Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/11/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:30
I hated their Frazier/Chapman returns, but enjoyed the Cueto return.
Pale Hose
12:30
I am disappointed it took until 12:05 to get "April."
Mike
12:31
Do you think Marco Estrada figured something out and remains a highly effective starter?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
I think he'll be fine, but not great. Now, if he keeps striking out 10 batters a game, then yeah, he'll be really awesome
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:32
Are there any pitchers that hit well enough, consistently enough to justify moving them up in an optimized batting order? I'm think of Yovani Gallardo's .254/.329/.508, 4 HR season in 2010 batting only every 5th day and have to imagine that's an offensive performance that could play higher in the order than the typical pitcher's spot.
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Well, Wes Ferrell
12:33
There are guys like Backe or Hampton or the two-way freak like Kieschnick or Owings
12:34
But in most situations, even a really good hitting pitcher is a really awful hitting position player
Do any active pitchers even have a career 60 OPS+/wRC+? Can't think of any. Someone who has time to check go find out
frank
12:34
dan i need help what month is it right now
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Smarch.
We've had some of that lousy Smarch weather.
Gest
12:35
Which projection system do you think is best at projecting pitchers and which is the best for hitters?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
I think most of the big projection systems perform similarly and there's no particular strength or weakness of this type.
mtsw
12:35
How big of a difference do the changes to the fences in Miami and Coors make (or any others that I didn't hear about). Will the changes to Toronto's infield make a difference?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Too soon.
Excuse me, April
Michael
12:35
Mookie Betts currently has -0.2 fWAR. Should he be sent down to AAA for further seasoning?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Orioles agree.
Hugh Glass
12:35
Is Reed up by the end of the month given White's performance and Gattis coming off the DL?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
There's less urgency
Q-Ball
12:36
What is your take on the impact of the Schwarber injury? Do you feel the Cubs have the depth to cover this, but not another injury?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
The team has good depth
Zorak
12:36
Nothing to do with his rates per se, but Cespedes is really hacking at some terrible pitches out there. Is he normally a guy that takes awhile to get in to a groove?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Cespedes isn't science hitter man.
Grip it and rip it
Matt
12:36
Thoughts on Mallex Smith? Think he hits and gets on base enough to make a big SB impact in standard leagues? Does he stick around?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
I think the league needs to be fairly deep
Joe
12:36
Do you think Nicasio can be a viable rotation option until June? I'd love to see him hold down the fort for Glasnow then shift to a relief role(can't see Nicasio's arm being able to handle a full season of starting)
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Yes
HappyFunBall
12:37
"April" is a boring answer. What's something you've seen in the first week that might be real?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
The chicken I'm currently eating appears to be real as it is satisfying my stomach.
And giving beer belly, my stomach does appear to recognize its abilities at identifying food that exists.
Given my
Torin
12:37
When's the last time you were fooled by "April"?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
When I was on vacation in Maine and forgot it had become May
Josh
12:38
Trying to decide if it's nice having two Bumgarner/Kershaw matchups in two weeks or if it'd be better to have them spaced out. Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
We should have them whenever possible, by MLB rule
MikeMilligan
12:38
What do you expect the Dodger rotation to look like at the ASB ?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
With their injury record, I expect the Dodger ASB rotation to be Clayton Kershaw, Jharel Cotton, Orel Hershiser, Carl Hubbell, and Georges Danton.
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