Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/6/16
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mtsw
12:46
Any reason to think Carl Crawford is significantly better than whichever corner OF they'd have to cut (Kim, Reimold, Rickard) to sign him?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
No
Jack Glasscock's Cup
12:46
If a third Upton brother (presumably Bossman III) existed, would a team sign him to a multi-year deal after his 28th birthday?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Probably, if he's good
Ave
12:46
How many monster dongs does Corey Seager end up with by the end of the year?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
<7 year-old giggle>
Hanley
12:46
There was talk that Lindor's .161 ISO from last year would drop... and it did to about .140... his numbers are all very close to last year's... walking slightly more, striking out slightly less. Slightly less power, but getting on base a little more... Coming up I thought he could be a better version of Vizquel offensively with a chance of an Alomar upside and so far he looks like a mix of the two. Safe to say this is who he is?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Well, the average will come down some. But he's a damn good player
Rich
12:47
Start Fulmer tonight against Toronto? Thoughts on him overall?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
I like Fulmer, but Toronto's a risky play
Otto bout Votto
12:48
What's the deal with Votto this year? Is he a buy low target?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
I think he'll be fine.
12:49
Like Stanton, do you really think Votto is a .260 BABIP hitter? Last time I checked, he had a career high in hard-hit percentage!
Ryan
12:50
What do you think of Hyun Soo Kim thus far? Is there some power there or is he more of a high OBP type?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
I think power isn't going to be one of his things - too much a line drive hitter
But man, when he connects.
Sharp
12:51
How concerned are you about Freddie Freeman?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
Not too.
Matt
12:51
Which current closer's will/might be on the move at the trade deadline??
Dan Szymborski
12:51
Well, one of the Yankees gang unless htey're insane
Chuncey Wiggins
12:51
Can you recall any semi-hyped player having a worst start to their career than Hector Olivera?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
Oscar Taveras had an awful callup in 2014
12:52
(I'm not including his death as part of this)
And poor Profar lost two years
Duke
12:52
What do you think it takes for the Royals to become sellers?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
I think they really need to crap the bed. I think they'll hang around the race.
Konnor
12:52
So is your fangraphs expert "staff" going to show the Rangers some love now? Especially Dave Cameron? "They're nowhere close to competing"
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Why don't you ask them?
Dull Ryan
12:53
Front offices must have their hands on your hitters-do-worse-during-pickoff-situations... why aren't they instructing pitchers to up the picks?
Dan Szymborski
12:53
Well remember, those stats are from normal play. If you try to take advantage of it in such a known way, it may change the calculus
Oliver
12:54
Kang just blasting Dongers this year. Its like with his knee injury and not running 100% he just said, forget this, Im just going to jog around the bases. Think he gets over 25 this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
25 might be tough because of the late PA start (he's not going to keep hitting 1/10 PA), but I think he gets 20
Grabbed by the Jhoulys
12:55
Does Ichiro get the 34 hits he needs this season to get to 3,000?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
I think so
Seth
12:55
do you think teams will be shopping more arb1/arb2 arms this summer due to the impending desert that is the 2016-17 FA market? i'm thinking guys like teheran, eovaldi might be available...
Dan Szymborski
12:55
It's very possible.
Teheran especially
Tony
12:55
Given David Wright's situation, should the Mets trade Noah Syndergaard to get Trevor Plouffe?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
If you're a Twins fan, that's highly recommended. Maybe they can throw in Matz and Conforto if you throw Nolasco!
Thor
12:56
Mazara is another RF that isn't fast, but so far he's played excellent defense. Does he have a chance at being a Gold Glove RF?
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