Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/22/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:18
Except 11th innings.
WHY ARE THERE RUNNERS
HAVING TO EARN RUNNERS IS LIKE HALF OF BASEBALL
gorillakilla34
2:18
Given Morton's velocity gains across the board, is he a legit #2 SP now?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
Let's see him turn it into performance first, but I'm optimistic.
Doug
2:19
You a fan of MLB The Show?
Dan Szymborski
2:19
Of course, I'm not a dumbass. Well, debatedly.
Gypsy Father
2:19
With Freese in the fold, do you see the Bucs using Kang at SS (assuming Freese>Mercer) at all once he's available?
Dan Szymborski
2:20
He'll get *some* time. Freese will be at first some remember.
CJM
2:20
Hey Dan, I've been working on a fantasy baseball visualization/analysis tool that I was curious to get your opinion on.

What it does is aggregate and weight projection systems (including Zips, Steamer, DepthCharts, and Pecota), and allow users to create their own fantasy leagues with different position/category settings. Given the average weighted means, league settings, and undrafted players for a given league, it will generate percentiles per-player and present a recommended player list (based on a few different metrics, and including positional adjustment), as well as the overall stats for your team and the other teams.

You can see a screenshot here that might make it more clear: http://i.imgur.com/oqeDpKZ.png

It's 100% open source and not monetized in any way, so I'm just hoping to find an audience that can find it useful! I'd love to chat more about it via email if you have any interest
Dan Szymborski
2:20
I assume that's for everyone to look at?
B/c a chat is a weird place to send a private email!
But I'll take a look
Chuck
2:22
Should the Astros really need to make a move right now for someone like Quintana? Feels like their SP depth is good enough to get them at least to the deadline.
Dan Szymborski
2:22
Right now probably not great, simply because the white sox apparently want a gigantic premium to not wait until trade deadline
2:23
Every player has a price at which you don't want them.
2:24
DAMMIT
Guys, just email me if it's something just for me!
Jason
2:24
Why dont more teams use platoons? Seems its an easy cheap way to create an advantage at certain positions, especially for small market teams.
Dan Szymborski
2:25
Those wacky 13-man pitching staffs kinda kill of platooning.
Because now your bench players have to be more versatile defensively than they would have needed to be a generation ago
Like it's really hard to carry a platoon 1B right now.
Liberty Bell
2:26
Can T.Joseph put up a 30 HR, 85 RBI season starting from day 1?
Dan Szymborski
2:26
That's a little aggressive.
botchatheny
2:26
should yanks roll with kozma to start the season? he had that big hit that one time
Dan Szymborski
2:26
The Great Kozmandias, Look at his OPS ye Mighty, and despair.
Jack
2:26
Will Haniger bring enough to start him in a 3 OF, 17-team league pairing him up with Adam Jones & Billy Hamilton?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
I think that's too rich for my taste.
gorillakilla34
2:27
Do you feel Rowdy Tellez is making the right adjustments to become the next offensive star in TOR? Or is there swing issues that won't let his game play at the highest levels?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
ZiPS of course is a big fan!
2:28
Actually made the ZiPS top 100 prospects.
Here's the thing: We already know that Justin Smoak has offensive issues that won't let his game play at the highest levels.
2:29
What kills him with scouts is that he looks *really* awkward defensviely
But the dude is built.
Hank
2:29
DMB stands for Dave Matthews Band and Dave Matthews Band only. Don't mess with DMB fans, they are smelly and high.
Moelicious
2:29
Thoughts on Josh Bell? A poor man's Brandon Belt?
Dan Szymborski
2:30
I'm a bit bearish on Bell. I'm not sure he'll ever develop enough power or defense to be really be a huge plus.
You can be a first baseman that sucks defensively. You can be a first baseman that doesn't hit for a lot of power. But it's hard to be good when you're BOTH.
Justin
2:31
Thoughts on playing the WBC over the all star break and extending the break much like the NHL does with the Olympics? Or is that pie in the sky, good in theory not in practice
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Won't happen.
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