Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/11/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:30
Because you can't really test plate discipline until a guy is being very challenged otherwise.
Let's say you got a guy who is hitting 300/330/600. That's a poor walk rate, but given how well he's hitting pitchers, it maybe the objectively correct approach at the plate.
12:31
Now obviously Bader isn't Kris Bryant, but I talked about this last year
12:32
People went nuts about Bryant's K rate in the minors while I did say (and you guys can find this to verify I'm sure!) that given how well he was hitting in the minors, being aggressive was the correct approach and his K rate likely wouldn't be worse in the majors
And it hasn't
PL
12:32
Is there anywhere that one can see park factors or league factors for the minors?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Right now, I dont' think so, but I always "roll my own"
I'm probably the worst person to ask simply because I don't look for the resource.
Minor League Central did use to have them, but that site appeared to be abandoned last year
Jack Glasscock's Cup
12:33
One of the 100 questions asking the same thing: Dan, I can't wait until Friday; whose 5-yr Zips projection is higher than Trout?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Fine.
LeBron James.
Maxamuz
12:34
People smile and tell me I'm the lucky one.
Love a guy who holds the world in a paper cup.
Dan Szymborski
12:34
OK Anne
976
12:35
I know it's early, but you have to be somewhat concerned with Brady Aiken, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Now you're just tormenting me
Jim
12:35
July 11 (aka 7/11) - Free Slurpies at 7-11 today !
RABBINICAL COLLEGE GUY
12:35
What is your prediction of how the AL East will end up when the season is over? From first place to last place.
Dan Szymborski
12:35
There's a ZiPS projection update at ESPN on Friday
Josh
12:35
Are you buying Matt Holliday in the second half? He's crushing the ball, so his BABIP has to increase despite his age and lack of speed. Do you see the power continuing at a similar rate?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
I think he'll be fine.
Just the usual Matt Holliday stuff.
Dammit, I'm already half an hour behind. ASK FEWER QUESTION. Gawd
Progressive
12:36
Do you see the possibility of an A's/Mets blockbuster? Hill, Valencia, and Vogt are all considerable upgrades for the Mets, who really only have the one year of Cespedes to push.
Dan Szymborski
12:37
I think if blockbusters were in the works, the Mets wouldn't have turned back to Jose Reyes
Alan
12:37
How good is Marcus Semien? I believe he's 1 dinger away from leading all shortstops?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
He's good, but not amazing. If your'e a one-trick pony, HRs are the best trick to have, but he hasn't been great otherwise and his long-term defense will still be meh-ish
Sean P
12:38
What would you say to people in sports media who insist that discussing political issues on twitter is something that they have an obligation to continue to profess given their platform over the average individual?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Well, it comes down to their personal view.
My view is that nobody's reading me for politics and politics is a very divisive issue, so why go into there?
And I'm not a fan of political twitterverse
12:39
Subtlety fares poorly in 140 character bursts.
12:40
so everything seems to end in a grudge match between paranoid men's rights manbaby trolls and histrionic virtue-signalling cri de cœur safe-spacers.
I couldn't possibly have less interest in being a part of a dumbfiretruck culture war than I current have.
Jon
12:40
What's a realistic return for Aroldis Chapman?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
A B+ prospect.
Bork
12:40
Who's your 2016 contractual half-way busts? (aka not living up to their contract). Who's your surprises?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Ask me if I don't write a piece on this!
Bob
12:41
Are you worried at all about Jon Lester?
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