Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/10/17
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Dan Szymborski
1:59
Let's get this party started!
NOTE: THIS IS NOT A PARTY
DCBaller
2:00
What are the Nats doing with Joe Ross?
Dan Szymborski
2:00
They want him to get his confidence back. He got destroyed in his Syracuse start too.
mtsw
2:00
How much are you buying new-look Yonder Alonso? Flukey 5 weeks or a guy who could end the season with 40 HR?
Dan Szymborski
2:00
Talked about this on Twitter, but I'm buying significant improvement when it comes to Alonso. He's not driving everything into the ground, his launch angle is actually getting him some power.
2:01
Now, there will always be some regression when you hit like that, but I think Alonso is a lot more real than someone like Avi or The March King.
Jake
2:01
Hey Dan, which should I trust more: Steven Souza's actual wOBA which is .361 or his expected wOBA from baseball savant which is .289?
Dan Szymborski
2:01
Speaking of!
2:02
I'm more skeptical of Souza.
Dave
2:02
Any chance the Reds move Joey Votto and could they get any kind of meaningful return?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
No, yes.
Jake
2:03
The Reds look shockingly capable position player wise. Which breakouts are you buying between Cozart, Schebler, and Suarez?
Dan Szymborski
2:03
Suarez easily the most, I think.
His power developed last couple years but he was always a better all-around hitter than he shoed in 2016.
2:04
Now, he's obviously not *this* good - we're talking degrees of regression, not whether he'll regress at all.
Keith Hernandez
2:04
Even with Syndergaard on the shelf, should I give up Schwarber to try to get Thor?
Dan Szymborski
2:04
No, Too many years of control for Thor.
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
2:04
Matt Andriese got charged with a run on a balk because his legal double tap in the windup would be illegal from the stretch, and apparently you need to declare windup or stretch under certain scenarios now. When was this rule enacted? The only new balk rule I see for this season is the Capps one.
Dan Szymborski
2:04
The balk rules essentially feel like codified Calvinball.
CamdenWarehouse
2:05
What do you make of TJ Rivera?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Skeptical still, but he has earned a chance to prove that he isn't
JP
2:06
Cotton or Gsellman for ROS?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Cotton higher on average, Gsellman higher ceiling.
mtsw
2:06
Best route for Aaron Judge nicknames/memes:

1) Judge in courtroom references

2) Judge Dredd references

3) Judge Reinhold/Arrested Development references
Dan Szymborski
2:06
I like the courtroom ones.
I'm an advocate of him getting an oversized novelty gavel and hitting the field with it after home runs.
Renots
2:07
With the Giants going the way they are, do you think we see them giving young arms like Beede some real MLB experience this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
They've laready hinted at him being an injury replacement at some point. I'd like to see him get settled at AAA before though.
Gub Gub
2:07
Welcome to the 237th installment of Dan Szymborski Sets You Straight
Dan Szymborski
2:08
Scared Straight, starring PRISON SZYM
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
2:08
What is Evan Longoria's trade value like these days?
Dan Szymborski
2:08
It's not that high. Remember, he's on year one of a 6/100.
2:09
Now, he has value in a trade, don't get me wrong
But he's not a young star anymore and he's not in OMG THAT CONTRACT IS INSANE phase.
mtsw
2:09
At this point, rather than insist their teams are actually better than projection systems suggest, should Orioles fans just embrace the perception of the team as lucky? It's kinda more fun to root for a bad/mediocre team that keeps lucking into wins than a good team playing to its potential, right?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
It's not like the Bad News Bears were a super-talented team after all
2:10
I don't think there' necessarily anything wrong with being scrappy underdogs!
G
2:10
Is a hot dog a sandwich? Is a grilled cheese a sandwich? What's the meaning of life? Thank you for answering these questions.
Dan Szymborski
2:10
NO, yes.
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