Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/8/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:12
He *looks* more confident out there now too
Hart Man!
2:12
How do you and/or ZiPS rank the top guys in the draft regardless or team drafting?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
I don't project drafts as a rule.
Jeb
2:12
Who should the Pirates trade at the deadline?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
Depends where they are.
Justin
2:13
Has McCutchen finally figured something out?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
He was never .600 OPS bad. But I'm not convinced that he's back yet or that will ever happen.
K2
2:13
Trey Mancini's defense is holding his value down, but it's his first extended use in the outfield. Can he develop into a league average left fielder? If so, how valuable is he?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
Not sure, he's look rather awkward, even if his results aren't really a problem defensively.
OK, let me expand on that.
2:15
His results have been very mixed stat-wise, but you should take 2 months of defensive stats with a giant grain of salt.
The data doesn't become better simply because it coincides with the observation that he's inelegant out there.
But it's in the O's interest to find out.
I do hope they tarde Kim to a team that is actually intersted in him though
tim
2:15
Felipe Rivero. This dude is nasty. What do you think of him moving forward?
Dan Szymborski
2:16
I was touting him last year! He was a good, almost direct replacement pickup for the Pirates.
Don't Breg,man
2:16
Aliens have landed on our planet and coincidentally play the exact same game on their planet that we call baseball. They were just going to eat us alive, but the fact that we play their game is endearing to them. They've offered us a chance to live if one of us can get hit a home run off their best pitcher in one at-bat. Do we choose Babe Ruth in his prime or Barry Bonds in his prime?
Dan Szymborski
2:16
Bonds.
2:17
Though I guess it depends on what the repertoire of the pitcher is.
If the alien throws spitballs and junk, maybe Ruth.
But as great a player as Ruth was, he didn't have the day-to-day experience getting around a modern fastball.
Brian
2:17
Does Cole get traded at the deadline? What would a return look like for the Pirates?
Dan Szymborski
2:17
No
toki
2:17
What would you rather do? Trade with the Padres with a 30% chance the medicals are correct and a 50% shot if they aren't that the player is already hurt or get fleeced like the D-backs in the Shelby trade?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
Always depends on the specific trade.
toki
2:18
Which player would be the most intense competitor in a game of Russian-Roulette?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
Bryce Harper
and if I'm allowed recently retired, Jonny Gomes
toki
2:19
Marlins' top 3 of the batting order if they were fish: 1. Flipper 2. Willy 3. Jaws?
Dan Szymborski
2:19
I think Jaws would be more of an ISO guy
But I don't know enough about fish to hazard a guess as a more appropriate one for Yelich
BC
2:20
Who would be likely landing spots in a Gerrit Cole trade? NYY, Hou, Col? What would a return look like?
Dan Szymborski
2:20
*If* it would happen, I think you'll see most of the rumored suitors for Quintana get involved.
Which makes your guesses not bad at all
Babe Lincoln
2:20
Since spring training, the chances of Tanaka opting out have gone from ___% to ___%?
Dan Szymborski
2:21
80 to 30 maybe
Sean
2:21
You know the only players to post a season with GB% > 63% and K% > 20%? Brandon Webb, Dallas Keuchel, and Zack Godley (so far this season).
Bobby Doerr
2:21
Is Jimmy Nelson for real?
Dan Szymborski
2:21
The bump in strikeout rate means its more likely.
2:22
It's not some obscene unsustainable improvement or anything
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