Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/22/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:00
It's party time!
2:01
And heads up - yes, platoon splits and DMB stuff will be posted. My work baseball preview stuff comes before that.
And no, I won't give you an exact date and time, guy who asked variations on this question about 15 times last week.
Druidiful
2:02
Dan, are you going to actually have your regularly scheduled Wednesday chat on a Wednesday?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
It's weird, isn't it?
Jim
2:02
Delino Deshields could do what with 600 at bats leading off for the Rangers?
Dan Szymborski
2:03
I dunno, w hat? Be really meh?
Jim
2:03
Do you see Willie Calhoun sticking at 2B and what kind of player comp would you put on the bat? Odor?
Dan Szymborski
2:03
I'm not sure if he will, but I think it's in the team's interest to give him every opportunity.
2:05
Maybe a low BA odor?
The Rookies
2:05
Top 5 minor league callups who will make a difference in fantasy leagues are:
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Have a piece coming up in April on this!
Terry
2:06
Aaron Nola or Lucas Giolito and why?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
I like Nola a lot, but Giolito has higher upside.
Gypsy Father
2:06
So, will Brock Holt! continue to be spelled "Brock Holt!"?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Of course. I have standards, after all.
Jason
2:07
Anything left for Devin Mesoraco or am I just wasting my team believing in him?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
I'm skeptical, but when a guy has talent, it's hard to not believe inhim and hope he can be healthy.
The Roto
2:08
How do you approach a standard 5 x 5 15 team roto differently as opposed to a H2h when you've the first pick? Any players after the first 10 rounds you'd really target?
Dan Szymborski
2:08
Personally, I almost entirely play roto-style instead of H2H, so I'm not the best for that one.
The Other Dan
2:10
Hey Dan, first time long time. What are the nats really going to do with their closer situation? Committee or am I lookin at Shawn Kelley?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
I still think Kelley gets first shot, but they'll go off him quickly and I think they'll be fairly flexible.
So I wouldn't *count* on more than 30
Jeet
2:11
If Pineda has a sub 4 ERA season do the Yankees make a playoff run?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
They're close enough to make a playoff run either way. But a good Pineda season certainly limits that rotation's downside otherwise.
ResumeMan
2:13
A question on stat nomenclature, just out of curiosity. Dan you may not even be the best chatter to ask, but what the heck. If you are looking at OPS and want to see it park-adjusted and normalized to league average, that's OPS+. Same thing with ERA, you adjust/normalize it and it's ERA+ (or ERA-). But if you are looking at wOBA and you want to see it league and park adjusted, that's...wRC+. Any idea how that term got decided upon and why it isn't just wOBA+? Or is wRC+ fundamentally different from, e.g. OPS+ in a way I'm not aware of?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
It's a little weird because of the subtleties of wRC and wRC+
Since wRC is kind of a league-not-park neutral wOBA and there's not really a direct comparison.
ERA is not league/park adjusted, ERA+ is both. There's nothing in between.
2:15
I'm sure if I had developed those, I would have gone with a different naming scheme.
Logan
2:15
Best ever superhero movie?
Dan Szymborski
2:15
Batman Forever of course.
2:16
OK, maybe not. Dark Knight?
Is Batman really a superhero?
He's more like a really rich regular hero.
Jerj Clooners
2:16
Is Encarnacion and Bregman an overpay for Carlos Correa in a keep 6 OBP league? I could get, for example Carlos Santana with my now unused keeper selection.
Dan Szymborski
2:17
Honestly, it might come down to how liberal your position qualification rules. It's an overpay if you can get Bregman at short,
The Average Sports Fan
2:18
How quickly do you think Moncada is up after the team is able to game his extra year of control?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
Oh pretty quickly. The White Sox like to push their guys.
Josh
2:18
Enjoying the WBC so far?
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