are you more impressed with King Felix or Smyly during the USA/Venezuela game earlier this week?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Smyly
G Money
2:51
G Money
2:45 will Travis Wood's projection be updated to reflect the likelihood that he'll start a few games this season? why not??
Dan Szymborski
2:51
I don't reshuffle projections for every minor uesage change.
STiVo
2:52
I feel like there's a great story just waiting to be told about the parents of both Rougned Odors.
Matt
2:52
Slew
2:52
Why would bartenders hate you for ordering green beer? Why would they care what you drink?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Professional craft.
2:53
It's like being the DJ and everyone requests Nickelback.
Slew
2:53
Why does Zips project 541 ABs for Puig? Large amounts of regression?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
Players tend to regress towards mostly healthy, especially younger players.
Matt
2:54
What are your thoughts on Byung Ho. Maybe it's just because I was big on him last offseason, but I feel like that power can be harnessed. Semi related - would Joey Gallo put up Byung Ho-esque numbers in the KBO?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
Gallo would do well in KBO or NPB
As for Park, he should be a 1B or DH for a rebuilding team without anything better to do. Try to catch lightning in ab ottle and all that.
Dan
2:55
What's more offensive? Ordering green beer, or the fact that I basically never ever drink.
Dan Szymborski
2:55
The teetotaling unless you have a physical condition or a problem! Alcohol is terrific.
Cubs Fan
2:55
I've seen a lot of talk here by other commenters on how the Cubs will break up playing time. Living in Chicago, hearing management talk about it... basically Bryant, Russell, and Rizzo are the only everyday players. Heyward's time depends on his bat. Schwarber playing catcher is not a priority... think of one appearance every 2-3 weeks/emergency situations. Baez, Zobrist, Schwarber about 500PA each, rotated in and out. Jay/Almora depending on performance/platoon splits. Contreras 120 games at catcher, Montero backup, Schwarber emergency. Players are going to get injured. Maddon wants to keep everybody healthy. Plenty of playing time for everybody.
Dan Szymborski
2:55
Yeah, things happen.,
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