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PD
12:34
Is this what Mitch Haniger is? Or a 90th percentile version?
Dave Cameron
12:35
He has a 195 wRC+. This isn't what anyone is.
12:36
That said, a power/walks/good D skillset with average-ish contact is a pretty darn good player. I still think he's probably more like a 110 wRC+ guy, but if the power is more real than we think, it's not out of the realm that he's a poor man's Cespedes.
Jay
12:36
Since we're emotionally overreacting to 7 games - Edwin Encarnacion is doomed, right?
Dave Cameron
12:36
Good news is Francisco Lindor stole his power, so the Indians should be fine.
The Ghost of Rico Brogna
12:36
I'm interested in writing a fan piece for the website, I have a passion for writing and would like to submit something that I find interesting. Where would I go about doing this and what are the chances that it gets seen?
Dave Cameron
12:37
FanGraphs.com/community
We regularly publish content from there to the site.
EdgarHoF
12:37
how can the Mariners upgrade at 1B?
Dave Cameron
12:37
Call the Orioles and see what Pedro Alvarez costs.
JD
12:37
If you had to plunk money on either Kiermaier or Billy Ham for higher WAR at years end who you got?
Dave Cameron
12:38
Kiermaier.
JR
12:38
Is it possible to have a higher BA than OBP, or am I looking at a typo on Padres website for Wil Myers? If it is possible, how so?
Dave Cameron
12:38
Sac flies don't count against your BA, but do count against your OBP. So if you have more sac flies than walks+HBPs, then your OBP can be < BA.
Matt
12:38
As someone who doesn't write about baseball professionally, but as a hobby, the frustration Jeff Sullivan causes is immense. I write down a couple of potential topics, get home fron work/ have a day off, open up the web.... And Jeff has produced 5 articles in one day on all the topics I had in mind. I then spend some time finding something interesting to see Jeff has published a 6th article on this new idea.
Dave Cameron
12:38
He's a machine.
Logan
12:39
Concerned about very slow starts for Ender and Swanson?
Dave Cameron
12:40
Not really. Neither one is a great hitter, and guys with moderate power who rely on singles and contact will have stretches like this.
Brandon M
12:40
Do you think the rangers will be out of it in July?
Dave Cameron
12:40
Depends on health. If Beltre is out for an extended period of time, that hurts them a lot. They couldn't afford to lose anyone else of importance at that point.
Don Von Handburger
12:41
Did you have memento disease about Reed and White in your Astros' 1B column?
Dave Cameron
12:41
It was a column about why they might need to replace Gurriel, not about who might replace him.
JamesKrause
12:42
assuming the royals have a fire sale at the deadline, do you think they should sell duffy? great contract but pretty useless if you are inevitably gonna suck for next 3-4 years anyway
Dave Cameron
12:42
He took less money from them like two months ago to stick around. It's lousy business to trade a guy who gave you a hometown discount before the extension even starts.
Josh
12:43
Neftali Feliz hit 100+ multiple times yesterday. If this velocity sticks around, what type of value can the Brewers get for him?
Dave Cameron
12:43
He's always thrown hard.
I do think he'll be setting up for a contender by the All-Star break though. Jeffress, Thornburg, Smith... the Brewers are clearly in pump-and-dump mode in the bullpen.
Roadhog
12:44
Who is the A's ace by September? Gray, Cotton, Manaea, or Graveman? Any one of them could break out ahead of the pack this season.
Dave Cameron
12:45
I don't know that any of them are aces.
Big Joey
12:45
Keon Broxton or Joc Pederson for the next 3 years?
Dave Cameron
12:45
Joc.
JR
12:45
How much will BOS regret trading Margot?
Dave Cameron
12:45
Where would they play him?
Erik
12:46
What kind of returns do Quintana and Darvish get if they're traded this year? Close to the Sale trade, but swap out Moncada for a second Kopech-tier guy instead?
Dave Cameron
12:46
Darvish would be a rental, so nothing close to that.
Quintana is probably more like the Eaton trade.
kevinthecomic
12:47
I haven't done it yet, but can't you just plug in your laptop to your TV and watch MLB.TV on your TV that way?
Dave Cameron
12:47
Yes, but the average consumer isn't going to do that.
Jack
12:48
How long will Sam Dyson stay the closer?
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