Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/13/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:27
Actually, I don't think I've seen any FG guys shirtless
Guest
12:29
Ben Revere has 2 stolen bases. JUST 2 FREAKIN' STEALS! Please explain. Do you expect him to revert back to his career rate?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Well, he's below his career rate obviously, but he's also kinda been lousy and not on first all that often
12:30
Also dont' forget he started ht year injured
Chris
12:31
Gerrit Cole ? No news is not good news right?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
There's no such thing as good news for an injured pitcher.
Thomas
12:31
What do you make of Matt Shoemaker's recent dominance?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Surprised. He's a perplexing pitcher.
Eternally in either the middle of a run pitching like a Cy Young nominee or a run pitching like Alfredo Simon
Penguin
12:32
Did pitchfx pitch type improve after 2009 to better classify 2-seam fastballs or did pitchers just start throwing 2-seam fastballs more often?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
I think it's tricky simply because pitches can't always be thrown in a simple bin like that.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:33
What would a hypothetical trade of Nolan Arenado net the Rockies? Is it kind of in hypothetical Trout trade territory where no team is going to be willing to give up what it would take to make a fair return?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Oh, they'd get a ton, but not Trout-level. It's plausible.
Joe
12:33
Is Ubaldo Jimenez the worst starting pitcher in baseball?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
See a few answers ago who's the worst
Alex
12:33
What are the odds that Raisel Iglesias becomes the Reds' closer when he returns? Do you think his value is greater to other clubs as trade bait as a closer or starter?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Well, if he can start, obviously as a starter.
But the Reds shouldn't be using him as trade bait, they should be seeing what they have.
Guest
12:33
Are you buying Danny Valencia as a legit 130 wRC+ guy at this point? Do you think he gets traded?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Legit 130? No.
hscer
12:34
just how unimportant is Twins Closer as a job?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Very
Pie
12:34
What kind of market do you see for Fister this offseason? He's quietly settled into the Astros most consistent starter
Dan Szymborski
12:34
He's still not sexy, but that being said, the market th is offseason sucks so he might get more than is worthy
Jeff
12:34
Is Glasnow really a solution at this point? The man has a 4.5 BB/9 rate in the International League.... I guess that would be better than JEFF F'ING LOCKE but that's a low bar to clear...
Dan Szymborski
12:34
He might not be, but you gotta try
P-Money
12:35
Is a hitter who goes through torrid hot/cold stretches a la Cespedes, Upton, Encarnacion any less/more valuable than a more consistent hitter with similar production?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
No
TheDudeofNY
12:35
Who has a better chance of winning the NL Central: the Pirates or the Cardinals?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Cards
Tom
12:35
Isn't the entire umpire system inherently flawed? We have a bunch of old guys relying on their eyesight...
Dan Szymborski
12:36
There is no good reason to have umpires determining pitch location in 2016.
Jon
12:36
Danny Duffy's return to the rotation similar to when Carlos Carrasco moved back into rotation after successful bullpen stint?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Hope so. It's in KC's interest -- and always has been -- to see if he can succeed as a starter full-time and stay healthy
machado
12:36
When do you think I find out regarding my appeal? Will suspension be lowered?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Not sure and probably not.
12:37
Ventura's suspension should obviously be longer, but Machado has been in trouble before and you can't let anyone who charges the mound and punches a pitcher -- no matter how cool it was -- get off without a suspension.
Stenzy
12:37
Braun and Jeffries from Brewers to Giants have any legs?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
It could. It's a very interesting possibility.
Zorak
12:38
Should the Orioles at least try Ubaldo out as a reliever? Maybe he can find some missing MPH
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