Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/7/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:00
No answer, I think it's a great trio. We're at another wonderful time for young star shortstops.
Biscuit
1:01
So do you think Lucroy/Smith for Gallo is a reasonable deal? I figured that was just my Brewers bias talking...
Dan Szymborski
1:01
It's probably slightly light, but the Rangers are competitive.
RMR
1:01
Devin Mesoraco hit .273/.359/.534 in 440 PA in his most recent full season, 2014. He didn't hit up to the point. Last year was a disaster in a small sample as he tried to play through a hip injury. ZiPS, understandably splits the difference and has him at .243/.320/.421. What's your take?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Given his health, I don't have the foggiest clue
TKDC
1:01
Assuming Trout plays a full season, what WAR levels would just be mind-blowing to you, both low and high?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
5, 12
Murdoc
1:01
How many springs training games have you actually watched so far?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Quite a few. MLB.TV is excellent and I work at home.
The Dude of NY
1:02
Should Marlin Fans be reclassified as an endangered species?
Bork
1:02
Asking Dan about Cistulli is like asking North Korea about South Korea
Dr. Met
1:02
If Ian Desmond waited until today, he'd be the starting SS for the cards eh?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
It's very possible.
The Dude of NY
1:02
Which player do you think is most likely to build that Doomsday Laser you mentioned on Twitter?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Jon Papelbon, but it wouldn't work.
mtsw
1:02
Given his struggles in the outfield and the fact that the most memorable play of his career was blowing Kershaw's perfect game, it seems inevitable that Hanley Ramirez's legacy will (somewhat unfairly) be as an all-time atrocious fielder. I don't have a question I just think it's funny.
Mick D
1:02
SF has Dick Tidrow and Dave Righetti as scouting director and ML pitching coach. Yet their #1 pitcher draft picks for several years have not developed. Kyle Crick is the poster child. Organization flaw, scouting issue, or just a run of bad luck after Bumgarner?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
that kind of thing is hard to guess.
dbet
1:03
Dan Szymborski will get 10+ stolen bases.
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Only if I physically steal bases while the other writers are distracting players in the clubhouse
ChickenHawk
1:03
NL only format, keep Joe Ross $10? It's a deep league, and I can see him going for more, but having a hard time taking a spot up for that much money on a non-starter at this point.
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Too rich for speculative.
The Dude of NY
1:03
The Marlins are the only team with a Spring Training facility *North* of their stadium. Is this the cause for all of the their woes?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
No, it's the home run feature.
ChickenHawk
1:04
best NL pitching prospect a little further down the rankings 50 or more??
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Best second-tier prospect is a bit like asking what the heaviest short guy is?
1:05
But I dunno, Cody Reed?
Rockies-fan
1:05
Jose Reyes will play in avril or may...or later ?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Later.
I think it's possible he doesn't have an at-bat for the Rockies.
Jason
1:05
Machado vs Correa ... who's the better SS for this year?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I'm going to have to say Correa because even though Machado *should* be at short, it's been a long time since he played regularly
Chuncey Wiggins
1:06
What team is the "North Korea" of the MLB world?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Arizona? I can see them writing about some Arizona-equivalent of Juche.
Ceelo
1:06
Are your zips psychic? With Gyorko in line for major ABs, you think he exceeds your predictions?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
No
976
1:06
re: shape of your life. It's unreasonable to use high-school as a baseline for your fitness performance, just like <insert prospect here>'s rookie season. So, you're probably performing in-line with your projection. But then again, I don't make those projections, so I can't comment on them.
Ian
1:06
When is it appropriate to start taking closers in a 12 team fantasy draft? Round 6 too early?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Depends how the draft is going.
1:07
Rigid draft plans are bad.
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