Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/9/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:42
He's not mashing it yet. It hink they'll be slightly patient
THE MAN WITH THE PLAN
12:42
Trea Turner will get the call on _____ 2016
Dan Szymborski
12:42
a date in the year
CecilFielder
12:43
the gap between price's FIP and (massive) ERA is enormous. can you think of any examples of an "ace" like pitcher whos does this recently?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Does Schilling 2005 count?
CamdenWarehouse
12:43
This was a more relevant question last week, but do you put any more or less weight in limited samples after an extended absence? For example, are AJ Griffin's first 5 starts any more or less indicative than 5 starts from someone else who had pitched the last 2 years?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
I don't believe so. We simply *want* the 5 starts to be more meaningful, but I don't think they are.
Slade
12:44
How should the Yankees handle Severino? He has really struggled after such a promising season last year.
Dan Szymborski
12:44
I think patience is warranted.
Erik
12:44
Is it fair to say that no advanced pitching metric has achieved the dominance of all-encompassing offensive metrics like wRC+ or wOBA? Which do you prefer, and are there noticeable differences between them?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Depends on the usage. I use different stats for different purposes.
Ben
12:44
What's your ROS take on verlander?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Verlander? I have no idea. He shows occasional flashes of dominance and then he loses it for weeks. A bit like Lincecum before we lost even the flashes.
Jon
12:44
Fill in the blanks: The 2016 Cubs are the best team since the _____ ______ .
Dan Szymborski
12:45
last team that was better than them.
Kerry W.
12:45
Do you believe in lineup protection? AKA bat Murphy behind Harper
Dan Szymborski
12:45
Only weak protection (IBB)
Timmmay
12:46
Why are appeals a thing? You only get the out if the umpire notices the guy missed the base you're appealing to. Shouldn't the umpire just call the guy out for missing the base to begin with?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I think getting a call right should be more important than caring about a specific umpire's jurisdiction.
Josh
12:46
Is Marcus Semien showing signs of a breakout? The power is enticing considering his plate discipline numbers look strong.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
]I don't see any particular signs of a breakout, though I think he'll be fine offensively
Gina
12:46
is rodon still a breakout candidate just starting slow, or is something up with him
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Still optimistic
Ken M
12:46
If Manny Machado goes back to SS, there's a real good argument to make for him as the best overall player, no?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Hard to beat Trout - depends on how good he actually is at SS
HappyFunBall
12:47
As a Nats fan, should I be more worried about Papelbon or Ryan Zimmerman?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Papelbon. The projections for Nats doing well already assumed Zimmerman was kind of done as a real contributor
Enzo Amore
12:47
David Wright has looked reasonably healthy so far, and is hitting well, but he has amazingly cost the team 5 runs with his defense already. What should the Mets do with him?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Don't get too excited about short-term defensive stats.
Like Joey Rickard. His stats are enough to tell us that he certainly isn't a huge contributor defensively this year, but not enough to tell us if he's really +5 or -5 in left.
THE MAN WITH THE PLAN
12:48
Buxton is a new man this year in AAA, homering for his 3rd time Sunday. Is his lofty ceiling still alive?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Yes
Dug
12:48
Buying Nola's success? Potential ace? His stuff has wicked movement and he commands where that movements goes well.
Dan Szymborski
12:48
I buy Nola
CamWard
12:49
You buying or selling Maeda?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
I already have him in most leagues. Remember, ZiPS ranked him like 21st in pitcher WAR coming into the season.
Depends on the offer
mtsw
12:49
Does Joey Rickard spend the entire season as a bad-to-very-bad fielder or is this small sample size noise so far dragging his numbers down?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
lol, I swear I didn't see this when I made the Rickard comment above
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