Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/8/17
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Nils
2:33
Do you think Swihart takes over everyday catching duties this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:34
I would guess no, unless he really finally takes another big step up
MB
2:34
are platoons generally less effective for good offensive teams due to the starting pitchers likely not going as to deep into the games?
Dan Szymborski
2:34
I dont' think that's enough to make a difference.
O's Nos
2:34
Ever visit the screen door factory in Delaware?
Dan Szymborski
2:35
What's with the Delaware questions?
Is Delaware the Nick Markakis of states?
Ampersand
2:35
Are you participating in A Day Without Women? I don't think cats count
Dan Szymborski
2:35
There are no women in the house, so I guess I am?
Jerj Clooners
2:35
Does Zips take into account most of the data Tony Blengino does in his quality contact reports? Interested if the projection for Alex Bregman takes into account some of his disappointing contact metrics.
Dan Szymborski
2:35
Some of the data is in ZiPS, but not all of it.
2:36
No pull stuff
SoupDawg
2:36
Which hitting prospect and which pitching prospect will have the greatest impact this season in MLB? Moncada and Giolito can be included, but let's keep Swanson out of this conversation okay?
Dan Szymborski
2:37
Well, Benintendi, who I'm benintentionally choosing because he's still a rookie.
And given the Pirates probalby in a fairly close wild card battle, Glasnow could eventually give htem the edge.
Chuncey Wiggins
2:37
If you had to create the ultimate 5-man dodge ball team from players of the MLB, who is going to make the squad?
Dan Szymborski
2:37
I'd go with smallish pitchers with good fastballs?
I haven't done much dodgeball baseball projections.
2:38
So Carlos Martinez?
Samardzija for sure
2:39
Now Shark isn't small, but he's got the WR experience
Danny Duffy?
Maybe Pineda, who is also not small, but he can probably absorb some dodgeballs
GERB
2:39
What do you expect from Brantley? You see him getting back to being an above average player again?
Dan Szymborski
2:40
I think above-average, but you gotta be conservative
O's Nos
2:40
If the next movie in the Major League franchise was about the Orioles, what would be the hook?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
DEATH RICKARD: THE MEDIOCRE 5TH OUTFIELDER WHO EATS PEOPLE
Scott
2:41
According to the stats page, the league wide wRC+ last season was 97. I thought, by definition, it was 100. What am I missing?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
I don't do any of that stuff for FG so I have no information that would help.
My guess is they didn't recenter it to the final league level?
Forsyth
2:41
if you like saying bumgarner because of butts i bet you love RA.
Nils
2:41
"Bumgarner throws one inside to Pujols..."
Chuncey Wiggins
2:41
Do you think Rodger Federer could hit a Androlis Chapman fastball?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
With a tennis racket, sure. But I think that would be bad for the racket.
Richard
2:42
Do you have a Zips projection for Ah-Seop Son (were he to ever make the move to MLB)?
Dan Szymborski
2:42
I haven't mass done KBO/NPB players. I do them when I'm curious about something.
O's Nos
2:42
I intentionally avoid watching the Royals' feed to avoid that one guy who breaks out the "really bad Italian accent" every single time there is a name that sounds vaguely Italian.
ctw
2:42
whenever a question a user submitted gets accepted into the chat, that user sees it highlighted in blue to let you know your q was answered
Dan Szymborski
2:42
Ah
Is it *that* exciting?
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