Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/3/17
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Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat – 5/3/17
by Carson Cistulli
Dan Szymborski
1:58
The post about the chat is by Carson.
Tyler Glasnow
1:59
Would you give my new changeup a 55 scouting grade? Is the only thing holding me back now consistent control?
Dan Szymborski
1:59
The latter I think is the biggest obstacle. I wouldn't want to give an exact grade without specifically reviewing the tape and looking at it, but it looks much improved to me
mtsw
1:59
Does Ryan Flaherty possess the least remarkable career in MLB history? Has never been an everyday starter, except as an injury replacement and will likely go all 3 rookie seasons and 3 arb years as an Oriole then (probably?) retire after this season. Say something about Ryan Flaherty's lack of remarkability.
Dan Szymborski
1:59
It would be interesting to find the mediocre-est player in history.
Don Gale
2:02
Is Ender the clean Starling Marte?
Dan Szymborski
2:03
I dunno, Marte's a little bigger.
And I don't like to get into clean/unclean stuff
2:04
(Sorry, landscaper at the door and had a question on whether to dump this old pot that was hanging around)
Jeremy
2:04
Jason Kipnis: still in 'spring training mode,' or is there a real problem here?
Dan Szymborski
2:04
It's still April for him
Jeremy
2:05
Is Andrew McCutchen turning into a LH platoon bat?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
Never freak out about short-term platoon splits. Ever ever.
The larger problem is whether he's actually a good player anymore.
2:07
He's still a bounceback candidate because of his sheer talent, but the longer this goes on, the more likely it is that he's just a 4th outfielder now.
Eric
2:07
What do you think the Twins brass is looking for out of Jose Berrios besides a sexy stat line? All he does is dominate AAA hitters, and apparently there are no plans to call him up soon.
Dan Szymborski
2:07
I believe they want him to be confident - they're in no particular hurry. I'd be concerned if he wasn't up in the next 6 weeks.
Eli
2:08
More unsustainable Mike Fiers' LOB% or his HR/FB%?
Dan Szymborski
2:08
Probably the HR/FB%
Have you seen a home run derby? I doubt it's a 46% rate when they're *trying* to let 'em hit homers.
Borkins
2:08
What's up Big Z? Quick question: How many hot dogs can you fit inside you at once?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
I've never measured. I don't have a large mouth though.
laughing 3
Taijuan
2:09
Is Taijuan Walker mid-breakout (as long as he can stay away from the Nats)? FIP and SIERA look great, getting lots of swinging strikes.
Dan Szymborski
2:09
Cautiously optimistic
Carlos
2:10
Is Carlos Gomez a good bet to bounce back to ~.330 OBP with great counting stats? Many peripherals look like they're trending back towards his older/better self.
Dan Szymborski
2:10
There's only like one year in his career that he was really significantly above a .330 OBP.
I think that's asking for too much.
P
2:11
This question has been bothering me for some time and I'm not sure this is the approriate place to pose it but here it goes anyway:
Patrick
2:11
Let's say the Rangers can't improve and sell Darvish at the deadline, what could they get?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
I'm assuming that you.
2:12
They'd get at least one serious prospect, probably a bit better package than Hill fetched.
RotoLando
2:13
Corey Kluber? More like Corey Klobb-er!
Dan Szymborski
2:13
I love GoldenEye references!
love 1
STAPLE GUN
What a sad, sad gun.
Kluber will be fine.
Slamboni
2:14
What's higher by season end: number of Rich Hill starts or Sam Dyson's ERA?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
Let's see, even pitching better, ZiPS add his before and future up to an ERA above 5
Hill does have two starts.
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