Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/29/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:24
At the end of July, he's essentially owed 2.5/65 or so.
Now, would a team sign him for 2.5/65?  I think so.  But they're not going to send a bunch of prospects for the privilege to sign him to that.
2:25
Now, he's had some really excellent starts this year, but he's also a pitcher with a FIP around 4 that has seen a huge bump in his walk rate
It's not enough that you turn him down, but it's an additional risk factor.
Geronimo A
2:25
What do you think Gallo's ceiling is? Can he ever hit .250?
Dan Szymborski
2:25
I don't think he'll ever hit for a good BA.
2:26
He's a contributor if he can manage to play third long-term.
I think it's tougher if he's a 1B/DH
Babe Lincoln
2:27
What makes you baseball's most evil writer?
Dan Szymborski
2:28
I once saved Baby HItler with a time machine.  Though in my defense, nobody told me it was Baby Hitler they were killing, that's the kind of thing you should really clear up to everybody with a time machine.
Howard Duck
2:29
You buying Rendon's new found plate discipline? More walks than strikeouts right now, very Vottian
Dan Szymborski
2:30
He's always been pretty good at not swinging at bad pitches.
2:31
I do t hink it represents real improvement though.
Dan
2:32
Favorite angry heartbreak songs? Curious if you have some I haven't thought of.
Dan Szymborski
2:32
Joe
2:32
Trey Mancini a potential stud, or is this still smoke and mirrors?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
I wouldn't call him a stud, but the power is real.
Dan
2:32
Favorite Karaoke songs? I always do "Bad Reputation."
Dan Szymborski
2:32
I don't really do karaoke
Lane
2:32
Hey Dan, where do you stand on Eric Thames? Zips likes him. I'm in an OBP league so I was wondering whether to acquire him (can be kept for $3). I liked how he was still walking in June despite horrid everything else.
Dan Szymborski
2:33
I think he's a solid power hitter, with a limited skills et.
Jackson
2:33
Is there any evidence specific types of hitters are more or less prone to streakiness? Does streakiness even exist as a trait or are all players fairly streaky?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
It's one of those things that you intuitively think might be true, but I'm just not convinced by the data.
There's evidence that certain individuals are streakier than others (to an extent), but it's a real mish-mash
Dan
2:33
If you could learn one language, what would it be, and don't take the cop-out Esperanto answer?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
Python
Luke
2:33
Robbie Ray or Michael Fulmer long term? Ray has better stuff but Fulmer seems to be able to pitch to contact.
Dan Szymborski
2:34
Honestly, I think of them as similar.  Perhaps Fulmer a little safer, but I really like Ray.
Duff
2:34
Who can I get for Dylan Bundy? Want to trade him but don't want to straight up drop him.
Dan Szymborski
2:34
Well, ask your league.  People have differing opinions.
CamdenWarehouse
2:34
I finally get to chat with Dan.  It's been ages.
Dan Szymborski
2:34
It was last week!
JTT
2:34
Who keeps forgetting that you chat on Wednesdays? You or Cistulli?
Dan Szymborski
2:34
I was recording something for ESPN Radio.
So w hen I can't do wednesday, I do thursday.
Eli
2:36
Conner Greene best suited as a reliever or starter?
Dan Szymborski
2:36
I'm a believer that every pitcher is best suited as a starter until events transpire that cause you to categorily reject the notion.
2:37
I think we'r egetting ahead of us in Greene's role.
2:38
He's still not *really* clicking yet as a pitcher, period.
His stuff is well ahead of his actual pitching skills right now.
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