Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/16/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:01
I'm here to chew bubblegum and kick ass and I just bought a pallet of Hubba Bubba from Sam's Club.
Alan
12:02
The Red Sox need starting pitching. The Braves are willing to deal Teheran. What's a reasonable return Atlanta could expect from Boston if they dealt Teheran?
Dan Szymborski
12:03
The Red Sox would balk at Benintendi or Moncada most likely, but they'll still need to have a package of a couple of the second-tier guys, like Sam Travis+
Seth
12:04
In your opinion, is Mike Foltynewicz's ceiling any higher than a #3 starter?
Dan Szymborski
12:04
His ceiling is certainly.
12:05
Ceiling is really wherever his command can get to.
Bork
12:05
Bautista v Odor added to Extreme Rules. What kind of match do they fight in?
Dan Szymborski
12:05
Buried Alive? I just want to see Bautista do Undertaker situps
Vic
12:06
Would you sit Greinke in favor of Betances and/or Miller this week?
Dan Szymborski
12:06
Well, depends on your team. I'm not panicking about Greinke though.
Jacob
12:07
Hey dan what are your thoughts on Ryan O'hearn 1b from the royals? Power and OB% is showing up?
Dan Szymborski
12:07
Interesting, but incomplete as he was on the old side for his level at the start.
Nobody I'd call a 2016 MLB option. Yet.
Vic
12:08
Chris Herrmann. Starting Catcher and Starting CF! What do you know about him?
Dan Szymborski
12:08
Color me skeptical - it' s not like he was an unknown without a track record
Vic
12:09
Any hope for Sean Manaea and his 2 home start week?
Dan Szymborski
12:10
I'm optimistic on Manaea generally, but you have to be playing in a horribly deep league for him to be a fantasy option
hscer
12:10
How would Odor's suspension be different if he'd pointed and sworn at Bautista instead of clocking him in the face?
Dan Szymborski
12:10
Well, from inadequate to inadequate. This is a league that gave Carlos Quentin 8 games.
Seth
12:10
Are there any players you could see the Braves trading for (at deadline or in offseason) who could add some power to a historically powerless offense?
Dan Szymborski
12:11
They would be idiots to do that. WInning 62 games instead of 60 has *zero* value.
mtsw
12:11
If you were, hypothetically, placing money line bets on baseball games, what would you look at as a possible factor that's not correctly priced into the bookmaker's lines?
Dan Szymborski
12:11
If it were that easy, betting would be easy.
Cool Story, Bro
12:11
Matt Bush is a great story, but seems like he could be a legit impact arm in that Rangers bullpen too. Think he'll end up closing or setting up, sooner rather than later?
Dan Szymborski
12:11
He *could* but it's wait-and-see
Smith
12:11
Franco struggling so far offensively, walk rate down and strikeouts up.. Is there serious concern for him right now?
Dan Szymborski
12:11
He'll be better than this, but expectations for him *were* over-inflated.
12:12
ZiPS had him at a .784 OPS coming into the season, Steamer .782, remember.
So he ought to be better than .740, but much worse than last year's .840
Bill
12:13
Will Jon Gray break the Coors curse?
Dan Szymborski
12:13
I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm a bigger fan of the Rockies prospects than I am of Rockies management.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:13
Jonathan Villar: BABIP mirage, or potentially useful player?
Dan Szymborski
12:14
Well, >.400 BABIP is always a mirage.
If you're in the Sahara Desert and you see a supermodel holding a Lagunitas IPA, it's always a mirage.
Frank
12:15
Lorenzo Cain (age 30) off to slow start. any concern? what do batted ball numbers tell you if anything?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
I wouldn't call it concern - even with a slow start, he's on-pace for over 3 WAR. Fact is 2015 was likely his career year and if you decided that was his baseline, you were set up for disapointment
Sean P
12:16
Hawk Harrelson literally left the White Sox broadcast booth last week in the middle of the inning to go to the team clubhouse to check on Todd Frazier after Frazier injured his mouth jumping into the stands on a foul ball. Hoping to get a witty insight/comment from you on this one...
Dan Szymborski
12:17
Maybe he's a better doctor than broadcaster.
Danny Almonte
12:17
It seems like Kris Bryant draws a disproportionate amount of walks after being in an 0-2 count. Any way to look this up?
Dan Szymborski
12:17
Baseball-Reference is your friend and you should give Sean Forman all your money.
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