Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/10/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:25
Do the Angels have a bag of balls?
Cats
2:25
Was offered AJ Pollock and Lester for my Thames and Gio Gonzalez. Finding it hard to pull the trigger given Thames' production, but is this overwhelming enough that I *must* accept...
Dan Szymborski
2:25
Thames is a good power hitter.
But I don't like Gio enough that I'd strongly consider.
Ricardo
2:25
Arrieta a buy low?
Dan Szymborski
2:25
I fyou can, probably, but I don't think he's going to match his best
what, is she funny or something?
2:26
on a recent podcast you put out a quintana to colorado for rodgers/hoffman/freeman. could tapia swap out for freeman? is that something both sides would be agreeable to?
Dan Szymborski
2:26
Well, Rodgers/Hoffman/Something is as high as the Rockies would go probably.
2:27
Or did I say Freeland?
2:28
But I don't think they do it with Tapia
Cody
2:28
Do you think Ben Gamel is for real? What do you expect from him going forward?
Dan Szymborski
2:28
I think it's too early to say that, for sure.
2:29
I don't expect him to hit for much power and his very small sample size is very BA driven
Eric
2:30
Trade Rizzo for Carrasco, Cargo, Conforto? Conforto started off last year strong and fell off. Is this year different?
Dan Szymborski
2:30
For all three? Sure
HS
2:30
Is there something wrong with bregman? He is hitting more ground balls than last year but is this just a early season power outage or was last year a mirage?
Dan Szymborski
2:30
I'm not worried yet.
Josh
2:30
I've shopped Dylan Bundy in my 12 team mixed lg but no takers. Any issue with dropping him over the likes of McCarthy, Nola, Matz or Pomeranz? Guys like Manaea, Walker, and Sonny Gray are available as well.
Dan Szymborski
2:31
I'll be honest, I'm not sure why you're trying to drop Bundy in the first place.
Did he screw up his shoulder this morning or something?
Joey Votto
2:31
Despite my hot start, do I miss the ASG again this year because of Ryan Zimmerman and Eric Thames?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
YOUR THE WORST PLAYER EVER COUNT THE RBIs
Darren
2:31
Do you believe in Aaron Hicks as a fantasy asset and will the at bats ever be there?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
No
njs
2:32
what is the counter-punch by pitchers to this uppercut revolution (that really isn't all that new)?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
Work higher in the zone and force another swing on someone who is getting too used to uppercuts.
Jonathan
2:33
I know Aaron Judge is the next big thing, but I look at his road numbers, I look at what Yankee Stadium does for right-handed power, and I can't shake the feeling that Judge is "merely" an above-average regular as opposed to a franchise cornerstone. Am I nitpicking?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
I think you're nitpicking a bit here
2:34
Actual home road splits do a very poor job predicting the future.
They're extremely noisy - actual home/road splits don't even predict future home/road splits as well as generic park factors applied do
Marcus Banks
2:34
Cameron is not sold on Severino as an ace. What say you?
Dan Szymborski
2:34
As an ace? Maybe not. He gets gopherball prone sometimes.
2:35
But I was high on him last year and I'm not changing it
Tyler
2:36
Since dahl is going to be out a while still? Assuming Reynolds continues to get playing time what are your thoughts ROS? Could he hit 25+ hrs due to the fact of playing in COL
Dan Szymborski
2:36
The team is taking it cautious with him.
He's only working out now and seeing if he can do it painlessly
A few weeks ago he couldn't
Renots
2:36
2 more hits for Ben "don't call me Matt" Gamel. They gotta keep putting his name on the card, right?
Dan Szymborski
2:36
So we can call him Mat?
Charlie
2:36
When a traditionally "bad" hitter like Avi Garcia puts together a hot start like this, do you expect him to "cool off" to his pre-season projections, or to "cool off" to something worse to compensate for his previous hot streak. I know it's called the gamblers fallacy just don't remember what the fallacy is.
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