Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/18/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:28
The Book, Hidden Game of Baseball
Argo
12:28
Trea Turner is tearing it up in AAA, and Espinosa can't buy a hit. Do you think Trea gets the call soon, or is their hot start justification for keeping him on the farm until June?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
I think they still wait a bit.
Matt
12:29
Yanks doing terribly with RISP. Am I correct in thinking that the contextuality of this is a bit bogus? In order to be bad with RISP means you've gotten guys on. So that's just a luck thing, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Yes
Brandon
12:29
How much are the Cubs gonna miss schwarber having soler and abez?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Quite a bit, but it's a team with excellent prospects so it's just a flesh wound
Rick
12:29
At what point would you consider dropping Park? Park, Sano, and Dozier have been killing my offense. I'm willing to give Sano and Dozier more time because they have some MLB history, but I'm trying to decide if it's too early to drop Park for another backup 1B like Bour, Moreland, or Paulson.
Dan Szymborski
12:30
Worse than going back on well-thought-out positions based on two weeks: Going back on well-thought-out positions based on two weeks in order to make moves that have far less upside.
Ryan
12:30
What are reasonable expectations for Vince Velasquez?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
I think he's legitimately one of the better starters in the league. The consistency that was missing is there now.
mtsw
12:31
How bad will Yovani Gallardo end up being this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Fairly. Above replacement but meh. Which I guess makes him a fairly typical O's starting pitcher
Steve
12:31
At what point do we say Bryce Harper stands alone? He's clearly the best hitter in baseball. Seems like the other tools that make Trout great may fade.
Dan Szymborski
12:32
But right now, Trout is playing CF which is big. And let's not forget Trout has a 168 career OPS+
The Decadent Moose
12:32
San Diego dropped to 0-9 this season when scoring three or fewer runs. The Pads are 4-0 when they score four or more runs. Sometimes the answer is right there for a manager, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Make Offense Les Crappy
Trainman
12:32
McCullers was scratched from a rehab start this previous Saturday. Lingering soreness again. How concerned should Houston be about this? He did play catch Sunday but we are talking about catch, not a game, we are talking about catch . Yes I just went Allen Iverson there.
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Very
Jason
12:32
Given his age, position, and years of control, is Carlos Correa the most valuable player in baseball right now?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
I said he was in a piece ranking baseball's best assets a couple of months ago and there's nothing tha tmakes me change it
Gary
12:33
How much do the Astros regret the Giles trade (which was terrible at the time) right now?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
It doens't look great right now, but the Astros staff didn't get to where they are by freaking out over short-term things
Guest
12:33
Interesting article Domingo Santana - you buying the hype?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Yes
Jimmy John
12:34
Wainwright has looked brutal through 3. Remain calm?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
What's the other option?
Tom
12:34
Is King Felix done? Please just say "April"
Dan Szymborski
12:34
April
ConcernedReaderJohn
12:34
As a WWE/NXT fan who loves the WWE network, I often wonder if it's feasible for MLB.tv to show minor league games. Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
MILB.tv
brett
12:34
Iwakuma: toast or April?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
April
Guest
12:34
Is Julio urias going to make a fair amount of starts this year for the Dodgers? Kid looks sharp
Dan Szymborski
12:35
They're trying to ease him in as cautiously as possible as he hasn't had huge workloads, but circumstances may result in some Urias
The Maddness
12:35
Are there any stats on umpires? Like, do they tend to call a looser zone during bad weather games, or pretty much any stats like that?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
There are stats on umpires but I haven't seen splits. Someone could do it.
Kenta Maeda
12:35
Am I for real or is this just smoke and mirrors?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
ZiPS projected him at 3.6 WAR coming into the season and I haven't seen anythign that would cause me to think worse of it
B
12:36
Reading good things regarding Darvish's progress; what do you expect if he can return mid-May? Darvish or Verlander ROS?
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