Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/24/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:01
It's party time! A very disappointing party, with reading text instead of beer.
The Average Sports Fan
2:01
How do you feel about the 70's Earl Weaver approach to developing young pitchers in the bullpen before putting them in the rotation?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
I think it's a good approach. It gets pitchers comfortable in the majors in lower-key situations (presuming you choose those). It saves some innings.
Tim
2:02
Is Starlin Castro under rated?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
Nah, he's about rated.
Rusty
2:03
What is happening to Julio Urias? He did not look very sharp in his first go-around this year.
Dan Szymborski
2:04
It's hard to say. His stuff looks fine to me, but he seems to be very hittable in the strike zone so far.
James
2:04
Final numbers for Yonder Alonso this year and does he keep it up next year?
Dan Szymborski
2:04
He'll probably beat the ZiPS. He's legitimately overhauled his swing to a degree that's fairly unusual.
Keep *this* up? No. But I'm comfortable calling him a good player where I certainly would not have this winter.
Michael Conforto
2:06
Who am I a good comparable to in terms of my opposite field power?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Braun?
Dan
2:06
Did you now, or have you ever, personally hindered Jinder?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
I have not.
David Wright
2:06
Am I the Met's next manager?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Probably not.
Matt
2:07
Hi Dan. I missed you.
Dan Szymborski
2:07
I'm on Twitter too!
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
2:07
In a hypothetical Space Jam for baseball, nine players would the MonStar team siphon for skills? And what manager?
In a hypothetical Space Jam for baseball, which baseball player would be the Shawn Bradley--chosen for whatever reason for 'skill' while not contributing at all in any sense besides being the fifth player? I'm thinking Brock Holt.
In a hypothetical Space Jam for baseball, what retired baseball hero would save our planet from the MonStars? Would he even be good enough to play at a high level?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
That's a lot of questions.
I think you'd want to take Thames's muscles.
Hamilton's speed
2:08
Kershaw's curve
Syndergaard's flowing blonde mane
2:09
The one not contributing? Let's say an overrated white dude who kept getting jobs. Ryan Theriot? Jeff Francoeur?
Sandy Alderson
2:09
With the team playing a bit better, the wild card up for grabs, and Cespedes returning soon, does my team have a run in them?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
They do, but it's going to be tough - the league is fairly bifurcated win-wise and they're on the bad end so far
Boss Man
2:10
Anything concerning that Anthony Rendon has more than half of all his stats in two games this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
If you only count homers.
I'm not sure it's really that concerning.
7/42 is the max for him, after all.
2:12
I've never seen anything that would lead me to really care that much.
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2:12
which potentially-available SPs make the most sense for each of the Cubs, Yankees, and Astros?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
The trade market isn't really that great yet.
Some of the teams would theoretically be receptive are still competing, after all.
2:13
It's not a great environment to want to pick up a pitcher (though it's never *great*)
Which is why so many teams were interested in Fister.
I'm not sure the Quintana price is at where anyone's going to bite.
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