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Dave Cameron
12:23
Glasnow has more upside, Gsellman more certainty of starting. Depends on your risk tolerance.
Odor's Horses
12:24
Do you think the change in bullpen strategies in the last few years will affect how teams develop pitchers? It seems that Starting pitchers are doing less and less complete games
Dave Cameron
12:25
I think we're going to see less of a resistance to moving starters to the bullpen, especially if the multi-inning role catches on. With innings limits, having a guy like Urias throw ~100 IP in 2-3 inning stints could be an ideal way to break in a young pitcher.
Jewel
12:25
I was in Milwaukee Monday for Opening Day. For 4 innings, Gray was dominant, but in the 5th he couldn't get anybody out... and I have to say, it seemed like both versions were the real Gray... awesome upside, but can be hit. What do you see out of him?
Dave Cameron
12:25
I think if he didn't pitch in Coors, he'd already be seen as a legitimate ace.
Scott
12:26
Are the Dodgers' struggles against lefties going to be a real thing again this year, or just a weird fluky thing?
Dave Cameron
12:26
The line-up is better against RHP, but they'll be fine against LHPs.
CRW
12:27
This might be a question for Longenhagen, but when did Trout assert himself as the 65/70 FV player he currently is now? If he were listed on a prospect list similar to the ones Eric is doing would that FV have been indicated early on or after MILB success. Just curious as to what his tools would have been graded right after being drafted.
Dave Cameron
12:27
You have Trout as a 65/70 now? If he's not an 80, 80s don't exist.
12:28
And Trout made it clear he was going to be a monster pretty early. I saw him at the Futures Game when he was an 18 year old and it was clear he was the best player there.
James
12:28
Is there any correlation with pitcher arm slot and opposite-handiness batter wRC (or OPS+, etc...). Seems to be that lower arm-slot pitchers stand to gain more from the development of a changeup to neutralize their splits- is this true?
Dave Cameron
12:29
Lower arm lots = higher platoon splits. It's also very hard to throw a change-up from a low arm slot.
These things are related.
Nick
12:29
What are your thoughts on Kendall Graveman? Is the velo bump for real? Jeff Zimmerman isn't sold, but Brad and Sullivan seem to like him a lot.
Dave Cameron
12:29
I'd like him more if he wasn't just a fastball guy. He threw 90% fastballs the other night.
Mackel
12:30
Why doesn't fangraphs show the current team a player is on at the top? If it's a player I've never heard of before I usually have to go and dig a little to figure out what team they are on. Shouldn't this be an easy thing to fix?
Dave Cameron
12:30
Yeah, that's a good suggestion.
Andrew
12:31
What are your thoughts on the current, sometimes opposing viewpoints of the effectiveness of the shift?
Dave Cameron
12:32
People who think the shift doesn't work are kidding themselves? It's not responsible for the entirety of the downturn of offense like some people claimed, but it clearly works.
And this is the only sport where "put your defenders in the optimal spots" is even a discussion. Can you imagine it being called "the shift" if an NBA player double teams LeBron?
Skm
12:33
I'm a Rockies fan and I want to overreact. Should I overreact to (A) Gray and Anderson getting roughed up, or (B) the bullpen being lights out?
Dave Cameron
12:33
The bullpen being good is closer to being real.
Borkins
12:33
Your take on Tommy Joseph going 30/100
Dave Cameron
12:34
Is that 30 walks/100 Ks?
Because asking a HR/RBI question on FanGraphs is grounds for expulsion.
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
12:34
Is there any logical reason why there's not a day game every day?
Dave Cameron
12:34
Day games get lower TV ratings, and TV is baseball's primary source of revenue.
EvanC
12:35
Madison Bumgarner and Chris Sale have the exact same career WAR. Which pitcher is more likely to end up in Cooperstown?
Dave Cameron
12:35
Bumgarner, easily. The playoff stuff helps a lot.
Erik
12:35
Which team will have the highest entertainment to wins ratio this year? Which team will have the lowest?
Dave Cameron
12:35
I'm going to watch a lot of Brewers games even though I think they're going to be bad.
12:36
I think the Cardinals will be good, but not particularly interesting.
John
12:37
What would you do with Gallo? Seems like he has nothing left to prove in the minors but theres nowhere to play him in the majors, unless you put Profar in the same situation
Dave Cameron
12:37
He wasn't very good in the minors last year. He's got plenty more time to show improved contact.
Eergo
12:38
The Mariners have always stumbled out of the gate in April and it really frustrates me because there's so much hype and potential. Anyways, do you think this is just an adjustment the lineup has to make because they have only scored 1 run in 2 games and the hitters haven't been hitting the ball that hard especially yesterday against Mccullers
Dave Cameron
12:38
The team traded offense for defense, so expecting the line-up to be as good as last year would be wishcasting. But mostly it's just Keuchel and McCullers are good.
Jon
12:39
What happens first, the MLB shortens service time to 5 year or the MLB minimum doubles based on NPV?
Dave Cameron
12:39
I can't imagine a scenario where the owners agree to reduce the service time needed for FA.
Jon
12:39
Thanks for chatting. I am reading this instead of finishing my PhD, which is due on Tuesday.
Dave Cameron
12:39
Wise choice.
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