Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/21/17
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Dan Szymborski
3:15
You should ask Eno what he's doing on it!
Needing to Believe
3:15
Presuppose a fan with no particular fragilities -- is that fan more like to be killed by a A. Judge rocket standing 400 feet from home plate or a R. Refsnyder foul from 125 feet away?
Dan Szymborski
3:15
Refsnyder.  The distance is a big issue because of reaction time.
Jacob h cornhole
3:16
World Series: Indians/Rockies - Judge gets disbarred by an array of Kluber sliders. Kluber starts three times in 6 games and the regression monster finally bites the Yankees in the butt. - David Robertson blows multiple saves in Coors as the curve doesn't bite like in the thin air. Charlie Blackmon finally becomes a star on a national stage hitting for the cycle in the game 6 elimination game at home.
brad
3:17
Is Faria the real deal? He's been incredible.
Dan Szymborski
3:17
Well, in a chance he has to be good, yes, but not 1.37 ERA good!
He changes speeds really well.
3:18
And he's throwing harder now than I remember from last year
Jacob h cornhole
3:18
World Series Champ: Colorado Rockies - Indians don't learn from last year and at this point Kluber is exhausted and the slider isn't biting. Jon Gray takes a no hitter into the 7th inning in game 2 in Cleveland. Ace of the staff Marco Estrada gets roughed up in all his starts but the Purple Bombers let him off the hook every time through a barrage of runs led by World Series MVP and 2016 batting title champ DJ Lemahieu who runs a .500 batting average in the series. I move from Cleveland to Denver immediately following the loss as I can no longer stomach Cleveland sports and the Rockies (both the baseball team and the mountain range) are cool.
Dan Szymborski
3:18
Fan faiction!
Carson Cistulli
3:18
I am now an avid gardener- How angry does this make you, Dan Szymborski? Insofar that one can be angered by another authors hobbies
Dan Szymborski
3:19
It makes me relieved that someday, no matter how resilient Carson's garden is, that in half a billion years, the level of CO2 will fall far enough to kill it off.
mookie best
3:19
in a space-jam scenario where team earth has to assemble a team to win one game against the monstars, who are the first three players taken? my heart wants to say trout is in there but i think the first three are pitchers. am i wrong?
Dan Szymborski
3:19
We already did the Space Jam!
Sean
3:19
Do you think that projections react too slowly to changes? For instance, AZ and Colorado are both projected to be about .500 teams going forward. Do you buy that for both/either team?
Dan Szymborski
3:19
I do.
Steve Herbman
3:19
Suppose the Mets decide to trade Jay Bruce before the trade deadline.  What sort of players would you expect them to trade for?
Dan Szymborski
3:20
They won't though, and they value him more than most teams would.
Frustrated owner
3:20
Are any of your cats outdoor cats or do they all stay inside?
Dan Szymborski
3:20
Indoor cats.
Carson Cistulli
3:20
I am still here ,Dan Szymborski, feeling more ennui than usual. Perhaps, insofar that one can feel ennui
Greg
3:20
What type of statistical model(s) does ZiPS use? Anything Bayesian?
Dan Szymborski
3:21
Bayesian concepts but not a neural network.
Bryan
3:21
What program do you use for your sabermetrics/stats work?
Dan Szymborski
3:21
Depends what I'm doing.  Statistica and heavily-addoned Excel have been my tools for 20 years.
Mouth
3:22
What do you know about / expect out of Luis Castillo, who's debuting against the Nationals Friday?
Dan Szymborski
3:22
High-end fastball, decent slider, doesn't really change speeds all that well yet.
jg
3:23
What fraction of the random abbreviations/nicknames/acronyms for players that you get in questions have you heard before?  How many can you easily decipher from context? How jmany just leave you totally perplexed?  People make up at least half of these things on the spot, don't they?
Dan Szymborski
3:23
I'm not usually that confused.
Porcho Villa
3:23
Are happy Thames here again?
Dan Szymborski
3:23
Yes
Chuncey WIggins
3:23
What would you say besides eye/hand coordination is the most important skill set for a baseball player?
Dan Szymborski
3:23
Strength is always useful.
Especially the leg variety!
greg
3:23
any current cat activity of interest?
Dan Szymborski
3:24
Not really.  They're all sleeping I think.
HappyFunBall
3:25
Nats just lost a game in MIA on a called 3rd strike so far outside it was almost in the Gulf Of Mexico. When do we get roboumps?
Dan Szymborski
3:25
10-20 years.
Kevin
3:25
Who is the Astros MVP so far?
Dan Szymborski
3:25
Altuve, but there are three guys I could pick
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