Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/29/17
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Dan
2:38
So was arguing with my Tigers-homer friend who claimed that Castellanos is just as good as Bregman. I know they've got similar numbers this season, but he's crazy, right?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
Yeah
Twoseamers
2:39
Mike Tauchman? Who?
Dan Szymborski
2:39
I think he's that fake prospect you guys were trying to get me and Eno to comment on this spring.
More seriously, I'm a believe in giving every minor leaguer, even one who you've established as a non-prospect, a chance to prove you wrong.
2:40
I don't think he's really much of a prospect now or anything, he's too old and his PCL performance isn't *that* amazing, but I rather see what a guy like that can do then some 33-year-old mediocre retread.
Bug the mug
2:40
Teheran looks awful. Is he droppable in a 12 team roto league? More importantly, will the Braves ever be able to get any value from him ever again? Pitching? Trades? Anything!!
Dan Szymborski
2:40
Jim
2:41
Crazy it has come to this, but who do you prefer ROS in a redraft? Travis Shaw or Manny Machado? Do you trust Shaw's breakout or Manny's track record more?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
Machado.
Carson Cistulli
2:41
Is Eric Thames finished? Not as a mortal denizen of earth... At least not yet, but as a major league baseballer. This commenter has wondered, on many occasions. a). Has the league adjusted to Eric Thames? b). What does this mean for the Milaukee brewers?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
You guys get too excited in good times and too depressed in the bad ones.
RJ
2:41
THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY
CamdenWarehouse
2:41
Ok maybe I don't get to chat with Dan...
Sean
2:41
Hope your Thursday goes well, Dan.
Babe Lincoln
2:41
Eno ended his chat because "the kids are going batpoop."  What do you think that means?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
They discovered fireplace lighters + Lysol?
RJ
2:41
WORST CHAT EVER. Oh hai
2:42
Is Jordan Montgomery this good? Is Rick Porcello this bad?  I'm this close to exchanging the good one for the bad one. Thanks.
Dan Szymborski
2:43
I keep telling myself no way on the first.
But hitters just swing and fail at his secondary pitches.
@RationalMLBfan
2:43
From a sabermetrics perspective, is the hit-and-run play a good play or does it put artificial pressure on the hitter to make contact (and possibly reduce the quality of batted ball contact), which negates any benefit of distorting the defense moving to cover the SB attempt?
Dan Szymborski
2:44
Pete Palmer had an article a few years ago suggesting that it comes out about neutral in the end.
Lemme see if I can find it
CamdenWarehouse
2:46
The Braves designated Bartolo
Dan Szymborski
2:46
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Mo Vaughn
2:46
How many PA does it take for BB% to stabilize? Is 200 PA enough to trust a young player who has doubled his historical BB%?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
It depends on how long the resume is and the magnitude of the change.
You can't look at it in a linear fashion like this.
Though 200 PA, for most large changes, is enough to be significant.
Rob
2:46
What teams should be all in on Quintana and where do you think he ends up if he's traded in July?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Given what the White Sox are likely asking to actually close a deal, I think I'd be more interested in being all-in on Archer if the Rays trade him.
jon
2:47
With a weak farm system, wouldn't it better for the Giants to Rebuild, rather than retool?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
That's only if the core is at the point where they're unable to ever win again.
I'm not quite sure they're there yet.
mario
2:47
Are the rays buyers or sellers? Bullpen help?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
The Rays are intersting in that wiht their high minors pitchers, they could plausibly do both.
Babe Lincoln
2:48
"Mouth feel" is a gross term.  It's not wrong.  Just gross.
Eric
2:48
Who are the top 3 candidates to win NL mvp right now?
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