Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/21/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:46
Finally able to get into Jotcast!
2:47
It wasn't taking my password on this PC and it took me awhile to recover it!  lol
Is anyone still here?
Jeff
2:47
Hi Dan, big fan here. Are the Mets doomed?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Mildly.   They seem uninterested in flippin the script.
jon
2:47
Is Max Scherzer going to No-Hit the Marlins today?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
No
Blah
2:47
I asked the same question to Dave: The baseballs are juiced/changed right?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
It would be an easily explanation for the last year and a half.  But we still don't have sufficient evidence enough of a real change here in construction.
So logically it makes sense, but I only know what I can prove.
hjrrockies
2:48
the Rockies are projected to go .500 the rest of the way. Ought I, as a 'rational' Rockies fan, have expectations higher than that anyway? With Gray and Anderson coming back, things would seem to be better than .500, right? Maybe?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
I actually have them slightly higher, a .515 team, IIRC.
Some of the pitching performance they've got would likely slow 'em down a bit of course
Errr
2:49
Some of the guys that are probably above their heads.
Tom
2:49
Is there anything left with King Felix worth stashing for fantasy?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
Always worth a flyer if it's not costing you much.
Moltar
2:49
My Cat, Cat Harvey, is not impressed with how the Mets handled the injury to his namesake, Matt Harvey. Should he have started the season on the DL and given more time to get in a groove before being called up to the majors?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
I don't even know what to do about Harvey anymore.
Blah
2:49
Follow up to juiced baseballs: are fly ball pitchers now on their way out?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
I suspect this is cyclical.
Moltar
2:50
Feels like it's slid under the radar but Lindor's offense has taken a big tumble. Is he drunk on a moderate amount of power? Should he go back to trying to hit singles instead of home runs?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
He's actually making *more* contact than before!  He's like 70 points of BABIP below his career numbers
sam
2:51
what do the braves end up doing with jaime garcia, adams, vizcaino, jim johnson, phillips, etc? all gone? thx
Dan Szymborski
2:51
If they're smart, it's a selloff for what they can.
Daniel
2:51
is cereal and milk a soup?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Strictly speaking, I'll say yes.
The Average Sports Fan
2:53
Is there a contract worse than Jordan Zimmermann?
Dan Szymborski
2:53
Pujols.
2:54
PZimmermann's "only" owed $83 million
Tammy
2:54
I traded Kluber and Hoffman for Rosario and Cole in a dynasty. Did I get enough?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
I'd have tried to eke out a little more.
Aaron
2:55
Question about Jose Berrios:

Whiffs are largely coming from the four seam fastball, while the secondary pitches (curve and change) are producing below average whiffs. You selling -- relative to current YTD production and in-year valuation -- performance as unsustainable?
Dan Szymborski
2:55
To an extent.  he was never as bad as last year, but I don't think he's as good as this one.
Gabe
2:56
Do players conciously adjust their swing depending on where they are playing? For example try to hit fly balls for home runs in Yankee but try to hit liners in San Fran...
Dan Szymborski
2:56
Not to that much of an extent.
Tim Tebow's Thunder Thighs
2:56
The ___ blank trade for Matt Adams at the trade deadline.  Headed back to Atlanta is ___.
Dan Szymborski
2:56
Depends on how certain experiments go.
Herb
2:56
Am i the only one skeptical of Bellinger? His Babip is pretty high and his average is not. Once he stops hitting 2 home runs every game he wont seem so special.
Dan Szymborski
2:56
He ought to hit a *lot* of HRs though.
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