Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/8/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:44
Bregman if he's a shortstop, Cruz if he isn't allowed
Paulie Walnuts
2:44
Is Sean Manaea a legit #2 at this point?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
I tend to be conservative, but I don't think it's that much of a reach. I think he's a good pitcher.
Even if I'm still confused why there was a period in which he was called Seth interchangeably and that seemed to suddenly stop
Natasha STLCards
2:45
I would like to read what do you think about stolen bases in nowdays. How so many fast players don't stole bases anymore. And how rare isto see players like Paul Goldschmidt or 30/30 Type when the league have players with the tools to do so...
Dan Szymborski
2:46
The problem is there's only so much value to get out of steals unless you're going to have a sick number of them and nobody wants to risk a top hitter that much
So the players that do still steal tend to be rare
2:47
and it doesn't take much of an injury to have that drop off
Nick
2:47
Is Bregman available in a trade now due to his slow start?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
No
Don
2:47
Can Judge maintain a .370+ BABIP long term?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
No
ECinDC
2:47
Is it possible to beat Cal's streak?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Sure
Matt
2:47
Dan - Can I call you Dan? Ok, cool. Thanks, Dan - after that aside I forgot what I was going to ask, Dan.
ECinDC
2:47
So what were the fastballs like that Ruth was facing?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
He wasn't facing 97 MPH fastballs regularly
Joey
2:47
How do pitchers/catchers determine pitch sequence? Say a pitcher has a FB, curve, and changeup in his repetoire. How do they determine which pitch to throw and in what order?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Depends ont he team and the players in quesetion
Andrew
2:48
Rank the Pies: Apple, Cherry , Pumpkin, Felix
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Cherry, Apple, Pumpkin, Felix
Alex
2:48
The pirates will be in Pittsburgh on the trade deadline. Knowing that, who will they trade?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Again, it matters where they stand. The six weeks coming will answer whether they bother continuing 2017.
Though at this point, I expect selling more likely than not
2:49
They need to get back to .500 and they need the Cubs to still be treading water.
Szymulator
2:49
Whats up with Hanley? Is he droppable in a 10 teamer (6x6)?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
I wouldn't be happy rostering him in a tenner
JDX
2:49
With today's 4-4, Votto is at .300/.423/.595 (161 wRC+), with 30 XBH against 32 K, all with a .285 BABIP. If that BABIP can even get up to .300, we might be looking at Votto's best season ever, since his defensive numbers are also good.
Dan Szymborski
2:49
Too bad he doens't have RBIs like that clutch god Phillips
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
2:50
PIZZA?! NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A TACO! https://vimeo.com/90127834
Slider
2:50
Why don't all (or at least the new) ballparks have super cushiony walls in the outfield? Seems like common sense to protect your investments.
Dan Szymborski
2:51
To be honest, I really don't know.
Frankur
2:51
Hosmer to the Yanks makes a lot of sense right? Can't count on Bird
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Would need a lot of reality facing by the Royals
LudeBurger
2:51
I'm in the sell/tank phase of my dynasty team cycle. I'm taking on all other teams' garbage. What are some good puns I can use to cause some laughs and interest? I've been using summer-losing weight, cleaning house, an albatross contract ruining a picnic, etc.
Dan Szymborski
2:51
PUns are the lowest form!
When I Benintentionally make a pun, I feel guilty about it for days
Andy
2:53
Any chance we see a baseball franchise in Nashville? Seems like Charlotte is more likely if expansion occurs in the Southeast, but after watching those Stanley Cup games there... my god. I feel like that can be an awesome baseball town.
Dan Szymborski
2:53
I don't expect Nashville. It may be a good baeball town, but it's going to still be a pretty small mass market.
I can see a team in North Carolina though
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