Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/21/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:19
Not sure. Think I may have some chicken.
Will
12:20
What do you see as Candelario's ceiling? Obviously he's raked, but it's also spring training. The Cubs have literally nowhere to play him.
Dan Szymborski
12:20
If his doubles turn into homers, they'll either find a place to play him or someone will pay the Cubs so that they can do so.
12:21
I don't like naming comp ceilings, simply because most highly interesting prospect's floor is a minor leaguer, ceiling is a superstar.
Matt
12:22
If I had to pick only one to roster between Carlos Santana and Lucas Duda, who do I pick?
Dan Szymborski
12:22
Duda
BBK
12:22
What are a few factors contributing to the league wide rise in K's?
Dan Szymborski
12:23
Approach for one - "pitch to contact" is essentially dead for almost every organization and the horror about hitter strikeouts has mostly faded.
Saska
12:23
Hey Dan, going into ST I was pretty bearish Segura and bullish Semien, and I know SSS, but their play has had me rethinking my ranks. Any thoughts on them?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
Spring training should *shade* your opinion, not drastically change it. I'm going to be brutal here: if 9 spring training games for a hitter is significantly changing your opinion, you need to go over your decision-making process.
CamdenWarehouse
12:25
As someone who brings their family to the workplace, do you sympathize with LaRoche?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
I bring my family to the workplace? You mean cats? It's just that if I shut the door, I'll hear damn meowing all day.
I think that everybody in L'Affairoche seems to have serious problems with their communication skills.
Dr Johnny Fever
12:28
Any thoughts on how the Cubs get at bats for Soler, Schwarber, and Baez? Does Baez go back to AAA?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
I suspect Baez gets 300 PA spread out over positions and Soler ekes out similar.
season tickets
12:29
is there any logical way for the Os to trade for billy hamilton? as a fan i would give up almost anything in the farm to get that type of leadoff hitter.
Dan Szymborski
12:30
You'd give up almost anything to get a leadoff hitter with a .287 OBP who only has value at a position from which they will not move Adam Jones?
Von Schloss
12:30
How do you think we see the playing time breakdown among Michael Taylor, Ben Revere & Jayson Werth?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Werth's PT will be dictated by performance and health. Given the concerns about both, I think the other two will both worm out 400 PA.
Josh I
12:31
Which MLB team(s) have the most variance? For me, the Blue Jays and Red Sox come to mind.
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Yankees
Mariners, Rangers
GSon
12:32
Uribe has been penciled as the starting 3B for the Indians..with his visa problems and rust.. is there a chance the Indians go with Giovanny Urshela for the first couple of weeks (and perhaps decade) to start this season?..
Dan Szymborski
12:33
While possible, that's not the direction I'm going since at last check, the visa issues had been dealt with
BBK
12:34
Who is more likely to finish the season in the Jay's rotation, Sanchez or hutch?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Sanchez. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Hutchison is traded at some point
Reginald Denton III
12:35
What's the word on Giancarlo Stanton this spring? Does his hamate bone injury appear to have completely healed? Any lingering effects?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Stanton appears to be healthy, it's just working him back in. Wouldn't be surprised if it takes a month for him to be back in the full swing
CamdenWarehouse
12:35
Last year saw an uptick in overall offense from 13/14. Do you think it will continue to climb, stay the same, or go back down?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Roughly the same
Dave
12:36
Hey Dan. Been struggling with my last keeper spot for weeks. Who is the most valuable out of Schwarber Puig Darvish or Franco? Thanks for your input!
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Schwarber - that C eligibility this year is massive.
Bork
12:36
The Laroche story is like a minor fenderbender which somehow turns into a 300 car pileup with gas trucks exploding everywhere
@RationalMLBfan
12:36
My favorite player hit a spring training single off an MLB ace working on his fourth best pitch. My favorite player then hit a single off a pitcher who's going to be released and/or demoted to the minors in a week. Will you reprogram ZIPS so that it reflects the fact that my favorite player going to have a breakout year?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Heh
Chuncey WIggins
12:36
Would you watch a lifetime movie of the LaRoche debacle if Drake was played by Drake the musical artist?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Yes
Trainman
12:36
How do you see this glut of Rays talent shaking out? Dickerson I guess will DH, Kiermaier Is a lock for CF. are locks for their position, Jennings and Souza could play the corners plus you have Morrison and Loney fighting for 1B time, but Dickerson could also factor into OF. Also, Pearce is there in platoon situation. Souza has had a slow spring and could be fighting for his spot. Sounds Messy. Who gets the spots at the end of the day?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
The Rays usually allow situations to be fluid.
GN
12:37
Alan Craig is not on the 40 man, but does have an MLB contract. Is he accruing service time?
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