Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/11/16
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Totally not Omar Infante's agent
12:19
Should we read anything into the Royals dropping from 1 game back to 7 games back of first after they DFAed Omar Infante?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
HE WAS THE HEART OF THE ROYALS AND YOU STATDOUCHES RIPPED IT OUT
Northsider
12:20
so many Cubs logos...
Nathan
12:20
Does Bartolo Colon win All-Star game MVP
Dan Szymborski
12:20
If t here's any justice.
Stevil
12:20
The AL West has 3 teams with a snowball's chance. Who has the biggest snowball?
Dan Szymborski
12:20
Rangers. Possession is 9/10 of the divisional lead.
daneyko
12:20
Texas Rangers will trade Joey Gallo this season ? Too good for the AAA.
Dan Szymborski
12:20
I do not believe so
Jack C.
12:20
Bregman has to be called up soon though, correct?
Dan Szymborski
12:20
I think so
Slippy
12:21
First half MVPs?
Dan Szymborski
12:21
Trout, Bryant
ShakeYourTushyHasegawa
12:21
C. Davis hit an oppo bomb this weekend and it looked like he exerted some effort. Where does he rank for you in easiest looking home run swings?
Dan Szymborski
12:21
He's certainly up there
Mickey Tettleton's always looked most effortless
And he was helped by that ridiculously indifferent-looking stance
Every pitch, Mickey looked like he was about to doze off and then some trigger went off in his head going WAKE UP ITS BASEBALL TIME BRAH
Avi
12:23
Is Josh Bell going to stay up or was this the taster before September?
Dan Szymborski
12:23
I suspect that this is an amuse-bouche but the Pirates wouldn't mind if he forced their hand.
Nate
12:23
Who has a better second half, Kyle Seager or Jake Lamb?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
Seager
PL
12:24
Assuming Danny Valencia is moved at the deadline, will Ryon Healy's good numbers in AA/AAA this year translate well as a replacement at 3B ROS?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
No, Valencia's really hitting well
Sean P
12:24
Avi Garcia has an RC+ of 70 heading into the All-Star break, primarily as a DH. It seems inexcusable that a front office trying to contend continues to allow such trash to tarnish a potentially competitive team.
Dan Szymborski
12:24
THEY GOTTA BELIEVE
Kvn
12:24
Which #4 starter do the Orioles inevitably trade for?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
I think it'll be a quiet trade deadline
976
12:25
Nice to see him get some recognition, even if he was a substitute, is Yandy Diaz a future regular?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
I'm skeptical. The walk-heavy guys don't tend to translate to majors super well
12:26
I PLEADED this to get you guys less excited about Tyler White, but none of you believe me
SteveO
12:27
Is there anything to be worried about with Arrieta? What do you think has been his problems of late?
Dan Szymborski
12:27
Honeslty, I'm not overly concerned
Colin
12:28
Can Mike Foltynewicz stick in the rotation or will his difficulties against lefties banish him to the pen forever?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
I don't think the platoon splits are really an established long-term issue yet
Never go nuts over short term splits
Ethan
12:29
This might be a bit obscure, but for a guy like Harrison Bader, Florida guy taken in 2015 and just promoted to AAA, does he get a pass on his poor plate discipline numbers because of the huge increase in opposition talent that he's faced over the past year, or do you think that's gonna be a big problem for him down the road?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
The thing is, there's no easy answer for this kind of thing.
I generally think that players hitting well but with poor plate discipline ought to be promoted.
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