Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/29/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:06
Hey guys!
CamdenWarehouse
2:06
Do you see Stephenson in the Reds rotation at some point this season?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
If his command is OK, I think he'll get some time considering where the Reds are. Maybe even in if it isn't.
mtsw
2:06
Does the fact that the arbitration system rewards counting stats for hitters but wins/saves for pitchers create a systemic bias towards teams with pitcher-friendly parks? Hitter counting stats are park dependent but wins/saves aren't really.
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Never really thought of it, but I don't think enough players go to arb for that to be a big deal.
2:07
And I believe that they're free to make an argument wiht a player to this effect.
Sir Nerdlington
2:07
I plugged 2017 OOTP stats into my fantasy league and I'm middle of the pack. ZiPS are clearly wrong this year. Please fix.
CamWard
2:07
Beltran seems to be getting criminally under-ranked after last year's performance. Where do you see his number going hitting clean-up in HOU?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
Is he criminally underrated? Are we talking fantasy or real life here?
2:08
Plus the fact the he turns 40 early in the season has to be factored in.
mtsw
2:08
I simulated the 2017 season in OOTP and the Padres went 81-81. Are you and your ZiPS projections responsible for this outlandishly unrealistic projection?
Dan Szymborski
2:08
I would guess not. Have You SEEN the ZiPS for the Padres?
Evil Goatee Dan
2:08
When is the last time you thought about the six-fingered Antonio Alfonseca?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
A few months ago when were talking about Bob Wickman missing part of a finger.
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TheBizza
2:09
Do you view the hype levels on Benentendi and Bregman to be too high or too low? Who has the better season?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
I don't think it's too high. They're both likely good players
John
2:09
Its generally accepted that todays players are way better than the players of the early 1900s (ie if Maikel Franco faced Cy Young, Young would get destroyed). At what point does this stop being true? I assume Pedro could still dominate, but could Bob Gibson? Tom Seaver? Could Mickey Mantle go deep on Brett Anderson?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
I would imagine the outliers would always be outliers.
Plus, in these time machine comparisons, isn't it kinda mean to not give the other guys the same training, diet, etc?
Evil Goatee Dan
2:10
When is the last time you thought about Chad Ogea?
Dan Szymborski
2:10
WTF?
I'm not answering 50 of these.
Joe
2:10
Pederson and Tomas seem to be two guys trending in the right direction when looking at 2015 to 2016 with respect to batted ball profile, etc. Obviously different defenders, but whose bat would you rather have? Does either take the "next step"? Thanks!
Dan Szymborski
2:11
I'll take Pederson
Moxy Fruvous
2:11
What us state has the lowest highest point?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
Oh
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2:12
I would guess one of those tiny states right on a coast? Rhode Island or Delaware
WWE
2:12
Who do you consider the greatest WWE wrestler of all time? Would the top 5 be Rock, Austin, Undertaker, HBK, Cena? Or do you have to put Hulk Hogan up there just for the cultural impact?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
Always depends on the parameters
The best at actual wrestling, it would be someone like Benoit.
But cultural impact, Austin and Hogan had the most effect on pop culture.
Bobby
2:12
What are your thoughts on Jose Ramirez? Do you think he will build off last year
Dan Szymborski
2:13
As in get better? No, players don't generally improve in a straight line, even younger ones. But I've been a fan of him for awhile and I think he's deservedly closer to start than scrub
Jason
2:13
How big is the overlap between people that think Coors stats don't count and the people that want an expansion team in Mexico City, and how do they resolve that cognitive dissonance?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
Is there a real big Mexico City contingent?
Big Head Todd
2:13
Team Fortress, Team Fortress Classic, or Team Fortress 2? Lack of grenades makes me upset in regards to TF2. Also, my head is too weird shaped for hats.
Dan Szymborski
2:13
TF2, though I haven't played much.
Ned Yost
2:13
When do your season predictions come out on ESPN/Fangraphs?
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