Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/3/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:15
I'm usually pessimistic onw hat people should expect from him IP-wise, but I think he can get 4 more starts
hscer
2:15
if the fences at Yankee Stadium were suddenly shifted back to 450 feet in right-center and made immovable, would you suspect a henchman of Magic Johnson's or Ted Lerner's first?
Dan Szymborski
2:15
Heh
RotoLando
2:15
You do not seem like a particularly violent person, Dan, so in the Szymborski household, what do snitches get?
Dan Szymborski
2:16
I'd say stitches, but I didn't get stitches when I slashed my foot a couple weeks ago and left an actual puddle of blood in the bathroom, so bandaids?
Moltar
2:16
So I saw in your Insider article the other day that you believe Devenski is being "wasted" in the bullpen rather than being moved to the rotation. Are you bucking the trend by not being on board with the multi-inning reliever movement? Or is this just a Devenski-specific call?
Zock Jr.
2:16
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Dan Szymborski
2:16
I like the multi-inning reliever movement. But starting is even better.
2:17
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Moose
2:17
Looks like Moustakas has given up on being a more disciplined hitter, and has started pulling fly balls. Do you think he substantially outperforms his power projections?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
I wouldn't say substantially, but he does appear to be more aggressive than in the past.
2:19
(Though he was never exactly a count worker guy)
Part of that could be the team - he's one of the few performing guys on a really horrible 2017 offense so far, can't ignore the pressure to try to do more
RotoLando
2:19
Who is more likely to "figure it out", Greg Bird, Devon Travis, Sean Waltman or Tyler Glasnow?
Dan Szymborski
2:19
Three of them will be fine. Not X-Pac.
2:20
Though I think Bird could stand for some AAA time. He *did* lose a full, crucial season of development.
I don't think letting him crush AAA pitchers for a few months would be a bad thing.
Erik
2:20
If you're the GM of an overperforming but still probably bad team (say this year's White Sox), at what point do you think about switching from selling to buying? If the White Sox still occupy a playoff spot in a month or so, should they add pieces to help them secure that spot, or sit tight and continue on the normal rebuild path?
Dan Szymborski
2:20
I personally don't.
Allen
2:21
Myers is off to a hot start, but his plate discipline is nowhere to be found. Do you see him being able to remain consistent with his current K:BB ratio?
Dan Szymborski
2:22
I've seen him chase a lot more than he used to in the few padres games I've watched this year (YOU watch them!), but I imagine that he'd adjust if it stops working ojut for him
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It's hard to tell a guy with a .600 slugging percentage htat he should be a little more selective!
Gub Gub
2:23
Were you a fan of Black Sails?
Dan Szymborski
2:23
It's actually on my list to watch that I haver not
Van by the River
2:23
See anything you like in Daniel Norris's profile? Had a nice game against Indians, and swinging strikes have improved last few games. Is he a post-mid-breakout breakout candidate?
Dan Szymborski
2:24
I've laways though he'd be good. When his slider's been on, ti's been REALLY on this year
Jack Wagon
2:24
Edwin Diaz struggling big time, were we (the collective baseball fandom community) too high on him going into the season?
Dan Szymborski
2:24
I think it's very dangerous to draw too-deep conclusions from a month, especially from a reliever
rustydude
2:24
The obvious answer to what was wrong with Rendon was the Szymborski "April" considering how he murdered the ball on April 30th. What would you expect from him going forward?
Dan Szymborski
2:25
May to September
Joe
2:25
What's your take on Rhys Hoskins?
Dan Szymborski
2:25
It's getting damn hard to not give him a promotion
2:26
Now, he doesn't strike me as a good OF type, but I wish the Phils had at least been trying him.
JimLindeman15
2:27
Mike Matheny writes Aledmys Diaz in at #2 every game. The Cardinals are 24th in MLB in wOBA out of the 2 spot. Never change, The Skipper.
Allen
2:27
I know everybody at fangraphs loves paxton, but why doesnt he get mainstream media attention?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
If he keeps pitching like this, he will.
Oscar Gamble
2:27
Back to back chats!? Is this normal for Wednesdays? You guys really don't want me getting anything done at work
Dan Szymborski
2:27
We're bringing down the economy, one business at a time
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