Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Minty
12:16
Is Sonny Gray a fantasy stud or next tier? I'm trying to figure out if an expensive Carassco is worth trade for a cheap Gray.
Eno Sarris
12:16
The new slider makes him legit. Maybe there's a long term velocity risk, but I don't think it's great.
12:17
Drew
12:17
The Dodgers like flaming hot fastballs. That means higher whiff%, which means higher K%. What's stupid about that?
Eno Sarris
12:17
Yeah I don't see a lot of stupid happening over there. I mean, I guess they let Greinke go. That was a lot of money.
Cory S.
12:17
Best baseball read for the 2016 season besides Baseball Prospectus?
Eno Sarris
12:17
I enjoyed Big Data and The Hardball Times annual!
12:18
I am also a schill!
Guest
12:18
Great piece on beergraphs regarding gifts for the beer-lover. I'd like anything from someone's home region that I can't get here...hard to go wrong with that.
Eno Sarris
12:18
Yeah much better than "go get Pliny" to the Forbes reader living in New York City.
Art Vandelay
12:18
Peralta is the oldest player on that list, at age 28. Hard to call a bunch of super young outfielders undervalued.
Eno Sarris
12:19
Many of them have struggled already though, and none of them is an established star. I guess I was saying "I like those guys."
comish4lif
12:19
A book with pitch grips would be... 30 pages?
Eno Sarris
12:19
I mean, I can write a little bit... I hope.
Drew
12:19
The Brewers have a National Pitching Crosschecker. Less quant than you might like but damn that's be my dream job.
Pat
12:19
Are Robbie Ray's results from last season sufficient to guarantee him a spot in the rotation and push either Chase Anderson or Rubby to the pen or minors?
Eno Sarris
12:20
I am not a believer. His change has *less* drop and fade than his sinker, and less velocity gap than average, and gets half the whiffs of an average change. The curve doesn't look like a legit different pitch. He's a two-pitch guy. And a lefty to boot.
Jim
12:21
What are you expecting from Matt Boyd this year? I feel like he was rushed to the bigs and could spend the whole year in the minors
Eno Sarris
12:22
I actually liked that Driveline got his velocity up. He has average velocity for a lefty, and it looks like three legit pitches, though his change is more about velocity gap than movement. On the pitch outcome level, there's enough there to be an average pitcher at least.
senpaisanto
12:22
you think any CLE pitchers get traded? if so, whom?
Eno Sarris
12:22
If it happens, I think it's Salazar. It's not Kluber, and I think the price for other teams is higher on Carrasco.
Bork
12:22
IM LATE HOW MANY LUDES DID I MISS
Robbie Ray
12:22
Curse you Eno! You never liked me! (sob)
JJ
12:23
Star Wars? Star Wars!
Eno Sarris
12:23
Man we barely got ONE. ONE!
Josh I
12:23
The A's just missed out on two potential targets, Colon and Kim. Who might they turn to next to upgrade their rotation and left field?
Eno Sarris
12:24
They have $8 million left by my count. I wonder if they could stretch to get Maeda on a ten million per year deal, or try to trade someone else if Maeda comes. Billy Beane kept mentioning 2012, when they traded guys and then signed Cespedes, Coco, and Gomes (the cog) and they have a little bit of money. I do think one move is coming.
Northsider
12:24
Why do so many breweries only sell their beer in 765ml bottles instead of six packs?
Eno Sarris
12:25
We have different acceptable price thresholds for each. $16 bomber? Fine. $25 six pack? NO WAY
Codes
12:25
Is it possible pitching coaches are undervalued/underpaid. Pitching seems more coachable than other aspects of the game. The value of a good pitching coach like Ray Searage seems pretty substantial.
Eno Sarris
12:25
Yes very possible, and in particular in the minor leagues. There's a ton of potential in having a great development team together. And it might only cost an extra $10k per coach to pull them away.
JS
12:27
If you are the cubs, why would you trade Soler for Inciarte straight up? I see the fielding numbers, but it seems like Soler's *floor* as a hitter is pretty close to Inciarte's ceiling. And if his approach continues to develop, he'll blow Inciarte out of the water, possibly even in 2016. Yet the rumors say it's the Braves saying no. Help me out here.
Eno Sarris
12:27
Maybe there's some disagreement about his actual abilities in CF, which would mean a lot to Inciarte's value. Maybe the Braves only want to pay for Soler's floor, not ceiling.
MikeMilligan
12:27
What do the Dodgers do now ? Time to trade Puig or Pederson and other prospects ?
Eno Sarris
12:28
Nah a Friedman team is going to keep its young players, so Joc is staying. I doubt he cares much about Puig's attitude, either. They going to sign a Leake type or whatever.
mtsw
12:28
Which type of a-hole player would you rather have on your team: guy who is normally fine but once a year gets into serious violent incident or a guy who never gets into serious trouble but is a jerk to teammates and fans?
Eno Sarris
12:29
The random guy. I don't think people hated Lawrie as much as people thought because he was nice to his teammates. But the jerk to teammates, that grinds on you daily.
GraigNettles
12:29
Approximately how many minor leaguers would you expect to be kept in a league that keeps 180 total players?
Eno Sarris
12:29
10
lone star
12:29
does daniel murphy still exist?
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