Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/8/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:51
It was Chris Benoit. An opinion obviously formed well before 2007, of course.
MB
2:52
More Homeruns in the next 5 years - Eloy Jiminez or Vlad Jr?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Eloy's closer to majors
Ampersand
2:52
have you considered installing LED lights? you could save energy
Dan Szymborski
2:52
No.
Sonny
2:52
Aaron Hicks is the Mike Trout of dodgeball
the man
2:52
Chuncey Wiggins, you're not related to a 'Ty' by any chance, are you?
intelati
2:52
Do you use xStats (Not xFIP) but something like xBB%? A combination of Zone%, o-Swing%, and Z-Contact% (I forget the exact combo) gives a good R squared value and seems like it would be pretty stable
Dan Szymborski
2:52
I do use that data in current ZiPS
O's Nos
2:52
Well, Delaware was the first state after all
dbet
2:52
Rich Hill's dodgeball curve surely would get people.
Dan Szymborski
2:53
Can he do that with a dodgeball though?
I don't think you can throw Dodgeballs like in Super Dodgeball for NES.
(Sam/John/Bill FTW BTW)
O's Nos
2:53
Need Jarrod Dyson on your dodgeball team as a super quick guy with an underrated arm
Larry
2:53
I'm graduating this spring and am interning by an MLB team one of their scouting departments. But as I'm hoping to "rise through the ranks" and make a career out of this, I'm wondering is there a place for people in front offices who aren't excellent at computing math. Can you simply be good at interpreting/implementing numbers instead of actually calculating? Do you have any suggestions on good masters degrees that may be able to help? Sorry for the somewhat loaded question.
Dan Szymborski
2:54
I think they go hand in hand. Programming skills are very useful.
There are a lot of roles in a front office.
Mookle Brantlets
2:54
do you believe Nick Senzel has a higher floor than ceiling? if so, is this a paradox?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
Stop looking at houses upside down.
Barts
2:54
gotta think that Jose Altuve would be really good at dodgeball
Scrapper
2:55
I feel like this is the fourth or fifth season that I'm reading stories in the spring about Gausman about to have a big season. Why should we believe that THIS is the year?
Dan Szymborski
2:55
His bWAR/fWAR midpoint was like 3.6 WAR in 2016, it's not l ike he's chopped liver. Chopped Liver plays left for the Braves
Maverik312
2:55
GIDP with no outs. Run scored. #TebowWatch
Zock jr
2:56
Dan! Quick! I need help! His Altuve for my Benintendi, Glasnow, and Matz. 20 team H2H categories.
Dan Szymborski
2:56
You're losing a ton of depth.
Charlie Morton
2:56
I hit 98 mph against the Mets today. Good sign or great sign?
Sonny
2:56
Wil Myer's proprietary proj system says he'll go 40/40 this year, how much would the rights to that system fetch on the open market?
Dan Szymborski
2:56
Well, let's see if he does it.
Bill
2:56
How concerned are you about Dahl for this season?
Dan Szymborski
2:56
Not very
Ampersand
2:56
have you seen the video of a female softball pitcher laying out her opponents in dodgeball? it's fantastic
Dan Szymborski
2:56
I hvae not.
2:57
I would think that would transfer over well.
dbet
2:57
Love me some Super Dodgeball. It was the first game I bought on the Wii Virtual Console. I always struggled against those Ruskies.
Dan Szymborski
2:57
Just gotta focus on Boris.
intelati
2:57
I have to wonder if you have a fudge factor
Dan Szymborski
2:57
I find it too rich.
Ampersand
2:57
Chuncey Wiggins
2:57
Considering this is a name I made up...yes, we're practically brothers.
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