Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/19/17
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Rick Hahn
2:12
How'd i do with the recent trade?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
Just fine.
Graboids
2:12
How do you feel about medical grade crack?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
Dunno.  I assume it gets you high.
Josh T
2:12
What does a return for a TORP rental like Yu Darvish look like at the deadline, assuming Rangers decide to go in that direction?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
Unless they go for quantity over quality they should get a top 50 prospect, though likely not two unless a team really panics.
Catella-yes?
2:14
Dan, gimme a hot take on Castellanos and his ROS value. His wOBA seems to be catching up to his xwOBA.
Dan Szymborski
2:14
Meh.
Paul at the Library
2:14
I really need catching help as Lucroy is about as useful as a wicker bedpan.  Would you trade Ervin Santana for Gattis?
Dan Szymborski
2:15
I would.  Santana's one of the better decline bets and unlike an MLB team, you don't have to actually play him at catcher to play him at catcher.
Orioles Fan
2:15
O's farm is ranked 28-30 in MLB. (IF) they sold Britton, Brach, O'Day, Smith, Castillo.. Farm rank September 1st?
Dan Szymborski
2:15
IF?  Probably get up to 20 maybe?  And that may be optimistic.  There's not a whole lot of super excitement there trade value wise.
Nor do I think they'll really go full selloff
Big Joey
2:15
Do you think Miggy will play for a different team before his contract ends? He's going to be full-time DH starting next year and I can see him being Ortiz-esc as he plays into his early 40's.
Dan Szymborski
2:15
I don't think so.
2:16
Ortiz ended up aging especially well.
2:17
Yeah, Ortiz looked like he was in decline for a couple of years there, but for most players, even excellent ones, the comeback is less than Papi's
Cabrera's going to be hard-pressed to just be league-average for the season.  At his age, that's a red flag for anybody
Big Joey
2:17
What do you think of Thames for ROS?
Dan Szymborski
2:17
Projections strike me as reasonable.
Neal Huntington
2:18
Who should I trade at the deadline? Who am I going to actually trade at the deadline?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
McCutchen.  Less.
I think the Pirates will be busier in the offseason
Blackburn
2:18
Could you see the Pirates getting anyone at the TD?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
Significant?  No
2:19
I don't think they're really close enough that it's worth making an addition and I think that trading off assets will be more of a winter thing.
Though they could still trade McCutchen
2:20
I mean, I guess they could trade off a Jaso or something, but that's a who cares kinda return.
Dookie Howser, MD
2:20
Dave had an interesting bit in his trade value series about Mookie Betts, infield flies and BABIP. Is there some kind of BABIP+ stat that takes into account things like infield flies, softly hit grounders, etc that tries to take out those types of plays for a better measure of a hitter's "luck"
Dan Szymborski
2:20
There's lots of different variants based on different data.  I know I have one internally.
2:21
OK, why are there 10 billion Pirates questions in the queue?  Did all the Nick Markakis groupies get a taste for Iron Sh...errr...City?
Elwynn
2:21
Freddie Freeman pulled mid game and seen hugging and handshaking everyone in dugout. Have you heard anything?
Dan Szymborski
2:22
He was feeling sick, I believe.
It's like 100 degrees down there right now
2:23
I have that game on, but I've only been half listening since I'm talking with you guys
Mike
2:23
Dan, happy National Hot Dog Day! I'm celebrating by digging into a burrito, which is also a sandwich. How will you celebrate?
Dan Szymborski
2:23
I have some flank steak to finish
I mostly eat hot dogs at games
I always sneak out of the press box for hot dog and beer runs.
greg
2:25
Hypothetically, if not traded, do you think Zack Cozart would accept a qualifying offer, or rather hit the market?
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